37th Annual
PENNSYLVANIA
GRAND TROPHY WINNERS
June 3-5, 2009
Elysburg, PA

Ronald Pedro (CT) breaks the only 200 to win the PA Grand singles title. 608 gunners shoot in the main singles event. Kevin Hartlaub (PA) captures doubles title with perfect century. Ohio shooter Patrick McCarthy breaks 99 to win handicap title. Brad Heath retains HAA title and Robert Malmstedt wins HOA.


1973 PA Grand "Car" Handicap event program. 


1973 PA Grand "Car" Handicap event program. 

 

 

Robert Malmstedt 
PA Grand HOA
Champion

Homer Frampton
PA Grand Singles
Veteran Champion

Kevin Hartlaub
PA Grand Doubles
Champion

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..Woodrow Doty
PA Grand Doubles
Runner-up

Mary Thompson
PA Grand Singles
Ladies Champion

Fred Sube
Independence Handicap
Sr. Vet Runner-up

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Jim Weaver 
PA Grand Singles
Class B Runner-up

 Jeff Bechtel
Independence Handicap
Champion

Tom Ezolt 
Firecracker Handicap
Champion

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Joseph Banach
Singles Championship
Class A Champion

Brad Heath
PA Grand HAA
Champion

Linda Ginther
Firecracker Handicap
Ladies Champion

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Patrick McCarthy
PA Grand Handicap
Champion

Debbie Neilson Ohye
PA Grand Doubles
Ladies Champion

Calvin Nagle
Firecracker Handicap
6th Place

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Shoot Records and Notes

This was the 37th renewal of the annual PSSA PA Grand. The first shoot was held back in 1973 over twenty traps in front of the Valley Gun Club clubhouse. Cars were given away in the first two years. In 1975 the shoot moved to the new trap fields and PSSA club house.
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Ronald Pedro of Tiverton, CT became the first shooter from his state to win the singles title. In fact only one Connecticut gunner has won a major title at the PA Grand. In 1984 Hani Hafez of Wilson, CT won the HAA. 
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Robert Malmstedt of Somerville, NJ broke 100 straight to win his second straight Independence Singles title on Friday and also the HOA with 780x800. Malmstedt won the handicap title back in 1997. He won 5 awards at last years PA Grand, including the Class AA HOA title.
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Jeff Bechtel of  Palmyra won the Independence Handicap on Friday with a 98. Jeff was on the 1983 All State First Team.
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Tom Ezolt of Greencastle, PA took the Firecracker Handicap on Saturday afternoon. Tom is a prolific target shooter, shooting more targets than any other state shooter in 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007. The 2008 records were never made available to the web site. Tom shoots from the vet class. 
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The first PA grand was held on Labor Day weekend in 1973. In what is believed to be the first wedding on a trap line, Connie Livingston and Jere Andrus were united in marriage during that first PA Grand. 
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That first PA Grand saw three new 1973 Ford Pinto's, nine trap guns and lots of cash awarded. Robert Fox broke a 98, John Nelligan broke 98 and Vic Ameye broke a 97 to win the automobiles. The were awarded by yardage groups. Shooters from 14 states were attracted for the car awards.
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Mary Thompson of Canton, Ohio, home of the pro football HOF, broke a 196x200 to win the ladies singles title on Saturday. It is the lowest ladies winning score since Dorothy Concia of Croton-on-Hudson, NY won the ladies title in 1999 with a 195x200. Joyce Morris of Charlestown, RI won the ladies award last year with a 199x200
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Joseph Banach of  Mil Rift, PA won the Class A award in the singles championship with a 199x200.. Joe broke a 198 in Class A in the 2006 State Shoot to win the runner-up award. In 2003 Banach won the Class C runner-up award in the doubles championship at the Keystone Open.
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 Kevin Hartlaub of Gettysburg bested Woody Doty for the doubles title after each broke 100 straight.
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Patrick McCarthy of  Dalton, OH won the PA Grand handicap title with a field high 99x100. Patrick is a 19 time All American, last appearing as a first team member in 2007. It was the 5th 99x100 in the 36 year history of the PA Grand. Only one 100x100 ever won the PA Grand. Fred Barkalow of Broadheadsville, PA broke the century in 2005. 
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Brad Heath of Binghamton, NY won the HAA with a 392x400. Brad won both the HAA and HOA last year while taking home 6 trophies.
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Donald Neilson won the Independence Doubles with a 100 straight two weeks after he won the Pennsylvania doubles title with the same score. 


Jere Andrus and Connie Livingston in  1973
PA Grand trap line wedding.

