Minnesota Trapshooting Association
MTA Hall Of Fame
MINNESOTA TRAPSHOOTING ASSOCIATION
Minnesota Trapshooting Hall of Fame
Loral I. Delaney
Loral I. Delaney, born February 3, 1938, Anoka dog trainer, one of the greatest women trapshots of all times shot her first targets at Dan McInnis’s old St. Anthony Gun Club when she was 13. She joined the ATA in 1957, winning the women’s State 16-yard Championship with 97 X 100 and wound up the season with .9071 average on 700 clays.
Loral I. has won so many championships it would take a book to record them. In 1968 she became the first and only woman ever to win the 16-yard, doubles and handicap high average.
Her high overall average that year was .9393, highest ever compiled by a lady trapshooter. That year she tied Iva Pembridge Jarvis’ HOA record (1951) when she shattered 954 X 1000. She won the Grand American HOA five times (a record) in a row, the all-around and North American Clay Target twice.
She has won every women’s title at the Grand American except the handicap. These included the introductory, the Class Championship five times and the Champion of Champions on two different occasions.
She and her husband Chuck won the Husband and Wife twice, once with 395 X 400, the other time with a record 396 X 400. Loral I. won the Minnesota State Open Doubles at St. Cloud in 1968 with 98 X 100,
the Captain Billy Fawcett Singles eight times, the state 16-yard 7 times, the Golden West Grand (Reno, NV.) 16-yard title in 1967 with 197 and again in 1971 with 198 X 200.
She has been a member of the all-state women’s team (Captain in 1976) since it’s inception and the Sports Afield All-American team 10 times. She was captain of the team in 1969, 1970, and 1971 and co-captainin 1968.