Well, here is how we shook out at the AIM GRAND. Kenyon Bert won Jr AA SINGLES Champ with a 199, Zoe Traylor is the Sub Jr Lady Champ with a 194.
The Sub Jr singles squad with Dakota Christopher Creede Zoe and Cash finished 5th with a 922.
The Jr AAA squad with Brayden, Blakely, Reece, Breegan and Jacob finished 3rd with a 973, a 986 won it.
The Jr B squad with Brayden Cook, Mason Tucker, Kenyon Baylor and Layton finished 10th with a 939. A team with 957 won it. The scores for this division were so tight from 1st down.
The Jr Gold squad of Clay, Hunter, Colin, Austin and Justin finished 8th with a 939. A score of 974 won it. These scores were tight from 8th to 1st as well. This squad also won the Collegiate D4 class as well.
Breegan Barnett won High Lady Jr Champion Handicap with a 98.
Blakely Barnettgot her first 100 straight in the championship singles on Monday then followed it up on Wednesday with another 100 straight in the preliminary singles for the Grand. Congrats to you young lady. FYI NEVER have her to take a picture with your phone… she will fix you up LOL
Layton Freas won the Jr class C runner up in the Doubles with a 93
Mason Tucker won 3rd Jr Class C in the Doubles with a 93( A personal best). Also Mason placed 4th overall in the 22 cal bolt action event.
Justin Freas won JRG Class D 3rd in the Doubles with an 80.
Skeet Sub Jr- Christopher Diller won 8th place. Chris also finished 2nd in the HOA for the Sub Jr division with a 269.
Breegan Barnett finished 10th out of 54 for high lady in the skeet.
Hunter Pence was runner up champion in the skeet overall. Also he was 2nd in the HOA for the skeet and sporting clays. Missed winning by 1 target 287 - 288.
Hunter also won the 9mm handgun challenge with missing only 1 target with a time of somewhere in the 3.25 second range.
The Jr Gold squad of Clay Laughlin, Hunter Pence, Collin Rindal, Austin Palmer won 2nd place overall with a score of 377 in the skeet event.
I share these scores and placings to show everyone how tight the competition was and how these kids came to shoot and win.
I saw a lot of greatness up there with you kids especially how you bought into winning championships sharing your knowledge with one another as well as lifting each other up in those times of need and keeping your head in it and pressing on. You kids are an awesome group of young people. Thank you for doing what you did not just during your events but off the field as well.
A great big thank you to Monte Tucker, Mickey McGee, Roger Diller, Jay Sliger Rusty Colten for being a part of this and your support. Looking forward to next year. Thank you men.
Thank you to all the Ladies that helped out up there behind the scenes with the kids and the Hamburger feed at Jennifer Schweer Diller’s trailer. We will do that again next year.
Myna Laughlin for checking scores and helping keep things straight thank you.
Ron Bliss thank you for the knowledge you shared with me during the Trapshooting events. It is all wrote down in my notebook. As well as keeping me calmed down. Thank you sir.
If I missed someone or made a mistake feel free to correct me and I will edit it.
It’s always been said it takes a TRIBE to be great and we have a phenomenal TRIBE. Thank you all for allowing me to be part of this and this year. Paul H.
P.S - You compete from the neck down and win from the neck up, Joe Beaver
Oklahoma AIM Shooters shot well and placed in many events at the 2019 Grand American. The picture on the left is the Oklahoma 2019 AIM Team.
Scholarships: Yearly scholarships will awarded to eligible members. Scholarships will be given out in Academics, Integrity and Marksmanship. Additional scholarships may also be available each year. Contact the ATA office for additional information on how to donate to the AIM Scholarship Fund.
2021 AIM SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY JULY 1, 2021
Following is a list of the AIM Scholarships offered.
