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Big numbers? No problem Despite all the potential logistical problems, shooters always seem to end up in right spot BY LES WINKELER

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Grayson Pare strains to move a pallet of shotgun shells at the 2009 Grand American in Sparta. nearly a half of million shots were fired at the event.

Much work to be done Summer keeps WSRC staff plenty busy BY LES WINKELER THE SOUTHERN

The staff of the World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sparta has been under the gun, pun fully intended, this summer. Staff members have barely been able to draw a breath since mid-July when the Scholastic Clay Target Program competed from July 19 to 24. Just a few days later, the Junior World Skeet Championships began. That shoot concluded Saturday. And The Grand American begins today. “We have a tremendous amount of work with turnover from one event to the next,” said Dennis Sneed, one of the facility’s site superintendents. “The problem being about the time you’re starting the SCTP, then the Junior World wants to move in and great ready.” That creates plenty of work for the WSRC staff, whether it is keeping the grass mowed, the shelves stocked, getting campers in their proper campsites or just keeping the grounds cleaned. “We’re looking at handling four to five trailer loads of targets,” Sneed said. “We’re looking at entries. We have 15 extra kids that will pick up a two-ton truck of empty hulls.” And there are little things the average person wouldn’t think of. Judges for the competition spend long hours in the sun. To keep them properly hydrated, the WSRC provides water jugs. Cleaning and disinfecting the jugs is a timeconsuming item. Between each shoot, the voice calls for each trap are checked. With the Grand

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SPARTA — The logistics are staggering. During The Grand American, there are two or three shooting events each day. Each event draws 1,000 shooters or more. The shooters are spread out over the 120 trap fields at Sparta’s World Shooting and Recreational Complex. Despite the apparent logistical nightmare, the vast majority of shooters seem to be in the right place at the right time. Shooters can dodge lines and streamline the process by pre-squadding online. “I got online and put everyone I’m shooting with on a squad,” said Barb Rocheford, an Indiana resident and the head cashier for the event in 2009. “The shooters are given a choice of banks (group of four trap fields) they’d like to shoot and the times. “Some people have specific places they like to shoot. And, they don’t want to be the first out and they don’t want to be the last out. They want to be in the middle.” Of course, not everyone travels in a group. And not everyone plans in advance. Some shooters wait until they arrive at the WSRC to be squadded. “By the looks of the lines this (Wednesday) morning, a lot of them didn’t (presquad),” Rocheford said.

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rap eludes me. There’s nothing about the game I dislike. It’s STILL just that it SHOOTING takes a clear MARK mind, and FITTON my own tends to run muddy. The best I’ve done at the game is 98/100 from the 16-yard line, which is no achievement for a real trap shooter. I wasn’t particularly concerned about the quality of my shooting that day. I’d just stopped by the club for some coffee, to see the guys and to get in a couple rounds of one game or another. The skeet shooters had apparently stayed home, perhaps discouraged by the chilly day and mist in the air. Every now and then, a fifth shooter would be needed for a trap squad and I’d head out to join four other guys. I dropped a bird early in the first round of 25 and then didn’t drop another until late in the fourth round. Knowing when to quit, I cased my empty gun. As I sipped a coffee beneath the shelter and mulled the pleasant meagerness of my achievement, a real trap shooter or two said, “You shot well today.” Being a grandson of Erin and a highly trained

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Spectators check out shotguns and shooting supplies for sale during the 2009 Grand American in Sparta.

American on the horizon, vendors at the site are stocking up. “We look at one or two UPS truck loads and one or two FedEx truck loads a day that has to be dispersed,” Sneed said. “There are 55 permanent vendors on property. You try to accommodate service and help all those people. “The major, major work for us is the four to five days prior to the shoot and the first two days of the shoot. Once everything gets established, it’s not quite as bad.” On the other hand, the shooting creates its own work. Sneed said the WSRC recycles boxes that

targets are shipped in. Two tons of cardboard will be baled each day during the shoot. “It pretty much goes on and on,” he said. Although the amount of work is staggering, Sneed said it has gotten easier each year. This is the fifth year the Grand American has been at Sparta. “The experience and knowledge, I could see a tremendous improvement in that type of thing,” he said. “You don’t have to hand-supervise everything that has to be done. They guys that have been here know how to do it.” les.winkeler@thesouthern.com 618-351-5088

