Todd Sauble Repeats as Singles Champion, Michael Kemp Doubles Champion and Bill King Handicap Champion

 

                    Todd Sauble                                    Michael Kemp                                          Bill King Jr

                        2015                                                 2015                                                      2015

            WV Singles Champion                     WV Doubles Champion                          WV Handicap Champion

 

   A change in management usually spells disaster especially for first timers but guided by Tournament Director Chuck Jackson the 95th WV State Shoot went off without a hitch, except for the one thing not under their control, the weather. Tim Byhanna and his loyal crew had the grounds in great condition despite only having 3 days without rain since June 1, the grounds were ready for the premier trapshooting event in West Virginia. The club had all the traps serviced before this years shoot. Tim had some new ideas for this year. He brought Cabelas on board who donated a Brettea 686 Oynx Pro Trap Gun. The Cabelas Shoot Off Challenge was shot off before Saturday’s Championship Singles Shoot offs. Tom Miller, of Morgantown, was the winner. Tim also negotiated for scorers and loaders with the Brooke County Bruins Booster Club, trained them and I have to say they were the best first time scorers and loaders that I’ve seen in my 28 years of shooting. Corey Palmer of Shaft Drillers International donated $1000.00 to be distributed to the shooters through a drawing. A pill was pulled after each event and then those shooters went into a drawing and the winner was chosen at random. WVATA thanks SDI and Corey Palmer for their support of this year's WV State Shoot.

                        Alan                                         Tom                                       Tim

Tom recieving his prize a Brettea 686 Oynx Pro Trap Gun from Alan of Cabelas with Tim on hand for the presentation.

 

   Two Hundred Fifty Nine Shooters from 10 states, as far away as Texas, braved the wind and rain, to compete for over 200 trophies and $6000.00 in added money. New to the WV State Shoot included Christopher Hise and Braden Carroll who just started ATA registered shooting this year taking home a couple trophies. Kevin Sheen, Samuel Wright, Todd Morris, Matthew Frazier, Elaine Ference and Zachary Heslep also new to ATA shooting, it’s good to see new people. William Howe and Billy Thigpen from North Carolina, who’s goals are to visit all 50 state shoots, also came to shoot with us. Billy won the Open Veteran trophy in Thursday’s doubles.

 

  Ninety Three shooters took the line Thursday to compete in the Todd Sauble Singles. The 2013 Trap & Field’s Rookie of the Year, Cameron Bailey posting the lone 100 for High Gun. Ken Mills broke one less for AA; Bill Wheeler won Class B, Edward Pykosh took C Class and Edgar Tibbs claimed D class.

 

  In the Alec Sauble Handicap, Ken Mills, Kevin Sheen and Jeremy Keplinger broke the event high score of 95. Jeremy won after a two round shoot off for Champion. Ken Mills fell back to the 26-27 yd group and Kevin Sheen the 18-21.5 yd group. Jim Schad and Norman Mullins both broke 94 for Sub Veteran and 22-23.5 yd group with Jerry Stefkovich winning 24-25.5 yd group.

 

 Thursday’s events ended with the Robert Harden Doubles. Joe Charnigo and Cameron Bailey tied with a 97. After the carryover, Joe was Champion and Cameron the AA winner. Scott Ross took Class A with Class B going to Doug Damron. Chad Karlen  won Class C and Kinzy Smith Class D. Kinzy  began registering targets in 1965 and has been shooting continuously for 50 years. He will receive his 50th year patch in a ceremony at this years Grand American.

 

 Friday’s forecast was cloudy with fog, in fact, it was so cloudy and foggy that when it wasn’t misting it rained.  In the WV Singles Class Championship, WV resident shooters Kevin Miller, Scott Ross and Michael Kemp tied for Resident AA with Scott Ross winning the carryover. Tom Urquhart, Steve Bell and Jeremy Keplinger knotted at 98 for Class A with Tom winning the carryover. Larry Lilley and Toot Riggle both shot 97 in Class B with Larry prevailing in the carryover. Tammy Jackson broke 91 to claim Class D honors.

  Open shooters Richard Granatir and Raymond Gajoch both broke 100 straights Raymond winning SubVet and Richie Open Class AA. Four shooters shot 98’s to tie in Class A with Lou Sartoris the victor. Bob Hess won Class B after the carryover when he and two others tied with 97’s. Michael Stabinski was high in Class C and Rachel Kelly took the Class D prize.

