Hello Indiana Shooters!
Is it really July already?? Hard to believe but it is and the 2018 Indiana State Trapshooting Championships will be here very soon! Hope to see everyone at Indiana Gun Club in Fishers for our state shoot July 17-22.
A few reminders about the Indiana State Shoot…Tuesday is Fun Day on the eight west end traps, and our AIM State Championships (100 Singles followed by 50 pair of Doubles) on the eight east traps. Phil Baker & Indiana Gun Club are covering the Singles target fees for the AIM shooters, and we have an “Anonymous Donor” picking up the tab for the AIM Doubles fees, plus Fiocchi has donated 15 flats of shells for the youth teams. Wednesday is Honor Day where we honor our Champions from last year, and Thursday is the 200 bird Singles Class Championship followed by the ITA President’s Handicap event, where we recognize this year’s President, Dave Cates. Friday starts out with the ITA Hall of Fame Handicap event, then we will present our 2017 All State Teams and induct Dave Cates & John Fry into the Indiana Trapshooting Hall of Fame. After the ceremony will be the Doubles Class Championship, then once the shoot-off’s are settled we will have our Miss & Out event, made possible by numerous volunteers & gracious donors. The HAA starts on Saturday of course with the Singles Championship, with the Doubles Championship first on Sunday followed by the Handicap Championship.
Here’s an ITA Spectator Experience update from Roxie Antczak: “The 2018 ITA Spectator Experience has a full week of fun planned for everyone. With the help of our very talented friends in Fortville, guests will have their choice of games for kids, crafts, Bunco and more. The Boozehounds will perform during Wednesday night’s WELCOME PARTY and also will be headlining the Shooter Appreciation Dinner on Saturday night, following the very talented country singer Eliana Weston. New this year is the campsite decorating contest, open to all registered campers on gun club grounds. Don’t forget to check the Spectator Experience Facebook page for details and information on registering and/or purchasing required event tickets. As always, feel free to contact us is you have any questions.”
It was a busy month of May for the ITA, first with the Central Zone shoot at Fall Creek, then the North Zone at St. Joe, followed by the South Zone at Columbus. On behalf of the ITA Board of Directors, we wish to express our gratitude to each of these clubs for being such fantastic host gun clubs for this year’s ITA Zone Shoots.
At the Central Zone, George Rezabek ran away with several Championship trophies, including the Singles with a 198 and Doubles with a 93, plus the HOA belt buckle with a 379. Lenvel Conner topped Brian Ingle in a 2 round Handicap shoot-off to settle their 95’s and Lenvel took home that buckle.
For the North Zone, the Singles Championship went to Scott Cochran with a 198. Garl Gresley won the Doubles champ trophy with a 99, as well as the HOA with 388. Steve Schlabach was the Handicap Champion belt buckle victor with the lone 96.
Then at the South Zone shoot Mike Grannan was the Singles Champ with a 199 and the Doubles Champ with a 94. Sub Jr shooter Noah Rice dominated the Handicap event with a solid 99. I can personally attest to it being a solid 99 as I was standing right next to him on the same squad and he was right in the middle of them all…congrats Noah! Tom Burchell was HOA with a solid 380.
Don’t forget to join me at the ATA Central Zone shoot, which will once again be at Evansville Gun Club July 27-29. Also be sure to check out our newly renovated website, www.indianatrap.com, for all of the registered shoot dates around Indiana as well as the Indiana State Shoot program and full results from the zone shoots. On our website is a listing for “Unclaimed Trophies” from past State & Zone shoots. Please take a look at this list and see if we have any of your trophies from past shoots that need to be picked up, or maybe you know someone on the list that doesn’t come to the State shoot anymore and you could make sure he/she receives it. All of these trophies can be picked up from Dianna Simkins at the Trophy/Squadding desk at the Indiana State Shoot.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you need anything or would like to have anything included in this article for Indiana.