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South Carolina 4H skeet shooters make All-American teams

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CLEMSON — Five skeet shooters from Clemson Extension’s 4-H program have qualified for the National Skeet Shooting Association’s All-American Teams.

“We are very proud of these young people,” said Rick Willey, 4-H shooting sports coordinator. “It is a major accomplishment for five South Carolina 4-H skeet shooters to make the All-American teams.”

All-American team members from South Carolina are:

Junior All-American Team

Remington Ludwig, Orangeburg County 4-H
Lud has participated in 4-H shooting sports for seven years. He has won many awards and has competed in the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational. He plans to attend Lindenwood University (Missouri) to pursue a degree in business, and the university is interested in recruiting him for its shotgun team.

Jacob Turner, York County
Turner began his shotgun career with York County 4-H. He has aspirations to attend Bethel University in Tennessee and shoot on its shotgun team. He is interested in becoming a firefighter and wants to continue shooting. He is an active skeet referee and serves at some of the biggest shoots in the world each season. He also plans to pursue his certification as a Level I skeet instructor for the National Skeet Shooting Association so that he can involve new shooters in the sport.

Adam Willey, Pickens County 4-H
Willey has been involved with 4-H Shooting Sports for nine years. He began with the BB gun program and has been shooting shotgun competitively for the last seven years. He has competed in the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational and has attended the South Carolina 4-H State Congress. He is an officer in the Pendleton 4-H Shotgun club and serves on the Pickens County 4-H advisory council. He is the South Carolina Junior Skeet champion, having won the title in both 2011 and 2012. He plans to attend Clemson University in the fall to study biosystems engineering and join the shotgun team.

Sub-Junior All-American Team

Rion Dwight, Mid-Carolina 4-H (Orangeburg County)  
Dwight has been competing for two years. He won sub-junior state champion last year and has won several class titles. He served as safety officer for the Mid-Carolina 4-H shooting team and currently serves as vice president of the team. He hopes to attend Clemson University and join the shotgun team.

Collegiate All-American Team

Catherine Blankenship, Clemson University shotgun team (Anderson County)
Blankenship is pursuing a business degree at Clemson. Earlier, she was a member of both the Mid-Carolina Gun Club and Pendleton shotgun club during her six-year tenure in 4-H. She also has held the S.C. Ladies State Skeet Championship title for the last three years after winning her first ladies title when she was 16 years old.

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, Media Relations
April 1, 2013

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