Almost 200 shooters from around the country competed at the 15th annual US National Cowboy Fastdraw Championships in Deadwood on June 15th through the 18th at the Days of 76 arena. When the smoke cleared, members of the Sparks Spurs were well represented. Dean Storms finished 2nd place overall in the national shoot which featured 120 of best men shooters.  Nancy Storms finished 22nd out of almost 70 women shooters. Other members of the Sparks Spurs who competed include Mike Burge who finished 44th place and Mike McCoy who finished 60th.

Member Kim Burge served as the arena announcer for the event and Sandy McCoy worked in the ever important computer trailer getting results compiled. The Spurs will host the Nebraska State Championships and Great Plains Territorial Championships on September 15th through the 17th in Valentine.

If anyone is interested in Cowboy Fastdraw contact any of the mentioned members. The club practices each Thursday evening in Valentine if anyone would like to try it out or just come see how it works.