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“I’ve done that. Cashiering was a nightmare. We had these big spreadsheets.” However, shooters getting squadded Wednesday morning seemed to have few complaints. “It’s pretty simple,” said Charlie Bickle of South Elgin. “Everything is pretty much in the same building. “With the computers and everything, it’s pretty much cut-and-dried. The people here will keep you up with everything. Most the people here have shot a time or two.” Bickle will be at Sparta through the 10-day event. He said he has presquadded the second week. “We’ll just squad as we go the first week because it’s not that crowded,” he said. “You can pretty well shoot when you want.” les.winkeler@thesouthern.com 618-351-5088

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Before competing, shooters must get classified according to their skill level, placed on squads and pay their entry fees. The pre-squadding means shooters have to stand in one less line. Shooters who pre-squad and pay up front for all the competition are provided an itinerary that covers the entire 10-day event. They receive a receipt that directs them to the proper bank for each event, their squad number and their post position on the trap field. “It saves a lot of time and confusion,” Rocheford said. Computer technology has made the entire process much smoother. That is particularly true in the handicap events, where shooters have to be squadded by skill level. “We used to do it all by hand,” Rocheford said.

I do OK, but I have no ambitions of shooting registered targets or joining the ranks of the master blasters. They are artists with shotguns. By comparison, I paint bathrooms. wordsmith, I replied with a very witty, “Thanks.” By inclination and personality, I’m a hunter and a club shooter. As such, my approach to clay targets runs along the lines of, “See the bird, shoot the bird.” Because I still shoot clays primarily as hunting practice, I use a fairly flatshooting gun and have to momentarily cover or “paint through” through the bird for a good hit. Real trap shooters keep the bird visible above the rib of their finely adjusted guns. If they lose sight of it, that just means it is gone in a puff of blackorange smoke. The best shoot with such precision and minimal gun movement that the game has earned itself the nickname of “rifle shooting with a shotgun.” Me, I’m just a gunner. I did learn a few things the day of my 98/100. For instance, I shoot best when in a Zen-like state — conscious of what’s going on around me but not terribly concerned by any of it. My best day, I fell into an easy rhythm: Call for the bird, break it, break open the gun and catch the hull, wait for my next turn. After five from a pad, walk the few feet with an emptyand-open gun to change stations. Repeat. Most days, there’s nothing terribly hard about American trap, even as you start moving back some yardage. Every shot is makeable. I know: I’ve made them all. But I’ve missed them all, too. What’s difficult is developing the clarity,

consistency and discipline of a top-end shooter. There’s also the aspect of competition. Do you want it? Can you handle it? Not for me, thanks, at least not on my days off. My trap score at my last club’s Christmas allaround shoot was an 88 — and I was tickled. I generally prefer skeet or Five Stand, and I shoot from the low gun. That is, my gun is not brought to my cheek and shoulder until after I’ve called for the target. I do OK, but I have no ambitions of shooting registered targets or joining the ranks of the master blasters. They are artists with shotguns. By comparison, I paint bathrooms. I’m sure I will stop by Sparta during the Grand. I get some rounds in there every now and then and find the World Shooting and Recreational Complex a literally awesome facility. Plus, I’ve met a lot of nice people there. During the Grand, the world’s best gun companies and gunsmiths will be represented. Anything and everything shotgun-related will be available. And, being an XXL, I know the rule: If you see a shirt or a vest you really like, don’t wait for the end of the tournament. Some other big boy will have grabbed it. I may not be a real shooter, but sometimes I still like to dress the part. MARK FITTON is The Southern Illinoisan’s managing editor and a shooter of no renown. He generally enjoys himself, though.

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Neal Crausbay of Sweetwater, Texas, takes aim during the 2007 Grand American in Sparta. This year’s event begins today.

