On September 1, 2020 the OTSA Board met and elected a new president and received new members to the board for the shooting year 2021. See the new list below:
Oct ATA Report
There were 11 Oklahoma shooters who attended the US Open shoot. Justin Cavett had 100's in Event #1, and Event #7. Looks like Justin, Terry Piguet, Stan Crawford, and Ron Bliss all may have won trophies. At the US Open there were 152 Sr Vets, 80 Sub Vets, and 66 Vets.
At the KTA Shoot there were 27 Sr Vets, 22 Sub Vets, and 18 vets. These are the 3 predominant categories at most shoots. At the KTA 50th Fall Handicap Shoot there were 11 Oklahoma shooters. Billy Pierce won 4 trophies, Justin Cavett won 6 trophies, Shelby Skaggs won 7 trophies, Carl Brown, Paula Trayer each won a trophy. The car was won by Leivi McAllister.
The Iowa Park Zone III shoot Sept. 25th thru 27th was well attended. Pat Stacey won open Singles Champion with 199, and open Doubles Champion with 99, and HAA with 390. Ken Isenberg won open Singles AA with 196, and open Doubles Class A with 97. Daniel Shoaf won open Handicap with 97, and Vickie Farmer won SY with 94.
At Ada's Tues. Sept. 22nd shoot 17 shooters shot in a misty rain, and Steve Blackburn won with a 47. On Tues. Sept. 29th, 15 shooters shot and Don Bowers won with 45. Don is the President of the Ada Skeet and Trap club.
Shawnee had a great shoot with good attendance. Woody Barnes won the Singles with 99. Zoe Trayler won the Handicap with 94 and broke the only 25 in the handicap. Mitchel Wyatt won 2nd place with 88, and Jeff Barker won 3rd place with 86. All the Handicap winners are new shooters. Clay Laughlin won the Doubles with 94. Ada's Tues. shoot was won by Randy Farmer with 47.
At OTSA's 9-26 Big 50's shoot Bill Dean's 49 won the Singles, Larry Gregory's 47 won the Handicap, and Jeff Barker won the Doubles with 47. At their 10-2 shoot Dennis Patrick, Ron Bliss, and Nathan Lemke all had 49's in Singles. Paul Hooper won the Handicap with 46, and Nathan Lemke won the Doubles with 46. OTSA held National Trapshooting events on Sat 10-10, and Sun. 10-11. In the Sat. Singles Dennis Patrick, Rose Shaffer, and Dennis Whitlock all had 99's. DP was Champion, Rose won A, ad DW won AA Dennis Whitlock also won the Handicap with 96. Jeff Barker won the Doubles with 92. Dennis Whitlock is from Missouri, and the two Texas shooters were Phillip & Susan Stewart, all winning trophies. In the Singles on Sun. Nathan Lemke, and Pat Stacey had 99's, with Nathan Champion, and Pat AA Champion. Daryl Kobs 94 won the Handicap, and Nathan won the Doubles with 96.
Ada's Tues. Oct. 13th shoot was won by Zoe Trayler with 48. At Oil Capital's Big 50 shoot Jeff Trayer won the Singles with 48, and the Doubles with 47. Billy Pierce, and Justin Cavett were high in the Handicap with 42's.
Congratulations to Abagail Colton for earning her way to the 27yd line at the Kinsley, KS shoot.
Oklahoma shooters reaching milestones in their shooting careers are Richard Shaffer 75'000 Singles, Ken Isenberg, and Jeff Trayer 25'000 Doubles. Justin Cavett has reached 100'000 combined targets. Oklahoma has lost another shooter. Warren Roberts passed away on Sept. 26th, he was 77. Warren began shooting in 1998, and has shot 23'400 Singles, 23'200 Handicap, and 13'600 Doubles. Warren ran his 1st 100 straight at the Ada Skeet & Trap club. I shot with Warren at ADA when we both broke 93's for the high scores in a Doubles event. Our sincere condolences go out to his family.
Ada's Tues. Oct. 20th shoot was won by Zoe Traylor, and Zane Arnold with 49's. This is Zoe's 2nd week in a row to break the top score. Looks like she may have the new gun dialed in. Pictures of several Oklahoma shooters are in the Oct. issue of Trap & Field for their wins at the Grand American. Shelby Skaggs profile is on page 20. Last year Oklahoma shooters set a record of 12 All Americans. This year we set a new record of 14 Oklahoma All Americans. They are Pat Stacey, Shelby Skaggs, Paula Trayer, Dakota Sliger, Christopher Diller, Kenyon Bert, Klayton McGee, Kya Funkhouser, Corbin Grybowski, Justin Cavett, Ron Bliss, Jeffery Trayer, Robert Rimer, And Gary Nichols. I think they all won trophies at the Grand.
During the 2020 target year ending Aug.31st Oklahoma threw a lot of targets in spite of the Pandemic. They are OTSA-256,425, Oil Capital-43,800, Shawnee-19,950, Bartlesville-17,550, Ada-15,950, Tulsa-9250, Red Dirt-6100, Cimmarron-5800, Hennessey-2900 [1st shoot only], Alfala-2000.
Steve Blackburn, Randy & Vickie Farmer had their hands full Thursday Oct. 22nd, Friday the 23rd, and then Sat. the 24th. They threw 400 rounds of Trap, and Skeet targets for the Eastern Oklahoma State College, and the Connors State College. The 2 accounted for 304 rounds, and 96 rounds. They finished at approx. 8PM with car headlights lighting one of their unlit fields. Then on Sat. they were right back for their Oct. 24th Big 50 shoot. Dakota Sliger won the Singles, and the Handicap. Alan Julian, from Texas, won the Doubles.
Also on Sat. the 24th the OTA Shooting Park hosted the Fall 4-H Shoot, expecting approx. 100 shooters to compete in waves to social distance. It turned out that only 81 showed up to compete, because of the virus. The high male shooter was Blake Brady, from Woods County, with 49. 2 Girls tied with 47's, Baylee Pence, and Emma Patswall, from Canadian County. Some of them are now shooting in the AIM Program.
On Sun. Oct. 25th Hennessey GC held their 3rd Big 50 shoot. The weather turned out to be cold, and windy, still 8 shooters braved the conditions to shoot. Rose Shaffer won the Singles with 47, Melvin Pospisil won the Handicap with 41, and John Ewing won the Doubles with 38.
Shawnee Twin lakes TR held their annual Club Shoot also on Sun. the 25th. They shot 50 Singles, and 50 Handicap, for a combined high score to win the Club Buckle. Gary will let me know who won the Club Buckle.
Let's keep all those suffering from the pandemic in our prayers
Oklahoma ATA Delegate