Allen Heil, Allentown, PA
First All American
Leaders of All American
selections with 14 each.
Photographs colorized from b/w to
Hamilton Web Design
Lady I Captain
Junior Second Team
Lady I First Team
4th PA Selection
29th Overall Selection
Donald Schaffer Jr.
Men's First Team
Sub-Jr First Team
Sr. Vet First Team
Sub-Vet First Team
Lady I Second Team
Junior Second Team
Sub-Junior First Team
Sub-Jr. Second Team
KayLynn Hamilton Bornman
Lady 1 Second Team
Lady II Second Team
Chair, First Team
Sr. Vet Second Team
Starts in Pennsylvania."
has twenty one 2015
ATA All Americans, bringing PA total
All Americans to 533 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.
2015 LADY 1 TEAM CAPTAIN.
DEBBIE IS A
REPEAT CAPTAIN FROM THE 2013,14 AND 2015 TEAMS.
The 2016 ATA All American
Teams have been announced and the Quaker State has 21 shooters who
earned their way on to the teams. That is 3 more than last year. This brings the total of Pennsylvania
All Americans to 533, third largest in the ATA.
once again led the nation All
American selections with 21. Illinois finished second with 18. Ohio was third
with 15 selections.
Little lead the state with 14 All American
each. Little was
selected 38 times while living in three states as well as International
team selections. Frank died young and would have had many more. David George
(left)eachhave 12. Mary Christopher
has 11 while Frank
Pascoe, Ken Darroch
each have 11 and Stephanie
Sandler, Cody Davis and Sheldon Hostetter 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. In
today's world both probably would have 20 or more selections.
Pennsylvania's 11 First Team All Americans
Teams selected by points earned during the 2015 shooting season.
Schaffer Jr. of
Newtown earned a Men's first team
selection. It was his second All American Team selection. Donald's first
selection came 28 years ago when he was a second team Junior selection
back in 1988. It was the first
time a state shooter earned a Men's first team honors since Ken Darroch in
Ohye Neilson of
Longof West Grove and Kim
Bateman of Slippery Rock were Lady I and Lady II
team selections. Ohye Neilson, as a Pennsylvania, as a Pennsylvania
resident, was named captain for the fourth straight
year. Frank Pascoe of New Castle
and Ken Darroch of Aliquippa
earned selections on the Sub-Vet
first team. It won't be long before these two state HOF shooters
top the list. Both now have 11 All American selections. Cody Davis
of Shohola was selected to the Junior Gold first team.
It was his 10th All American selection. Richard
Hamilton of Fleetwood was a Chair-Shooter
first team selection for the
fourth time in the past five years. Richard was the
founder of the state trapshooting Hall of Fame and at one time won 44
straight major chair-shooter titles. Sheldon Hostetter of
Lebanon was a Sr. Vet first team selection.
He has now been a Vet or Sr. Vet first team
All American for nine straight years, ten total. Jack
Noftz of Pittsburgh and Luke
Cowart of Kennett Square were Sub-Junior
first team selections. For Jack it was his second selection and for
Luke, it was a rookie selection. Luke also won 19 trophies at the 2015
Pennsylvania State Shoot.
Pennsylvania All American Captain
There was one state gunner named
of their 2016 team.
Debbie OhyeNeilson. Debbie is a repeat All American
Captains from 2015. That brings the total to 23 Pennsylvania captain positions in All
American history with David George
and now Debbie Ohye Neilson leading the way with 4. Debbie has been selected captain
16 times overall,13 while living in New
Jersey and 4 in Pennsylvania. Other state captains include Steve Crothers
(2), Cody Davis (2), Bud Garman (1), Herb Jones (2),
Frank Little (2), Eugene Leoni (1), Andy Long (1), Frank Pascoe (3), Joe Pascoe (1) and
Robert Whitehead (2). Debbie finds herself in some pretty good
Pennsylvania Second Team All American
of Aliquippa made the Junior Gold second team for his fourth overall selection. Ian
is following in the footsteps of his legendary father. All his selections
were for the Junior Gold category, including three second team and one
first team (2014).
of Abbottstown was a
second team Lady I selection. This was her second selection. In 2015 she
was also a second team selection after her stunning win in a major
handicap title at the Grand American (Crow Shooting Handicap). Kate
of Dublin was also selected to
the second team Lady II category. This was here fourth selection,
which included two first team Lady II selections (2013, 2014).
Germansville was selected to the
Sub-Junior second team, his third straight All American honor. KayLynn
of Hyner, PA earned her way to her first Lady I selection. She was also
selected in 2004, 2007 and 2011. All were second Team, women's selections.
It should be noted that all previous selections were to the single
category women's teams. The ladies category was split into Lady I and Lady
II back in 2013. Along with her father Richard Hamilton, both were named
to the 2016 team. They are the only father-daughter same year selections
in PSSA history.
Weatherly was selected to the Junior second team. It was his second
selection. In 2014 Christian was a second team Sub-Junior selection.
of Germansville earned his way to a third straight Sub-Junior second team
Criado of Franklin
was selected to the Senior Vet second team. This was his 5th All American
selection. He earned Vet second team honors for 4 straight years, from
2010 to 2013.
three rookies make All American honors this year. One of those rookies made
first team honors. Luke
Cowart was selected
to the Sub-Junior first team. Evan
Mood of Linelexington
was selected to the Junior second team. Daniel
Cranberry shot his way onto the sub-junior second team.
to all 21 All Americans, especially our three rookies.