 

2008 PA Grand Winners
2007 PA Grand Winners
2006 PA Grand Winners
Past Champions

2009 Trophy List By Event

2009 Trophy List By State

Alphabetical List of 2009 Trophy Winners

Alphabetical List of 2008 Trophy Winners
Alphabetical List of 2007 Trophy Winners
Alphabetical List of 2006 Trophy Winners

Scores Provided by RJ Stuart Computer Services.
Photographs property of the PSSA.
Notes and records provided by Richard Hamilton, PSSA and Trapshooting historian.
(Please report what you think may be historical errata.)

EVENT #  1 - INDEPENDENCE SINGLES
ENTRIES: 483
TROPHY WINNER TOWN STATE SCORE
CHAMPION MALMSTEDT ROBERT W SOMERVILLE NJ 100
CLASS AA JONES DOUGLAS T WESCOSVILLE PA 100
CLASS AA RU NEILSON JR DONALD OAKS PA 100
CLASS A BALDWIN HENRY CLAY UNIONVILLE PA 100
CLASS A RU REX BRUCE S COPLAY PA 100
CLASS B COLOMBAN BRUNO FAR HILLS NJ 99
CLASS B RU KLOBE BUCK MILTON PA 99
CLASS C KISTHARDT DAVID B HUMMELSTOWN PA 100
CLASS C RU ROSE     JR JOHN A ZIEGLERVILLE PA 98
CLASS D SCHAEFFER MAHLON B TOWER CITY PA 98
CLASS D RU GRIFFITH DAVID C ABBOTTSTOWN PA 95
SR. VETERAN MITCHELL ROBERT CLRAKS SUMMIT PA 100
SR. VETERAN RU ALLEM JOHN E ZIONSVILLE PA 99
VETERAN RUHL WILBUR E ELIZABETHTOWN PA 100
VETERAN RU KEHR BARRY I SHOEMAKERSVILLE PA 100
SUB JUNIOR KABABIK KIE T TOWNSEND DE 100
SUB JUNIOR RU KISTHARDT CORD B HUMMELSTOWN PA 95
JUNIOR GUSTAFSON TJ S SUGAR GROVE PA 100
JUNIOR RU JOHNSTON BEN A LINCOLN UNIVERSITY PA 99
LADY OHYE NEILSON DEBORH N BRUNSWICK NJ 99
LADY RU BATEMAN KIM S SLIPPERY ROCK PA 99
 

 
EVENT #  2 - INDEPENDENCE HANDICAP
ENTRIES: 449
TROPHY WINNER TOWN STATE SCORE
CHAMPION BECHTEL JEFFREY A PALMYRA PA 98
RUNNER UP OSTRANDER GERRY D LOCKE NY 98
3RD PLACE MALMSTEDT ROBERT W SOMERVILLE NJ 97
4TH PLACE ALMEIDA STEPHEN A DARTMOUTH MA 96
5TH PLACE AINSWORTH JR GEORG SINKING SPRING PA 96
6TH PLACE MCCARTHY PATRICK M DALTON OH 96
7TH PLACE KLIKUS TODD J BEACH LAKE PA 96
8TH PLACE SLIMM JEFFREY S BLUE ANCHOR NJ 96
9TH PLACE MANNING TIM M BATH PA 96
10TH PLACE HEATH BRADLEY J BINGHAMTON NY 95
SR. VETERAN MAXWELL BRUCE BRIDGEPORT CT 95
SR. VETERAN RU SUBE FREDERICK H HAZEL TOWNSHIP PA 95
VETERAN RUHL WILBUR E ELIZABETHTOWN PA 95
VETERAN RU SHEPLER BOYD H SHERMANS DALE PA 95
SUB JUNIOR BRINING GRANT GROTON MA 91
SUB JUNIOR RU VENDEL CHRISTOPHER ONTARIO NY 91
JUNIOR HANSEN TAYLOR N PITTSFIELD PA 96
JUNIOR RU KOBAL DANNY S LEHIGHTON PA 92
LADY BALDWIN LISA S UNIONVILLE PA 95
LADY RU KOVACS JODY M MARLBORO NY 95
 

