2005 Westy Hogans
Elysburg, PA

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

Stephen Ollock
Westy Hogans Singles Champion

Chris Vendel
Westy Hogans HAA and HOA Champion
Doubles Champion
Challenge Cup Winner

Debbie Ohye
Lady of America Champion
Ladies Singles & Doubles Champion

Ed Hale
Friday Doubles Champion

Justin Balleau
Westy Hogans
Junior Singles Champion

Stephen Ollock wins second Westy Hogans Singles title with 2000 straight. Debbie Ohye wins Lady of America title for 5th time/. 

Chris Vendel repeats HAA and HOA titles while also winning the Doubles title with 99x100.  

The 99th renewal of the Westy Hogans Annual Trapshooting Tournament was held on Friday, September 9th through Sunday, September 11th. Held from 1907 to 1973 in and around Atlantic City, the tournament moved to Parkers in New York for 1974 and 1975, than back to New Jersey (Pine Belt) from 1976 to 1985. In 1986 they moved to another new home, this time to Thurmont, MD for the next 13 years. The tournament was held in Millington, MD for 4 years, from 1999 to 2002. The tournament was hosted by the PSSA at Elysburg in 2003 for the first time. 

Stephen Ollock of Mainesburg, PA won his second Westy Hogans Singles Championship with 199. He won a huge shoot-off of 199's, 23 in all. This was Ollock's second major Westy Hogans title of any kind. Lester Ott of Williamsport was runner-up. Debbie Ohye broke a 199 for the ladies title while Rudy Bertolini (CT) topped Vets with a 199. Justin Balleau (CT) won the Junior crown and Thomas Janson (MD) was king of the Senior Vets. 

On Sunday Chris Vendel won the feature twins with 99. Joel Etchen finished second with 98x100. The ladies title went to Ohye with 98. Keith Miranda (NY) topped the handicap with the only 98. Chris Vendel was the all-around leader for the tournament with 392x400 and also paced high-over-all scoring with 788x800, and he also won the Challenge Trophy for the second year in a row with 196x200, based on the combined score of the second 100 in the main singles plus the feature handicap.

The Lady of America trophy was awarded on Friday's singles and second handicap events. Debbie Ohye earned the honor for her 198 tally, a four-bird lead over Marilyn Lehrfeld

Ed Hale's of Bristol, CT lone 99 in winning Friday's preliminary handicap earned him two yards to the 27. Ed transitioned from right to left-handed shooting three years ago due to deteriorating vision in his right eye. Having achieved the 27 both right and left-handed is a Herculean achievement.

Thomas Ford
Westy Hogans
Handicap Runner-up

Joel Etchen
Westy Hogans
Doubles Runner-up