 

  Preliminary Handicap scores rose a little from Thursday Ron Smith was crowned Champion after a shoot off with Beverly Scott Runner up, Joe Charnigo third, Kevin Wolfe fourth, Jeremy Keplinger fifth and Bill King sixth.

 

 The weather eased a bit for the WV Doubles Class Championship and Kyle Hamilton broke them all to win Open Class AA. Kevin Miller was high among WV Class AA residents. 2014 Grand American Handicap winner, Adam Stefkovich, claimed Open Class A with a 97, WV shooters Adam Cline and Nicholas Harden were victorious in Resident Class A and Resident Class B, Chad Karlen won Open B. Lonnie Spencer and Donald Lafollette both had 84’s in Resident Class C with Lonnie winning the carryover. Open Class C winner was Lou Sartoris, Edgar Tibbs was Resident Class D winner and John Thompson Open Class D.

    The weather for Saturday’s WV Singles Championship sponsored by Shaft Drillers International was perfect, no rain!  WV delegate, Nicholas Harden, was the only WV shooter to break all of the first hundred targets. Leading all WV shooters into the second hundred Nick missed late on the third trap and one again on the fourth which set up a four way tie for the WV Singles Championship. Last year’s Singles Champion, Todd Sauble and son Alec, last years Handicap Champion along with two time Singles Champion Scott Ross and Nick each broke 198’s. The shoot off lasted one round for Scotty who fell back to Class AA, the others settled in for what prove to be quite a show. The Sauble’s and Harden ran another 100 under the lights. In the fifth, round Alec let one slip away while Todd and Nick broke them all with Alec falling back to Junior Gold. It only took one more round to decide the champion. Todd ran the trap for the WV Singles Champion crown with Nick dropping one for Runner up. Steve Sprout claimed Class A, Darrell Dowler Class B, Leon Lowther Class C and Lonnie Spencer Class D. Shelly Slusher won WV Lady I Champion, her first, husband David, the 2012 WV Singles Champion also taking WV Husband & Wife. Sandra Spencer added to her Lady Championships, a total of 9, by winning the Lady II Category. Sandra is the current Grand American Handicap Lady II Champion. Robert Judy won his second WV Singles Championship in the Junior Category. New shooter, Braden Carroll, won his first Sub Junior Championship. Four WV Sub Veteran’s knotted at 194, it only took one round to decide the winner Jim Schad running the trap. Also decided in one extra round Gary Holmes and Doug Damron shot off for WV Veteran with Gary Holmes the victor. Tom Urquhart was high WV Sr. Veteran. Resident Parent / Child was Todd and Alec Sauble, Robert & Nick Harden were Open Parent / Child. Open Husband / Wife Lloyd & Susan Ridenbaugh .

 

                                                                                                         WV Singles Runner up    WV Singles Champion

                                                                                                              Nicholas Harden                 Todd Sauble

 Maryland Shooter James Allnutt broke the only 200 straight of the day, his first, for open Champion. Andrew Zborovsky broke 199 for Class AA. Douglas Howell’s 198 secured him Open Class A, Robert Rayhal Class B, Nick Galata Class C, and John Hunnell Class D after a no show by Blaine Chamberlain for the shoot off.

 

Sunday’s weather was forcast  to be cloudy with rain in the evening, wrong again, before the WV Doubles Championship was finished the rain started to fall. Michael Kemp broke 96 for his third WV Doubles Championship. Adam Cline was runner up with 95. Cameron Bailey, WV Class AA. Russell Lillard, WV Class A, Todd Sauble, WV Class B. Gerald Narigon WV Class C. Tom Urquhart WV Class D.

 

 Joe Charnigo broke 99 for the Open Doubles Championship, Steve Steadman two less for Open Class AA, Jeffery Miller, Open Class A. Rick Miller, Open Class B. Oscar Suski, Open Class C. Jason Ketchel, Open Class D.

 

   The WV Handicap Championship was won by Bill King Jr. of New Martinsville, WV, his first, with a score of 94. Jeremy Keplinger broke one less for Runner up and as a result, won a trophy in each Handicap event. Two time and current WV Singles Champion Todd Sauble was WV Third, Cameron Bailey,  WV fourth, Kevin Miller WV Fifth and Steve Bell WV Sixth after coin flip. Complete Shoot results are listed below.

