As I write this we are just a few days away from the 2017 Indiana State Shoot and all of the ITA Directors & Volunteers are in high gear getting ready for what I anticipate being a great shoot! When you are likely reading this report from Indiana many of you will be at the Grand American and the Indiana State Shoot as well as the ATA Central Zone shoot in Evansville will be complete. My wish is we are all at the Grand talking about how great everything went at Indiana and the Central Zone. I know everyone involved with putting on these shoots will have done everything in their power to make it a success….I just hope Mother Nature cooperated with us this year!!!
I hope everyone has had a safe & successful spring and early summer leading up to the Indiana State Shoot. I know many have been busy attending shoots at local clubs as well as traveling to big shoots in other states. Between the Great Lakes Grand in Michigan, to the Illinois & Tennessee State Shoots, then to the Ohio State Shoot, then to either Michigan or the Kentucky State Shoots, it’s a hectic time of the year for trapshooters!
Speaking of the Great Lakes Grand, congratulations goes to Tom Neal on winning the Lake Michigan Great Lakes Grand Singles Championship! Tom won the Handicap Championship event there in 2016 so he has quite an impressive run of success going on at that shoot.
It’s always nice to go through the Ohio State Shoot trophy list and see so many IN shooters bringing home trophies from that shoot. This years’ trophy winners in Ohio include Debbie Thompson, Thomas Rhoads, Devon Harris, Bobby Hubble, Ronette Brumfield, Garl Gresley, Tom Neal, Kenneth Heathcoate, Michael Gooch, Tim Bitter, Tank Lunsford, Tim Miller, Ginny Matthews, Linda Lovell, Adam Hart, John Roussel, Rhett Wierenga, Vern Brown, Bo Redd, Roger Thompson and Gene Schneck.
As always, don’t hesitate to let me know if you need anything. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.