July 13, 2023
Lily Brinkerhoff, left, stands holding her awards for reserve champion for light rifle next to her sister, Sophie, who won fourth place for light rifle. The sisters and NUHS students qualified for the National High School Finals Rodeo held in Wyoming next week. (Photo submitted)

NU sisters heading to national shooting competition


From Richwood Gazette staff reports

A pair of North Union sisters will be competing at the national level as shooters in the National High School Finals Rodeo next week.

Lily and Sophie Brinkerhoff will join more than 1,700 contestants from 44 states, five Canadian Provinces, Australia, Mexico and New Zealand, for the NHSFR, the world’s largest rodeo in Wyoming, July 16-22.

The sisters earned spots in the Light Rifle competition, which only sees four winners from each rodeo event for each state. They qualified to move forward and compete at the national rodeo with two other Ohio students.

Lily, an eleventh grader at NUHS, and Sophie, a ninth grader, competed on the Ohio High…

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