 

 WV HAA Champion was Alec Sauble by 1 target over his Dad, Todd.  WV HOA Champion went to Cameron Bailey who also won the Newt Jones Memorial Trophy. Joe Charnigo won Open HAA and Open HOA.

 

Scott Ross’s total of 393 in the three singles events was enough to win him the Stephen N. Harden Memorial Belt Buckle donated by Bob and Nick Harden in his memory, Steve, an avid shooter competed in all forms of target shooting from Trap, Skeet, precision pistol, IPSC to 1000 yd competitions with his Barrett 50 cal., Steve induced Bob to trapshooting while visiting Texas in 1988 and was a staunch defender of the 2nd Amendment and also a NRA lifetime member.

                                         Ladies Bingo Friday  Saturday and Sunday

The Annual Meeting was held Friday night with presentation to the state team who were recognized with certificates and team Shirts and hats embroidered with their names donated by Russell Lillard.

The 2015 WV State Team:

Kevin Miller Captain; Nicholas Harden; Steven Sprout; Darrel Murray; Robert Harden; Jennifer Everett; Robert Lowe; Gary Holmes; Robert Judy; Mark Isner; Adam Cline; Russell Lillard; Chuck Jackson; Todd Sauble; Sandra Spencer; Tom Urquhart; Darrell Dowler.

First time Placement for Robert Judy, Adam Cline and Russell Lillard Congratulations!!

The Officers for next year are:

President: Charles Jackson

Vice President: Scott Ross

Secretary: Jim Schad

Treasurer: Steve Sprout

ATA Delegate: Nick Harden

Alt Delegate: Robert Harden

1st Alt Delegate: Darrell Dowler

2nd Alt Delegate: Fred Dague

Director at Large: Todd Sauble

 

The 2016 HOF Shoot will be held June 11th and 12th 2016 at Marshall County Hunting & Fishing Club in Moundsville WV. Note the new date it is not being held on Memorial Day weekend this year.

The 2016 WV State Shoot will be held July 7th - 10th 2016 at Brooke County Sportsman & Farmers Association, Wellsburg WV.

I would like to thank everyone that worked together to make this a successful shoot, especially the following people Arlie Massey, Tim Byhanna, Bruce Haislip, Darrel Murray, Mark Isner, Jim Schad, Steve Sprout, Nick Harden, Russ Lillard, Toot Riggle, Noreen Snively, Scott Ross, Chuck & Tammy Jackson, Alec and Todd Sauble, Steve Bell, Bill King Jr., Gerald Narigon, Curt Paul and all the trap loaders and scorers from Brooke Bruins Booster Club. Trap mechanics Gene Snively and Ken Mills kept everything running for without them there would be no State Shoot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event 1

Todd Sauble Singles

Score

Open High Gun

Cameron Bailey

100

Open Class AA

Kenneth Mills

99

Open Class A

Kevin Sheen

96

Open Class B

Bill Wheeler

94

Open Class C

Edward Pykosh

96

Open Class D

Edgar Tibbs

95

Open Junior Gold

Ian Fleming

98

Open Junior

Braden Carroll

84

Open Sub-Junior

Gabe Lis

77

Open Lady I

Kelly Waltermire

97

Open Lady II

Patricia Sartoris

88

Open Sub-Veteran

Darrel Murray

96

Open Veteran

Curtis Paul

96

Open Sr. Veteran

Daryl Farmer

97

 

Event 2

 

Alec Sauble Handicap

 

Score

Open High Gun

Jeremy Keplinger

95

Open 18-21

Kevin Sheen

95

Open 22-23

Norman Mullins

94

Open 24-25

Jerome Stefkovich

89

Open 26-27

Kenneth Mills

95

Open Junior Gold

Ian Fleming

91

Open Junior

Michael Stabinski

87

Open Sub-Junior

Gabe Lis

76

Open Lady I

Shelly Slusher

91

Open Lady II

Sandra Spencer

83

Open Sub-Veteran

Jim Schad

94

Open Veteran

Darrell Dowler

89

Open Sr. Veteran

Lou Sartoris

89

 

Event 3

 

Robert Harden Doubles

 