 
EVENT #  3 - INDEPENDENCE DOUBLES
ENTRIES: 229
TROPHY WINNER TOWN STATE SCORE
CHAMPION NEILSON JR DONALD OAKS PA 100
CLASS AA BLAISDELL MICHAEL KEENE NH 100
CLASS AA RU SHYDA BRIAN S LEBANON PA 99
CLASS A MATTER EDWARD J LYKENS PA 97
CLASS A RU CLARKE THOMAS M STOCKTON NJ 97
CLASS B LECHLEITNER JAMES SELTZER PA 95
CLASS B RU BURLESON WILLIAM E PORT ALLEGANY PA 95
CLASS C PRENDINGER JIM F BREININGSVILLE PA 94
CLASS C RU ANTANAVAGE A JOSEP STRAUSSTOWN PA 93
CLASS D LOUGHRAN LINDA J DOVER PA 91
CLASS D RU KAZILIONIS JOHN E PORTLAND ME 89
SR. VETERAN ALLEM JOHN E ZIONSVILLE PA 95
SR. VETERAN RU KOSTKAS JACK M TIDIOUTE PA 95
VETERAN OHYE KAY N BRUNSWICK NJ 99
VETERAN RU CRIADO PHILIP A FRANKLIN PA 97
SUB JUNIOR STABINSKI NATHAN J POLAND OH 93
SUB JUNIOR RU VENDEL CHRISTOPHER ONTARIO NY 92
JUNIOR ST CLAIR DEVON L DANVILLE PA 96
JUNIOR RU YEARSLEY JACOB A LANDENBERG PA 94
LADY SANDLER STEPHANIE NEW RINGGOLD PA 98
LADY RU OHYE NEILSON DEBORH N BRUNSWICK NJ 97
 

 
EVENT #  4 - PA GRAND SINGLES
ENTRIES: 608
TROPHY WINNER TOWN STATE SCORE
CHAMPION PEDRO RONALD TIVERTON RI 200
CLASS AA MCCARTHY PATRICK M DALTON OH 199
CLASS AA RU HUBER STEVEN G ORWIGSBURG PA 199
CLASS A BANACH JOSEPH C MILL RIFT PA 199
CLASS A RU LAPHAM IV RICHARD WILLOW STREET PA 197
CLASS B GILBAUGH ROBERT C LOCK HAVEN PA 195
CLASS B RU WEAVER JAMES QUINCY PA 194
CLASS C ROSE JR JOHN A ZIEGLERVILLE PA 195
CLASS C RU KISTHARDT CORD B HUMMELSTOWN PA 192
CLASS D GREEN DANIELLE R EVANS CITY PA 191
CLASS D RU WEBER DAVID R SHOHOLA PA 189
SR. VETERAN BAN GEORGE L WARRINGTON PA 196
SR. VETERAN RU LEFEVER ROBERT H LANCASTER PA 196
VETERAN FRAMPTON HOMER W WARREN PA 197
VETERAN RU HALE EDWARD S BRISTOL CT 197
SUB JUNIOR KABABIK KIE T TOWNSEND DE 196
SUB JUNIOR RU NUNES TYLER A SINKING SPRING PA 195
JUNIOR BOZART MATT W YORK PA 198
JUNIOR RU BLACK COLTON CB SUGAR GROVE PA 197
LADY THOMPSON MARY C CANTON OH 196
LADY RU OHYE NEILSON DEBORH N BRUNSWICK NJ 196
 

 
EVENT #  5 - FIRECRACKER HANDICAP
ENTRIES: 389
TROPHY WINNER TOWN STATE SCORE
CHAMPION EZOLT THOMAS J GREENCASTLE PA 97
RUNNER UP BLAISDELL MICHAEL KEENE NH 97
3RD PLACE MALMSTEDT ROBERT W SOMERVILLE NJ 97
4TH PLACE PEARSON JR JAMES L LAFITTE LA 97
5TH PLACE SCHAFFER JR DONALD RUSHLAND PA 96
6TH PLACE NAGLE CALVIN A WAPWALLOPEN PA 96
7TH PLACE GRABOWSKI LARRY J COLLEGEVILLE PA 96
8TH PLACE GRAUPP JEFFREY T READING PA 96
9TH PLACE OLLOCK STEPHEN MAINESBURG PA 96
10TH PLACE ALDRIDGE JACK LANDENBERG PA 95
SR. VETERAN KOSTKAS JACK M TIDIOUTE PA 95
SR. VETERAN RU BIERSTINE EDWARD MIDDLETOWN NY 94
VETERAN HARROLD DONALD F SPRING GROVE PA 96
VETERAN RU SCHAFFER SR DONALD LANGHORNE PA 95
SUB JUNIOR STABINSKI NATHAN J POLAND OH 95
SUB JUNIOR RU CLARKE JOSEPH A STOCKTON NJ 88
JUNIOR KLAVER KEIL W ANDOVER NJ 96
JUNIOR RU DAVIS CODY A SHOHOLA PA 93
LADY GINTHER LINDA S POTTSVILLE PA 92
LADY RU EVERING ELIZABETH JOPPA MD 91
 

