Lincolnshire student, Rob Russell was named ‘High Gun’ at the National Agricultural Student Clay Pigeon Championships held in Warwickshire. Rob (18), who is studying a Level 3 Diploma in Agriculture at Riseholme College, took the title with an impressive 49 hits out of 50.
The Riseholme College team which included Rob Russell, Steve Townsend, Gary Taylor, Lewis Pate, Sam Thompson and Ben Wray were the runners-up in the overall team competition, only one point behind the eventual winners, Harper Adams University College.
Rob, whose family farm near Stamford, was quick to point out that the shot he missed was the difference between the two teams.
Top shot Rob was presented with a leather gun sleeve and a cash prize and the Riseholme Team received a runners-up trophy to add to the one they won at last year’s championships.
Team manager, Neil Rowbottom, praised the students on their performance and said ‘the Riseholme students demonstrate the depth of sporting talent in ruralLincolnshireand they are certainly getting a reputation for their sharp shooting’.