Celebrating a Grand anniversary Competition in fifth year at Sparta’s World Shooting and Recreational Complex History of The Grand American

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The 2010 Grand American marks the fifth anniversary of the event moving to Sparta’s World Shooting and Recreational Complex. The event begins today and concludes with two prime events Aug. 14. “Sparta is synonymous with the Grand,” said Nick Aycock, marketing manager for the Amateur Trapshooting Association. “It’s getting easier to call home. All the adjustments are being made.” Aycock said early registrations indicate attendance will be the roughly the same as last year, or slightly up. After five years, the ATA has warmed up to Sparta. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, which operates the WSRC, has worked the kinks out of the production of the event. And Sparta has grown accustomed to the annual influx of shooters and spectators. “This is the fifth year,” Sparta Mayor Rob Link said. “We’ve gone through a learning curve over the last three years. Things have improved each year. We’re doing it with less manpower than the first year or two. We have traffic lanes set up. We’re not using as much law enforcement, so the cost of hosting this event has gone down. “It’s a boost, not only for Sparta, but the whole surrounding area, restaurants, motels and retail have increased. We see an influx of sales tax receipts. We’re up $50,000 to $60,000 for the city in August.” The ATA made one adjustment to the Grand this year, adding The Grand American Challenge. The winner of that event, which will immediately follow the completion of The Grand American Handicap, will walk away with $100,000. “The champion from each handicap event, there are

The Grand American World Trapshooting Championship is one of America’s oldest sporting events. The Grand American has evolved into the premier shooting event in the world with nearly 7,000 competitors. This storied event dates back to 1893 when the first Grand American was at Dexter Park in Long Island, N.Y. The 24 competitors shot at live birds. R.A. Welch won the Grand, shooting 23 out of 25. In 1900, the first Grand American using clay targets was contested at Interstate Park in Queens, N.Y. Originally a four-day tournament in June, there were 74 entries. The shoot was managed by Elmer Shaner and the winner of the Grand was Rolla “Pop” Heikes of Dayton, Ohio. The Grand American traveled to such cities as Chicago, St. Louis and

Columbus, Ohio, before making a home in 1924 in Vandalia, Ohio. The ATA homegrounds remained in Vandalia until the end of an era in 2005. The Grand American takes place in Sparta at the World Shooting & Recreational Complex. It has 120 trap fields, which stretch over three-and-ahalf miles along a beautiful countryside. There are 1,000 campsites, 4,001 parking spots, and three lakes on the grounds where the competitors can call home for 12 Grand days. Today, The Grand American is truly an international event. Competitors travel from around the globe to take part in this annual tournament. More than 400 trophies and more than $1 million in purses and options will be distributed to winners in 25 events. — ATA Grand American Program

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Roman Pompe reloads his gun during a competition at the 2007 Grand American in Sparta. Pompe traveled from the Czech Republic to compete in the event.

nine qualifying events, those nine shooters will be shooting off alongside another lucky shooter, who shot at least four handicap events, they all get into a shoot-off on Aug. 14,” Aycock said. “They’ll be shooting off, winner take all. “That will be great to watch and there should be a decent crowd of people to watch that one.” The new event is meant to enhance the prestige of the Grand. “If anything, it will add to it and make it bigger and better,” Aycock said. “Hopefully, it will draw a lot of attention to it and draw

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additional competitors and spectators to come out and see what the Grand is all about.” The Grand American Challenge is the major change to the event this year. Other major activities include the Blast For the Future Monte Carlo Fish Fry on Friday and the AIM Grand Championships on Saturday and Sunday. The fish fry is one of the ways the ATA reaches out to the community. “It’s going to have the normal things that your Monte Carlo Fish Fry has, all-you-can-eat fish and beverages and gaming tables,” Aycock said. “It

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Two men and two women will be inducted into the Trapshooting Hall of Fame on Aug. 10 in ceremonies at the Sparta Lions Club Banquet Hall. This year’s inductees are Cathy Wehinger, Mary Lee Van Arsdall, John Hall and Tom Lynott. Lynott is being inducted posthumously. Wehinger, a Wisconsin native, became the first woman in ATA history to head a year’s singles average over all competitors. She beat the men in 2001 with an average of .9953. Nine years earlier, she was entered in the Guinness World Record book as the longest shootoff for a woman, capturing the 1992 Central Zone singles title with 200 plus 475 over Frank Hoppe. Cathy has been a women’s AllAmerican 14 times on the first team and eight times on the second. She has been competing at the Grand American since 1980. Wehinger has earned 24 singles trophies, two handicap, seven doubles and three all-arounds. She was the third woman to complete the Grand Slam and the sixth to smash 100 in doubles. VanArsdall was the third woman in ATA history to break four 200 straights in singles. That achievement occurred in 1988 at the Grand American’s Dayton Homecoming. At that same Grand, she also tied a 22-year record for the Women’s Doubles Cham-

