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Krivohlavek repeats as Nebraska Youth Smallbore Silhouette champion

LINCOLN – Kylie Krivohlavek of Seward was the overall champion of the Nebraska Youth Smallbore Silhouette Invitational for the second year in a row, hitting 35 of 40 targets. The event took place Sept. 24 at Pressey Wildlife Management Area south of Broken Bow.

Krivohlavek was followed by High Boy James Simpson of Wayne and High Girl Kaitlynn Pavel of York, who each hit 33 targets.

The 80 competitors fired 40 rounds of .22 caliber ammunition with a rifle unsupported and off hand at steel 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.

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

The results are:

Individual Awards

State Champion – Kylie Krivohlavek, Seward, 35 of 40

High Boy – 1. James Simpson, Wayne, 33 of 40; 2. Riley Pollock, Seward, 33; 3. Nate Fahrenbrook, Gering, 32

High Girl – 1. Kaitlynn Pavel, York, 33 of 40; 2. Megan Vrbka, Staplehurst, 33; 3. Lilly Hanley, Lincoln, 26

Class B – 1. Joshua Gruenke, Winside, 28 of 40; 2. Ethan Bazyn, Broken Bow, 28; 3. Theron Shoenrock, Cortland, 26

Unclassified – 1. Bryce Ulrich, Lyons, 30 of 40; 2. Austin Rahmig, Gering, 27; 3. Chase Stanley, Lincoln, 26

Heavy Rifle with Scope – 1. Leon Linhart, York, 27 of 40; 2. Shawn Zellmer, Pierce, 26; 3. Cameron Gibson, Merna, 25

Light Rifle with Scope – 1. Colt Dittbrenner, Beatrice, 28 of 40; 2. Cabe Schluckebier, Seward, 27; 3. Ethan Wooldrik, West Point, 26

Heavy Rifle with Iron Sight – 1. Clayton Darby, Pleasanton, 31 of 40

Light Rifle with Iron Sight – 1. Matthew Dailey, Thedford, 20 of 40

Senior Division – 1. Rebekah Pobanz, Grand Island, 26 of 40; 2. Cooper Dixon, Pleasanton, 25; 3. Tanner Storjohann, O’Neill, 25

Junior Division – 1 . Cort West, Merna, 25 of 40; 2. Andrew Koehlmoos, O’Neill, 23; 3. Evan Oltmans, Beatrice, 21

Novice Division – 1. Reid Seagren, Pleasanton, 22 of 40

Novice Heavy Rifle with Scope – 1. Cade Safranek, Merna, 17 of 40

Novice Light Rifle with Scope – 1. Blake Stanley, Lincoln, 20 of 40

Team Awards

Overall High Score – 10X 4-H, Seward (Kylie Krivohlavek, Megan Vrbka, Zachary Schluckebier, Riley Pollock)

4-H Division – 1. York Clay Busters (Kaitlynn Pavel, Leon Linhart, Jordan Grooms, Landon Meier), 98 of 160

School Division – 1. Anselmo-Merna High School (Cameron Gibson, Lane West, Keenan Stupka, Cameron Downey), 79 of 160; 2. Anselmo-Merna Junior School, 71; 3. Broken Bow High School, 69

Open Division – 1. 3 J’s & a C (James Simpson, Joshua Gruenke, Cabe Schluckebier, Jacob Anderson), 102 of 160; 2. Lonestars, 87; 3. Cuming County, 86