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Shooter wins big at national championships
Mikie Hoffmann, a 2010 graduate of Vashon High School, took home several awards from the National Sporting Clay Association’s national championship, held San Antonio, Texas, the last week of October.
Although he didn’t place as well as he would have liked in the main event of the competition, he placed high in several other events.
He was the junior champion in 410 bore and small bore HOA. As a junior he also took third in the Kreighoff Kup and sub-gauge events and third in 28 gauge.
Hoffmann said he was proud that he placed in four events at the competition, which about 100 shooters in the 21-and-under juniors category entered.
“I was pretty happy about what I did,” he said.
Hoffmann qualified to compete at nationals for the second time when for the took first place in the junior category of the Washington State Sporting Clays Championships this summer.
A sixth-generation Islander, Hoffmann began shooting at age 9 at a camp at the Vashon Sportsmen’s Club, and has shot competitively for three years.