Rod and Gun 3-D Shoot draws record number of shooters in Fernie BC

The Fernie Rod and Gun Club’s 3-D Fun shoot and the Elk Valley Extreme 3-D Shoot drew a record number of shooters last weekend.

2011 Elk Valley Extreme Women Champions left to right:- FRGC Archery Director Brian Fantuz

By Kevin Marasco

Fernie Rod and Gun Club

The Fernie Rod and Gun Club’s 3-D Fun shoot and the Elk Valley Extreme 3-D Shoot drew a record number of shooters last weekend. There were 203 registered shooters for the fun shoot over the weekend with fifty of the shooters taking on the Extreme qualifying course.  The finals for the Elk Valley Extreme shoot took place Saturday night on the archery range and in the end Cody Draper took 1st place and the $1000 prize. Coming second only one point behind was TJ Watson of Fernie and third was a tie between Fernie’s Daniel Stephenson and Morris Sebolsky.  The top juniors in the Extreme shoot were Daniel Stephenson (1st), Jordan Adachie (2nd) and Matt Hogg (3rd). The top ladies were Janice Marasco (1st), Tammy Friel (2nd), and Dixie Evano (3rd).  The top 7 shooters along with all the women and juniors received great prizes for their participation in the Elk Valley Extreme. Congrats to all the winners!!! The Elk Valley Extreme shoot was co-sponsored and organized by the Sparwood Wildlife Association, Fernie Rod and Gun Club and Kootenay Archery. The prize payout is 100% for the Extreme shoot so the projected 1st prize in 2012 is $1500.

On the regular 3-D courses there were many excellent scores with the top shooters in each division listed below. All of the scores are based on a top score of 300 points.  All of the winners were presented with Gold, Silver and Bronze medals and all youth participants (under 18) were given a prize (treat). Congratulations to all the winners and participants and thanks for coming out to the shoot.

Men’s Open Division:- Rick Weste –296, Dave Morgan -282, Morris Seblosky -278

Ladies Open Division:- Vallerri Gaspard-268, Janice Marasco-239, Tammy Friel-238

Men’s Rangefinder:- Tim Ewing-294, Shane Marsh-260, Nat Scarpelli-257

Ladies Rangefinder:- Railyn Draper-250, Karrie Marsh – 243

Men’s Traditional: Ephraim May – 235

Ladies Traditional:- Rita Barrett – 205

Juniors (15-17 years)

Boys:- Adam Pitney-273, Ryan Milan-268, Nick Secura-233

Youth (12-14 years)

Girls:- Krista Pitney-190

Boys:- Alex Peppel -276, Dillon Davis-270, Justin Evans-248

Cubs (9-11)

Girls:- Kyra Adachi-203, Billie Reid-199, Macey Friel-196

Boys:- Josh Marsh-258, Justin Draper-254, Jakson Potter-221

Mini Cubs (under 9)

Girls:- Madison Macniel-166, Ellie Potter-163, Natalie Draper-149

Boys:- Ethan Weste-243, Logan Skella-173, Declan Cook-141

Traditional Cub (9-11)

Girl:- Katrina Peppel – 193

The FRGC would like to thank all the businesses and people that donated to this huge event, without your support we would have never had such a successful event.  A big thank you to Doug Temple and his family for running the concession stand the last two 3-D shoots and also Cameron Enterprises for all their help and donations. And last but not least it would not ever have happened without the many, many, many hours put in by volunteers to prepare, setup and take down the four different 3-D courses and range activities. Great job everyone!!!

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