Local shooters in State Championships

Four members of the local Corowa Gun Club have progressed to the state championships, in Wagga in October.

Logan Wemyss and James Willett qualified for the junior Riverina team and James also qualified in the open age tournament.

Ernie Wemyss made the Veteran Zone team and Lesley Wojtowyez qualified to be reserve in the women’s team.

For Ernie, it is the first time he’s been selected.

“Very much surprised,” Ernie said, when asked about his selection.

“It’s a bit of an honour to be selected for your zone. I’m practising three times a month.

“When you get to those big ones you’re really up against it.”

But no matter how competitive the sport can get, Ernie still just loves shooting “for the fun of it”.

“I enjoy shooting, and I always have. It’s relaxing, and also challenging. It’s a great sport,” he said.

Ernie has been shoot­ing for around 40 years, including the last 12 years at Corowa Gun Club.

He is happy with the development of the lo­cal gun club, and is glad to see so many shooters go through to the next stage.

“It’s good to see such representation for the Corowa Gun Club. Most other clubs in our zone don’t have as many rep­resentatives.”

One of these younger representatives is Logan Wemyss, who is 13-years­old and Year 8 at Corowa High School.

Logan will be compet­ing in the junior champi­onships, which could be against rivals much older than himself.

Logan started shooting just 12 months ago, in June last year.

Lesley Wojtowyez was off her game at the Riverina Zone shoot, but still managed to make re­serve on the side, which is a compliment to her ability.

The 54-year-old will still go to Wagga for the competition, and will take her spot in the team should there be an absen­tee or if a team member is injured.

The Corowa Gun Club has been running since the 1950s, and has 48 members, including 12 juniors. It holds a local shoot once a month.

Corowa Gun Club's four representatives in the NSW State Championships: Lesley Wojtowyez, James Willett, Logan Wemyss and Ernie Wemyss.

Image: From left to right, Corowa Gun Club’s four representatives in the NSW State Championships – Lesley Wojtowyez, James Willett, Logan Wemyss and Ernie Wemyss.

Corowa Free Press

Source: Corowa Free Press
Date: 22 June 2011