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Minneapolis Gun Club

Jackpot!

  Jackpot Shooters the time has come

.....enough practice already with all those registered shoots....its time to get serious....and shoot some Jackpot!!!!!

We'll be hosting a Jackpot Warm-up this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, August 30th and 31st.

Everything will be pretty much the same, except the rules; they are always subject to change. The main thing is to have some fun.

Start time will be 10:00 AM each day. We'll be open for breakfast at 9:30AM, and will shoot until 4:00PM.

These two days WILL COUNT toward the 20 entrys needed to be included in the end of season $1000.00 added money.

And, we will be offering the bonus $100.00 for a 50 straight, ties divide, each day.

The weather looks great, the targets will be set so even Kreighoff shooters will be able to hit 'em, and the food will be outstanding.

Hope to see you there.

Jimmy Bowen


David E. Vice
Chaska, MN
April 18, 1957 - August 20, 2014

Dave Vice

David Eugene Vice, age 57, of Chaska, MN, died Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at his home.

Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 11:30 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2060 County Road 6, Long Lake, MN (952) 473-8577, with Pastor Carrie Scheller officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 AM at the church. A lunch will follow the service.

David was born April 18, 1957 in Minneapolis, MN, to Darrell and Janice (Suits) Vice, one of seven children. David graduated from St. Louis Park High School in 1975 and then earned a degree at Hennepin Technical Center, North Campus in Brooklyn Park, MN. On June 18 1977, David married Irene Peters at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Hopkins, MN. They had 2 daughters. David has been a mechanic his whole adult life including: 25 years in the Excelsior/Chanhassen area at Country Club Service, and from 2000-2013 at Automotive Unlimited. He was an avid trap shooter and assistant coach for the Hopkins High School team. He was an active member at Park Sportsmen Club in Orono, MN, and a member of Minnesota Trap Association (MTA) and the National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA).

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Michael Edward Schmidt
Osceola, IA (formerly Lakeville, MN)
October 2, 1930 - August 20, 2014

Michael Edward Schmidt

 

Captain Michael E. Schmidt, Sr., age 83 of Osceola, IA, formerly of Lakeville, MN passed away on August 20, 2014. Mike retired from the US Marine Corp after serving his country for 22 years. He served during the Korean War and was assigned various duties during his tenure. When Mike retired in 1970 as Captain, he was stationed in Quantico, VA and was officer in charge of the International Shotgun team. Following his retirement, he accepted the position as manager of the Minneapolis Gun Club where he lived and worked with his family for 18 years. Mike is a Member of the Minnesota Skeet Shooting Hall of Fame.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 am Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at All Saints Catholic Church, 19795 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville, MN with visitation on Tuesday (8/26) from 4-8 pm at the White Funeral Home, 20134 Kenwood Tr. (Co. Rd. 50) Lakeville, MN (952 469 2723) also 1 hr. prior to Mass at Church. Interment, Iowa Veterans Cemetery, Van Meter, IA. Mass of Christian Burial will also be held 10:30 am on Friday, August 29, 2014 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 222 East Pearl St., Osceola, IA.

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Minnesota Sportsmen's Club ZimmermanMinnesota Sportsmen's Club
        Summer ATA Event

       THE RESULTS ARE IN

Sunday July 27, 2014

26889 104th Street –Zimmerman, MN.
Contact: Randy Jones 763-323-2317-W---763-441-6893-H

Web Site: www.minnesotasportsmensclub.com

Click here for Event Details     Click here for Event Results


JULY 7 - 13, 2014
104th MINNESOTA STATE SHOOT 2014

Alexandria Shooting Park
Alexandria, MN

The Results are In!

A huge Thank You! to Scott Steffen for the Trophy Report and for being the Trophy Director.

The Alexandria Shooting Park hosted the 2014 Minnesota State Trapshoot.

Click here for the 2014 State Shoot Trophy Report

Click here for the complete program brochure
(Due to file size restrictions, some graphics have been diminished on the web copy only.)

Click here for the viewable/printable flyer with all the details!

2013 Shoot Results


Minneapolis Gun Club
HANDICAP CHAMPIONSHIP

The Results Are In!

