10th Annual WV Hall Of Fame Shoot Results


10th Annual WV Hall Of Fame Shoot


Sixty-Nine shooters from four states shot at 24,500 targets to compete in this years’ 10th Annual WVATA Hall Of Fame Shoot held at Marshall County Hunting & Fishing Club during the Memorial Day Weekend. Eight former inductees were in attendance. There were no HOF nominations this year. The weather was beautiful and the targets perfect.

The events were named for previous WV Hall Of Fame inductees, Sandy Spencer 2001, H.B. Scarlett 2000, and Emerson Lilley 2001.

During Saturday's Single Event, Michael Kemp fired the lone 200 straight besting the field by three targets to claim the Sandy Spencer Singles Championship, Rob Ingram’s 197 topped Class A. Tim McMillan took B Class honors with a 197, New ATA shooter Corey Palmer posted a 193 for Class C laurels. Corey's company, SDI,  donated $1000.00 to the WV State Shoot. The WVATA thanks SDI and Corey for their generous donation to the WV shooters. St. Albans shooter Jim Schad shot a 183 for D Class honors. Category shooter Curt turned in a 195 for Veteran honors. Tom Miller was the high Sr. Veteran. 2001 Hall Of Fame inductee Sandy Spencer was High Lady winner and new shooter Matthew Fraizer who broke his first 25 straight on his way to a 171 for the JR/SubJr trophy by one target over WV State Team Junior and 2015 AIM All State WV Junior Captain Robert Judy. I have to apologize to Robert Judy for leaving him out of the WV State Shoot Program it his first placement as the WV State First Team Junior.

       Singles Champion                             Class A                                 Class B                                    Class C

         Michael Kemp                               Rob Ingram                          Tim McMillan                           Corey Palmer

               Class D                                       Lady                                  Jr/Sub JR                                Veteran

              Jim Schad                              Sandy Spencer                   Matthew Frazier                          Curt Paul

             Sr. Veteran                  HoF Members David Kemp, Darrel Murray and Darrell Dowler and Squad mate

              Tom Miller                    Dennis Cooperrider wait for the Second Hundred

Singles Champion Michael Kemp was relaxed between 100's as you can see here playing with his daughter Riley

A great feast was provided by MCH&F Club, courtesy of the WVATA, that included hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, pasta salad and all the trimmings.

  Mark Isner and State Team Captain Kevin Miller talk strategy it must of worked

    Kevin Won 22-24 yd Preliminary Handicap

In the Preliminary Handicap Erich Reger broke a near prefect event high 99 to take the 18 to 21 yard honors; Kevin Miller shot a 94 for the 22 to 24 yard laurels and the 25 to 27 yard tie Steve Sprout and Bob Harden, both carding 93’s decided to flip Sprout said for Harden to call it, he called heads and it landed on tails won the flip for the 25 to 27 yard buckle. Later Sprout dropped the money box and EVERY quarter that hit the floor was on TAILS!

          18 - 21 yard                           22 - 24 yard                        25 - 27 yard                     Frank Wolfe came out

            Erich Reger                             Kevin Miller                         Steve Sprout                          to see friends

Last years Doubles Champion Richard Granatir again topped all shooters in the H. B. Scarlett Doubles Championship breaking all but one target for the Championship. Kevin Miller shot  a 97 for A Class. Dennis Cooperrider and Nick Harden knotted at 88 for B Class Champion, Nick won the shootoff, which was his first. Gary Frazier broke 87 to win C Class.

        Doubles Champion                        Class A                                    Class B                                    Class C

         Richard  Granatir                       Kevin Miller                            Nick Harden                           Gary Frazier

      Class B Doubles Dennis Cooperrider & Nick Harden Shootoff

     Sunday’s Emerson Lilley Handicap Championship was won by Doubles Champion Richard Granatir  with a 95, which by now was being called “King Richard”. Jerry Stefkovich won 22 to 24 yard trophy after breaking 94. Singles Champion Michael Kemp and Bob Harden broke 94’s  to tie for 25 – 27 yard honors. After the shoot off Kemp was the victor. Ralph Gillespie carded a 92 for the 18 to 21 yard buckle. Gerald Narigon was the high Senior Veteran after having his picture taken Narigon told the photographer to be sure to put the right name under the picture??? A flip between Curt Paul and 1989 HOF member Darrell Dowler for the Veteran buckle with Curt coming out on top. Tammy Jackson won top Lady, her first trophy, sure to be the first of many. Scott Harry was High Junior with a 92. HAA went to Michael Kemp who posted a 386.

      Handicap Champion            18- 21 yard Champion         22 -24 yard Champion         25 - 27 yard Champion

         "King" Richard                          Ralph Gillespie                  Jerry Stefkovich                      Michael Kemp

              Junior/SubJR                               Lady                                 Veteran                               Sr. Veteran

               Scott Harry                        Tammy Jackson                        Curt Paul                          Gerald Narigon

 Michael Kemp & Bob Harden congratulate each other after 2 shoot offs Michael won the 25 - 27 Yard Trophy and Bob won the Emerson Lilley Memorial Trophy.

    Michael Kemp, Erich Reger and Bob Harden shot identical totals of 383 in Events 1, 2 and 4 to tie for the The Emerson Lilley Memorial Trophy donated by Larry and Kenny Lilley in memory of their father, 2001 HOF inductee Emerson Lilley. Reger had left the grounds and forfeited, Kemp and Harden again went to the shootoff after a round at 16 yard and a round from the 27, Harden claimed the prize

    A total of $775.00 Added Money was given away $300.00 of which was provided courtesy of Marshall County Hunting & Fishing Club.   

The WVATA would like to recognize Marshall County Hunting & Fishing Club for their hard work, immaculate grounds and smooth operation of the shoot after a flood earlier this year that left trees on the trap houses after the waters receded, all that was left of the destruction were several mounds of dirt that was scraped from the grounds.

Larry Lilley and his crew did a fantastic job, a big thanks to the officers of the WVATA: Nick Harden classification, Jim Schad squadding and Steve Sprout cashiering, Darrel Murray target setting and shootoffs. A special thanks to Bruce Haislip for setting up the computers for the shoot.

    Lyndsey Ingram scoring     Trapshooting is a family affair with the Ingrams

 Marshall County HFC did a great job and the WVATA and especially me want to thank all the people who worked hard to overcome the obstacles presented by hosting a shoot they are:

Ben, Jake and Zack Heslip                                     Dan and Todd Morris

Rob, Lisa, Lyndsey, Garrett and Logan Ingram  Tom Gray

Shawn, Chastity and Brandon Carrol                   Jim French

Kenny, Kathy and Carly Whorton                         Tim and Matt Minor               

Larry, Phyllis and Kenny Lilley                             Dave Butler

Dave Richardson                                                   Bill King

David Schleper                                                      Larry Adkins