Vancouver woman wins Big Buck Hunter video game tournament

first_imgFor more information about the game, visitwww.bigbuckhd.comAn archive of the 2013 Big Buck Hunter tournament will be online at the site in the next few weeks.Melinda Van Hoomissen of Vancouver clenched her teeth when she realized she’d be facing rival Sara Erlandson early in the Ladies Big Buck Hunter championship in Chicago.Erlandson, defending two-time champion, is about as good as they get at the fast-paced hunting and shooting video game.Van Hoomissen, 39, finished second to her last year — but she wasn’t about to let that happen in 2013.“My husband and I talked, and I said ‘I have to destroy her now,’” Van Hoomissen said, knowing that she was likely to play against Erlandson, who is from Wisconsin, again in the tournament’s final round.As the two women faced off in their first game Friday night, Melinda’s husband, Scott Van Hoomissen, stood nearby, too tense to even cheer.“All I did was stand in the same place with my hands over my face half the time,” Scott said. “I was petrified. I know how hard we both worked for this.”The couple, who have six children, spend countless hours practicing on a high-definition version of the game at Jake’s Bar & Grill, 4602 N.E. St. Johns Road, and on a less-tricked-out machine that they own at home.last_img

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