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Krivohlavek Sets Record at Nebraska Youth Smallbore Silhouette Invitational

LINCOLN – Kylie Krivohlavek of Seward set an event record by hitting 39 of 40 targets to win the 2015 Nebraska Youth Smallbore Silhouette Invitational at Pressey Wildlife Management Area south of Broken Bow on Sept. 26.

Colin Wooldrik of West Point and Megan Vrbka of Staplehurst each hit 36 targets.

Competitors fired 40 rounds of .22 caliber ammunition with a rifle unsupported and off hand at metal silhouette targets. Each shot 10 shots at targets that were 43, 66, 84 and 109 yards in distance.

The annual event is open to all Hunter Education graduates who are at least 11 years old and have not graduated high school. This year’s event included 70 shooters from 28 Nebraska communities.

“Competitors did an excellent job of applying the knowledge learned from their Nebraska Hunter Education classes to successfully exhibit the skills of safe firearm handling, sportsmanship and marksmanship,” Match Director Matthew Haumont of Broken Bow said.

The overall team championship went to the 10X 4-H team from Seward. Team members are Megan Vrbka, Zachary Schluckebier, Riley Pollock and Cabe Schluckebier.

The final results are:

Individual Awards
State Champion – Kylie Krivohlavek, Seward, 39 of 40

High Boy – 1. Colin Wooldrik, West Point, 36 of 40; 2. Andrew Simpson, Wayne, 35; 3. Ben Hier, Cortland, 33

High Girl – 1. Megan Vrbka, Staplehurst, 36 of 40; 2. Brooke McCurdy, Hastings, 32; 3. Kailey Johnson, Berwyn, 28

Class B – 1. Eli Bazyn, Broken Bow, 32 of 40; 2. Lane West, Merna, 31; 3. Zachary Schluckebier, Seward, 30

Unclassified – 1. Zack Vrbka, Staplehurst, 26 of 40; 2. Larissa Thomson, Lynch, 26; 3. Colt Dittbrenner, Beatrice, 25

Light Rifle with Scope – 1. Ethan Bazyn, Broken Bow, 29 of 40; 2. James Simpson, Wayne, 28; 3. Dylan Glendy, Broken Bow, 25

Heavy Rifle with Scope – 1. Riley Pollack, Seward, 29 of 40; 2. Kaitlynn Pavel, York, 25; 3. Tanner Storjohann, O’Neill, 23

Light Rifle with Iron Sight – 1. Gus Dunbar, Milburn, 19 of 40; 2. Caleb Smith, Broken Bow, 18; 3. Nicklaus Busse, St. Paul, 11

Heavy Rifle with Iron Sight – 1. Clayton Darby, Pleasanton, 25 of 40

Senior Division – 1. Theron Shoenrock, Cortland, 24 of 40; 2. Elizabeth Pobanz, Grand Island, 23; 3. Grace Neiman, West Point, 23

Junior Division – 1 . Lilly Hanley, Lincoln, 24 of 40; 2. Beau Ruskamp, Pender, 24; 3. Garret Hier, Cortland, 23

Novice Division – 1. Troy Gilligan, Anselmo, 22 of 40; 2. Colton Crocker, Omaha, 20; 3. Cooper Dixon, Pleasanton, 18

Team Awards
Championship Team – 10X 4-H, Seward (Megan Vrbka, Zachary Schluckebier, Riley Pollock, Cabe Schluckebier)

4-H Division – 1. Homestead 4-H Team A, Beatrice (Ben Hier, Theron Shoenrock, Garrett Hier, Victoria Klaus); 2. Four Valleys 4-H Club, Broken Bow (Eli Bazyn, Dylan Glendy, Sadye Glendy, Cort West); 3. Clay Busters 4-H, York (Kaitlynn Pavel, Leon Linhart, Hunter Smith, Jordan Grooms)

School Division – 1. Broken Bow High School (Ethan Bazyn, Kailey Johnson, Caleb Smith, Jordan Popp) 2. Anselmo-Merna High School (Lane West, Troy Gilligan, Keenan Stupka, Luke Christen)

Open Division – 1. Team Desperate (Kylie Krivohlavek, Seward; Andrew Simpson, Wayne; James Simpson, Wayne; Lilly Hanley, Lincoln); 2. Open Team No. 3 (Colin Wooldrik, West Point; Beau Ruskamp, Pender; Ethan Wooldrik, West Point; Eddie Wulf, Omaha); 3. Grand Island Rifle Club (Brooke McCurdy, Elizabeth Pobanz, Micah Pobanz, Rebekah Pobanz)

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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