WHEREAS, the Virginia 4-H shotgun development team finished in first place at the 2019 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships in Grand Isle, Nebraska; and
WHEREAS, the Virginia 4-H shotgun development team won the skeet and trap events to defeat the runner-up team from Texas in the national competition, which featured 30 teams from around the country; and
WHEREAS, Mattison Russell of Mecklenburg County placed third overall in the individual standings, followed by Grayson Melton of Powhatan County in fifth place, Walker Coleman of Nottoway County in seventh place, and Charlie Maddox of Appomattox County in 19th place; and
WHEREAS, in the trap event, the Virginia 4-H shotgun development team hit 290 of 300 targets to claim the win, with Walker Coleman and Mattison Russell each scoring 97 points, Grayson Melton scoring 96, and Charlie Maddox scoring 92; and
WHEREAS, the Virginia 4-H shotgun development team also won the skeet event with a score of 289 and finished in second place in the sporting clays event; and
WHEREAS, the competition was the first time the Commonwealth had fielded a team in the 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships since 2013, making the Virginia 4-H shotgun development team's victory a triumphant return to the national stage; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend the Virginia 4-H shotgun development team on winning the first-place award at the 2019 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships; and, be it
RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Jinx Baney, head coach of the Virginia 4-H shotgun development team, as an expression of the General Assembly's admiration for the team's achievements and best wishes for the future.