year we are proud to honor Loren Hentges, as both a shooting and
supporting member to the Minnesota Trapshooting Hall of Fame.
Loren has been shooting ATA targets since he became a member in
1976. Loren's love of trapshooting has been demonstrated
repeatedly over the years. His accomplishments, promotion of
all shooting sports, and his continued efforts to keep
trapshooting alive, will benefit us all and future generations of
Loren has shot over
80,000 singles targets, 75,000 handicap and 20,000 doubles.
He has been on the State Veteran team 5 years and Captain of the
Senior Veteran's team 1 year. Through the years he has won
more than 10 different state class trophies. In addition, in
1993 he won Non-Resident Veteran in singles, doubles and
High-Over-All at the Canadian Grand.
He won Sr. Veteran
runner-up, HOA at the Grand in 1996, he probably would have won
Champion if he had shown up for the shoot off.
Loren has also actively promoted the sport of trapshooting over
the years. He served on the Board of Directors of the MTA.
Trapshooting League, "Traveling League", was formed by
Loren. His idea was to promote shooting, to bring local
clubs together, to raise money for the benefit of all the clubs,
and to publicize trapshooting as a competitive sport by coverage
in local papers.
All this and still
have fun shooting and enjoying the different clubs and the
camaraderie of the shooters. Because he loves the sport, in
1985 he purchased the Metro Gun Club in Blaine. Since then
he has thrown more than 25 million league and registered targets.