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Kelowna's Bob LaRue still on target

At 58, the eyes remain keen and the hands appear to be as steady as ever.

Bob LaRue continues to be a force to be reckoned with on the North American skeet shooting circuit, as the awards keep piling up for the Kelowna man.

LaRue is coming off an impressive showing at the Washington State Championships earlier this month in Lynden, WA.

Among his accomplishments were perfect 100 for 100 scores in both the 12 gauge and .410 Bore events.

LaRue was in top form and emerged as the high overall (396/400) and high all-around (488/500) Washington State champion, dethroning the nine-time former champ in the process.

He also claimed the sub senior titles and two-man team titles.

"It was my best win so far this year," said LaRue. "There was some good competition there, so it was a good result."

Earlier this year, he captured the A Class champion's title with both the high overall and high all around scores at the Old Pueblo Open in Tucson.

LaRue also claimed the high overall title at the Windmill Open in Washington, and cleaned up at the Okanagan Open in Vernon this spring, winning the high overall title with a score of 382/400.

For his recent efforts, in a row LaRue has made the National Skeet Shooting Association's 'Class All-American' Skeet teams for the third straight year.

Since taking up competitive skeet shooting in 2007, LaRue has been a threat to win at virtually every event he's entered.

In 2011, LaRue won the world championship in the 50 to 60 age group in San Antonio, Texas.

For three years running, he has been the B.C. High Overall Champ from 2011 to 2013.

Coming up next for LaRue are the B.C./zone 8 championships in Courtenay Aug. 11.

The 2014 world championships are slated for September in San Antonio, however LaRue has yet to decide whether he will attend.

 

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