Junior shooter wins state, sectional competitions

Joseph Martin captured two championships at the Minot Rifle and Pistol Club Indoor Range Feb. 8-9. Martin won the North Dakota State Junior 3-Position shoot Feb. 8 with a state record-tying score of 574. His marksmanship continued on Day 2 with a top score of 563 in the N.D. Sectional Junior 3-Position shoot. In 3-position, competitors engage targets from prone, standing and kneeling positions.

Finishing runner-up to Martin for both the state and sectional titles was Bennett Christianson of Casselton. Christianson fired a 541 in the state competition and followed that up with a 556 in the sectional.

In other divisions, Mari Butler of Casselton captured the state Intermediate Junior crown with a 555. Second was a 540, shot by Lana Fairbanks of Bismarck. The state Sub-Junior titles went to Amanda Hintz of Bismarck with a 521. Jase Jarding of Bismarck followed with a 444.

The sectional Intermediate Junior title went to Tyler Linneman of Emerado with a 546. Second best was Butler at 542. Hintz captured first place in sectional Sub-Junior ranks with a 523. She was followed by Brady Fried of Bismarck with a 446.

The team award for State and Sectional went to the Bismarck-Mandan Junior Gold squad.