pionship, winning with a lone 98. One year earlier she had tied a record for the Class Women’s Doubles with 98. She was the 12th woman to hit 100 from any yardage, and her straight set the longest yardage record of any woman with a perfect handicap score. Van Arsdall has been shooting ATA events since October 1972. In 1974, Van Arsdall was the ninth woman in ATA history to break 200, winning at her Kentucky State Shoot over the Class A men. First came 99 in the open singles race, followed by the historic 200, and then tying the women’s state record of 197. Her first of 12 Grand American trophies was the 1983 Champion of Champions title with a lone 100. Hall, a Texan, earned five first and five second All-America teams between 1973 and 1982. He completed his ATA Grand Slam in 1981, earning the No. 30 spot on the list. Hall’s first Grand American trophy came in 1972 with the AA award in the Class Doubles. Hall has 12 Texas ATA crowns to his credit: singles in 1973 and 1979; four straight doubles titles starting in 1975, plus the 1980 championship; and the all-around in 1974 plus every year from 1976 to 1979. Hall also won four high overalls from 1974 to 1979. In 1977, he set records of 100 in doubles and 395 in the all-around, the latter mark standing for 16 years. He was named to 14

state teams. He also developed a plastic gun case for airline travel, and he continues operations in engineering and plastics. At one point, John was also manager of the Greater Houston Gun Club. Lynott traveled throughout the western United States for 40 years as sales manager for Winchester Repeating Arms Co., earning numerous trophies as a professional and also defeating amateur shooters. At one Wyoming doubles championship he was four targets over the field, and he often hit 200 singles when there were no pro trophies. Tom was the third shooter to break 98 from the first year of the 27-yard line. Tom placed on 14 first-string AllAmerica professional teams and one second from 1949 to 1967. He also led industry handicap averages in 1949 with .9288 and in 1955 with .9152. At the 1952 Grand American, Tom was the lone shooter in the entire field to break 200 straight in the Introductory Singles. Two days later, Tom broke 100 in a squad that set a Grand record of 499x500. Knowing how to line up sights, during World War II he was a first lieutenant B-24 bombardier pilot, receiving the Air Medal, Purple Heart and the Presidential Unit Citation. He passed away in May 2006, three days before his 90th birthday. les.winkeler@thesouthern.com 618-351-5088

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Wednesday, August 4 Event 4: Hodgdon Powder Singles Event 5: Parliament Coach Handicap Event 6: Rio Ammunition Doubles

Thursday, August 5 Event 7: Gipson-Ricketts Singles Event 8: Trapshooting USA Handicap Event 9: Great Lakes Sporting Arms Doubles

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Sunday, August 8 Event 14B: NRA Singles (2nd 100) Event 15: Wenig Doubles AIM Grand Championship (2nd 100) AIM Awards Ceremony Silver Seitz All-Around: (Events 13-14-15) White Flyer High-Over-All 1000: (Events 7-8-9-10-11-12-1314-15) White Flyer HOA 1600: (All events in Preliminary Week) Winchester Super 600 Singles White Flyer Super 500 Handicap Browning Super 500 Doubles

Remington Day Event 10: Remington 870 Grand Week Singles Monday, August 9 Event 11: Remington Nitro Event 16: Winchester AA 27 Handicap Class Singles Event 12: Remington STS Opening Ceremony Doubles Presented by Trap & Field National Team Race (Events Special Recognition 10-11-12)* Blast for the Future Funds Celebration Tuesday, August 10 Casino Night and Fish Fry Event 17: President Gary Sherrod Handicap Saturday, August 7 Presented by Cabela’s Event 18: Browning Class Event 13: Krieghoff Doubles Handicap Hall of Fame Induction Event 14: A NRA Singles

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Wednesday, August 11 Event 19: ATA Clay Target Championship Presented by Beretta USA ATA/Trap & Field AllAmerican Reception Presented by Precision Fit Stocks

Thursday, August 12 Event 20: Pilla Champion of Champions Event 21: Blaser Handicap Event 22: SportEAR Doubles? Beretta Shoot Out

Friday, August 13 Event 23: Kolar Arms Handicap Event 24: ATA Doubles Championship Presented by Federal Kolar Arms Shoot Out Closing Ceremonies Presented by Trap & Field

Saturday, August 14 Event 25: ATA Grand American Handicap Presented by Remington Special Event $100,000 Grand American Challenge Courtesy of Bill and LeeAnn Martin ATA All-Around Presented by Silver Seitz ATA High-Over-All 1000 Presented by White Flyer White Flyer HOA 2700