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John Bacon
Maple Grove, MN
July 7, 2014

John "Jack" Bacon

We're sorry to announce that John "Jack" Bacon, age 76 of Maple Grove, MN, passed away on July 7, 2014. Preceded in death by wife, Maxine and sister, Susie Lasker. Survived by daughters, Margaret (Harold) Calkins and Corrine (Marcus) Olson; grandchildren, Rory, Cory, Melissa and Catie; great-granddaughter, Hailey; brothers, Bill, Bob (Cheradee), Dennis (Mary) Bacon; sister, Barbara (Eugene) Davis. John was a Vietnam Vet who served 4 years in the US Navy and 34 years in the US Army. He was an avid trap shooter for many years and his favorite hobby was to bake.

Private interment Lakewood Cemetery. Visitation 10-11 AM Saturday, July 12 with a memorial service at 11 AM all at: www.Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996 West 50th St & Hwy 100.


NEW MTA ZONE DIRECTORS

Minnesota Trapshooting Association

The MTA welcomes the new zone directors and looks forward to working with them.
Vicky Townsend for the Northern Zone, Jim Carrolls for the Central Zone and Matt Bickell for the Southern Zone


Minnesota Trapshooting Zone Championship Program
June 21-22, 2014

Click here for the Minnesota Zone shoots held on June 21 & 22, 2014 at:
Bemidji Gun Club (northern zone)
Beaverbrook Tri-County (central zone)
Owatonna Gun Club (southern Zone)
Zone Map

RESULTS:

Click here for 2014 Zone Championship Trophies

 


Pre-squad is now open to reserve your spot/squad
for the 2014 MN State Shoot.

For all the details: http://www.presquad.com


OWATONNA GUN CLUB
Owatonna, MN

Hosts the
2014 ATA Central Zone Championships
August 1-3, 2014

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Club phone: 507-451-4498           www.owatonnagunclub.com


Minneapolis Gun Club
Jackpot Shoot
April 26, 2014 Results
April 27, 2014 Final Shoot Results

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One day down....one to go....then we can all start attending those "practice" shoots for next year's Jackpot season.

Not a bad day today, compared with what we've put up with the last few months, but there was enough wind and cool temps to make it interesting. For some. For ONE, all he did was hold onto the gun a little tighter, concentrate, and make a smooth move to the target.....and break a 49!!! And then, just to show the rest of us it wasn't a fluke, he went and did it again. With the money on the line, Dennis Kecker was on fire today. Some came close, within a bird or two, but Dennis was at the top of his game today. Nice shooting Dennis. Click for today's winners.....


Whew, we make it through another MGC Jackpot season. The weather we had will be remembered for years and today was no different. Rain, lots of rain, and 25-30 mph winds. Who wudda thunk that shooters would show up.....and shoot!!! It wasn't a huge crowd by any means and hats off to those that did. Winners today were.....

1st Class....Dean Campbell 44
2nd Class....Bob Smith 39
The results of the Jackpot Finale and the $1000.00 added money......
1st Class....Dennis Kecker 49....Dennis Kecker 49
2nd Class....Curt Peterson 45....Steve Richards 45
3rd Class....Joe Marino 43....Scott Steffen 43
4th Class....Joe Marino 41....Troy Smith 41
5th Class....Terry Peterson 40....Troy Smith 40
6th Class....Bruce Lomker 38....Dean Campbell 38

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Minnesota Trapshooting AssociationMINNESOTA TRAPSHOOTING ASSOCIATION

SPRING 2014

NEWSLETTER

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Steve Brua
Albert Lea, MN
1953 - 2014

Steve Brua

Steven D. Brua, 60, of Albert Lea passed away peacefully at his home April 6, 2014.

Steve is survived by his wife, Roxanne; his son, Travis; his grandson, Zaden; mother-in-law, Mary Lou Brenke; sisters-in-law Eunice Bolinger, Debra Chodur (Gary), Darla Nelson (Graden) and Connie Talamantes; brothers-in-law Steven Brenke (Rosie) and Darrell Brenke; nephews and nieces Danielle Bure (Damian), Justin Bolinger, Cody Bolinger, Sara Chodur, Nathan Chodur, David Villarreall, Anthony Villarreall, Colt Nelson, Blake Talamantes, Adison Talamantes, Amber Rose Brenke and Darrell Jr. Brenke; great-nephews and nieces Desmond, Ryleigh, Laynie, Gavin, Korah, Savanna, Elijah, Selena, Angelo and Karmine; special family Josh Miller, Brynn and Jaegar and godson, Cashus.

