Guns were blazing, clay targets were flying, and lots of money was being raised to fight hunger in Tennessee
during Friday’s Shooting Hunger event at the Carroll County Shooting Sports Complex in Huntingdon.
According to event director Bryant Wright, over $62,000 was raised during the event – enough to provide over
250,000 meals for Tennessee residents through regional food banks.
Wright pointed out that this year the need is even greater as the pandemic and destruction caused by tornadoes has
left many families and individuals struggling financially.
So far this year, Shooting Hunger events throughout the state have raised enough to provide 1.5 million meals for
Around 265 shooters, young and old and in-between, participated in the event, with most coming from West
Tennessee but some also from Middle and East Tennessee.
Overall attendance topped 400 for the event, which featured two flights of sporting clays competition with awards
given to the top scoring five-person teams and individual shooters.
McKenzie’s Logan Green, 17, of McKenzie was the Top Youth Shooter in the first flight, receiving a $500
scholarship sponsored by Farm Credit Mid-America.
“It’s pretty amazing,” said Logan about the event. “The targets are really good.”
Logan, who is a member of McKenzie Shooting Sports and will be a senior at McKenzie High School in the fall,
has competed in the event for the past three years.
The Carroll County Farm Bureau shooting team took third place in the first flight. Members of that team included
Havannah Wood, Nathan Nanney, Drew Beeler, Logan Green, Will McBride, and Cali Whitley.
Winning second place in the second flight were members of the Benton County Farmers Co-Op shooting team,
whose members are also a part of McKenzie Shooting Sports. That team included Jacob Dickson, Nathan Rorer,
Drew Beeler, Logan Green, and Carson Dinning.
Other winners from the event were:
•First Flight, Top Adult Shooter: Bill Kelley of Covington.
•First Flight, First Place Team: Green Point A.G. of Covington with team members Clay Kelley, Hunter Rose,
Justin Gangaware, Todd Rankin, and Bill Kelley.
•First Flight, Second Place Team: Chester County Farm Bureau with team members Todd Terry, Brad Graves,
Robin Smith, Shane Hopper, and Britt Burkhead.
•Second Flight, Top Adult Shooter: Scott McKee of Arlington.
•Second Flight, Top Youth Shooter: Sam Rogers of South Gibson.
•Second Flight, First Place Team: Cross Creek Clays of Palmyra with team members Dennis Clap, Woody Culp,
Ralph Greenwell, Chris Smith, and Scott Buchanan.
•Second Flight, Third Place Team: South Gibson Enterprise with team members Kade Forsythe, Sam Rogers,
Kase McFarland, Kenley Brogdon, and Dylan Johnson.
Hosting the event were Tennessee Farm Bureau, Farm Credit Mid-America, and Tennessee Farmers Co-Op.