Adam Cline wins the Dogwood Open Handicap Championship



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.

Faces From the Past

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.

Robert D "Bob" Law passes

 Robert D Law passes April 3, 2014

Click on his name for Obituary



Doug Damron and Scott Ross Win at Florida State Shoot Updated!

  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 WV's Junior Gold All American Alec Sauble


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. 

WV Trapshooting History Updated !!!!

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 Annouced

2014 WV State Team members. Congratulations to all!!


Robert Judy VTA Grand Old Dominion Junior Singles Champion

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 .

More News from the Grand American

 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.

News From The Cardinal Classic

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.

News From the Grand


Southern Zone News WV Shooters

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.

WV Shooters Do Good at the Ohio State Shoot

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