 
EVENT #  6 - PA GRAND DOUBLES
ENTRIES: 325
TROPHY WINNER TOWN STATE SCORE
CHAMPION HARTLAUB KEVIN S GETTYSBURG PA 100
CLASS AA DOTY JR WOODROW W KAUNEONGA LAKE NY 100
CLASS AA RU HEATH BRADLEY J BINGHAMTON NY 99
CLASS A LOOMIS CHARLES R NORTH WARREN PA 96
CLASS A RU HERB ROGER L HEGINS PA 95
CLASS B LIPETZ MICHAEL KENSINGTON CT 97
CLASS B RU CLARKE MICHAEL T STOCKTON NJ 97
CLASS C CORDELL DANIEL C GREENCASTLE PA 98
CLASS C RU MORRIS WAYNE D CHARLESTOWN RI 94
CLASS D COTTON EDDIE S NEW BERLIN NY 92
CLASS D RU SCHAFFER DANIEL J NEWTOWN PA 90
SR. VETERAN ALLEM JOHN E ZIONSVILLE PA 96
SR. VETERAN RU LEFEVER ROBERT H LANCASTER PA 95
VETERAN OHYE KAY N BRUNSWICK NJ 97
VETERAN RU FRITZGES CHARLES J MILTON PA 96
SUB JUNIOR BRINING GRANT GROTON MA 96
SUB JUNIOR RU STABINSKI NATHAN J POLAND OH 94
JUNIOR DARHOWER DYLAN E MECHANICSBURG PA 97
JUNIOR RU DAVIS CODY A SHOHOLA PA 96
LADY OHYE NEILSON DEBORH N BRUNSWICK NJ 97
LADY RU SANDLER STEPHANIE NEW RINGGOLD PA 95
 

 
EVENT #  7 - PA GRAND HANDICAP
ENTRIES: 414
TROPHY WINNER TOWN STATE SCORE
CHAMPION MCCARTHY PATRICK M DALTON OH 99
RUNNER UP BALDWIN LISA S UNIONVILLE PA 97
3RD PLACE SHIRK THOMAS L DENVER PA 96
4TH PLACE MEYERS JOSEPH D QUAKERTOWN PA 96
5TH PLACE BURDICK RONALD LIMA NY 96
6TH PLACE NUNES TONY M SINKING SPRING PA 96
7TH PLACE GOLASZEWSKI ROBERT DRUMS PA 96
8TH PLACE CASTLE CECIL R TROY PA 96
9TH PLACE EGLEY JAMES IRVINE PA 95
10TH PLACE JONES DOUGLAS T WESCOSVILLE PA 95
SR. VETERAN MURRAY FRED F SHAVERTOWN PA 96
SR. VETERAN RU KOSTKAS JACK M TIDIOUTE PA 96
VETERAN OHYE KAY N BRUNSWICK NJ 96
VETERAN RU GEIGER LESTER A READING PA 95
SUB JUNIOR BRINING GRANT GROTON MA 92
SUB JUNIOR RU CLARKE JOSEPH A STOCKTON NJ 91
JUNIOR JOHNSTON BEN A LINCOLN UNIVERSITY PA 96
JUNIOR RU DAVIS CODY A SHOHOLA PA 96
LADY SANDLER STEPHANIE NEW RINGGOLD PA 97
LADY RU THOMPSON MARY C CANTON OH 97
 

 
ALL AROUND
TROPHY WINNER TOWN STATE SCORE
CHAMPION HEATH BRADLEY J BINGHAMTON NY 392
CLASS AA MCCARTHY PATRICK M DALTON OH 391
CLASS A LAPHAM IV RICHARD WILLOW STREET PA 382
CLASS B FLEMING BERNARD R MANAHAWKIN NJ 376
CLASS C LUCAS GEORGE E SAXONBURG PA 366
CLASS D WEBER DAVID R SHOHOLA PA 358
SR. VETERAN MEYERS JOSEPH D QUAKERTOWN PA 379
VETERAN OHYE KAY N BRUNSWICK NJ 387
SUB JUNIOR BRINING GRANT GROTON MA 375
JUNIOR BOZART MATT W YORK PA 380
LADY SANDLER STEPHANIE NEW RINGGOLD PA 387
 

 
HIGH OVER ALL
TROPHY WINNER TOWN STATE SCORE
CHAMPION MALMSTEDT ROBERT W SOMERVILLE NJ 780
CLASS AA HEATH BRADLEY J BINGHAMTON NY 775
CLASS A CLARKE THOMAS M STOCKTON NJ 756
CLASS B FLEMING BERNARD R MANAHAWKIN NJ 744
CLASS C LUCAS GEORGE E SAXONBURG PA 707
CLASS D CLARKE JOSEPH A STOCKTON NJ 682