The family will greet friends from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at St. Theodore Catholic Church and one hour prior to the service on Saturday.  A prayer service will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Theodore Catholic Church with the Rev. Mike Ellis, Celebrant.

In Steve’s honor, the family requests you wear camouflage to the service. Gun club members please wear trap shooting vests.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family.

Please click here for further details of Steve's life.

 


2014 ATA All-American Teams
(based on 2013 performance)
January 1, 2014

12 MINNESOTA GUNNERS SELECTED
TO 2014 ALL AMERICAN TEAMS.
Equal to Last Year
!

STATE TOTALS 292 SELECTIONS
SINCE 1927. EARL DONAHUE FIRST
SELECTION BACK IN 1928.

SCOTT GENS SELECTED TO MEN'S FIRST TEAM
FOR 5TH STRAIGHT YEAR WHILE ERIC
MUNSON SELECTED FOR 18TH TIME.

The ATA has announced their 2014 All American teams, based on points earned during the 2013 shooting season. Scott Gens was selected to the men's first team for the fifth straight year. It was his 9th overall selection.

Eric Munson earned the Men's second team selection, his 18th. The Munson's have gone on to accumulate 89 All American patches. Simply amazing. Nothing like it in the history of the ATA.

 


2013 Minnesota All State Teams
December 2013

Eric Munson, Mariah Michaelis, Dean Walker, Lou Kosiba
Nick Fetzik and Max Bunning head
2013 Minnesota State Teams.

The 2013 Minnesota All State trapshooting teams have been announced by the Minnesota Trapshooting Association. The teams are based on 2013 shooting averages. Click here to view the 2013 team requirements.

Eric Munson 2013

 

Eric Munson of Cokato earned the captains award for the
2013 men's team for the fourth straight year with a composite
average of 96.24. He was also captain of the 2010, 2011 and 2012 teams.

Miriah Michaelis 2013

 

Mariah Michaelis of Monticello led the
women's team with a composite
average
of 94.83.

 

 

 

 

Dean Walker 2013

 

Dean Walker of Grand Rapids was named
captain of the 2013 vet team with an average
of 93.92.

Lou Kosiba 2013

 

Lou Kosiba of Waite Park led the
senior vet team. He averaged 94.88.

 

 

 

 

 

Nick Fetzik 2013

 

Nick Fetzik of Pengilly was named captain
of the junior team. He averaged 95.13.

 

Max Bunning 2013

 

Max Bunning of Plymouth was named
sub-junior team captain. Max led state
sub-juniors with an average of 92.80.


Ronald A. Guttormson
Borup, MN
1939 — 2013

Ronald A. Guttormson

Ronald A. Guttormson, 74, of Borup, MN, passed away at home on Thursday, December 26, 2013. Ronnie was born March 25, 1939 in Fargo, ND, to Elmer and Mabel (Ringstad) Guttormson. He grew up on the family farm near Georgetown, MN, and attended school at Middleton Country School and Hendrum Public School before graduating from the Northwest School of Agriculture in Crookston, MN. Ronnie then continued his education at Moorhead State University while farming with his father and brother, Roger prior to farming on his own. He served in the Air National Guard. On August 15, 1959, Ronnie married LeeAnn Sivertson at Kirkebo Lutheran Church in Perley, MN. Together they lived and farmed in the Perley, Georgetown, Felton and Borup communities. He retired from farming in 2001. LeeAnn and Ronnie spent ten winters traveling and trap shooting in Las Vegas, NV, and Phoenix and Tucson AZ, where they met many new friends.

Ronnie enjoyed spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing and trap shooting. Over the years he mentored and instructed many through his involvement with the Red River Valley Sportsman's Club at Perley, MN, Moorhead Rod & Gun Club and Clay County 4-H. He was a proud and humble person who enjoyed doing things for others, not wanting to be publically recognized.

Memorials are preferred to the Red River Valley Sportsman's Club in Perley or the Outdoor Adventures Foundation of Fargo which is a non-profit foundation providing hunting and fishing adventures for children and young adults under the age of 25 with cancer or other life threatening illness, also providing adventures for combat disabled veterans under the age of 40 that are wheelchair bound or missing a limb due to active duty service.

