In this shooter's profile I'd like to introduce everyone to Richard Wickenhauser. Richard has been shooting targets for over 40 years. In those
40 years of target shooting he has been breaking targets on the Sporting Clays course for over 12 years. His marriage and 5 children may explain
his late start shooting sporting clays. While not working as a Risk Manager at Gallagher Risk Management services Richard would spend his available free time Skeet shooting, quail and dove hunting with his favorite bird dogs.
Richard was first introduced to shooting when he was 12 with a 22 rifle on the family farm.
Richard like so many of us was brought to our great sport through a friend.
This is a lesson we should continue to listen to and make sure that we invite some friends to our next practice session or tournament
and build our following. Richard now over 86 years young started at the ready to learn something new age of 74.
Now at the age of 89 he is shooting from 1,500 to 3,000 tournament targets a year.
Richard has achieved the best level possible. He's relaxed and enjoys the sport. At 89 he feels no tension
to shoot the best. He truley enjoys the outing and has fun with friends.
Receiving coaching has never been a priority however for Richard's 80th birthday he received an certificate to
train with Wendell Cherry. This coaching session was very
important and still applies these lessons today.
As a result of his persistence Richard made the 2010 Sr Super Veteran IL State Team and his greatest performance was at the 2006 US Open in Kansas were he placed 13th in his class.
Over the years he also placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd in countless events.
"Just relax and enjoy. At my age I don't expect to be a Master shooter so I just have fun and enjoy each outing.
Krieghoff K80, K20 or
Ammo:Winchester AA Light
Chokes: IC & Light MOD
Otter Creek Hunting Club
Joker's Wild Sporting Clays
Faller's Sporting Clays
River Hills Sporting Clays
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