It was the Best WV State Shoot ever…..almost!!!!
The 2014 WV State Shoot is over! You will find the winners listed below and the shoot summary, photographs are l
ocated in the image galleries to the left.
Southern Zone Wellsburg WV Site
Several WV shooters made their presence known last week at the Buckeye Classic Championship. A total of 1323 shooters from 21 states with 30 of the shooters from WV competed in the 8th annual championship. Robert Harden and five others tied with 97's in event 4, the Fishburn Handicap, after 75 extra in the shoot off Harden was 3rd. Event 9 Joel Etchen Class Doubles 2014 WV Hall of Fame Inductee Gary Holmes was the B Class winner, breaking 97. Junior Gold All American Alec Sauble broke 199 in the Browning Championship Singles for Class A Runner up honors....
A group from the eastern panhandle came to honor Jennifer Everett one of three Hall Of Fame Inductees
This picture taken before Adam Cline (left) and Doug Damron took the shootoff line in Friday's Handicap Event at the Dogwood Open in Bostic,NC. Adam nugged out Doug for 4th . Adam went on to crush 98 to win Sunday's Handicap Championship.
Click on the link below to see the famous 13 time Lady Singles Champion Bunny Sanders and 8 time WV Singles Champion, 3 time Handicap Champion, 14 times Doubles Champion and 19 time All Around Champion E H MacDonald.
Kenny Ray Estes of Pittsgrove , NJ has provided us with WV trapshooting history. We have from 1923 to 1941 and 1946 WV State shoot reports posted under the History tab at the top. The WVATA thanks Kenny Ray for his dedication to preserving the history of trapshooting and in particular WV's history.
Click on his name for Obituary
2013 WV State Singles and State Handicap Veteran Champion Doug Damron from Huntington, WV was the top Veteran in the Florida State Shoot Tuesdays Preliminary Singles blasting a 99, Wednesday Doug posted another 99 in singles plus carryovers for the win in the Veteran Wednesdays Preliminary Singles. Damron also won Wednesdays Preliminary Doubles Veteran Trophy. Also spotted on the line was Scott Ross 2 time WV Singles Champion and WV HOF member and current Vice President of the WVATA.
Congratulations to Alec Sauble West Virginia's first Junior Gold All American !
Alec and his Dad, Todd, burst onto the trap scene in 2009, Alec has shot 13,800 singles, 12,700 Handicap and 9,500 doubles to date. The Sauble's live in Martinsburg, WV and frequently shoot in Pennsylvania. Their names can be found on top at West Virginia, Maryland and Virginia shoots.
Check out the History tab above for WV State Shoot Reports from 1925 to 1941 and 1946. Kenny Ray sent the copies to help complete our WV Champions page, which now goes back to 1925. The reports are a little cut of the sport in the old days, for instance in 1931 the state champion, E.C. Sesler, received a ATA Trophy and $20.00 in Gold as did the other champions. Runner-ups $10.00 Gold piece. The State Secretary was paid, A.N. Davis noted as the best one armed shooter in the state, winning 4 of 7 major events in 1930 and the Doubles Championship in 1928.
2014 WV State Team members. Congratulations to all!!
Grand American NRA 3 Gun tactical Aim Champion Robert Judy added more trophies to his case, last weekend he won both Junior singles events and was 3rd in Handicap at the VTA Grand Old Dominion shoot held at Winchester Gun Club, Winchester, VA .