Allen Heil, Allentown, PA
First All American
Leaders of All American
selections with 14 each.
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Lady I Captain
Lady I Second Team
Lady I First Team
3rd PA Selection
28th Overall Selection
Lady I Second Team
Sub-Jr Second Team
Sr. Vet First Team
Sub-Vet First Team
Sub-Vet Second Team
Junior First Team
Junior Gold Second Team
Sr. Vet Second Team
Vet Second Team
Lady II Second Team
Chair, First Team
Starts in Pennsylvania."
has eighteen 2015
ATA All Americans, bringing PA total
All Americans to 512 since first year in 1927. The cream comes to the
top. Allen Heil of
Allentown was the first state selection in 1927. State has seven first team
selections. Frank Little and Caroyln Elliott lead the way with 14 selections each.
OHYE-NEILSON AND FRANK PASCOE
NAMED 2015 TEAM CAPTAINS. BOTH ARE
REPEAT CAPTAINS FROM THE 2013 and 2014 TEAMS.
The 2015 ATA All American
Teams have been announced and the Quaker State has 18 gunners who
earned their way on to the teams. That is 4 less than last year. This brings the total of Pennsylvania
All Americans to 512, third largest in the ATA.
led the nation in All
American selections with 19. Pennsylvania finished second with 18. Ohio was third
with 15 selections.
Time Selection Records, 1927-2015
Little lead the state with 14 All American selections
each. Little was
selected 38 times while living in three states as well as International
team selections. David George
(left)eachhave 12. Mary Christopher
has 11 while Frank
Pascoe, Ken Darroch
Sandler each have
10 selections. Harold
Keiser has 9 selections and Anna Mae Eberle and George
Newmaster have 8 selections.
Walter Beaver was selected 9
times while Steve Crothers
had 8 selections, both during the era of
only 10-12 being selected by each year by Jimmy Robinson.
Pennsylvania First Team All Americans
Teams selected by points earned during the 2014 shooting season.
Ohye Neilson of Oaks and
Lisa Long of West Grove were first
team Lady I and Lady II selections. Ohye was named captain for the third straight
year. Frank Pascoe of New Castle was captain of
the Sub-Vet team, also for the third straight year. Cody Davis
of Shohola was selected to the Junior Gold first team for the third
straight years including his captaincy in 2013.
Hamilton of Fleetwood was a first team chair-shooter
selection for the third time in the past four years. Richard was the
founder of the state trapshooting Hall of Fame and at one time won 44
straight major chair-shooter titles. Ian Recla
Plane was a Junior first team selection for the third straight year. He
was also a sub-junior selection back in 2012.
Sheldon Hostetter of
Lebanon was a first team Sr. Vet. He has now been a Vet or Sr. Vet first team
All American for eight straight years.
Pennsylvania All American
There were 2 state gunners named captains
of their 2014 team.
Both Frank and Debbie are repeat All American Captains from 2013. That brings the total to
22 Pennsylvania captain positions in All
American history with David George leading the way with 4. Debbie
Ohye-Neilson has been selected captain 16 times overall, 13 while living in New
Jersey and 3 in Pennsylvania..
Pennsylvania All American
former PA ATA delegate, of New Castle, earned his 9th
selection and his second straight selection as captain of the Sub-Vet
has won ten major Pennsylvania major championships. Also making the Sub Vet second team
were PA Hall of
Famer Ken Darroch of Aliquippa. This
writer has selected Ken as one of the top five Pennsylvania trapshooters
of all time. He hold the state record for HOA titles at the state shoot
with 12, one more than the legendary Walter Beaver. He has won 20 major
Pennsylvania championships. For Ken, it was his
10th selection.. Pennsylvania legend
Joel Etchenof Ligonier
earned Sub Vet second team honors and for the second straight
Joel is a 21 time
PA state team member and a lock for this years (2015) all state team. His father
and grandfather are ATA HoF inductees. Joel and his father Rudy are PA Hall of Fame
of Oaks was selected to
her 28th team, and third in Pennsylvania. All as captain of the Lady I
teams. She is the only women to win the state singles title with
200x200 back in 2013
earned their way on to their
respective teams, Joseph, as a Junior Gold second team selection and Ian as
a Junior first team selection. For Joseph and Ian it was their
fourth selections. Ian has won over 90 trophies at the state shoot. Both are repeat selections for four straight years..
of Aliquippa made the Junior Gold second team for his third overall selection. Ian
is following in the footsteps of his legendary father, Ken Darroch, a PA
Hall of Fame inductee. He tallied 15 trophies at the 2014 state shoot
including the doubles championship. Ken Darroch
was selected for the tenth time, this time as a Sub-Vet. Also on the Junior Gold first team was
of Shohola for his 9th selection, all sub-junior (3), junior (3) and
junior gold (3) selections.
Emerson Bornman Jr.
of Oley earned his fourth selection, this time as a second team Vet.
Emerson is a two time state doubles champion and a recent PA Hall of Fame
inductee. Sheldon Hostetter
of Lebanon made his 7th
straight All American as a first team Sr. Vet shooter. He is also a PA
Hall of Fame inductee. Lisa Long
of West Grove earned a
first team Lady II selection, her third All American selection. She is a
repeat from 2014 and 2013.
of Abbottstown was a
second team Lady I selection. Bethany won a huge handicap championship at
the 2014 Grand American, the Crow Shooting Supply Handicap with a 99x100 from
26 yards and a thrilling shoot-off over four other
99's, including George Cheponis of Pittsburgh,
seven time All American David Shaeffer of
Maryland and another 27 yarder Randy Ross, a
three time All American from Ohio. Kate
of Dublin was selected to
the second team Lady II category. This was here third selection.
Germansville was selected to the
Sub-Junior second team, his second straight All American honors. James
Gettysburg made his seventh All American team and his third straight Senior
Vet team. Back in 2013 he was a first team selection.
three rookies make All American honors this year. Jean
McCord of Tyrone.
Jean earned here way to Lady II second team honors. Jack
Noftz of Pittsburgh
shot his way onto the sub-junior second team. Congratulations
to all 18 All Americans, especially our three rookies.