YOUNG’s Kate Edwards produced a phenomenal performance to set what is believed to be a new Australian record in Wagga over the weekend.
Edwards was just one of a number of local success stories at the NSW Clay Target Association state trap carnival at Wagga’s National Shooting Grounds, an event that brought more than 300 competitors to the city for the long weekend.
Edwards finished second overall in the NSW State Single Barrel Championship with 146 consecutive targets.
The spectacular feat is believed to be a new Australian ladies single barrel record.
Edwards has been shooting for seven years and represented the Australian national team in New Zealand last year.
NSW Clay Target Association executive member Janine Schiller said it was one of a number of amazing results.
“There was some extraordinary shooting,” Schiller said.
“We had a good contingent and some strong results from local shooters.
There was some extraordinary shooting. We had a good contingent and some strong results from local shooters.- NSW Clay Target Association's Janine Schiller
“Hopefully we can do it all next year.”
Tamworth’s Brad Henshall, a state team member, took out the NSW State Single Barrel Championship with 147 shots.
It was his second consecutive win in the event after taking out the single barrel last year.
Among the other Riverina shooters to feature prominently was Hay Gun Club’s Wayne Dunbar, who claimed the NSW State Double Rise Championship.
Boorowa’s Justin Smith beat more than 300 competitors to take out the handicap event.
West Wyalong shooter Matt Patmore took out the overall high gun.
Tumut’s David Caccioppoli qualified for the NSW state team with victory in the veterans category of the NSW State Single Barrel Championship with 54 targets.
Young’s Nathan Burt was also a top performer and was the number one qualifier for the junior team.
Schiller said the carnival again proved a winner with shooters from across the country.
“The carnival has been great,” she said.
“The weather was probably a little bit too warm, but that’s the way it goes.”
After a junior training camp from Monday to Thursday last week, and a preliminary practice event on Friday, the three-day carnival capped off a busy week at the National Shooting Grounds in Wagga.
The action continued on past 5pm on Monday afternoon in a late finish to an action packed carnival.
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