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Women in Trapshooting

From Annie Oakley and Plinky Topperwein to Nora Martin Ross and Debbie Ohye Neilson. Our salute to women in trapshooting. Over the long history of trapshooting women have played a vital role in the development and history of our sport. The photographs below show just a fraction of these wonderful ladies. Today there are more women shooters than ever before. There are 25 women enshrined in the Trapshooting Hall of Fame.

Garlington, Francis King Grant, Marie Kautzky Hardesty, Hortense Foxworthy, Betty Ann




Harrison, Marian Jarvis, Iva Pembridge Jenner, Ruby Ljutic, Nadine




Marker, Dorothy Ross, Nora Martin Munson, Lou Ann Nattrass, Susan




Oakley, Annie Neilson, Deborah Ohye Pflueger, Joan Pfost, Gladys




Ray, Ruth Smith, Marjorie M. Topperwein, Plinky Wegner, Judith A.




Wolf, Rhoda Flock, Punkin Meadows, Mary Delaney, Loral I







Frank, Lela Hall


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Evelyn Primm
First Lady on the 27 Yard Line.

Kitty Boyer
Mt. Carmel, PA
1928 women's Clay Target Champion.
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Mrs. R. A. Paddock
High women in 1934 Grand American Handicap
and 1936 NY State women's singles champion.


Mrs. Tom Yawkkey
Boston, MA
Wife of Boston Red Sox owner, Tom Yawkey.

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Mrs. George Peters
Daughter of Charles "Sparrow" Young,
1926 GAH champion.

Mrs. R. V. Polen
Was a member of the Toledo Blades,
a professional women's baseball team.
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Mrs. Julius Petty
Wife of Julius Petty, Trapshooting Hall of Famer.



Bunny Sanders

Keyser, West Virginia
1934 Ladies Clay Target Champion.
First Ladies Champion/Champions, 1941 
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Mrs. William Schneider



Toots Randal
New York City
1921 Ladies Clay Target Champion at Grand American
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Miss Lucille Meusel
16 year teenager competing at the 1917
Grand American in Chicago. She also
competed in the 1918 event.
Chicago Daily News negatives collection
,
Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society.

Mrs. W. A. Davis
Mrs. W. A. Davis competing at the 1917
Grand American at the Chicago Gun
Club.
Chicago Daily News negatives collection
,
Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society.
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Miss Hallyne Bellinger
Miss Bellinger competing at the 1917
Grand American in Chicago.
Chicago Daily News negatives collection
,
Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society.

Lela Hall
Lela Hall in a 1939 photograph taken
prior to the Grand American. She had
just won 4th women's Clay Target Championship.
This is an original International News Photo.
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Mrs. Walter Andrews
1925 Women's Doubles Champion
Grand American.
Her first year of trap shooting.
This is an original Acme NewsPicture.

Florence P. Murphy
Winner of the 1930 Ladies' Championship
of North America, Vandalia, Ohio
2007 NJ Trapshooting HOF Inductee.
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Bernice Billett
Wisconsin student
First to wear shorts at the GAH
1938

Last Updated on Monday, 29 October 2012 07:10