Greetings Indiana Shooters!
Is it Spring yet?? I don’t know about you, but unless you’ve been wintering in a milder climate than Indiana, I bet you are ready for some nicer weather to go shoot some trap targets. It has been a long cold winter here at the Barnett house but I look forward to seeing everyone very soon at a gun club!
Before I forget…make sure you have your calendars marked for the 125th Indiana State Trapshooting Championships!! July 16-21, 2019…I look forward to seeing you there!
I finally have the 2018 Indiana All-State Teams ready to publish! It was certainly a challenge this year making sure everyone was listed in the proper category. If you see any errors please let me know ASAP.
Congrats goes to our 2018 Men’s Open Team consisting of Jason Seitz, Devon Harris, Eric Shroyer, Bobby Bolden, Tom Kleyla, George Rezabek, Gary Scott, Michael Grannan, Brian Ingle & Ed Budreau. Our Sub- Veteran Team of Tank Lunsford, David Winn, Mike Williams, Steve Byrd, George Obren, Gregg Bauserman, Thomas Moore, Stephen Byrns, Bernie Matthews and Bill Mager. Our Veteran Team of Tom Neal, Garl Gresley, Ken Heathcoate, Michael Welte, Jerry Fosbrink, Jack Curry, Albert White, Ben Morriston, Jon Roussel and Gene Schneck. Congrats to our Senior Vet Team of Tom Antczak, Vern Brown, Thomas Rhoads, Bobby Hubble, Michael Stephenson, Bill Tempest, Jerry Brown, Gil Huffman, Richard Sholty, and Dr. R. Scott Norris, DDS. Also to our Junior Gold All-State member Preston Crandell, our Sub-Junior Team of Johnathon Seitz, Joshua Rubenstein, Noah Rice & Caleb Coy, plus our Junior Team member Ethan Buck. Lady I All-State Team consists of Chrissy Byrd, Jamie Taylor, Ronette Brumfield and Deborah Stueck, and Lady II Team members Mary Lynne Downham, Linda Lovell & Terry Bolden. Once again, congrats to all of these shooters!
For the 2018 Target Year, our High Average by Event shooter was Jason Seitz for both Singles & Doubles, with average of 98.59% & 96.27%. For Handicap, the high 2018 shooter was once again Preston Crandell at 93.86%.
Unfortunately I do have some bad news to report that you are likely already aware of….Charles Hazelwood passed back in December. Any one that was ever fortunate enough to spend time with Charlie knows how much he meant to Indiana trapshooting and he will certainly be missed. I cherish the conversations I had with him and he will certainly never be forgotten. I will definitely never mix a batch of Crick Water and not think about Charlie!! His wife Jo Anne mentioned to me that they will be having a Memorial Shoot for Charlie I believe on June 22nd at Tri-County Coonhunters. Once I get the full details I will pass them along here for sure. My condolences to Annie, Carl & all of the Batesville clan.
Please 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