Minnesota Trapshooting Association




Jennie Stone received her 25,000 Doubles pin from Pete Walker at the 2022 Heartland Grand.

David Smith, Bemidji, recieved his 50,000 Doubles pin from Pete Walker at the 2022 Heartland Grand.

John Haverly received his 27 yd. punch/pin at the 2022 MN State Shoot.

Kerry Ramsey 2022 MN State Shoot Sub-Junior HAA and HOA Winner.

Abby Malecha makes it to the 27 yard line in approximately 12 months by posting a 98 at the Wisconsin State shoot. Way to go Abby.

Congratulations to Laure Zumbusch for being the only Resident Lady to run the 200 Championship Singles at the MN State Shoot in MTA History!

Miranda Klassen shoots her FIRST 200 STRAIGHT at the 2022 Neil Winston Memorial 200 Singles event at the Minneapolis Gun Club. Miranda will be the first to receive a custom embroidered John Storm Jacket commemorating her accomplishment. Congratulations Miranda.

Anthony Klassen big brother to Miranda, beat the field at the Minneapolis Gun Club Handicap Championship with the combined score of 193 for the two Handicap events. Anthony will receive a custom Championship buckle and gets his name on the perpetual plaque. Great shooting Anthony.

Abigail Malecha makes it on the front page of Trap & Field in her FIRST year of shooting. Congrats Abby!!!

Congratulations to Nick Kubasch and his Fiance Alissa Runke for their announced engagement.

Ben Dietz wins the Wisconsin NR Singles Championship after a 6 box shoot off against Ricky Marshall with the trap set on High, Fast and Wobble.

Leo Brand, at age 15 makes it to the 27 yard line at the Heartland Grand. Congratulations Leo. 

Derek Fischer shot his FIRST 100 Straight in Singles at the Owatonna ATA Central Zone Shoot. 

MTA 2022 Hot Shots

Frank Redfield and Jim Lambert received AA27AA designation.

Randy Cook, recent addition to the MTA Hall of Fame wins NR Singles Championship at the 2022 Wisconsin State Shoot by running the 200 and then a bunch more.

Jack Knaus at the Southern Grand won Jr. Gold HAA and HOA.

George Pappas at the Southern Grand was runner-up in Sub-Vet in the HAA and was Category in the HOA.

Randy Cook in Sr. Vet at the Southern Grand was runner-up in the HAA.

Scott Messenger at the Southern Grand took Doubles Champion in Sr. Vet

Pete Walker at the Southwestern Grand took AAA Champion in HOA.

Abby Malecha at the Southwestern Grand took A Champion in HOA and Jr. Champion in the Handicap Championship and is now on the 25 yd. line.

Randy Cook, 2022 HoF inductee, won HAA & HOA at the 4th annual Jacobson Memorial Shoot in Flordia.

George Papps took HOA & HAA at the Beretta USA Shoot at the Silver Dollar in March.

Curt Peterson at the 2022 Spring Grand in Tucson won the Caesar Guerini Pelimanary Handicap.
Curt posted a 99 and tied with Patrick Lamont and won the shoot-off.

MTA 2021 Hot Shots

Jim Lambert made it to the 27 yd. line at the MO Fall Handicap Shoot. Congrats Jim.

Rochelle Bethel, in just her 2nd season shooting ATA targets ran her FIRST 100 STRAIGHT at the Heartland Grand finishing the 200 singles with 197 and was Lady 1 runner up in the Handicap Championship Event. Rochelle is in the Brand Family…as in Tony and Leo.

Steer & Calf Hot Shots
Brenan Boltjes
191×200 Steer
Amy Howard 191×200 Calf
Pete Walker
Nick Kubasch 193×200

Jimmy Bowen AA Champion Rapid City Trap Club Gold Shoot

 Curt Peterson lone 98 in Handicap Casa Grande Pre Spring Grand.

 Scott Messenger Lone 200 in Singles Silver Dollar Bill Jacobsen Memorial.

 Derek Fischer High Handicap 95 Spring Grand…Three-way tie.

 Pete Walker one of three 200 Singles Spring Grand.

 Ali Jean Peterson Lady 1 Champion Spring Grand Event 22

 Rod Tolman multiple Chair Class Winner Spring Grand

 Scott Steffen R/U SuV Handicap Championship 2021 Spring Grand

 George Pappas SuV Champion Silver Dollar Open Preliminary Singles

 Leo Brand shoots his 1st 200 straight Singles targets at the Central Zone shoot at 14 years old.

Randy Cook and Dean Neumann both ran 100 straight Singles in Event 7 at the Heartland Grand

Randy Cook and Dean Neumann both ran 100 straight Singles in Event 12 at the Heartland Grand.

Abby Malecha and Pete Walker both posted 99 Handicap in Event 16 at the Heartland Grand.

Randy Cook and George Pappas both ran the 200 Singles in the Championship Singles.

Nick Kubasch posted 98 in the Championship Handicap at the Heartland Grand.

MTA 2019 Hot Shots

 Randy Cook of Deer River, Minnesota won the Western Grand Handicap Championship in Vernal, UT on June 9th, 2019.
Shooting 98×100 (27 yards) and winning shoot-off.

 Ben Dietz for the 2nd year in a row takes HAA at the MN State Shoot and wins the Singles Championship.

 Jack Knaus wind the Doubles Championship.

 Jake Mader wins the Handicap Championship.

 Two Jr. Shooters and 1 JRG Shooter win the 3 Championship Events. Jack, Ben & Jake.

 Joel Johnson breaks 100 straight in Singles for the first time at the SD State Shoot in Mitchell SD.

 John Kelly wins the 27 yd. Diamond Badge with a 50 straight.

 Bernie Merchlewitz breaks 100 straight from the 27 yd. line at the MN State Shoot.

 Scott Gens breaks 100 straight in Singles, Doubles and Handicap on the same day at the Nebraska State Shoot.

 Catie Amey shot her FIRST 100 Straight at the Grand American Trapshoot.

 Ben Dietz took HAA at the Heartland Grand with a 394 X 400.

 Jeff Rempel, attending his first Grand American posted a 99 in the Grand American Handicap and placed fourth, besting 1996 other shooters.

 Ron Miller was Handicap Champion at the Nevada State Shoot

 Ben Dietz earned his AAA 27 AAA pin.

 John J Kelly earned his AA 27 AA pin.

 Lou Kosiba earned his 100,000 Singles award and his 75,000 Handicap award.

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