Relays & 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:

Event Location Check-In Time Shooting Starts
3-D Archery Woods Walk
(same as last year)
8:00 AM 9:00 AM
Target Archery
(Relay 1)
Archery Range
(NEW from 2018; West of Club House)
8:00 AM 9:00 AM
Target Archery
(Relay 2)
Archery Range 
(NEW from 2018; West of Club House)
11:00 AM 12:00 PM
Muzzle Bay 1 (NEW from 2018) 9:00 AM 9:30 AM
Hunting & Wildlife Tent Village, alongside DNR, 4-H Activity Tent, 
and Volunteer Hospitality Tents
(NEW from 2018; middle of firearm bays)
10:00 AM -12:30 PM 10:00 AM (final tests by 1:00 PM)
No set times; stop by as your
schedule allows 
Skeet Skeet Field (Same as last year) 9:00 AM 9:30 AM
Trap Trap Fields (Same as last year) 9:00 AM 9:30 AM
BB (Relay 1) Bay 7 (NEW from 2018) 8:15 AM 9:00 AM
BB (Relay 1) Bay 7 (NEW from 2018) 10:15 AM 11:00 AM
Air Rifle Bay 6 (New from 2018) 8:15 AM 9:00 AM
.22. (Relay 1) Bay 7 (NEW from 2018) 8:45 AM 9:30 AM
.22. (Relay 2)  Bay 7 (NEW from 2018) 11:30 AM 12:15 PM

Volunteer Assignments:

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

  • 3D Volunteers are needed first thing in the morning only.
  • Rifle Volunteer Assignments
  • Trap and Skeet Volunteer Assignments

1. Volunteer 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. Failure to show may result in the inability of youth from your county to compete, as it may leave the event too short-handed to run safely. Thanks for your support in creating a safe and fun event for all!

2. 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 Club House - 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. 

3. Volunteer Hospitality Tent - Thank you for joining us today! Be sure to stop by the MSU Tent (located alongside the DNR Tent, 4-H Member Activity Tents and Hunting &Wildlife Event Tents). We are pleased to offer you ice cold water, fresh fruit, jerky, granola bars, a shaded seat and a place to chat!

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

Contact

Laura Quist
Phone: (231) 779-9480
Email: Quistla1@msu.edu