After 40 years shooting, Rich Long is City Champion

After 40 years shooting, Rich Long is City Champion

After 40 years competing in trap shooting, Rich Long can finally call himself a City Champion.

Long claimed that title Wednesday night, topping a field of 33 shooters to win the Butte Trap Club’s annual City Shoot. Long broke 99 out of 100 targets and will represent the Butte Trap Club in the Champion of Champions event held at the State Shoot in Great Falls.

Mark Powers won the League Champion Division with a score of 93 out 100.

Jake Taverna broke 98 out of 100 targets to win the Class AA title. Kennedy Long, the grandson of the City Champion, won the Junior Trophy, and Kane Sorensen won the Sub-Junior Division.

Dave Vicevich topped Dean Stringer in a shoot off to claim the A Division trophy, and Robert Edwards outshot Mike Douthitt for the League B honors.

Lisa Edwards won the Lady Trophy, and Dana Miller topped the Veteran category.

City Shoot results follow:

Champion     –           Rich Long                  99×100
Class AA        –           Jake Taverna            98×100
Class A           –           Dave Vicevich          98×100 25,24 s.o.
Dean Stringer          98×100 25,21 s.o.
Class B           –           Chris Andersen        93×100
Class C           –           John Wombold        98×100
Class D           –           Jim Staudenmayer 91×100
Lady               –           Lisa Edwards            76×100
Veteran         –           Dana Miller              95×100
Junior             –           Kennedy Long         92×100
Sub-Junior    –           Kane Sorensen        60×100
New Shooter           Nick Barney              91×100
League Champ –      Mark Powers           93×100
League A       –           Al Petersen               92×100
Mike McLaughlin    92×100 forfeit
League B       –           Robert Edwards      89×100  21 s.o.
Mike Douthitt          89×100  16 s.o.
League C       –           Gillian Clark              73×100

1st Annie Oakley
Nick Barney 1st
Robert Edwards 2nd

2nd Annie Oakley
Dave Vicevich 1st
Gillian Clark 2nd

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