By Dave Hohler
The threat of rain may have reduced the normal field of shooters at the Sportsman Club’s third Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA) event of the year June 28, but a few drops of rain didn’t deter Knoxville’s Jim Jameson from winning both the singles and handicap events.
Jameson, a Class A shooter and always a regular at the ATA events, won the opening singles event with a near perfect 99X100 and then returned to take the handicap championship from the 24-yard line with a 93. Jameson competes with a Remington 90T.
Andrew Smith, a junior at CCHS and a six-year veteran of the SCTP, fired an excellent 98 to win the Class A award. Andrew is the son of Chris and Renee Smith of Crossville.
Vaughn Seiber, a 70-year old career Army veteran from Clinton won over the 22-24-yard line handicap shooters with a 90.
Mark Bess, a Class A shooter from Morrison, TN, defeated Jameson in the doubles event by just one target with an 86X100. Bess has been upgrading his shooting skills with a recently acquired Kreighoff shotgun and is taking lessons from Tennessee native and All-American trap shooter Mitchell Loveless II.
The club’s next ATA shoot will be on July 26. Thanks, once again, to Luanne Brennan for serving lunch and Don Dickerson for help in scoring.