So as some of you may know, this past April at my BB gun state competition, my team placed third place over all. This meant we were able to go to the national competition. We just got back from Rogers, Arkansas, where it is held, this past week. It was an amazing experience and I hope we are able to go again next year as champions. We were a team of seven, six girls, one guy.
We left Sunday evening, drove through the night, and arrived Monday afternoon. I woke up almost every hour.
Tuesday was gun check in, so after that we poked around downtown Rogers. We went to the Daisy Museum and had lunch at Hammontrees, which was a super cool gourmet grilled cheese resteraunt.
Wednesday we had testing. I think I did pretty good on it. Sadly, though, our results were throw out. We also had our opening ceremony that night.
Thursday was the fourth of July, so we just had practice in the morning. That night they had something called the “barter bar.” Basically each team would bring things from their state and trade them with other teams. I was able to trade for quite a few things, including a few Breyers. I also was able to get a small jar of gold from Georgia, two decorated shotgun shells from South Dakota, and bunch of other things.
Friday and Saturday we shot for competition. Saturday night we had our awards ceremony. We finished twelfth over all, which was pretty good seeing as it was our first year and we were competing against 60 some other teams. Two of the girls in our group got hundreds on the test, which was amazing.
We left early Sunday morning for home and arrived back safely very early Monday morning. It was a great trip and I hope we get the chance to do it again next year!
These were the shirts that all the competitors got.