Jeff's November Report for Trap & Field
The OTSA had their annual Red Earth shoot the second week end of September. The grounds were looking good, mowed and cleaned up. Meals were served both days thanks to our first lady Kathy Grove. The food was great and the desserts were awesome! We were a little short on trap help so several board members alternated in score keeping and keeping things running smooth. The targets were very good and consistent, (I believe converting the throwing bands to springs was a definite improvement). The shoot was well attended and everyone had a good time. Woody Barnes was champion of the 200 doubles Saturday and Cambridge Miller was handicap champion with his 95. Sunday’s program began with 200 singles and then 100 handicap. A young man from KS, Brody Lenington dominated the day Sunday breaking 199 in the singles and 93 in the caps claiming champion in both events. Class champions in the singles were: Jeff Trayer, David Gatlin, Jeff Barker, Paul Hooper and Richard Coit. Yardage group champions were: Mitch Wyatt, Kelly Thacker and Jeff Trayer. The Tulsa Gun Club is in the process of installing lights over 2 trap fields. This is largely due to a grant awarded from the ATA Gun Club Grant Fund. This is an awesome program the ATA has in place and is driven by all who buy tickets for the raffle each year. We’re all looking forward to having lights up and plan to shoot Big 50s this Fall and Winter. The Heartland Grand was well attended again this year including several Oklahomans. David Bacon II was champion in his class in event #4 doubles and again in the singles championship. Billy Pierce prevailed in shoot off and claimed B class champion in event #7 singles. Angie Cavett broke 97 in event #17 singles claiming champion in her class. The Southwestern Grand at the KTA was another awesome shoot. Attendance was up enough to raise the competition factor to 5. It did rain all day Monday, but for the rest of the week the weather was fair with only light winds. Shelby Skaggs started the shoot breaking all her targets in the first event and continued to shoot very well all week. Shelby posted a perfect 200 Thursday and then 199 in the singles championship. Kya Funkhouser had a good shoot, posting 100 straight in event #7 singles. Kya was very strong in handicap breaking 98 in event #6 and 97 in event #8. Michael Gates trophied in event #8 handicap breaking 95 and again in event #11 with the same score. Ron Bliss was vet champion breaking 96 in Thursday’s handicap. Dason Harman was sub junior champion in Event #9 doubles. Alexis Pletcher and Aaron Broyles were both class champions in the singles class championship. In the singles championship Saturday Jacob Dillar ran 200 straight and prevailed in shoot off for junior gold champion. Pat Stacey was AAA RU with 199 and Shay Skaggs was lady 1 RU with her 198. Congratulations to Billy Pierce on attaining 50,000 doubles and to Stanley Crawford on 100,000 singles. Also congratulations to Ellis Toews on attaining 100,000 combined targets. The ATA and the OTSA appreciate your dedication to this game. Recently the ATA All American teams were announced. Congratulations to all who worked hard and shot well to obtain a position on one of these teams. We are proud of the 10 Oklahomans that are on the 2024 All American teams. Keep up the good shooting Oklahoma! See you at the next trap shoot! Jeff Trayer, ATA Delegate
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