June 24, 2006

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



William Natcher
Doubles Champion



John Mandera
Singles Champion



Belinda Pascoe
Ladies Singles Champion
Frank Pascoe



Curt Saeger
Handicap Champion


Emerson Bornman
Attorney General Cup


Steve Huber
HOF Inductee


PSSA throws 1,675,900 targets at 115th Pennsylvania State Shoot. Singles championship entry largest off ATA grounds in history.

James Mandera wins Singles title with only instate 200. William Natcher new Doubles champion. Frank Pascoe wins HAA and HOA.  Curt Saeger wins Handicap.  Entry records set in 4 events. Kory Shissler wins 18 sub-junior awards. 


The PSSA threw 1,675,900 targets during the 115th Pennsylvania State Shoot, held from June 10th to June 18th. Shooters from 32 states made a record 8,437 entries during the 9 day run of the premier state shoot in the United States. Record attendance was set in 4 of the 20 events. All records were shattered in  Pennsylvania Clay Target Championship when 1604 shooters took the line shooting 10 targets per post over two trap fields. A record 1,456 shooters took the line in the Krieghoff Handicap with Hegins gunner Jacob Koons winning the K-80 Special Combo. The Doubles championship also saw a record entry as 936 shooters took the line on Friday afternoon.

James Mandera, Wexford, PA, won the Clay Target title with the only 200 straight by a resident. Raymond Emerson of Kennett Square finished runner-up. Belinda Pascoe won the ladies title with 199. Joe Alsippi won the Senior Vet title and Jack Kostkas repeated as the Vet champion. William Giron finished first in the Sub-Junior race and David Angelo won the Junior title. 

Curt Saeger of Allentown and four others broke 98's to tie for the Handicap title with Saeger winning the shoot-off. Glenn Lash finished runner-up. Lash has led the state handicap average list six times. John Cashman was third, Glenn Metz was fourth and David Snyder was fifth, all with 98s. The ladies title went to Lillian Romania with a 95x100. 

William Natcher won his first Pennsylvania Doubles crown when he broke a field high 99. Finishing second was past champion Jeff Graupp while newly minted PA HOF inductee Steve Huber won the AAA award. Stephanie Sandler took home the ladies title, her third career ladies doubles crown.

All American Frank Pascoe won both the HAA and HOA titles. These were his second and third major state titles. Frank won the Singles title back in 1999. Stephen Ollock finished second in the HOA while Charlie Berkhous finished second in the HAA. KayLynn Hamilton won her second ladies HAA crown. She also finished women's runner-up in the main handicap. Stephanie Sandler won her third straight HOA ladies title. 

Sub Junior Kory Shissler won 19 trophies the nine day meet. Stephanie Sandler won 14 awards during the shoot, 47 in the last three years. 

Jacob Koons, Winner of Special Krieghoff Shoot-off

Steve Huber (HOF Inductee) and Frank Pascoe (2005 Trapshooter of the year)
(L-R) Richard Hamilton, Steve Huber, Frank Pascoe, Joe Pascoe
(Hamilton inducted his 25th HOF inductee)