GRAND AMERICAN FUN FACTS The Grand American Championship has been contested since 1900. It was a minor event that first year, with just 74 competitors. The Grand American has now grown into a major event, with more than 7,000 competitors over two weeks of competitions. Here are a few Grand American fun facts: Largest number of competitors in The Grand American Handicap: 5,000, 1999

First shooter to win with a perfect score in the Grand American: Riley Thompson, Cainsville, Mo., 1910 Number of perfect scores in the Grand: 31 First shooter to win from the 27-yard line: Reggie Jackimowski, Antioch, 1978 Number of 27-yard shooters with perfect scores in the Grand: 7 Number of shooters to win from the 27-yard line: 9

Number of Grand American champions from Illinois: 15 Champion who lived closes to Sparta: Oscar Scheske, Jr., Belleville, 1950 Last person to win the Grand in Vandalia, Ohio: Donnie Thorton, Butler, Ky., 2005 First person to win the Grand at Sparta: Kay Ohye, N. Brunswick, N.J., 2006 First non-American to win the Grand: Emerson Clark, Preston, Ontario, 1958

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Peter Streuber of Dayton, Ohio, shows off his shotgun featuring a sight rail he made with aluminum from an office divider at the 2007 Grand American.

GRAND AMERICAN HANDICAP CHAMPIONS Year 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954

Entries Name 74 R.O. Heikes 75 E. C. Griffith 91 C. W. Floyd 180 Martin Diefenderfer 317 R. D. Guptil 333 R. R. Barber 290 F. E. Rogers 495 J. J. Blanks 362 Fred Harlow 457 Fred Shattuck 383 Riley Thompson 418 Harvey Dixon 377 W. E. Phillips 501 M. S. Hootman 515 Woolfolk Henderson 884 L. B. Clarke 683 J. F. Wulf 808 C. H. Larson 620 J. D. Henry 848 G. W. Lorimer 715 A. L. Ivins 637 E. F. Haak 588 J. S. Frink 513 Mark Arie 528 H. C. Deck 710 E. C. Starner 932 C. A. Young 873 Otto Newlin 891 Isaac Andrews 1100 Mose Newman 966 Alfred Rufus King 938 Garrison Roebuck 722 A. E. Sheffield 597 Walter Beaver 612 L. G. Dana 608 J. B. Royall 704 B. F. Cheek 932 F. G. Carroll 814 O. W. West 757 D. L. Ritchie 820 E. H. Wolfe 1108 Walter Tulburt 910 J. F. Holderman 810 Jasper Rogers 865 L. C. Jepson 828 Don Englebry 1478 Capt. F. J. Bennett 1786 H. H. Crossen 1678 John W. Schenk 1758 Pete Donat 1737 Oscar Scheske Jr. 1682 E. Michael Wayland 1727 Orval E. Voorhees 1949 Raymond Williams 2009 Nick Egan

Residence Dayton, OH Pascoaq, RI New York, NY Wood River, NE Aitken, MN Paulina, IA St. Louis, MO Trezevant, TN Newark, OH Columbus, OH Cainsville, MO Oronogo, MO Chicago, IL Edgerton, OH Lexington, KY Chicago, IL Milwaukee, WI Waupaca, WI Elkhart, IN Piqua, OH Red Bank, NJ Canton, OH Worthington Champaign, IL Plymouth, OH Ithaca, NY Springfield, OH Georgetown, IL Spartanburg, SC Sweetwater, TX Wichita Falls, TX McClure, OH Dixon, IL Berwyn, PA Derrick City, PA Tallahassee, FL Clinton, IN Brecksville, OH Coshocton, OH Goshen, OH Charleston, WV Detroit, MI Morris, IL Dayton, OH Dwight, IL Vermilion, OH Miami, FL Gardiner, MT Sharpsburg, PA Antwerp, OH Belleville, IL Washington, KS Grand Island, NE Eaton, OH New York, NY

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• Shopping • Restaurants • Roscoe Misslehorn Art Gallery • New Memorial Park • Sparta Public Library

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1-800-786-7111 (618) 927.0533 email: kkbuildings@gmail.com *4 Year Term

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Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 - 5:00 • Special Saturday Hours 9:00 - 5:00


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