June 17, 2002

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

Rainy PA State Shoot Now History. Record crowds flock to Elysburg for the 111th annual classic.

Bob Gilbaugh of Lock Haven wins shootoff for State Handicap title. Steve Huber wins first HAA, Darroch wins 9th HOA. Jeff Graupp runs 100 straight for Doubles title. Gary Ehasalu wins first State Singles title.  2,219 gunners attend the 111th PA State Shoot.




Perhaps the rainiest PA State Shoot in PSSA history is now "in the books". Shooters from 32 states contested for 526 trophies. Only two Pennsylvania gunners broke a 200 straight in Saturday's Singles Championship, Gary Ehasalu of Enon Valley (formally of Ohio) won a two way shootoff over Ken Berkhous. Jeff Graupp of Reading broke 100x100 to win the state Doubles title the day before. He had the only  instate 100 in the event. Robert Gilbaugh of Lock Haven won the state Handicap Championship with a 97. Steve Huber of Bethel won the HAA title with a 392x400. It was Huber's first HAA title. Hall of Famer Ken Darroch of  Aliquippa won his  sixth consecutive HOA championship and 9th overall and now trails the legendary Steve Crothers by two. Darroch did tie Crothers record of 6 consecutive HOA titles. Linda Straub  won her second women's Doubles Championship, the first coming in 1996. Anna Mae Eberle won her fourth women's Singles title, the last coming 18 years ago. Helen Black won her first state title of any kind by winning the women's Handicap title.  
(Complete Shoot Results)   (Payout Sheet)    (Entries by Event)

(Photographs: A-G, H-P, Q-Z

Other interesting state shoot links
(Results on Adobe pdf format)

(Alphabetical List of Winners on Adobe pdf format)

(Winners by State on Adobe pdf format)