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OYE Hosts Largest Single Day Shotgun Sports Contest in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Youth Expo is set to host the inaugural Shotgun Sports contest September 7, 2022, at venues in both El Reno and Guthrie, Oklahoma. 

Designed for 7th-12th grade Oklahoma 4-H and FFA members, the OYE Shotgun Sports competition will offer both sporting clays and trap contests.

The Sporting Clays are set to occur at Silverleaf Shotgun Sports in Guthrie and Trap at Oklahoma Trapshooting Association in El Reno. 

The event was created to not only inspire competition but also to promote proper gun safety.

“OYE continues to grow and expand its footprint as we work to provide opportunities for students in 4-H and FFA,” OYE’s President of the Onward Foundation, Tyler Norvell said. “It shows people that agriculture spans far beyond the showring.” Norvell said.

Several organizations are showing their support of the event through sponsorship, including: Ducks Unlimited, The Petroleum Alliance of Oklahoma, Hilliary Communications, Oklahoma Oil & Natural Gas, Farm Credit, Bank of Western Oklahoma, and Express Ranches. Additionally, Connors State College and Redlands Community College are serving as collegiate partners. 

“Our sponsors have shown tremendous support by investing in ag youth, both in the showring but now also on the shooting range ” Norvell said. “Three years ago we began diversifying our involvement by creating the Ag Mechanics and Engineering contest, and this year we are proud to expand our brand into the shotgun sports arena, providing yet another opportunity for students.”

To support the next generation of leaders and support the Oklahoma Youth Expo, contact Tyler Norvell at

For more information on the Oklahoma Youth Expo and the Shotgun Sports contest, visit

The Oklahoma Youth Expo is the largest youth event in the state of Oklahoma. As a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization, more than 7,000 exhibitors, their educators and families travel to Oklahoma City each spring from all of Oklahoma’s 77 counties to exhibit their livestock projects. Throughout the course of the ten-day event, OYE has a $25 million impact on Oklahoma City.  For more information about the Oklahoma Youth Expo visit