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David Jon Blanshan
Windom, MN
1942 — 2013

David Blanshan

David Jon Blanshan, 70, Windom MN, died Friday December 13, 2013 at the Windom Area Hospital after a brief illness.

David was an avid fisherman and hunter. Hunting was what led him to his love of trap shooting.

David first registered target was in 1968 and continued until today. He was on the MN State Team a number of times and was very proud of that.

He loved being on the line, competing with fellow trap shooters and loved the campfire gathering after the day’s events even more.

That’s where he will be missed the most. David always said it wasn’t about shooting 100 straight…the camaraderie is the best thing going here.

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Minneapolis Gun Club
National Trapshooting Day
Sunday, September 15, 2013      10:00 AM SHARP Start Time

Address: 20006 Judicial Rd, Prior Lake, MN 55372
Phone:     952-469-4386

RESULTS - click here


What A Milestone! I can't even imagine....

Dennis Steinhaus


Congratulations to Dennis 'Denny' Steinhaus (Annandale, MN), who shot his 100,000th Handicap target at Del-Tone/Luth Gun Club during the ATA Central Zone Handicap Championship on Sunday, August 4, 2013. Many of Denny's friends and family were in attendance, and all helped him celebrate with a huge cake.

Interesting note: Denny's wife, Sharon, is pictured with him here and is wearing, as a charm, the medal Denny received for his 100,000th Singles target attainment. According to Denny, Sharon is eager to see him complete his 100,000th Doubles target attainment milestone so she can have the Handicap & Doubles medals made into matching earrings!

 


Minneapolis Gun Club
Handicap Championship
July 5 - 7, 2013

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The 10th annual MGC Handicap Championship is in the books. The well attended shoot featured great cash payouts, prizes and some of the best weather we’ve had in years and that resulted in some great scores.

Thank you to everyone who participated and stayed Saturday afternoon to enjoy the roast pork dinner compliments of Neil Winston.

Who was the Handicap Champion??? How about Max Bunning shooting a pair of 97’s for a combined score of 194 beating Jeff Hoppes, who shot really well, by one target. Max is a product of the MN Youth Shooting Program. He’s 12 years old and in 7th grade.

Congratulations Max. You’re on the road to a lifelong sport that will give you years of pleasure.
Max Bunning, 2013 MGC Handicap Champion

Shoot Results


Owatonna Gun Club
Shoot Results
June 6-9, 2013

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Owatonna Shooter

The club hosted the 16th Annual Cabela's Trapshoot which has become one of the top shoots on the Minnesota shooting schedule. It is was held June 6th through the 9th. We had competitors from surrounding states and Canada who vie for over $9000 in prize money and Cabela’s gift certificates.Results here.

Cabela's


Owatonna Gun Club
Shoot Results
May 19, 2013


Pat Gottberg won the handicap and doubles events at the May 19th Allen Degner Memorial Shoot at the Owatonna Gun Club. The high score in the singles was Tony FosterResults here. 


2013 ATA All American Teams
January 1, 2013

12 MINNESOTA GUNNERS SELECTED
TO 2013 ALL AMERICAN TEAMS.
One More Than Last Year

STATE TOTALS 280 SELECTIONS
SINCE 1927. EARL DONAHUE FIRST
SELECTION BACK IN 1928.

SCOTT GENS SELECTED TO MEN'S FIRST TEAM
FOR 4TH STRAIGHT YEAR WHILE ERIC
MUNSON SELECTED FOR 17TH TIME.

The ATA has announced their 2013 All American teams, based on points earned during the 2012 shooting season. Scott Gens was selected to the men's first team for the fourth straight year. It was his 8th overall selection. Rick Nelson was a also first team chair selection, his 6th. Mark Zauhar was a first team Sub-Vet selection, marking his second All American team selection. Bill Van Nieuwenhuyzen, making his first All American team, earning his way to the Sub-Vet first team. 

Eric Munson earned the Men's second team selection, his 17th. The Munson's have now accumulated 88 All American patches. Simply amazing. Nothing like it in the history of the ATA. Dean Neumann earned his 8th award, gaining a selection to the Men's second team. Neil Winston, former ATA president, earned his fifth patch with his selection on the Sr. Vet second team. Mariah Michaels was a Lady I second team selection, her second national appearance. Dean Walker, picked for the second time, made the Vet second team. 

