Cal-Diego PVA recently hosted the B.J. Russell Memorial Trapshoot
Fair weather favored shooters during three days of shooting events for Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Cal-Diego chapter. Cal-Diego’s 28th annual small arms shooting event took place at two venues Jan. 22-24 in Riverside County, Calif.
The ninth annual center-fire pistol and rifle event started things off with a bang at the Lytle Creek Range in Lytle Creek, Calif. Cal-Diego chapter member Kurt Nelson hit 355 out of 400 targets to take first place, followed by Cal-Diego shooter Brian Delaney (348).
In the rifle event, the top shooter for the fourth year in a row was Kurt Nelson who hit 188 out of 200 targets, followed by Delaney with 156.
Next up, participants hit the road to Redlands Shooting Park in Redlands, Calif., for the B.J. Russell Memorial Trapshoot. Participants hailed from four PVA chapters: Northwest, Arizona, Oregon and Cal-Diego.
The trap competition consisted of 50 singles, 50 handicap and 25 pair of doubles each day. The Redlands Barrel Blasters, a youth trap club, was represented with 10 youth shooters. Evan Anderson, who hit 95 out of 100 targets, and Kales Drake (86), finished as the top two youth shooters.
Terry Bilbey, Logan Mountain, and Doug Vann and Anderson each finished Jan. 23 with perfect scores and as top scorers for the singles division. Handicap saw Eugene Crawford with a 48, followed by Michael Hunn and Albert Yarelli each with a 47. Doubles top scorers were Bilbey with a 48 followed by Paul McIntosh with a 47.
Singles on Jan. 24 saw five perfect scores: Michael Bates, Todd Saunders and Charles Smallenberger, Bilbey and Mountain, followed by Doane Glitschka, Russell Hawes, John Kinum, Dale Sterling, each with a 49. Handicap saw three 47s from Bilbey, Glitschka and Sterling, followed by Valerie Jones with a 46. Doubles top scorers were Bilbey and Mountain, each with 50, followed by Vann with a 48.
Bilbey finished as grand champion during the tournament with 291 out of 300, while Vann earned the B.J. Russell Award with his 275-point total.
All of the scores from this event can be found at pva.org under Shooting Events.
See more photos from the event here