Outdoor Sporting Expo at Claremore Expo Center

Posted at 6:18 PM, Mar 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-13 19:18:27-04

The Outdoor Sporting Expo was a success for the City of Claremore organizers say.

Although the event took place during The Greater Tulsa Home and Garden Show, Executive Director of Claremore Main Street, Jessica Jackson, says the expectation was to reach a separate crowd from the Home and Garden Show.

“A lot of ways it's a different audience. We're really focused on outdoor sports in particular. A smaller event for sure and with it being two days, we were here yesterday and back today, if gives people an opportunity to do both if they really want to,” Jackson said

The Sporting Expo included fishing, hunting, shooting, and much more in order for visitors from all worlds of outdoor sports to enjoy and potentially learn something new within their own hobbies.

Demonstrations and performances to place near the rear of the Expo Center and outdoor sporting professionals took part in teaching and displaying elite techniques for the audience.

Guinness Book of World Record holder, Randy Oitker, showed off some of his skills as a expert marksman and spoke with kids about the importance of developing a hobby.

“As long as I can get one kid out of that audience to see me shoot and say, 'hey I'd like to pick up a bow and start shooting or go hunting,' because that's how I got started,” Oitker said.

To help donate funds for Claremore High School students to attend the National Archery competition in Louisville, Kentucky  click here.


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