[su_heading size=”30″ margin=”0″]A Closer Look At Youth Shooter Shyanne Roberts[/su_heading]
Story and photograph by Eric M. Saperstein
[su_dropcap style=”light” size=”5″]T[/su_dropcap]his young lady began enjoying the sport of target shooting at the age of five under the close supervision of her father Dan Roberts. Engaging in sanctioned matches at the age of seven across a wide variety of disciplines and even participating in events such as IDPA, USPSA, 3-Gun, Action Rifle, NSSF Rimfire and Steel Silhouette, Shyanne is a rising star among today’s youth competitors.
In 2015 she joined the TacSol shooting team, which earned her a new signature custom purple TacSol Ruger Paclite and X-Ring 10/22. In addition to these, her other personally owned guns are her tricked-out Rock River Arms and Gun for Hire ARs, a Beretta 12-gauge semiauto and a custom Glock 19. She immersed herself in the sport by training with Todd Jarret, a competive shooter and instructor, and competing at the Brownells Lady 3-Gun, bringing home the “tough-as-nails” award, USPSA matches and an assortment of rimfire challenges to include the New Jersey State NSSF Rimfire Challenge where she finshed as First Lady.
This little lady has been featured on CNN, Fox & Friends, Nightline, Chasing NJ, News 12 NJ, as well as the covers of American Shooting Journal’s July 2015 issue and Junior Shooter, an assortment of newspaper articles, podcasts and radio mentions. There’s no doubt the nation has noticed that Shy’s generation is shooting for their future.
This new generation of shooters has been well mentored, and can now – most certainly – take the reins. ASJ