Trapshooting Records
Vic Reinders Joe Hiestand Mark Arie Nora Martin Ross

A. J. Stauber of Los Angles. The first shooter
with a .9900 singles average.(.9905 in 1927)
This is Stauber at the 1909 Grand American in Chicago.
Trapshooting immortality would come to this man
22 years after this rare photograph.

 

      After breaking 200 straight in the Clay Target Championship at the 2008 Grand American Handicap, Foster Bartholow and Leo Harrison III set a new ATA shootoff record after four straight nights of smashing targets.  At the conclusion of 36 rounds Bartholow and Harrison were declared co-champions with 900 straight shootoff targets, 275 more that the previous record. 

     Stu Welton and Ted Schlecht set an ATA one-day singles shoot-off record on May 25th, at the 2001 Idaho State Shoot.  Six broke 100 straight in the program and by the sixth round of the shoot-off, only Welton and Schlecht remained.  Ted missed his 623rd target while Stu posted another straight in this 25th and last round to end the shoot-off at 625-624.

 

 

Brian Whalen and Michael Blaisdell pictured after their historical shootoff at the 2005 Eastern Zone, held at the Pennsylvania State Sportsmen's Association homegrounds in Elysburg, PA. Blaisdell won 575-574.
               


Steve Crothers (right)
Broke the first 200x200 in Singles at Vandalia.
1925

Rudy Etchen (left)
Broke the first 100x100 in Doubles at Vandalia
1950

I. GRAND AMERICAN RECORDS (Current through 2006 Grand American)

ATA Record Title Holder Year Record
Most Clay Target titles. (thru 2006 GAH) Joe Hiestand ……… 5
  Ray Stafford ……… 4
Most Women's Clay Target titles. (thru 2006 GAH) Nora Martin ……… 12
  Lela Hall Frank ……… 8
Most Senior Vet Clay Target titles. (thru 2006 GAH) Allen Tomnitz ……… 4
  David George ……… 2
  J. B. Hudson ……… 2
Most Vet Clay Target titles. (thru 2006 GAH) Don Beck ……… 3
  Karrol Hillebrand ……… 2
  Donald Whitlow ……… 2
  J. B. Hudson ……… 2
  Walter Johnson ……… 2
  Don Englebry ……… 2
  Homer Clark ……… 2
Most Junior Clay Target titles. (thru 2006 GAH) James Bonner ……… 3
  Eddie Trotter ……… 2
  Charles Keenan Jr. ……… 2
  George Burruss ……… 2
  Fred Waldock ……… 2
  Bobby Lee Stifel ……… 2
  Rudy Etchen ……… 2
  Homer Clark Jr. ……… 2
  Ned Lilly ……… 2
  Dudley Shallcross ……… 2
Most Sub Junior Clay Target titles. (thru 2006 GAH) Britt Robinson ……… 3
  Leslie Foster ……… 2
  Mark Ptak ……… 2
  W. R. Jacobson ……… 2
  Roy Foxworthy ……… 2
  Ray Fienup ……… 2
  Rudy Etchen ……… 2
  Howard Kieffer ……… 2
Most Preliminary Grand American Handicap titles.         (thru 2006 GAH) Leo Harrison III ……… 2
Most HAA Grand American Titles                                         (thru 2006 GAH) Vic Reinders ……… 5
  Phil Miller ……… 5
  Leo Harrison III ……… 5
Most HOA Grand American titles.                                         (thru 2006 GAH) Leo Harrison III ……… 12
  Ray Stafford ……… 7
  Joe Hiestand ……… 7
  Ned Lilly ……… 5
  Frank Troeh ……… 4
Most Grand American Handicap titles. (thru 2006 GAH) Many ……… 1
Highest Score, HAA.                                                               (thru 2006 GAH) Roger A. Smith
Harlan Campbell Jr
.
1983
2005
399x400
  Richard Marshall Jr. 2006 398x400
  Leo Harrison III 2003 398x400
  Leo Harrison III 1993 398x400
  Gary Bonetti 1991 398x400
  Dan Bonillas 1982 398x400
Highest Score, HOA.                                                              (thru 2006 GAH) Leo Harrison III 1990 991x1000
  Chris Vendel 2005 989x1000
  Ray Stafford 2003 988x1000
  Leo Harrison III 1993 988x1000
  Leo Harrison III 1991 986x1000
  Brad Dysinger 1988 986x1000
First 200 straight in singles at Grand American.   Steve Crothers 1925 ……..
First 200 straight in singles at Grand American by a woman. Iva Pembridge Jarvis 1956 200x200
First 100 straight in doubles at Grand American.  Rudy Etchen 1950 100x100
First 100 straight in doubles at Grand American by a woman. (Saturday, Aug. 18, 1990, and then after 120x120 in shootoff, she won the ATA Doubles Championship.) Nora Martin 1990 100x100
First 100 straight from 27 yards at Grand American.   Dan Bonillas 1975 100x100

II. NATIONAL TRAPSHOOTING RECORDS

ATA Record Title Holder Year Record
Long run, Singles. (men) David Shaeffer, Jr.  2009 2166
Long run, Handicap. (men) Daro Handy ……… 505
Long run, Doubles. (men) Sean Hawley 2008 1130
Highest HAA at a ATA sanctioned shoot. Phil Kiner  ……… 400x400
  Phil Kiner ……… 400x400
Youngest person to reach 27 yard line. Richard E. MacIntosh March 15, 1997

11 Years
9 Months
22 Days

Longest Shootoff in ATA History:

After 200 straight in the Clay Target Champinship at the Grand American, Sparta, IL.  Declared Co-Champions by ATA President Bruce Reed.

