West Virginians at the World Trapshooting Championships

   Ten West Virginians are currently at the 117th Grand American World Trapshooting Championships. Sandra Spencer, multi-time WV Lady Singles Champion and currently WV Lady II Champion has secured two trophies in the Preliminary rounds at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex  in Sparta IL. Sandy was third in Lady II after shooting a 98 in Thursday’s Event 4 the MEC Shooting Sports Singles. Smashing a perfect century in Sterling Cut Glass Singles Event 7 she was Lady II runner up after carryover.


Doug Damron of Huntington WV has continued his winning ways at the Florida State Shoot breaking a  199 and winning the Non Resident Veteran. Congratulations good shooting.

WV Shooters Winning at the Southern Grand American

    Doug Damron, Mark Isner, WVATA President Chuck Jackson and Tammy, Scott Ross and Pat Swartz made the trip to the Southern Grand so far and are already showing up on the trophy list. Doug has, as of yesterday, won Veteran Winner in Event 1 Singles, turning in one of only two 100 straights. Mark was the Singles Class A Winner. Event 3 Doug, who must of been working on his doubles over the winter, shot a near perfect 99, again one of only two turned in. Mark was tied for Event 4 Class A runner up but lost in a carryover and is tied in Event 7 Class A singles Champion.

Michael Kemp Inducted into the WVATA Hall of Fame


The WVATA Officers and the Board of Directors congratulate Michael Kemp WVATA's newest inductee into the WVATA Hall of Fame. Click here for Michaels nomination letter.

2016 WV State Team Announced

The 2016 WV State Team has been tabulated.

 Cameron Bailey was 2013 Trap & Field’s Men’s Rookie of the year this year he is the 2016 WV State Team 1st Team Captain, last year’s 1st Team Captain Kevin Miller was #2 and Michael Kemp #3 the top three spots were a scant .43 from 1 to 3. Well Done!

Scott Ross, Russell Lillard, LadyII Sandy Spencer, Junior Robert Judy, Jr. Gold Alec Sauble, Sub Vet Robert Harden, Veteran Gary Homes and Sr. Veteran Robert Lowe round out the first team.

1997 WV Handicap Champion Cecil Hauck Passes

 I recieved a text that Cecil Hauck has passed away he had been in hospice care. Cecil was the 1997 WV State Shoot Handicap Champion. He started registering targets in 1994 and amassed 31800 singles, 31250 Handicap and 14800 doubles.

WV Shooters Make Good At The Buckeye

Twenty Seven West Virginians attended the 2015 Buckeye Classic at Marengo, OH last weekend taking twelve trophies. First to strike was Doug Damron in event 4 handicap broke a 96 to win Veteran. In event 5 All American Junior Gold shooter Alec Sauble  of Martinsburg fired a perfect century in the singles for Junior Gold honors, repeating the feat in event 7 with the same result.

10th Annual WV Hall Of Fame Shoot Results


10th Annual WV Hall Of Fame Shoot


Hampshire County's Robert Judy is the 2015 AIM All State WV Junior Captain

Judy Judy, Robert's Mom sent pictures and these emails, Congratulations Robert !

Wow a total surprise Robert is the 2015 WV Junior  Captain  AIM All State Award Trapshooting  Team as well as making ATA 1st Team .

WV's Trapshooting History NEW 1905 - 1909 Just Added

   I've added the 1905 - 1909 State shoots under the History tab at the top of the page. The scans are courtesy of Kenny Ray Estes who has sent the WVATA volumes about its history. It appears that the weather tormented early trapshooters as well. I also see that somethings never change, it was included in the story that in 1907 the targets were hard as some were found with 6 holes in them and not broken!

2015 WV State Team Announced

The 2015 WV State Team has been tabulated. A lot of firsts this year, with 3 first time placements and a first time, first team Captain.

  Last year shooters #1 and #2 on the second team, Kevin Miller and Nicholas Harden, both stepped up their game as well as averages last year to emerge on top #1 and #2 on the first team. It is first placement for both shooters on the First Team. Well done.

Thirty Four time All American Nora Martin Ross Holds Clinic at Marietta Gun Club Review

We had a great time, the weather cooperated and Nora's Clinic was fantastic. Nine shooters gathered to learn from the 34 time All American Trapshooter and learn they did. We plan to have Nora back next year so if your interested in a spot let me know we may have to do two clinics.  Bob Harden 304-941-9600 or shooter@citynet.net

Below is an interview with Nora


2014 Grand American

Sandy Spencer Wins The Grand American Handicap Lady II Championship

 The eight time WV Lady's Singles Champion Sandra Spencer has added the 2014 Grand American Handicap Lady II title to her impressive list of accomplishments.  Sandy broke a 98 to tie with Carolyn Vaughn of KY and after the shoot off Sandy was the Grand American Handicap Lady II Champion adding to her already Lady II Runnerups in Event #8 The Gipson Ricketts Handicap and Event #11 The Krieghoff 100 Handicap claiming both of those through shootoffs as well, with such great shooting Sandy earned the ATA S

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