The Pennsylvania State Shotgunning Association would like to announce that Jeff Graupp will take over the duties as the new webmaster of our web site.
Our PSSA website has long been lifted as first rate, cream of the crop, top notch …well, you get the idea. The PSSA website has been the premier trapshooting website in the United States and we have Richard C. Hamilton to thank for that. In February of 1999, Richard started the website and we’ve never looked back. Routinely, Mr. Hamilton added something new. From historical information to little known fact to pictures from Dennis Spancake and Blue Dog Imaging – we could always be sure to find something interesting along with, of course, shoot results.
In addition to his longtime commitment to the PSSA website, Richard was the driving force behind our own Hall of Fame. As one of the premier state Halls of Fame, we can thank Richard for the room design, the acquisition of many artifacts, and the ongoing honoring of our finest inductees.
A top shooter, Richard has been named to the ATA Chairshooter All American Team four out of the past five years and has won more than won 44 major chairshooter titles in Pennsylvania, Maine, and the Eastern Zone. Richard now enjoys spending time on his farm in Fleetwood and at his antique shop at Renninger’s Antiques in Kutztown. We are grateful for all that you have done, Richard, and we wish you well.
Director, Pennsylvania State Shotgunning Asso.
Moving forward from today, I have decided that now would be the best time to retire my association as web master of this web site. I conceived this site from the very beginning, back some 18 plus years ago. It is now time for “new blood” to continue the information flowing from the Pennsylvania State Shotgunning Association to the trapshooting community of Pennsylvania and for that matter the entire ATA community. Viewers from all over America, as well as the Keystone State, continue to view this web site daily.
I wish to thank the entire board of directors, especially Skip Klinger and Chuck Fritzges, for their support through the years. All I did was chronicle all the work they did. I take great pride for what I accomplished with this web site but I take greater pride in the Hall of Fame. which I started many years ago. It is now in good hands.
The 27th Keystone Open is now in the books. Robert Malmstedt of Somerville, NY won his second singles title on Saturday with a 200 straight. Evan Wood also broke a 200 straight in the event. Justin Slater broke a field high of 100×100 to win the doubles title. Justin is a two time singles champion. Jordan Smith of West Sunbury won the handicap crown, breaking a 96 from 25 yards. Eight gunners turn in scores of 96×100. Luke Cowart won the HAA while Kie Kababik won the HOA. Every event in the tournament saw increased entries from last year.
The most common type of US tax-exempt nonprofit organization falls under category 501(c)(3), whereby a nonprofit organization is exempt from federal income tax if its activities have the following purposes: charitable, religious, educational, scientific, literary, testing for public safety and fostering amateur sports like trapshooting.
Your donations to the Pennsylvania Trapshooting Hall of Fame are now tax deductable.
The PSSA has received the names of the top winners of the of the PSSA Eastern Zone shoot held at the Valley Gun and Country Club on May 6th and 7th, 2017. The singles championship was won by Jon Zadzora. Donald Feeg won the doubles title while Jacob Koons won the handicap. Larry Shade collected the HAA title on the 400 championship targets.
The PSSA has received the names of the top winners of the of the PSSA Western Zone shoot held at the West Penn Sportsmen’s Club on May 6th and 7th, 2017. The singles championship was won by Brandon Deal. James Johnston won the doubles title while Timothy Scottwon the handicap. Jeff Fenton collected the HAA title on the 400 championship targets.
The official 2017 program is now available!
The PSSA has announced their 2017 Pennsylvania All State Teams. Ian Recla is captain of the men’s team, Debbie Ohye Neilson captain of the Ladies team, Phillip Criado captain of the Sr. Vet team, Larry Shade captain of the Vet team and Luke Cowart, captain of the Junior/Sub-Junior team.2017 Official State Teams
2017 Pennsylvania All State Team Members
Men’s – First Team
Recla – Captain
Men’s – Second Team
Ladies – First Team
Ohye Neilson – Captain
Van Blargen Hensel
Ladies – Second Team
Sr. Vet – First Team
Criado – Captain
Sr. Vet – Second Team
Vet – First Team
Shade – Captain
Vet – Second Team
Cowart – Captain
Twenty Pennsylvania shooters earned spots on the 2017 ATA All American teams. Three were named captains. Debbie Ohye Neilson, captain of the Lady I team, Frank Pascoe, captain of the Sub-Vet team and Luke Cowart, captain of the Sub-Junior Team.
2017 ATA All American Team – Pennsylvania Shooters
|Selections||Last Name||First Name||Town||Team|
|3||Schaffer Jr.||Donald||Newtown||Men’s Second Team|
|5…..30||Ohye-Neilson||Deborah||Audobon||Captain, Lady 1 First Team|
|3||Breighner||Bethany||Abbottstown||Lady 1 Second Team|
|5||Long||Lisa||West Grove||Lady 2 First Team|
|7||Bateman||Kim||Slippery Rock||Lady 2 First Team|
|2||Davis||Genevieve||Shohola||Lady 2 Second Team|
|2||Mood||Evan||Linelexington||Junior First Team|
|4||Koerbler||Christian||Germansville||Junior Second Team|
|2||Rodgers||Daniel||Cranberry||Junior Second Team|
|2||Cowart||Luke||Kennett Square||Captain, Sub-Junior First Team|
|1||Beaver||Wesley||Danville||Sub-Junior Second Team|
|6||Recla||Ian||Mahanoy Plane||Junior Gold First Team|
|5||Darroch||Ian||Aliquippa||Junior Gold Second Team|
|12||Pascoe||Frank||New Castle||Captain, Sub-Vet First Team|
|8||Huber||Steven||Orwigssburg||Sub-Vet Second Team|
|5||Neilson Jr.||Donald||Oaks||Sub-Vet Second Team|
|2||Paul||Curtis||Washington||Vet Second Team|
|11||Hostetter||Sheldon||Lebanon||Sr. Vet First Team|
|6||Criado||Philip||Franklin||Sr. Vet Second Team|
|5||Hamilton||Richard||Fleetwood||Chair First Team|