This 2004 Illinois Sporting Clays Association Hall of Fame inductee is your 2007 Illinois Resident State Champion. The 65 years young construction company vice- president from Decatur Illinois posted a 179 to claim the resident championship title.
Bob shot his first round of sporting clays at Old Barn in Oakland Illinois fifteen years ago and hasn't slowed down. In 2006 this master veteran shooter visited 29 courses shooting 14,500 registered targets through out the country. Better put on your running shoes if you are going to squad up with this guy!
Although a dedicated and formidable competitor, Bob will not hesitate to take some time to help a fellow shooter struggling with a presentation or sharing his knowledge of the sport with someone new. A mentor to the youth shooters, Bob is a true gentleman and friend of our sport.
Just a few of his notable shooting accomplishments: 2004 Team USA member, Veteran All American 2002 -2007, Illinois All State Team 4 years, 2006 U.S. OPEN Veteran FITASC HOA and high all around small gauges, 2005 Zone 5 M1 and Veteran Champ, 2006 U.S. OPEN Extreme Challenge Champ, and 2005 Missouri State HOA. Bob also ran 100 straight at Ozark Shooters and Salt Creek Sporting Clays.
The honor of shooting with Team USA at the World Sporting Championship in England has been the most exiting and memorable shooting experience in Bob's sporting clays career.
Bob shoots a Browning Special Sporting with release triggers and comp-n-choke tubes. RIO is his preferred ammo.
Bob says his advice for new shooters is concentration. He feels this is the key for consistent shooting, especially on those "easy birds."
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