Tyler Galbreath, a senior at Woodsboro High School and a resident of Bayside, was there to defend his 2013 championship title.
The challenge was 100 trap targets, and the weather.
Competitors took the field starting at 9 a.m. in 29-degree weather with sleet and snow flurries.
Tyler took the field at 2 p.m. He shot 99 out of 100 trap targets to put him into the final round, tied at third place.
The final round was fierce. Tyler took the field in the last round at 9:15 p.m. in chilly 27-degree weather with wind.
The contest required Tyler to shoot solid orange clays under the lights.
At the end of the round he found himself tied for first place, requiring a tie-breaker round.
The shooters were given 10 minutes to warm themselves up and to take the field.
At the end of the 25 round tie-breaker, Tyler had secured first place, shooting a perfect 50 targets for a total score of 149 out of 150.
Having won a scholarship last year, he could not receive one this year.
Exhibitors can only win one scholarship, but Tyler received the championship buckle and a .270 Blaser rifle.
When asked by his coach if the cold was a deterrent to shooting, Tyler stated, “I had too much adrenalin pumping and I really did not notice.”
Tyler believes his two-year championship run will give younger shooters something to strive toward.