The 4-H State Archery Tournament was held April 22-24 at Hyder-Burks Pavilion in Cookeville.
Sixteen Overton County 4-H members participated under the leadership of Nicole Marrero, Derek Zachary, Hector Seiglie, Ashley Story and Brian Bull.
Participants included Stanley Seiglie, Brodi Dogan, Maci Dogan, Nolan Ramsey, Maysa Opoka, Josiah Zachary, Sasha Bull, Riley Calder, Korbin Mullins, Tyler Ramsey, Tucker Pendergrass, Marissa Speck, Carter Savage, Lee Anna Maxwell, Laken Pemerton and Mason Bowman.
Genesis participants who placed included Jr. Division Stanley Seiglie, 4th Place, Highland Rim Academy (HRA); Jr. High Division, Josiah Zachary, 10th Place, Home School; Sr. High Division Tucker Pendergrass, 2nd Place, Livingston Academy (LA), Marissa Speck, 6th Place, LA, and Carter Savage, 10th Place, Hilham Elementary School.
Stanley Seiglie also participated in the Recurve Field Jr. Division and placed first.
Two high school members competed for a spot at the State Invitational and succeeded. Tucker Pendergrass placed 3rd with his score of 271. He believes 4-H members should try shooting sports because, “Archery has been an important part of my life from a very young age. It is a great way to get out and stay active with friends while enjoying the great outdoors.”
Mason Bowman of Monterey High School placed 5th with a score of 269. Mason wants families to know they “should do 4-H archery because it improves your skills needed for bow hunting. It also builds self-confidence, creates friendships, and is fun.”
Mason and Tucker will compete at the State Invitational on September 11th, 2021.
Full Mower Service, the Dogan/Burnette Family, the National Wildlife and Turkey Federation, and East Tennessee Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram were the sponsors.
If you are interested in getting your youth involved in archery, visit our website at https://overton.tennessee.edu/archery/ to learn more.
For more photos from the event, pick up a copy of this week’s Livingston Enterprise.