WTA hosts Annual State Shoot, sets new record
For the Rapids City Times
ROME — The Wisconsin Trapshooting Association (WTA) hosted the 120th State Trapshooting Championship at the WTA Homegrounds Shooting Complex in Rome, July 9-14. The Annual State Shoot welcomed visitors from 23 different states for a total of 856 competitors.
There were a total of 4,895 entries in 13 combined singles, handicap, and doubles events. With 600,000 targets thrown in six days, the 2019 State Shoot was a record setting event.
A new state record was established for the Non-Resident Singles Champion. After breaking all 200 event targets, Harlan Cambell, from Kansas, and Chandler Brown, from Tennessee, locked in a shoot-off which lasted for 23 additional rounds. Brown prevailed breaking 575 straight targets to Cambell’s 574 targets.
“We were honored to host the 120th Wisconsin State Trapshooting Championship here in Rome,” shares Fritz Thistle, WTA president. “Our Board of Directors and many volunteers worked endlessly to provide our best shoot yet. Participation in our tournament continues to grow and this is the second year we have earned the title of a Category Six Shoot.”
The WTA Homegrounds Complex has hosted the Annual State Shoot since 2013.
Results from the event may be found at http://shootscoreboard.com.