Bruce Frye Memorial draws bevy of shooters

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  • Harry Greene shows why he is a winner as he secures a target during the 100 Handicap event on Saturday. (Photos by Erin Jusseaume/ Clark Fork Valley Press)

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    Matthew McClung follows his target out of the trap house.

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    Other shooters watch as Kermit Chicha steps up to line out his target. (Erin Jusseaume/ Clark Fork Valley Press)

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    Helen Durgin hits her target square on during event 2 at the Bruce Frye Memorial. (Erin Jusseaume/ Clark Fork Valley Press)

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    Plains shooter Tony Colombo competes at the Bruce Frye Memorial Shoot. (Erin Jusseaume/ Clark Fork Valley Press)

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    Scott Hanson competes on Trap 1 in the singles event during the Bruce Frye Memorial. (Erin Jusseaume/ Clark Fork Valley Press)

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    Loise Hanson takes her shot on the number 5 station during the singles event on Trap 1 Saturday morning. (Erin Jusseaume/ Clark Fork Valley Press)

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    Joe Buchanan hits his target on Trap 1 during the Handicaps on Saturday afternoon. (Erin Jusseaume/ Clark Fork Valley Press)

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    Brandon Lyons lines out his target on Trap 2 during the first round of Handicaps on Saturday. (Erin Jusseaume/ Clark Fork Valley Press)

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    Junior shooter AJ Jermyn hits another target.

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    Everyone got into the spirit of the Calcutta on Saturday evening for the Bruce Frye Memorial. (Erin Jusseaume/ Clark Fork Valley Press)

  • Harry Greene shows why he is a winner as he secures a target during the 100 Handicap event on Saturday. (Photos by Erin Jusseaume/ Clark Fork Valley Press)

  • 1

    Matthew McClung follows his target out of the trap house.

  • 2

    Other shooters watch as Kermit Chicha steps up to line out his target. (Erin Jusseaume/ Clark Fork Valley Press)

  • 3

    Helen Durgin hits her target square on during event 2 at the Bruce Frye Memorial. (Erin Jusseaume/ Clark Fork Valley Press)

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    Plains shooter Tony Colombo competes at the Bruce Frye Memorial Shoot. (Erin Jusseaume/ Clark Fork Valley Press)

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    Scott Hanson competes on Trap 1 in the singles event during the Bruce Frye Memorial. (Erin Jusseaume/ Clark Fork Valley Press)

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    Loise Hanson takes her shot on the number 5 station during the singles event on Trap 1 Saturday morning. (Erin Jusseaume/ Clark Fork Valley Press)

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    Joe Buchanan hits his target on Trap 1 during the Handicaps on Saturday afternoon. (Erin Jusseaume/ Clark Fork Valley Press)

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    Brandon Lyons lines out his target on Trap 2 during the first round of Handicaps on Saturday. (Erin Jusseaume/ Clark Fork Valley Press)

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    Junior shooter AJ Jermyn hits another target.

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    Everyone got into the spirit of the Calcutta on Saturday evening for the Bruce Frye Memorial. (Erin Jusseaume/ Clark Fork Valley Press)

Once again the sun shone down on the Plains Trap Club for the annual Bruce Frye Memorial ATA Shoot.

The local trap club had the grounds looking pristine as they welcomed shooters from all over to the weekend’s last big event for the year. Shooters drove and flew in from all over, including as far away as Alabama, Arizona, Washington, Idaho and even Calgary, Canada.

The two-day event was filled with events for shooters, including singles, doubles, 50 Pots, the Joe Petroni, Four Corner Purse, and Clawson 100. Once again accompanying the cash prizes for competitors were the silver coins as seen last year.

Being the tournament is a memorial shoot for Bruce Frye, it is only fitting to hail commemoration as he was an avid coin collector and hobbyist. Campsites were once again packed full with shooters ready for the ATA event. With plenty of shooters turning out for the memorial, it would be the veterans that truly turned out in numbers.

There were approximately six registered lady shooters, one new shooter, three juniors and 21 veterans registered at the event, among the plethora of other shooters.

Numbers were slightly down at this year’s event compared to last year, but that didn’t hinder the competition spirit over the weekend. Once again, local businesses came on board for the Plains Trap Club 50 Pots competition over the weekend, such as Plains Auto Parts, RTI Fabrication, Rehbein Ford, Jermyn Logging, Trails End Mini Storage and Vanilla Gorilla.

As the Saturday afternoon wrapped up in the early hours of the evening, Plains Trap Club member James Jermyn picked up his tradition of being the Saturday Night Calcutta auctioneer as shooters and their families had a little fun as they bought their favorite shooter — in hopes of taking the calcutta win on Sunday.

Event winners in the Bruce Frye Memorial ATA Shoot:

Singles (Event 1)

AA: Grant Williams

A: Jerry Lamping

B: Casey Firestone

C: Charles Wilson

Lady: Micele Schroeder

Junior: AJ Jermyn

Vet: Rod Hickle

New Shooter: Scott Hanson

Handicaps (Event 2)

Champion: Charles Wilson

Short Yardage: Harry Greene

Mid Yardage: John Schroeder

Long Yardage: Thomas Dornquast

Doubles (Event 3)

AA: Corant Williams

A: Howdy Vassar

B: Casey Firestone

C: Harry Greene

Doubles (Event 4)

AA: Grant Williams

A: Jeffery Thomas

B: Harry Greene

C: Michael Cirian

Handicaps (Event 5)

Champion: Grant Williams

Short Yardage: Larry Bledsoe

Mid Yardage: Stan Stanhope

Long Yardage: Larry Ziegler

Handicaps (Event 6):

Champion: Steven Pierce

Short Yardage: Joanie Hathaway

Mid Yardage: Joe Buchanan

Long Yardage: Grant Williams

High Overall Champion (585x600 targets): Grant Williams

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