Winners of the Blackpowder Shoot

Judy Marshall and Taylor Sapergia won Top Mountain Woman and Man titles at the South Cariboo Sportsman Association's event.

The annual Thanksgiving Black Powder Shoot was held at the Ashcroft-Cache gun range on Oct. 10-11 and was once again a great success.

The South Cariboo Sportsman Association’s Shoot drew shooters from every corner of the province with 35 people participating in the shoot this year. A lot of hard work and preparation goes into the process of getting it ready, with most of the work done by a very few. Thanks to Ken and Betty Brown, Letty Hansen, Lorne Rourke and Jim Moon for making it happen.

The Outstanding Frontier People this year were Judy Marshall (Top Mountain Woman) from Chilliwack and Taylor Sapergia (Top Mountain Man) from Prince George. Congratulations to both.

Events over the two days included Rifle (trail), Smooth Bore (trail), Pistol, Shotgun, Archery, Tomahawk (hawk), Knife, Cartridge and a Quigley shoot.

Contestants were awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for each event. The Top Mountain Man and Woman were awarded etched glass take-home trophies and their names will be added to the permanent trophy at the clubhouse.

The winners in each event are as follows:

Trail Rifle, Ladies

Candace Gregovich of Prince George (Gold), Irene Roggensack of Kelowna (Silver) and Judy Marshall of Chilliwack (Bronze).

Trail Rifle, Men

Steve Chatt of Maple Ridge (Gold), Justin of Fort St. John (Silver) and Kerry Nielsen of Surrey (Bronze).

Trail Smoothbore, Men

Ian Marshall of Chilliwack (Gold), Justin of Fort St. John (Silver) and Vance of Kelowna (Bronze).

Pistol, Ladies

Judy Marshall of Chilliwack (Gold), Y-Vonne Clarke of Chilliwack (Silver) and Wendy of Chilliwack (Bronze).

Pistol, Men

Neil Hunter of Prince George (Gold), Taylor Sapergia of Surrey (Silver) and Stete Chatt of Prince George (Bronze).

Shotgun, Ladies

Judy Marshall of Chilliwack, Gold and Y-Vonne Clarke of Chilliwack (Silver).

Shotgun, Men

Neil Hunter of Prince George (Gold), Tex Mahler of Surrey (Silver) and Taylor Sapergia of Prince George (Bronze).

Archery, Jr.

Daniel Gregovich, 8, of Prince George (Gold) and Kade, 8, of Prince George (Silver).

Archery, Ladies

Iris Robinson of Clinton (Gold), Y-Vonne Clarke of Chilliwack (Silver) and Candice Gregovich of Prince George (Bronze).

Archery, Men

Taylor Sapergia of Prince George (Gold), David Jensen of Chilliwack (Silver) and Chico of 58 Mile.

Hawk, Jr.

Daniel Gregovich of Prince George (Gold) and Kade of Prince George.

Hawk, Ladies

Irene Roggensack of Kelowna (Gold), Iris Robinson of Clinton (Silver) and Nicky Bundus of Cache Creek (Bronze).

Hawk, Men

Taylor Sapergia of Prince George (Gold), Dave Ford of Prince George (Silver) and Ziggy of Chilliwack (Bronze).

Knife, Ladies

Irene Roggensack of Kelowna (Gold), Judy Marshall of Chilliwack (Silver) and Y-Vonne Clarke of Chilliwack (Bronze).

Knife, Men

Dave Ford of Kelowna (Gold), Mike Bennie of Nanaimo (Silver) and Paroggie (Bronze).

Cartridge, Men

Vance of Kelowna (Gold).

There was no winner of the Quigley Shoot.

A special thank you to all those who participatedk in the Black Powder Shoot this year and a big thank you to all who took part in our Potluck Thanksgiving Dinner on Saturday night.

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