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.
Plan your Memorial Day weekend May 24th and 25th shooting the 9th Annual Hall of Fame Shoot at Marshall County Hunting & Fishing Club in Moundsville, WV. In addition to the normal trophies the WVATA has added $475.00 and Marshall County HFC has added a total of$300.00 to the Added Money plus Open Yardage Trophies for the Preliminary Handicap. Also the Emerson Lilley Memorial Trophy donated by Larry & Kenny Lilley in honor of their Father who was Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001.
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 .
I've a bit more news to share, we had one more shooter from WV at the Grand American this year meet Robert Judy and his parents Bill & Judy.
Wheeling, WV shooter Rob Ingram broke 99 and won the shootoff to become the Ithaca Featherlight Handicap Champion. Rob started shooting trap in 2011 and earlier this year was the Handicap Champion at the WV Hall of Fame shoot held at Marshall County Hunting & Fishing Club in Moundsville, WV, during the WV State Shoot Rob was the Class A winner in the Singles Championship and the Class C Doubles Championship victor. Obviously Rob has stepped up his training program which I am to understand includes inversion therapy.
Just back from the Southern Zone shoot in Bostic, NC where WV shooters brought home some trophies. Thursday, WV ATA Delegate Nick Harden Shot a 97 in the days handicap event winning his yardage group site trophy.
Nick also shot a 97 on Sunday's Handicap Championship and after the shoot off placed 5th on site and 7th Zone wide, pretty good for his 1st Zone shoot.
It was Great!!!!
The 2013 WV State Shoot is in the books! You will find the winners listed below and the shoot summary and photographs are located in the image galleries to the left.
All was ready, the grounds of Brooke County Sportsman & Farmers Association were immaculate. Rain earlier in the week had everything green; all was ready, the only thing to do was to wait for Thursday, we even had a rainbow.....
Fred Dague blasted 200 singles and a shoot off to become the latest Buckeye Classic Singles Champion. Fred also claimed Class AA Champion EVENT # 7 - JOHN ROSEBROCK CLASS SINGLES the day before with a perfect century.