An now, a rousing welcome to the All American Team, all for the first time. Zachary Warweg, Junior second team. Emma Olson, the Sub-Junior second team and Tyler Veches, also the Sub-Junior second team.

 


2012 Grand American
August 8-18, 2012

Peter Walker and Eric Munson led all Minnesota winners at the 2012 Grand American with 4 trophies each. Colton Langer won the top junior award in the Clay Target Championship with 200x200. Nick Fetzik won the top junior award in the Class Singles event with a perfect 200x200. Lou Kosiba took home the top Senior Vet award in the Wenig Doubles with a near perfect 99x100. Mariah Michaelis broke 100 straight to win the prestigious ladies Champion/Champions race. Eric Munson finished second in the Class Doubles event with 100x100. Dean Walker won the Vet title in the Michelob Singles with 100x100 while Neil Winston won the Senior Vet award in the Trapshooting USA Handicap race. Neil is a former ATA president.

National Team Race: Men's Runner-Up

Eric Munson 282

National Team Race
  
August 10, 2012
Men's Runner-up

Scott Gens 284
Dean Neumann 288
Troy Haverly 280
Troy Gottberg 269

 

National Team Race: Sub-Vet Runner-Up

Mark Zauhar 261

National Team Race
  
August 10, 2012
Sub-Veteran
Runner-up

Nieuwenhuyzen Van 282
Rich Stuntebeck 286

 


2012 Minnesota State Shoot
July 9-15, 2012

Scott Gens wins three of the 5 major titles.
Mariah Sue Michaelis wins 4 of the 5 major ladies titles.

We have two ways to view the state shoot scores. First, click on the link below or click on this link provided by Sally Stevens, MTA Secretary.

Glenn Linden of Spring Lake Park won the Minnesota singles championship with a perfect 200. Dean Neumann finished second. Mariah Sue Michaelis won the top ladies title with a 97.

Scott Gens won the twin bird title with a near perfect 99 with Daniel Knudson finishing second with the same score. This was his second doubles title, winning his first back in 2001. Mariah Sue Michaelis won the ladies title with 96x100.

Scott Messenger won his first major Minnesota handicap title with a field high 99. Scott shot from the 27 yard line. Finishing second was David Maples with a 98. Laura Zumbusch led the ladies with a 96. 

Scott Gens won the HAA title on Sunday. Scott broke 393x400. Dean Neumann finished runner-up with 390x400. Mariah Sue Michaelis won the top ladies award, with 384x400.

Scott Gens also toped all Minnesota gunners with a 1079x1100 in the HOA. his 23rd major title. Dean Neumann was second with 1065x1100. Mariah Sue Michaelis won the ladies crown with 1047x1100. She won four of the five major ladies titles.
Check all scores here.


Minnesota ATA Zone Shoots
June 23-24, 2012
Program

Click here for the Minnesota Zone shoots held on June 23-24, 2012 at Alexandria Shooting Park (northern zone), Minneapolis Gun Club (central zone) and the Worthington Gun Club (southern Zone). Zone Map


2012 ATA All American Teams
November 28, 2011

11 MINNESOTA GUNNERS SELECTED
TO 2012 ALL AMERICAN TEAMS.
BOB MUNSON VET CAPTAIN.

STATE TOTALS 268 SELECTIONS
SINCE 1927. EARL DONAHUE FIRST
SELECTION BACK IN 1928.

The ATA has announced their 2012 All American teams, based on points earned during the 2010-2011 shooting season. Robert Munson was selected to his 34th All American team. He earned the captain's position among veterans. Munson was selected co-captain of the 1989 men's team. Scott Gens was selected to the men's first team for the third straight year. It was his 7th overall selection. Rick Nelson was a first team chair selection, his 4th selection.

Second team men's selections included Eric Munson, his 16th and Dean Neumann, his 7th. Women's second team selections included Kay Cee Nelson, her first and Miriah Michaels, also her first. Colton Langer was a second team sub-junior selection, his first while Lou Kosiba and Neil Winston were second team senior vets, each for the 4th time. Dean Walker was a second team vet selection, his first.


Minnesota Trapshooting Hall of Fame
HOF Nomination Submission Form

Use this form to nominate potential individuals for possible induction into the MTA Trapshooting Hall of Fame. When you submit this form it will be sent to your ATA delegate and alternate delegates for review.  


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