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By Andrew Christiansen
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Tallman and Gunkel in top 20 at National 4-H shoot

 

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STANDING TALL: Tanner Tallman has been a dominant force in county and state archery competition for several years. After passing on the National 4-H competition the past two years, Tallman made the trip to Nebraska in June for a top 20 finish in compound bow competition. Tallman is pictured above during last year's state competition.

Travis Tallman and David Gunkel competed in the National 4-H Shooting Sports competition, June 26– June 28 at Grand Island, Neb. It was the second trip to Nationals for Gunkel and Tallman's first.

Gunkel competed last year in the air rifle competition. Competitors are allowed to compete at the National event one time, so Gunkel went this year in small bore rifle. He qualified by being one of the top marksmen in the Washington State 4-H contest. This time around Gunkel finished 19th out of 76 competitors from around the country.

Tallman had qualified for the Nationals in 2012 and 2013 but chose to pass on the event, preserving his eligibility. It was risky in that he still had to perform...



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