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Beltrami 4-H competes at national shooting invitational

Thirty-five Minnesota 4-H youth and 11 adults represented Minnesota at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational in Grand Island, Neb., June 24-29. Youth were selected to represent Minnesota through an application process following their participation in the 2014 Minnesota 4-H Shooting Sports & Wildlife Invitational. The 35 youth represented 16 counties from Minnesota. 4-H members may become involved in the 4-H shooting sports and wildlife program in air rifle and air pistol, archery, .22 rifle, muzzleloading, shotgun and wildlife. Beltrami 4-H was represented on the national team in air rifle by Melissa Perkins, Brett Carlson, Caitlin Klejeski. Their team finished fourth overall, they competed in three-position, standing and silhouette. Klejeski finished 10th overall in the national air rifle competition with an individual overall percentage of 2.5946. Perkins finished in 12th with a percentage of 2.568 and Carlson finished 22 with a percentage of 2.4322.