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Thornton brothers gaining recognition

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  1. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Marksman brothers gaining recognition for shooting skills

    By DAN BRANNAN - The Telegraph

    It's not easy to attain worldwide status at any sport, but it appears two Bethalto boys have reached that threshold in trapshooting.

    Gage Thornton, 9, recently set what could be a world record for his age, breaking 100 straight targets at the Grand American competition at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sparta.

    Hunter Thornton, 11, was the No. 2 shooter in the 15 and under division for the Amateur Trapshooting Association event and Gage was No. 5.

    "Hunter was the youngest kid ever to break 200 straight," the boys' dad, T.J. Thornton, said. "TrapShooting magazine had Gage next to an Olympic shooter saying he was the youngest shooter in the nation to break 100 straight and brother Hunter the first to break 200 straight."

    The Thorntons appropriately named their children Gage and Hunter as a tribute to shooting sports. Those names seem more fitting as each day passes.

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