GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — North Dakota teams claimed several top team honors and individual national champion awards at the 4-H National Shooting Sports Championships held recently in Grand Island, Neb.

Teams competed in four disciplines: smallbore rifle, shotgun, compound archery and hunting skills. Teams consisted of three or four members from one or more counties in each state. Teams were determined by qualifying in a 4-H shooting sports state match.

The national competition consisted of three events for each discipline. Individual and team awards were given daily for each event, with an overall cumulative match award at the end of the week of events.

North Dakota individual and team results are as follows:

Compound archery: third in 3-D, fifth in World Archery Federation archery and tied for sixth in field archery. The team finished fourth in overall team match results with 21 states represented. Tyler Brusseau led the way, placing third in 3-D, fifth in World Archery Federation archery and tied for sixth in field archery for a sixth-place overall mark.

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Shotgun: fourth in trap, 17th in sporting clays and 23rd in skeet. Tate Novodorsky of Ward County placed first in trap. Clay Ceynar of McKenzie County was the high individual finisher overall, claiming the 31st spot. He was ninth in trap, 13th in clays and 72nd in skeet. The team finished the match 14th overall, with 29 states represented.

Smallbore rifle: second in silhouette, second in three-position, third in Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) rapid fire. Three individuals claimed top-10 overall finishes. Jacob Vaagen of Ramsey County earned the top overall spot. He was third in silhouette, sixth in three-position and seventh in CMP rapid fire. Casia Steinhaus of Ramsey County was fifth overall — first in three-position, 10th in CMP rapid fire and 16th in silhouette. Ramsey County's Hannah Vaagen placed eighth overall. She was fourth in three-position, 16th in silhouette and 19th in CMP rapid fire.

Hunting skills: fifth in wildlife identification, 12th in general hunting, 12th in decision making. Shianne Boehm of Morton County was the high-finishing individual, placing 28th overall. She finished 24th in both wildlife identification and hunting, and 32nd in decision making.