Local Men Excel at Statewide Trap Shooting Event

Eddie Johnson
Eddie Johnson

Two Russell men combined to win multiple awards at the Kansas Trapshooting Association's Annual Kansas State Shoot held the weekend of June 11 and 12 in Sedgwick, Kansas.

Eddie Johnson tied for first place in B class singles with 197 out of a possible 200 points.  Johnson then had to take part in a "shoot off" to break the tie in which he scored a perfect 125 out of a possible 125 points to win the B class singles championship.  Johnson then won B class doubles outright, scoring a 96 out of a possible 100 points.  

Johnson didn't stop there.  In the handicap event, he scored 99 out of a possible 100 points which was good enough for first place in the entire field (the handicap event is not organized by classification).  Johnson's cumulative score for the weekend of 392 out of a possible 400 points won him High All Around honors, meaning no other shooter in the entire field shot better than Johnson in those events.  Johnson will also be featured in an upcoming issue of "TrapShootingUSA."

Drew Hamel also had a very successful competition.  He scored 196 out of a possible 200 points to finish second in B class singles behind Johnson and while Johnson took all-class High All Around honors, Hamel won High All Around in B class, scoring 376 out of a possible 400 points.

(Information and photos courtesy of Brady Ruggels.)

Drew Hamel