June 23, 2004

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



Joel Etchen
Doubles and HOA


Terry Rottman


Belinda Pascoe
Ladies Singles


Jeff Adams


Steve Huber

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. 

The 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 United States . Record attendance was set in 7 of the 20 events. For the second straight year more than 1500 gunners took part in the Pennsylvania Clay Target Championship.

Terry Rottman, an 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 Pascoe of New Castle with a 197. It was her first crown. Ken Dahlgren won the Senior Vet title and Robert Lefever won the Vet crown.  Cory Natcher finished first in the Sub-Junior race and Brandon Deal won the Junior title.

Jeff Adams of Midland shot the only in state 96 to win his first Pennsylvania Handicap title. Jerry Robak of Naticoke broke 95 to finish second. Gary Eddy was third, Lee Marsh was fourth and Leroy Cook was fifth, all with 95s. The ladies went to Tammy van Blargan with a 94.

Joel Etchen won 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.

Huber 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.

Sub 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. 

Complete Shoot Results
Entries...2001 to 2004

Results on Adobe pdf format
Alphabetical List of Winners on Adobe pdf format
Winners by State on Adobe pdf format
Alphabetical List of winners from the past three years