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Jake right up to the mark

Wednesday, 16th June, 2010

* Jake Lloyd, with his medals from the weekend shoot, has the makings of a champion marksman. * Jake Lloyd, with his medals from the weekend shoot, has the makings of a champion marksman.

Junior shooter Jake Lloyd did spectacularly well at a competition in Mildura over the long weekend.

Fifteen-year-old Jake came home with the gold medal in the junior section and finished second overall in the annual North West Victorian Championships against 50 competitors.
The Mildura Smallbore Rifle Club conducted the competition in which Jake, in Benchrest Class Three, came second after winning the 50 metre, 20 metre and overall sub junior comp.
Jake said he was pretty surprised to finish so high up among the older marksmen.
"I am happy with how I did," he said.
Jake's love of shooting was nurtured by his grandfather who has given him plenty of encouragement.
"It's just something I like doing.
"I would like to go to the Olympics or compete overseas."
Jake started shooting at the age of 12 and showed promise from the first day when he entered Benchrest at the Silver City Smallbore Rifle Club.
Over the past 12 months, he has travelled to South Australia and Victoria to take part in Nationals and Open Prize shoots.

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