Back row (L-R): Matthew Szoradi, Lukas Knipping, Dawson Miller, Jeremy Fisher, Donald Decosse, Paul Osterbeck, Jesse Klemick, Patrick Maybroda, Jarrod Hoddinott; Front row: Parker Baraniuk, Cole Neal, Katharina Knipping, Sam Pople, Aiden Mason; Missing: Lyle Nordquist, Tanner Coates.
The 60th junior rifle championship was held in Neepawa on May 31. More than 100 kids from across Manitoba turned up to compete.
The Brandon Wildlife Junior Rifle Club had a successful day. After intense competition and many countbacks, Brandon came home with nine trophies.
• Patrick Maybroda took home the .22 first place in the second division postal along with class C intermediate;
• Jarrod Hoddinott won second place intermediate .22;
• Lukas Knipping achieved third place intermediate .22 on a countback;
• Katharina Knipping took two air rifle postals — marksman first and intermediate first — along with first place intermediate air and first place overall at the competition
• Marksman Team first place trophy went to Marksman team one that consisted of Matthew Szoradi, Katharina Knipping, Sam Pople, Cole Neal, Jeremy Fisher and Parker Baraniuk with a score of 1187 out of 1200;
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition June 19, 2014