the second straight year, rain played a major role in the 112th
Pennsylvania State Shoot. Shooters from 32 states shot at 1,585,100
program targets which was down by .9% from 2002. Attendance records fell
in the Doubles championship as well as the Hall of Fame Handicap event.
Other record attendance events included The Colonial Classic Singles,
Doubles and Handicap championship events, all of Monday and Tuesday's
events and the handicap and doubles events on Wednesday.
Norman Beaver, after winning the
State Eastern Zone Handicap title and the Middle Atlantic Singles crown
earlier this spring, claimed the Pennsylvania Singles championship with
200 straight and 248x250 in a 10 round shootoff over runner-up Martin
Slobodnik. Martin won the state title back in 2000. The ladies title
went to Tammy VanBlargan.
Senior Vet Orval Lewis of
Greensburg won a one round shootoff over Jeff Yoder after each
broke 99 in regulation while Ken Pascoe won his first Doubles
title with a 99x100. Ken Darroch finished second while Sheldon
Hostetter was third, all with 99s. This marked the fifth time
Darroch ended runner-up in the event, winning once back in 1994. Stephanie
Sandler's 96 tied a state record with Kelly Doll and Cassie Sharrer when
she won the women's Doubles title with 96x100.
The HAA awards went to Wellington
Patterson with a 394 while KayLynn Hamilton set a state
women's record by five targets to capture the women's HAA crown with a
387. KayLynn shot her first registered targets last year. Ken Darroch won his 10th HOA title with 1082x1100 and Sonya
Miller won her 6th HOA with 1039x1100. Darroch inched closer to
Steve Crothers record of 12 HOA awards. He has now won seven in a row,
breaking a state record tie with Crothers. Darroch has now won more
consecutive HOA titles than any other Pennsylvania shooter in history.
The Attorney's General Cup went to Steve
Huber with 295x300 on Wednesday. Huber also broke a 200 straight to
win the Class AA award in the Singles Class Championship and for good
measure broke a 100 straight in the Doubles Class Championship, losing
the shootoff for Class AA. Huber won 10 awards during the shoot.
Among the junior and sub-juniors Brendan
Sandler won 9 junior awards while Stephanie Sandler took home
14 trophies. That was one more than last year. Justin Richmond
won 9 awards while brother Joshua Richmond won 10 junior
trophies. Daniel Delong won 10 sub-junior titles. Sam Lutz,
winner of 6 awards, tied the state record score in the Singles
Championship when he broke a 199 to win the sub-junior state
Shoot Results) (Payout Sheet) (Entries
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on Adobe pdf format)
List of Winners on Adobe pdf format)
by State on Adobe pdf format)
(Found in the Trashcans at Elysburg)