Foster Bartholow

Leo Harrison III

2008

900

900

Second longest shootoff in ATA History: 

After posting 100 in Friday's class singles at the 2001 Idaho State Shoot, Welton went straight in the one-day shoot-off and was declared the winner after Schlecht missed his 623rd target.

Stu Welton

Ted Schlecht

2001

625

624

III. TRAP AND FIELD AVERAGE AWARDS…COMPOSITE AVERAGES, SINGLES, HANDICAP AND DOUBLES

Current through 2010 Season

ATA Record Title Holder Year Record
Highest Single Season Composite Average (men) Stu Welton 2009 0.9841
  Ray Stafford 1989 0.9832
  Sean Hawley 2003 0.9824
Highest Single Season Composite Average (women) Nora Martin 1993 0.9702
  Nora Martin 1992 0.9684
  Nora Martin Ross 2006 0.9669
Highest Single Season Composite Average (industry) Pete McCall 1984 0.9693
  Mike Jordon 1994 0.9680
  Pete McCall 1986 0.9667
Highest Single Season Composite Average (vet) Kay Ohye 2005 0.9754
  Kay Ohye 2006 0.9735
  Louie Morgan 2005 0.9630
Highest Single Season Composite Average (senior vet) B. J. Alley 2005 0.9521
  David George 1997 0.9517
  Hubert Johnson 2003 0.9499
Highest Single Season Composite Average (junior) Dustin Klein 2006 0.9687
  Derek Stringer 2006 0.9681
  Chuck Redding 1992 0.9664
Highest Single Season Composite Average (sub-junior) Steph Carmichel 2006 0.9595
  Brett Hamilton 2003 0.9567
  Jessre Moistie 2003 0.9567
Most Trap and Field Average Award Selections (men) Dan Bonillas ……… 25
  Ray Stafford ……… 20
  Leo Harrison III ……… 18
Most Trap and Field Average Award Selections (women) Nora Martin Ross ……… 28
  Debbie Ohye Nielson ……… 8
  Vickie Larkin ……… 8

IV. ATA AVERAGE LEADERS (Current through 2010 season)

ATA Record Title Holder Year Record
Most 99% Singles Averages.                                             (2500 target minimum) Ray Stafford 1971-2010 37
 

Leo Harrison III

Robert Munson

Kay Ohye

Dan Bonillas

Frank Hoppe

Pete McCall

Frank Little

Drew Waller

Ron Alcoriza

Phil Kiner

Harlan Campbell Jr.

Fred Nagel

Dean Bright

John A. Hughes

Louie Morgan

Nora Martin Ross

1979-2010

1977-2010

1970-2009

1971-2005

1981-2007

1980-2006

1970-1992

1982-2006

1985-2006

1987-2009

1994-2010

1994-2010

1985-2003

1985-2005

1985-2008

1984-2006

31

30

29

27

22

22

21

18

17

17

16

15

15

15

15

15

High Singles Average, one year, men.                             (2,500 target minimum). Al Ferreira 1993 0.9983
 

Dan Orlich

Keith Ditto

Al Ferreira

Scott Gens

David Shaeffer Jr.

Leo Harrison III

Keith Ditto

Jack Morris

Frank Little

Ray Stafford

Frank Little

Ron Alcoriza

Leo Harrison III

Robert Munson

Tony Willoughby

Stuart Welton

1968

2004

1992

2003

2009

1987

2008

1968

1987

1995

1989

1993

1988

1992

1997

2009

0.9982

0.9979

0.9978

0.9976

0.9976

0.9974

0.9974

0.9973

0.9972

0.9972

0.9971

0.9971

0.9970

0.9970

0.9970

0.9970

High Handicap Average, one year, men.                         (1,500 target minimum). Dale Amos 1992 0.9827
 

Dale Amos

Dale Amos

Bart Kirkham

Leo Harrison III

Dale Amos

William Sayles

Scott Gens

William Sayles

Bart Kirkham

1993

2000

2001

2009

2001

2007

2003

2008

2001

0.9760

0.9753

0.9669

0.9707

0.9706

0.9695

0.9675

0.9670

0.9669

High Doubles Average, one year, men.                          (1,000 target minimum). Sean Hawley 2003 0.9967
 