Academic Scholarship Application
Integrity Scholarship Application
Marksmanship Scholarship Application
Trap&Field Journalism Scholarship Application
Christopher J. Vendel Memorial Scholarship Application
Amerigo Pagliaroli Memorial Scholarship Application
Forms will be posted as well as detailed information at https://aim4ata.com/ABOUT.aspx
Applicants are encouraged to apply for more than 1 scholarship, however, they can only win one per year. All scholarship funds will expire three (3) years from date of being awarded, unless proof of enrollment is received. Updated Scholarship Applications will be posted no later than the first business day of the calendar year.
Categories: Age categories for new members are based on your age the day you join the ATA. Age categories for renewing members are based on your age as of 9/1/2018. Shooters who become eligible for new age based categories during the target year may elect to continue to compete in the previous category for the remainder of that target year. (For example, a shooter reaching age 18 may elect to continue to shoot as a Junior for the remainder of the current target year.) However, once a shooter has elected to move to the new category, that decision is irrevocable and he/she may not again declare eligibility for the previous category. ALL mid-year category changes must be submitted to the ATA office within 7 business days of the shooter's birthday by calling 618-449-2224 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Individual Classification: Classes are used in each age category for the Online Zone Championship and the AIM Grand National Singles & Doubles Championships. In the current target year, the target requirement to avoid minimum Class B for any age category will be 200 ATA Registered Singles targets prior to the Online Zone Championship and 400 ATA Registered Singles targets prior to the AIM Grand National Championship. In Grand Championship Doubles, the target requirement to avoid minimum Class B for any age category will be 200 targets prior to the event. In Grand Championship Handicap, the target requirement to avoid 21 yard line minimum penalty yardage for any category will be 300 ATA Registered Handicap targets prior to the event.
Team (squad) Classification: Any shooters may shoot on a squad composed of members of other categories. However the squad will be shooting in the highest category represented in the squad. (Example if a squad is comprised of 1 Pre-sub, 2 Sub-Juniors, and 2 Juniors, the squad will be competing in the Junior category) Moving up in age group is for Team purposes only and does not affect the individual’s category with AIM.
AIM Annual Teams: All AIM Annual Teams will be based on AIM membership and the total number of members in the category/zone/state. AIM All Stars are the highest level of shooting recognition, followed by All-Zone, then All-State.
Official Rules: ATA Rules will govern the AIM Program unless otherwise noted. It is the responsibility of coaches and participants alike to be familiar with all aspects of the ATA Rule Book. All teams are expected to be comprised of local shooters from the same club, school, organization, or group. A qualified coach or adult must be present while athletes are on the field during practice or competition. It is the responsibility of the coach to ensure that all applicable laws within their jurisdiction are complied with. You can download the 2020 AIM Handbook from ATA.
The cost of trapshooting can vary as much as you want. Since equipment is not regulated, you have the ability to comparison shop for ammunition and equipment. Generally speaking ammunition is around $5 per box of 25 shells, Ear and Eye protection varies from a few dollars to hundreds, and shotguns vary greatly as well depending on whether it’s new or used.
he total fee for any eligible ATA member to participate in AIM is $25. ATA annual membership for those 22 and under is $12 and AIM membership is $13. All AIM membership fees are applied to AIM program costs (awards, scholarships and promotion of youth shooting). All AIM members are eligible to participate in any ATA registered event or tournament, including the Grand American, throughout the year.
Many AIM teams are a result of team participation in other youth shooting programs such as: 4H, FFA, Boy Scouts of America, American Legion & State Conservation. All members of these programs are welcome to be a part of AIM and can invite their friends to participate as well. Special awards are available at the AIM Grand Championships for Teams/Squads representing these organizations.
See the ATA AIM Website for more details. https://aim4ata.com/ABOUT.aspx
Oklahoma AIM Director - Paul Hightower
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OTSA starts fun shoots on Tues.Nights beginning September 21, and will run till daylight savings time ends. 25 singles & 25 handicap targets. Handicap targets shot from score in singles, no caps short of the 20. $20 to play. $4 goes to the pot, $1 each to long run and perfect 50.