2003 Westy Hogans
Elysburg, PA

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

Freeman Kline
Westy Hogans Singles Champion

Frank Pascoe
Westy Hogans Doubles Champion

Marilyn Lehrfeld
Lady of America Champion

Larry Shade
Westy Hogan HOA Champion
Challenge Cup Champion

Mike Latocha
Westy Hogan HAA Champion

Freeman Kline wins third Westy Hogans Singles title with 200 straight. Marilyn Lehrfeld wins Lady of America title. 

Frank Pascoe wins Doubles title with 99 while Mark Patton wins Handicap crown. Entries smash all past Westy Hogan records. 

The 97th renewal of the Westy Hogans Annual Trapshooting Tournament was held on Friday, September 5th through Sunday, September 7th. Held from 1907 to 1973 in and around Atlantic City, the tournament moved to Parkers in New York for 1974 and 1975, than back to New Jersey (Pine Belt) from 1976 to 1985. In 1986 they moved to another new home, this time to Thurmont, MD for the next 13 years. The tournament was held in Millington, MD for 4 years, from 1999 to 2002. The tournament was hosted by the PSSA at Elysburg in 2003. 

Freeman Kline celebrated his 68th birthday one day early when he prevailed in an eight-way shootoff of 200s to finish first in the Westy Hogans Singles Championship during the 97th Westy Hogans tournament, hosted this year by Pennsylvania State Sportsmen's Association at their Homegrounds in Elysburg Sept 5-7. Joining Kline with 200s in the Singles Championship were fellow vet Gary Gasaway plus Charlie Berkhous, Larry Grabowski, Pennsylvania singles champ Norman Beaver, Michael Latocha and Skip Klinger. Kline needed seven perfect extra rounds to capture first-place laurels.

On Sunday Frank Pascoe won the feature twins with 99, and Mark Patton topped the handicap with the same score. Michael Latocha was the all-around leader for the tournament with 391x400. Larry Shade paced high-over-all scoring with 773x800, and he won the Challenge Trophy, based on the combined score of the second 100 in the main singles plus the feature handicap, with 197.

The Lady of America trophy was awarded on Friday's singles and second handicap events. Marilyn Lehrfeld earned the
honor for her 195 tally, a three-bird lead over Kim Bateman. Her 195 was the highest score in this event since it was started back in 1964.

Portions of the above information taken from Trap and Field, November, 2003.