Bishop Manogue grad shooting for the stars

Reported by: Ashley Cullins
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Updated: 6/26 6:31 pm
RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- A Bishop Manogue graduate is shooting for the stars.

17-year-old Hunter Hogan has signed with the 11-time defending national championship shotgun sports team at Lindenwood University.

"It all started with wanting to be a better hunter," Hogan said.

But soon after, his interests expanded to trap and then skeet shooting. "We shot a sporting clays tournament up here and then all of a sudden, it kind of clicked in my head. I went out and I shot almost a perfect score on the skeet field and fell in love ever since then."

That day was in March of 2012. Hunter's dad Richard Hogan is impressed by his son's progress. "He took that little bit of innate ability and turned it into something fantastic."

Hogan has already won some pretty impressive titles and this fall, he will be shooting alongside the best in the country: the Lindenwood Lions.

"I would've never guessed it would have happened and I'm so proud of him I can't even say," Richard Hogan said.

Hunter hopes his story will inspire others to shoot for their dreams. "You're never too old to get started. As long as you just work hard and keep at it and don't let anything discourage you, you can do whatever you want."

Hunter will leave for Lindenwood University in August. The first week, he will have to compete against the other incoming freshman in a 300-shot challenge to see where he places on the team.
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