Eddie Behrends wins shootoff to take annual Vorfest title

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Despite a 45-minute rain delay, the Gillespie County Schuetzenbund’s Vorfest was hosted Sunday, July 20, by the Hubertus Shooting Club at the Bear Creek range.

Eddie Behrends won in a three-way shoot-off in the centerfire competition with a 58, defeating Willie Frantzen (56) and Leland Ottmers (50) after all three competitors shot a 58 in the regular event.

Top rimfire competitor was Sharon Enderlin, who recorded a score just four points back at 54.

Vorfest serves as a precursor to the county’s biggest shooting draw of the year — the 118th Annual Gillespie County Schuetzenfest — which will unite the county’s shooting clubs in competition on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 3-4. The Hubertus Shooting Club will play host to this year’s event at the Bear Creek range.

The complete results of Vorfest shooters are as follows:


Schuetzenbund Vorfest

(* denotes rimfire shooters)


1. Eddie Behrends                     58

2. Willie Frantzen ....................  58

3. Leland Ottmers ...................  58

4. Dean Fritz ............................  57

5. Dennis Crenwelge .............  57

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