Terry Bilbey

Eric Munson

Dan Bonillas

Sean Hawley

Dan Bonillas

Stuart Welton

Chuck Redding

Leo Harrison III

James Spurlock

Sean Haley

2008

2004

1997

2005

1996

2009

1994

2006

1995

1998

0.9927

0.9926

0.9922

0.9919

0.9918

0.9917

0.9910

0.9909

0.9908

0.9908

 


High Singles Average, one year, women.                       (2,000 target minimum) Nora Martin 1993 0.9962
  Cathy Wehinger 2001 0.9953
  Nora Martin Ross 2006 0.9948
 

Nora Martin

Rachel Hopkins  

1991

2009

0.9944

0.9941

  Nora Martin 1997 0.9930
High Handicap Average, one year, women.                   (1,000 target minimum) Nora Martin Ross 2006 0.9447
  Nora Martin 1992 0.9441
  Nora Martin 2002 0.9409
  Betty Marks 1966 0.9400
 

Nora Martin

Sara Phipps

2000

2009

0.9390

0.9390

High Doubles Average, one year, women.                        (500 target minimum) Nora Martin 1993 0.9772
 

Debbie Ohye Neilson

Debbie Ohye Neilson

Vickie Larkin

Nora Martin

Nora Martin

2009

2005

1991

1994

1990

0.9730

0.9712

0.9709

0.9708

0.9705

V. FAMOUS TRAPSHOOTING FIRSTS THAT WILL NEVER CHANGE

ATA Record Title Holder Year Record
First Lady to break 100 in the GAH.
Second Lady to break 100 in the GAH.
(NOTE: No other ladies have completed this feat)

Lynn Vincent
Jennifer Schwartz

1990
1998


First shooter to reach 27 yard line (Las Vegas Gun Club)

 

Merle Stockdale February 12, 1955 ………
Arnold Riegger (later squad) February 12, 1955 ………
First women on the 27 yard line. Evelyn Primm April 16, 1955 ………
First women on the 26 yard line. Evelyn Primm February 25, 1955 ………
First women on the 25 yard line. Evelyn Primm 1954 ………
First senior vet (70-over) on 27 yard line. Carl Thacker 1970 age 70

First Junior on the 25 yard line. ( back fence )

First junior on the 27 yard line.  ( back fence)

Dick Baldwin

Frank E. Smith

Aug. 7, 1945

1958

age 17

………

First sub-junior (14-under) on the 27 yard line. (Set on 8/18/1968 during Prelim Thursday's Handicap at the Grand when he became the first sub-junior to be punched to the 27.) Bobby Jacobsen August 18, 1968 14 Years
11 Months
13 Days
First 100 straight from the 27 yard line. (Throckmorton's 100 from 27 was on 7/19/1964 at Four Corners Roundup, Cortez TC, Cortez, Colo.) Col. E. S. Throckmorton July 19, 1964  ………
First 100 straight in doubles. (Great Western Handicap at the Denver, Colorado Municipal TC.) Mark Arie July 18, 1926  ………
First ATA Shooter to break 200 straight in their first 200 target event. (Record set in July of 1985 at the Minnesota State Shoot) David Wisted 1985 ………
First shooter to register a .9900 or better singles averages in one target year. A. J. Stauber 1927 .9905
A. J. Stauber 1928 .9912
E. F. Woodward 1930 .9905
First 100 straight in Handicap at the Grand American in Vandalia. Charles 'Sparrow' Young 1926 ………
First 100 straight in Handicap at any Grand American...Chicago Gun Club, Chicago, IL. Riley Thompson 1910 ………
First shooter to complete "Grand Slam" Dan Orlich July 30, 1964 ………
Second shooter to complete "Grand Slam" George Snellenberger Aug. 24, 1965 ………
Third shooter to complete "Grand Slam" Larry Gravestock May 21, 1966 ………

VI. ATA TARGET ATTAINMENT RECORDS (Current through 2010 Season)

ATA Record Title Holder State Record
Most lifetime singles targets. Gerald Burkhart OH 1,613,550

A. J. Olivito Jr.

George T. Griggs

Ashley M. Jones

Paul E. Shyers

OH

PA

FL

OH

1,385,300

788,500

718,100

710,500

Most lifetime handicap targets. Jimmy R. Heller CA 308,550
 

Shingo Kariya

Claud E. Felix

Charles W. Long

Alvin Connerley

CA

MO

TX

ID

305,750

285,700

272,800

266,500

Most lifetime doubles targets. Charles W. Long TX 349,200
 

Charles R. Graham

Tom Burns

Bill Roff

Steven W. Williamson

IN

AZ

OK

CA

313,600

302,000

244,000

227,150

VII. ALL AMERICAN TEAMS (Current through 2007 selections)

ATA Record Title Holder Year Record
Most Selections to Men's 1st Team. Ray Stafford  ……… 35
Most Selections to Women's 1st Team. Nora Martin ……… 29
Man Selected to Most 1st & 2nd Teams.                   (including Category Teams) Vic Reinders ……… 37
Woman Selected to Most 1st & 2nd Teams.            (including Category Teams)  Lou Ann Munson ……… 32
Last Updated on Sunday, 02 September 2012 06:39