Score

Open High Gun

Joe Charnigo

97

Open Class AA

Cameron Bailey

97

Open Class A

Scott Ross

93

Open Class B

Doug Damron

89

Open Class C

Chad Karlen

87

Open Class D

Kinzy Smith

76

Open Junior Gold

Alec Sauble

95

Open Junior

Michael Stabinski

78

Open Sub-Junior

Lis Gabe

48

Open Lady I

Beverly Scott

80

Open Lady II

Sandy Spencer

80

Open Sub-Veteran

Jerome Stefkovich

90

Open Veteran

Billy Thigpen

91

Open Sr. Veteran

Ted Carwile

88

Event 4

WV Singles Class Championship

Score

WV Class AA

Scott Ross

98

WV Class A

Tom Urquhart

98

WV Class B

Larry Lilley

97

WV Class C

Roger Taylor

95

WV Class D

Tammy Jackson

91

Open AA

Richard Granatir

100

Open A

Lou Sartoris

98

Open B

Bob Hess

97

Open C

Michael Stabinski

95

Open D

Rachel Kelly

94

Open Junior Gold

Ian Fleming

99

Open Junior

Christopher Hise

97

Open Sub-Junior

John Stabinski

85

Open Lady I

Beverly Scott

96

Open Lady II

Sandra Spencer

93

Open Sub-Veteran

Raymond Gajoch

100

Open Veteran

Curtis Paul

98

Open Sr. Veteran

Daryl Farmer

99

 

Event 5

 

Preliminary Handicap

 

Score

Open Champion

Ron Smith

96

Open Runnerup

Beverly Scott

96

Open 3rd

Joe Charnigo

95

Open 4th

Kevin Wolfe

95

Open 5th

Jeremy Keplinger

95

Open 6th

Bill King

95

Open Junior Gold

Ian Fleming

91

Open Junior

Christopher Hise

91

Open Sub-Junior

Gabe Lis

80

Open Lady I

Tammy Jackson

90

Open Lady II

Patricia Sartoris

94

Open Sub-Veteran

Jerome Stefkovich

94

Open Veteran

Scott Fisher

95

Open Sr. Veteran

Gerald Narigon

94

 

Event 6

 

WV Doubles Class Championship

 

Score

WV Class AA

Kevin Miller

95

WV Class A

Adam Kline

93

WV Class B

Nick Harden

91

WV Class C

Lonnie Spencer

84

WV Class D

Edgar Tibbs

83

Open AA

Kyle Hamilton

100

Open A

Adam Stefkovich

97

Open B

Chad Karlen

91

Open C

Lou Sartoris

92

Open D

John Thompson

84

Open Junior Gold

Ian Fleming

98

Open Junior

Christopher Hise

92

Open Sub-Junior

Lis Gabe

56

Open Lady I

Bethany Breighner

86

Open Lady II

Sandy Spencer

86

Open Sub-Vet

Timothy McMillan

96

Open Veteran

Curtis Paul

92

Open Sr. Vet

Ted Carwile

93

 

Event 7

 

WV Singles Championship

 

Score

WV Singles Champion

Todd Sauble

198

WV Singles Runner-up

Nicholas Harden

198

WV Class AA

Scott Ross

198

WV Class A

Steven Sprout

195

WV Class B

Darrell Dowler

189

WV Class C

Leon Lowther

192

WV Class D

Lonnie Spencer

185

WV Lady I

Shelly Slusher

181

WV Lady II

Sandy Spencer

180

WV Junior Gold

Alec Sauble

198

WV Junior

Robert Judy

172

WV Sub-Junior

Braden Carroll

162

WV Sub-Vet

Jim Schad

194

WV Veteran

Gary Holmes

195

WV Sr. Veteran

Tom Urquhart

191

WV Husband & Wife

David & Shelly Slusher

355

WV Parent & Child

Todd & Alec Sauble

396

Open Singles Champion

James Allnutt

200

Open Class AA

Andrew Zoborovsky

199

Open Class A

Douglas Howell

198

Open Class B

Robert Ryhal

194

Open Class C

Nick Galata

197

Open Class D

John Hunnell

186

Open Junior Gold

Ian Fleming

198

Open Junior

Austin Jacob

195

Open Sub-Junior

Daniel Rodgers

195

Open Lady I

Kelly Waltermire

191

Open Lady II

Kim Bateman

195

Open Sub Veteran

Paul Harvey

198

Open Veteran

Ronald Caldwell

199

Open Sr. Veteran

Philip Criado

196

Open Husband & Wife

Susan & Lloyd Ridenbaugh

369

Open Parent & Child

Robert & Nicholas Harden

392

Stephen N. Harden Memorial Belt Buckle

Singles Trophy on 400 singles

 

