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By Andrew Christiansen

David Gunkel reserve champion at national target shooting contest



COMFORT ZONE: David Gunkel had his best results in the standing position during the National 4-H Shooting Sports competition in Nebraska. Gunkel placed seventh with 60 shots taken in the standing, off-hand position at an indoor range.

David Gunkel put together a consistent shooting performance to claim the Reserve Champion buckle at the National High School Finals Rodeo Association’s (NHSFRA) event, held last month in Rock Springs, Wyo. Gunkel, a junior at Goldendale High School, was runner-up to Texas shooter, Morgan Myers in the light rifle division of competition.

Gunkel used a modified 10/22 Ruger .22 caliber rifle with a 10 power scope to score in the top five in all three shooting positions. Gunkel was third in kneeling and third in standing positions. Myers was the only other shooter to score in the top three in both of those positions, finishing second in both. Gunkel was fifth in the prone position, finishin...

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