Bethke Competes at National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships

Green County 4-H member Dawson Bethke was one of three youth who earned a spot at representing Wisconsin 4-H in the Archery Compound discipline at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships in Grand Island, Nebraska, June 20-25. A total of 24 youth comprised the team from Wisconsin 4-H competing in the disciplines of Air Rifle, Air Pistol, Archery Compound, Archery Recurve, Smallbore Rifle, Smallbore Pistol, Shotgun, and Hunting & Wildlife Skills. Team members earned their spot by posting top scores at statewide 4-H Shooting Sports invitational events this spring.

Competing in the Archery Compound discipline along with Bethke were Abigail Knutson of Wood County and Brady Cebulla of Pierce County. Their coach was Jason Cebulla. Heading into the National Championships, Bethke was ranked #1 in the state of Wisconsin for Archery Compound.

At the National Championships, Bethke posted a rank of #45 out of 82 in the Archery Compound individual results. In the Archery Compound team results, Wisconsin ranked #18 of 21 teams.

Bethke, a senior at Monroe High School, is an 11-year member of Green County 4-H and participates in the Cheese Country Clovers 4-H club. He has been shooting archery and other shooting sports disciplines for nine years. Congratulations to Bethke and all of the Wisconsin 4-H Shooting Sports members on their hard work and excellent results at the National Championships.

For more information on the 4-H Shooting Sports project or Green County 4-H, please contact Ellen Andrews, 4-H Youth Development Educator, at 328-9440 or

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