June 23, 2004
research on this page compiled by Richard Hamilton.
Photographs courtesy of Spancake's Studio
PSSA throws a record 1,656,700 targets at 113th Pennsylvania State Shoot, up 4.5% from last year.
Joel Etchen, son of legendary trapshooting champion Rudy Etchen, wins his second state doubles crown plus the HOA title. Steve Huber wins his second HAA title. Terry Rottman new singles champion.
PSSA threw a record 1,656,700 targets during the 113th Pennsylvania
State Shoot, held from June 12th to June 20th.
This was 4.5% over the 2003 shoot. Shooters from 33 states made a record
8,211 entries during the 9 day run of the premier state shoot in the
ATA Grand Slam Winner, won the Clay Target title
with 200 straight. His 200 was his first such score at the State Shoot. Joel
Etchen of Ligonier finished runner-up and Wellington
Patterson won the Class AAA title. For Rottman, this was his first
state title of any kind. He was a member of the 2000 All State Team. The
ladies title went to Belinda
his second Pennsylvania Doubles crown when three state gunners broke
99s. Finishing second was Ken
Straub while Steve Huber won the AAA trophy. The event was the second doubles
event of the day. Thursdayís Doubles Class Championship was postponed
because of a huge thunder storm and rescheduled for Friday. That made a
total of 1,446 doubles shooters for the day. Huber broke 99s in both
events. Stephanie Sandlerís
96 was good enough for the ladies title. She won the same crown last
year with the same score.
also won the HAA title with 390, one target ahead of Etchen.
Sandlerís 377 won the womenís title. Etchen won the HOA with a 1069
and a shootoff over Stephen
Ollock. Both broke 1069x1100. Kay
Ohye won the Open HOA with 1079. Sandler also won the ladies HOA,
giving Stephanie 3 of the 5 major ladies awards.
Junior Bryce Gearhart won 18
trophies during the meet. Junior Stephanie
Sandler won 16 awards, most of them in the ladies category. That is
two more than she won last year. Senior Vet Mel
Krepps took home 14 trophies and Sub Junior Cory
Natcher won 10 awards.