Relays and Squads

In order for the State Shoot to run as smoothly and efficiently as possible, competitors have been organized into relays and/or squads within events. Relays and squads are assigned randomly to avoid any advantage of one competitor or team over other, and also minimize the effect of changes throughout the day (wind, sun, heat, rain, fatigue, etc.) on team scores. While we understand the desire and some advantages of team members shooting together, we believe that reducing the weather variables and, more importantly, providing an opportunity for youth to meet, talk to, and compete next to new people from around the state provides a unique and valuable youth development opportunity.

Click on events below to see relays and squads for each event. Also note check-in and tentative shooting times for those events. Competitors not present for their check-in and shooting time may lose their opportunity to compete.

Relays and Squads will be posted below approximately one week before the tournament.

Rifle Events:

Shotgun Events:

Archery Events:

Check-In Times for Ranges:

  • Shotgun Events:
    Check-in is 60 minutes prior to the posted shooting time.
  • Muzzleloader: 
    Relay 1: Check in at 9:00am; Shooting starts at 10:00am
    Relay 2: Check in at 10:30 am; Shooting starts at 11:30am
  • Target Archery:
    Relay 1: Check in 8:30 a.m. start shooting at 9:00 a.m.
    Relay 2: Check in 10:30 a.m. start shooting 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
  • 3-D Archery:
    Check-in at 8:00 a.m.; shooting starts 9:00 a.m
  • Air Rifle
    Relay 1: Check in at 9:00am; Shooting starts at 10:00am
    Relay 2: Check in at 12:00pm; Shooting starts at 1:00pm
  • BB Gun
    Relay 1: Check in at 9:00am; Shooting starts at 10:00am
    Relay 2: Check in at 11:15am; Shooting starts at 11:45am
    Relay 3: Check in at 1:15pm; Shooting starts at 1:30pm
  • .22 Rifle  
    Relay 1: Check in at 9:00am; Shooting starts at 10:00am
    Relay 2: Check in at 12:00pm; Shooting starts at 1:00pm

Volunteer Assignments:

Your involvement is critical to creating a safe and efficient event! 

PLEASE check in at your assigned location at, or before, the designated time. If no time is designated, check in at least 15 minutes before the participant check-in starts.   Range Officers will make specific assignments when you check in.

County Coordinators that indicated an event / range preference have been assigned.  Please let the Range Officer know that you are a county coordinator so that they can give you an assignment that allows for some flexibility.  Your county coordinator role takes precedence, but we need all the help we can get on the ranges.

  • As a County Coordinator you are responsible for picking up your County’s packet from Headquarters - either Friday night or first thing Saturday morning.  Only you will be able to pick up these packets.
  • You are responsible and expected to stay to the end of the event.
  • You are expected to take home any medals for your county that are not picked up during the Awards Ceremony so your County Extension office can distribute them appropriately. 

If you are unable to fulfill your assigned duty, it is critical and your resposibility to find a replacement and let the range officer know of the change.

Contact

Nick Baumgart, Extension Educator
Environmental & Outdoor Education & Shooting Sports
Michigan State University Extension
527 Stephenson St.
Norway, MI 49870
Phone: 906-774-0363
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)