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Kelowna sharp shooter Larue continues torrid skeet shooting season

Kelowna's Bob LaRue cleaned up at the 2014 British Columbia Skeet Shooting Championships held on Vancouver Island  last weekend, winning six of seven provincial titles and finishing as the runner up in his other division.

It's the fourth year in a row LaRue has claimed a provincial skeet championship and his results have been submitted to the National Skeet Shooting Association for the zone 8 (every country outside of the United States) championships where last year he was a runner up in the international event.

"I set my goals high this year knowing if I worked hard on every little element of my technique the big wins were attainable," said LaRue. "So far the 10,000 to 20,000 rounds of practice has paid off."

LaRue's results have him not only as a member of the 2014 Team B.C. skeet shooting team but he was also named the captain of the team with the highest number of targets hit.

It's been a stellar year for the local sharp-shooter as among the events he has won included the Washington State Championships in July.

LaRue's results raised his average this year to .9960, equivalent to one miss in every 300 shots an improvement on last year's average.

"I am still improving and have definitely had a good year so far winning at least a few events at every registered tournament I've attended so far," said LaRue.

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