2015 ATA Sporting Clays Invitational

2015 ATA Sporting Clays Invitational
2015 ATA Sporting Clays Invitational

Two members of the Gig Harbor Sportsman’s Club traveled to Wasilla Alaska to shoot in the ATA Sporting Clay’s Invitational.  Andy Coster and Doug Tenzler shot individually, and for team AK Express.  The event was held at the picturesque Grouse Ridge Shooting Facility, which boasts 3 sporting clays courses.  Over 145 shooters took part in the annual event that saw the Alaska state champion and many local registered sporting clay’s shooters partake. 

 

Doug has shot on team AK Express for 3 previous years with the team of 5 taking runner-up each of the previous 2 years.  This year was a bit different though.  The team broke through and took overall honors and the first place trophy!  Jack Anglin stated, “The shooters from the lower 48 helped put the team on top.”

 

Andy shot a great event, finishing with 75 out of 100 in his 2nd only sporting event ever.  Doug finished with an impressive 92 out of 100, taking second place in the individual challenge.  Theevent was won by the AK State champion with a 94.

 

Both shooters were very complimentary of the shoot, facility and the personnel at the club.  Great targets, well laid out, challenging and fun was the mantra of the day.  The chili lunch was wonderful as well!

 

They represented Gig Harbor Sportsman’s Club well and had a lot of fun shooting and making some new friends.  Both are looking forward to returning next year to defend their title!

 

While in Alaska they also shot at the Birchwood Recreation and Shooting Part, which has sporting clays, t 5-stand fields, 3 skeet overlay fields and 6 American trap fields.

 

Right on Cook Inlet the wind was a bit challenging, but lots of fun to shoot there.

 

All in all, a great trip and great Gig Harbor Sportsman’s Club representation by two of our long-time life members.

 

Two members of the Gig Harbor Sportsman’s Club traveled to Wasilla Alaska to shoot in the ATA Sporting Clay’s Invitational.  Andy Coster and Doug Tenzler shot individually, and for team AK Express.  The event was held at the picturesque Grouse Ridge Shooting Facility, which boasts 3 sporting clays courses.  Over 145 shooters took part in the annual event that saw the Alaska state champion and many local registered sporting clay’s shooters partake. 

Doug has shot on team AK Express for 3 previous years with the team of 5 taking runner-up each of the previous 2 years.  This year was a bit different though.  The team broke through and took overall honors and the first place trophy!  Jack Anglin stated, “The shooters from the lower 48 helped put the team on top.”

 

Andy shot a great event, finishing with 75 out of 100 in his 2nd only sporting event ever.  Doug finished with an impressive 92 out of 100, taking second place in the individual challenge.  Theevent was won by the AK State champion with a 94.

 

Both shooters were very complimentary of the shoot, facility and the personnel at the club.  Great targets, well laid out, challenging and fun was the mantra of the day.  The chili lunch was wonderful as well!

 

They represented Gig Harbor Sportsman’s Club well and had a lot of fun shooting and making some new friends.  Both are looking forward to returning next year to defend their title!

 

While in Alaska they also shot at the Birchwood Recreation and Shooting Part, which has sporting clays, t 5-stand fields, 3 skeet overlay fields and 6 American trap fields.

 

Right on Cook Inlet the wind was a bit challenging, but lots of fun to shoot there.

 

All in all, a great trip and great Gig Harbor Sportsman’s Club representation by two of our long-time life members.