I've added the 1913 - 1919 and the 1947-1950 WV State shoots under the History tab at the top of the page. The scans are courtesy of Kenny Ray Estes who has sent the WVATA volumes about its history. Stay tuned cause the next set will be 1912 and earlier.
They're a great read and I'm grateful to Kenny Ray for the reports and of his dedication to preserving and sharing the history of Trapshooting.
The 2015 WV State Team has been tabulated. A lot of firsts this year, with 3 first time placements and a first time, first team Captain.
Last year shooters #1 and #2 on the second team, Kevin Miller and Nicholas Harden, both stepped up their game as well as averages last year to emerge on top #1 and #2 on the first team. It is first placement for both shooters on the First Team. Well done.
Here's your chance to learn from one of the winningest shooters in Trapshooting. Nora Martin Ross, who needs no introduction, is coming to Marietta Gun Club this April 28 and 29, 2015 and there is only 1 spot available.
The seven time WV Lady's Singles Champion Sandra Spencer has added the 2014 Grand American Handicap Lady II title to her impressive list of accomplishments. Sandy broke a 98 to tie with Carolyn Vaughn of KY and after the shoot off Sandy was the Grand American Handicap Lady II Champion adding to her already Lady II Runnerups in Event #8 The Gipson Ricketts Handicap and Event #11 The Krieghoff 100 Handicap claiming both of those through shootoffs as well, with such great shooting Sandy earned the ATA S
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.
Four West Virginia shooters participated in the first day's events at the Grand American Trapshoot in Sparta, IL. Kinzy Smith, Lonnie and Sandy Spencer all well Known to the trapshooting community. Kinzy started his trapshooting career in 1965 and the Spencers started theirs in 1976, but it was Robert Judy who started shooting in 2013, staying after the Aim Competition earlier in the week where he trophied in 3 events, fired a 96 in Event #2 The Trap & Field Handicap to tie with 3 others for the top spot in the 18 - 21 yard group.
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.