2011 World Trapshooting Championships

This year was another fantastic Grand American. WV had 13 participants they were: Lonnie and Sandy Spencer, Jerry Huffman, Kinsey Smith, Gerald Narigon, Fred Dague, Toot Riggle, Scott Ross, Darrell Dowler, Mark Isner, Edsel Kittle and Nick and Bob Harden. We even brought back some trophies, Toot Riggle won the shootoff for 3rd in class in the Browning Class Doubles event. It was his first trip to the Grand and he was amazed at the Illinois facility. Also trophing for the first time at the Grand was Bob Harden posting a 96 in event 2's Parliament Coach Handicap, tied for the 25-26 yard Champion honors prevailed after the runnerup failed to show for the shootoff. Event 9 the Sparta Hunter Field Doubles Bob ran the 100 and after a carryover claimed AA runner up honors. Scott Ross, our current state singles and Doubles champion  and Gerald Narigon, the  state sr. vet singles champion, represented WV in the Champion of Champions event. Nick shot personal best scores in both singles and doubles. The Grand Attendance was up 4.91% overall this year with all of the increase in the Grand week, no doubt the 200,000 LeAnn Martin Lewis purse helped the jump in participation. Below are some pictures taken at the Grand:

Fred, Scotty and Darrell are fishing

Toot smashing the first shot in doubles,

Fred following suit, Toot and Fred check the final score,

Nick on his way to a personal best doubles score

Narigon in the Champion of Champions event

Scotty setting up for a shot in the Champion of Champions

shot on its way, another dead target

Nick's last shot for a 99 in the first hundred of the Clay Target Championship

Mark drills one in singles

Bob centers one as well,

Shoot-offs were exciting as well as beautiful

Kay Ohye, the only person to win all five grand championship rings,  shoots off for the Clay Target Championship

The weather was terrific,

most of the time,

Below, Andrew Wild of Michigan shot with Scotty in the Champion of Champions. Andrew ran his first and the only 200 straight to claim the Michigan State singles title, at 14 Andrew, an All American sub junior, made it to 27 yard line this year. He's a good guy as well as a great shot.

Andrew and his proud father

The sun sets on another Grand American.