Altus FFA shooting team takes top spot, 4 years running - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Altus FFA shooting team takes top spot, 4 years running

The Altus FFA shooting team has won the four years at the state level. (Source KSWO) The Altus FFA shooting team has won the four years at the state level. (Source KSWO)
It takes a lot of practice to get that good. (Source KSWO) It takes a lot of practice to get that good. (Source KSWO)
The shooting team took their fourth state win on April 13. (Source KSWO) The shooting team took their fourth state win on April 13. (Source KSWO)

ALTUS, OK (KSWO) -The Altus FFA shooting team is celebrating their fourth consecutive state championship.

The Altus squad was one of 125 teams statewide that first entered a regional competition, and were among 16 teams that advanced to the state tournament. The team consists of 16 students that each take 25 shots during the competition. The group with the highest number of shots hit, wins.

The Altus FFA shooting team practices gun safety and shoots trap. They traveled to El Reno on April 13 where they brought home another state championship. The students say this is one of the most rewarding things they've ever done.

The Oklahoma Scholastic Shooting Sports program started in 2012, and the Altus FFA shooting team is soaking in all their accomplishments in this competition.

"To say you're the best four years in a row out of four years of having this competition, it's pretty cool," said Braden Stobaugh, an Altus senior FFA student.

It isn't as easy as it looks, but for Stobaugh, competing against such a large group of teams, and coming home with another trophy, is all worth the practice time they put in.

"All the effort we put in the last five years, to say you've accomplished everything you've accomplished... I mean it's everything," Stobaugh said.

FFA instructor Bruce Farquhar says he's proud of the students' success, but he loves what they take away from the experience.

"I think this teaches a new generation what safe gun handling and hunting is all about, as well as their responsibility to our environment," Farquhar said.

Farquhar says JJ's Skeet and Trap Shooting Range played a huge part in the success of the Altus FFA shooting team.

In addition, the FFA team has won more than $60,000 through the MidwayUSA Foundation and the Oklahoma Scholastic Shooting Sports program. That money goes to support the Altus shooting team.

Copyright 2016 KSWO. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Teens lead LPD on high-speed chase in stolen vehicle, crash on Fort Sill

    Teens lead LPD on high-speed chase in stolen vehicle, crash on Fort Sill

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 3:19 PM EDT2017-03-28 19:19:51 GMT

    Two teens are lucky to be alive after allegedly stealing a car in Lawton early Tuesday morning and crashing into a tree next to the Fort Sill Golf Course. Lawton Police were in pursuit of a stolen vehicle just before 5:00 a.m. The vehicle drove through Scott Gate on Fort Sill Boulevard until the road ends at King Road.  The driver was unable to navigate the curve near Upton Road near hole #15 on Fort Sill's Golf Course at such a high rate of speed. 

    Two teens are lucky to be alive after allegedly stealing a car in Lawton early Tuesday morning and crashing into a tree next to the Fort Sill Golf Course. Lawton Police were in pursuit of a stolen vehicle just before 5:00 a.m. The vehicle drove through Scott Gate on Fort Sill Boulevard until the road ends at King Road.  The driver was unable to navigate the curve near Upton Road near hole #15 on Fort Sill's Golf Course at such a high rate of speed. 

  • Trump tosses Obama's 'clean' energy plan, embraces coal

    Trump tosses Obama's 'clean' energy plan, embraces coal

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 3:04 PM EDT2017-03-28 19:04:55 GMT
    Tuesday, March 28 2017 3:04 PM EDT2017-03-28 19:04:55 GMT

    As part of the roll-back, Trump will initiate a review of the Clean Power Plan, which restricts greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants. 

    As part of the roll-back, Trump will initiate a review of the Clean Power Plan, which restricts greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants. 

  • Lawyer says Trump administration moved to squelch testimony

    Lawyer says Trump administration moved to squelch testimony

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 2:34 PM EDT2017-03-28 18:34:49 GMT
    Tuesday, March 28 2017 2:36 PM EDT2017-03-28 18:36:35 GMT

    The Republican congressman's revelation Monday prompted Democratic leaders in the House and Senate to call on Devin Nunes to recuse himself from the committee's Russia probe.

    The Republican congressman's revelation Monday prompted Democratic leaders in the House and Senate to call on Devin Nunes to recuse himself from the committee's Russia probe.

Powered by Frankly