Two WV Shooters brought home titles from the 2015 NC State Shoot this last week. Doug Damron shot a 95 on Friday in the Hall of Fame Handicap Event # 8 to secure Non-Resident Veteran Honors. Sandra Spencer won Lady II after a one round shoot off in Saturday's Singles Championship, Doug broke top event score and took Veteran honors. Sandra struck again in the Championship Doubles to earn Class D laurels.
Make plans to attend the 95th WV State Shoot July 9th thru the 12th at Brooke County Sportsman & Farmers Association, McAdoo Ridge Wellsburg, WV. Cabelas in association with the BCS&FA and the WVATA Presents the Cabelas Shoot Off Challenge with the winner to receive a Brand New Beretta 686 Onyx in addition to over $12,500.00 in Trophies and Added Money.
Twenty Seven West Virginians attended the 2015 Buckeye Classic at Marengo, OH last weekend taking twelve trophies. First to strike was Doug Damron in event 4 handicap broke a 96 to win Veteran. In event 5 All American Junior Gold shooter Alec Sauble of Martinsburg fired a perfect century in the singles for Junior Gold honors, repeating the feat in event 7 with the same result.
I've added the 1905 - 1909 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. It appears that the weather tormented early trapshooters as well. I also see that somethings never change, it was included in the story that in 1907 the targets were hard as some were found with 6 holes in them and not broken!
We had a great time, the weather cooperated and Nora's Clinic was fantastic. Nine shooters gathered to learn from the 34 time All American Trapshooter and learn they did. We plan to have Nora back next year so if your interested in a spot let me know we may have to do two clinics. Bob Harden 304-941-9600 or email@example.com
Below is an interview with Nora
Plan your Memorial Day weekend May 23th and 24th shooting the 10th Annual Hall of Fame Shoot at Marshall County Hunting & Fishing Club in Moundsville, WV. In addition to the normal trophies Marshall County HFC has added $300.00 and the WVATA has added $475.00, Larry and Kenny Emerson again will donate the Emerson Lilley Memorial Trophy in honor of their Father who was Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001.
Judy Judy, Robert's Mom sent pictures and these emails, Congratulations Robert !
Wow a total surprise Robert is the 2015 WV Junior Captain AIM All State Award Trapshooting Team as well as making ATA 1st Team .
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.
The eight 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
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.