June 17, 2003

Information and research on this page compiled by Richard Hamilton.
Photographs courtesy of Spancake's Studio

Norman Beaver and his grandfather, Walter Beaver


Another Rainy PA State Shoot Now History. The ghost of Walter Beaver pay's a visit to the 112th State Shoot.

Norman Beaver, grandson of the legendary Hall of Famer Walter Beaver, wins historic 250 target shootoff to win his first Pennsylvania Singles title. Ken Pascoe wins his first state twin bird crown while Senior Vet Orval Lewis wins one round shootoff for Handicap title after 99x100.Slobodnik



Wellington Patterson
HAA Champion

KayLynn Hamilton
Runner-up Women's Singles, Doubles and Ladies HAA Champion. Set HAA record by five targets.

Kenneth Darroch
Won 10th HOA title, 7th on a row.
Second in HAA

Orval Lewis
2003 Handicap Champion

For 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 title. 

(Complete Shoot Results)   (Payout Sheet)    (Entries by Event)

Other interesting state shoot links
(Results on Adobe pdf format)

(Alphabetical List of Winners on Adobe pdf format)
(Winners by State on Adobe pdf format)
(Found in the Trashcans at Elysburg)