Minnesota Trapshooting Association
MTA Hall Of Fame
MINNESOTA TRAPSHOOTING ASSOCIATION
Minnesota Trapshooting Hall of Fame
Paul E. Robey, Sr.
Paul Robey started shooting in 1965 at St. Cloud. He and some friends were shooting league at the Richfield Bloomington Gun Club and the manager asked him if he was going to the “State Shoot.” Well, even though he wasn’t sure what he was talking about, he went and a friend told him to “play all the money.”
He did and he got lucky and broke a 99 in Class B. That night he went home with a big silver tray and some cash. But Saturday in the 200 Championship Singles he came back to earth with a 191 in Class A. The bug had bitten him.
Some highlights of Paul’s shooting career include a total of 38,350 singles targets for a lifetime average of .9728, total handicap targets 29,250 for an average of .8825 and 18,050 doubles targets for a .9274. Between May 1966 and September 1967 Paul earned the 27 yard line, once at 27 yards he earned 14 honorary yards. Paul was on the
Minnesota All State Team 1966-1975 and on the All-American team in 1970.
1969 ATA Central Zone All-Around Champion with a score of 393 X 400, high in the nation. Minnesota State Singles Champion in 1971, Minnesota Central Zone Champion and Central Zone All-Around with a 394 X 400. Minnesota State High-Over-All and 2nd for High All-Around in 1974. Paul acquired many other state, local and non-resident titles over the years.
In addition to his fine shooting, Paul also served for 8 years on the MTA board of Directors. He served as a Director, as Vice-President and two terms as President in 1972 and 1973. While Paul was active
in the MTA the State Zone Shoot Program, still in place today, was started.