Scott Ross

 

`393

 

Event 8

 

WV Doubles Championship

 

Score

WV Doubles Champion

Michael Kemp

96

WV Doubles Runner up

Adam Cline

95

WV Class AA

Cameron Bailey

94

WV Class A

Russell Lillard

94

WV Class B

Todd Sauble

92

WV Class C

Gerald Narigon

81

WV Class D

Tom Urguhart

78

WV Lady I

Tammy Jackson

61

WV Lady II

Sandra Spencer

76

WV Junior

Robert Judy

73

WV Junior Gold

Alec Sauble

94

WV Sub-Veteran

Darrell Murray

92

WV Veteran

Gary Holmes

90

WV Sr. Veteran

Robert Lowe

84

Open Champion

Joe Charnigo

99

Open Class AA

Steven Stedman

97

Open Class A

Jeffery Miller

94

Open Class B

Rick Miller

90

Open Class C

Oscar Suski

90

Open Class D

Jason Ketchel

81

Open Junior Gold

Ian Fleming

95

Open Junior

Eric Busa

94

Open Sub-Junior

Daniel Rodgers

78

Open lady I

Bethany Breighner

96

Open Lady II

Kim Bateman

87

Open Sub-Veteran

Chuck Wilson

93

Open Veteran

James McMillen

92

Open Sr. Veteran

Ted Carwile

92

 

Event 9

 

WV Handicap Championship

 

Score

WV Handicap Champion

Bill King

94

WV Handicap Runner up

Jeremy Keplinger

93

WV 3rd Place

Todd Sauble

93

WV 4th Place

Cameron Bailey

93

WV 5th Place

Kevin Miller

93

WV 6th Place

Steve Bell

91

WV Lady I

Tammy Jackson

91

WV Lady II Sandra Spencer 84

WV Junior Gold

Alec Sauble

92

WV Junior

Robert Judy

86

WV Sub Veteran

Darrel Murray

90

WV Veteran

David Kemp

93

WV Sr. Veteran

Jerry Lawson

93

Open Handicap Champion

Lonnie Sproull

97

Open Runner up

Beverly Scott

95

Open 3rd Place

Chuck Wilson

94

Open 4th Place

Paul Kovac

94

Open 5th Place

Lloyd Ridenbaugh

94

Open 6th Place

Steve Deal

93

Open 7th Place

Adam Stefkovich

93

Open 8th Place

Mike Begala

93

Open 9th Place

Ronald Bryant

93

Open 10th Place

Scott Withrow

92

Open Junior Gold

Stephen Todak

94

Open Junior

Christopher Hise

92

Open Sub-Junior

Daniel Rodgers

89

Open Lady I

Tina Capatch

96

Open Lady II

Patricia Sartoris

88

Open Sub Veteran

Robert Rhyhal

95

Open Veteran

John Thompson

92

Open Sr. Veteran

Philip Criado

94

Hall of Fame Contributor Award

Jeremy Keplinger

93

 

High All Around

 

HAA 400

Score

WV HAA

Alec Sauble

384

Open HAA

Joe Charnigo

387

Open Junior Gold HAA

Ian Fleming

382

Open Jr/SJr HAA

Austin Jacob

366

Open Sub Vet HAA

Chuck Wilson

380

Open Vet HAA

Curtis Paul

374

Open Sr. Vet HAA

Philip Criado

380

Open Lady I HAA

Bethany Breighner

368

Open Lady II HAA

Kim Bateman

365

 

High Over All

 

HOA 1000

Score

WV HOA

Cameron Bailey

952

Open HOA

Joe Charnigo

953

Open Junior Gold HOA

Ian Fleming

949

Open Jr/SJr HOA

Christopher Hise

899

Open Sub Vet HOA

Darrel Murray

915

Open Veteran HOA

Curtis Paul

926

Open Sr. Veteran HOA

Daryl Farmer

920

Open Lady I HOA

Beverly Scott

890

Open Lady II HOA

Sandy Spencer

850

WV Newt Jones Trophy

Cameron Bailey

952