County bowhunters among state placers

Staff Writer
Jackson Newspapers
Brody Wriston of Cottageville receives his winning plaque from Rusty Reed, president of the West Virginia Bowhunters Association.

More than 60 bowhunting enthusiasts gathered at Parchment Valley Conference Center on the weekend of Sept. 12-13 for the West Virginia Bowhunters Association’s Fall Rendezvous.

Several Jackson County competitors were among the placers. The prize money totaled $2,000. Plans are to return to Parchment Valley for the 2021 event.

WV Bowhunters Association Fall Rendezvous

• Cub (under 12) – 1. Brody Wriston, Cottageville; 2. Ian King, Evans; 3. William Casto, Cottageville;

• Youth (12-17) – 1. Garrett Hicks, Bluefield; 2. Brandon Bragg, Ravenswood; 3. Gage Roush, Ripley;

• Men’s Open – 1. Rodney Greathouse, Leroy; 2. John Wheeler, Charleston; 3. Rodney Tomlin, Kenna;

• Women’s Open – 1. Lainey Smith, Red House; 2. Shelly Harper, Ripley;

• Men’s Bowhunter – 1. Jason Cook, Pineville; 2. Rick Harris, Scott Depot; 3. Jesse Keefer, Leon;

• Women’s Bowhunter – 1. Holly Samples, Charleston; 2. Kari Mihal, Dixie;

• Traditional – 1. Dave Murray, Athens, OH; 2. Al Smith, Cottageville; 3. Jim Casto, Jr., Cottageville.