Greetings Indiana Shooters!
July is upon and this of course means it’s time for the Indiana State Shoot, July 16-21. Everyone on the ITA Board of Directors, all of our many volunteers, and everyone at Indiana Gun Club has been hard at work preparing for the shoot this year. I look forward to seeing everyone there!
Much appreciate goes out to Fulton County Gun Club, Kingen Gun Club and Evansville Gun Club, our gracious hosts for this years Indiana Zone shoots. All three clubs put on great shoots.
Congrats first to the Champions at Fulton County Gun Club in the North Zone, including Garl Gresley with a 198 in Singles, Devon Harris broke a 98 in Doubles, and Larry Lipa with a 95 to win the Handicap Championship. Devon Harris also won the High All Around belt buckle with a 378.
Kingen Gun Club in the Central Zone saw some very nice weather on Saturday for the Singles, and then of course some rain on Sunday for Doubles & Handicap. We just can’t seem to put two consecutive dry days together this year in Indiana. The Singles Championship went to Steve Byrd with 198, besting Sr Vet Champ Michael Stephenson and A Class Champ Scott Chappell by one bird. Sunday was definitely Brian Ingle’s day, as he took home the Doubles Champ trophy with a 98, then went out and broke a 96 in Handicap. His 96 tied with Tom Kleyla but Brian took home the belt buckle for Handicap, and he also won the HAA buckle with a 381. Nice shooting Brian!
At the South Zone shoot at Evansville Gun Club, Junior shooter Noah Rice ran the 200 Singles to take the Championship trophy, and Michael Grannan put up a 99 in Doubles for the victory. In the Handicap event as well as the High All Around, Bill Tempest added to his belt buckle collection by winning both, with a 95 in Caps and a 383 HAA.
Make sure you check out the Indiana trap website www.indianatrap.com for a full listing of all of the Registered ATA shoots being held this summer at clubs all over Indiana.
Don’t hesitate to let me know if you need anything or would like to have anything included in this article for Indiana.
Jason Barnett, ATA Delegate – Indiana