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Although Marvin Stadin started competing in quick-draw competitions first, his wife, Debbie, took it up and fell in love with the sport. Debbie won state championships in South Dakota and Minnesota this summer and finished fifth in the world championships in Fallon, Nev., this fall. Brady Slater/Pine Journal

For the love of the draw: Holyoke couple fall in love with quick draw shooting

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It's Oct. 23 and the deer are out. The roads to Debbie and Marvin Stadin's place are lit by sundown and concealing nothing.

It's a pleasant drive and not long before the welcoming party is at the door.

Quick as ever.

"My alias is 'Lightning,'" Debbie said early in the conversation. "I bet [there are] dozens of people, from all around the country, who don't even know my real name."

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