Junior shooters shine at Copper City Shoot

Whitehall shooter Bob Baker and Box Elder’s Ed Goodian topped the field at the Butte Trap Club’s annual Copper City Shoot held recently.

Baker won a total of three trophies over the weekend. He won two doubles trophies, including the ‘300’ Doubles Trophy awarded to the top doubles shooter and the HOA trophy which is awarded to the all-events high shooter. Goodian claimed the Copper City Classic ‘300’ Trophy and the Sunday’s Doubles Champion trophy.

Sixty six shooters fired at over 28,000 clay targets over the weekend.

Tom Kuka broke the only perfect score in the opening singles event. Manhattan lady shooter Tonya Kent claimed both Lady Singles trophies over the weekend. Junior shooter Nick Heard of Helena won two singles trophies including the Sunday Champ trophy with a 100 straight.

The Junior shooters dominated the handicap events over the two days. Logan McMillan of Helena nearly broke a perfect score to win Sunday’s handicap with a 99×100 score. Two more Butte juniors, Brandon Lyons and Kohlten Fultz finished in the runner-up and third positions with 98×100 scores.

Saturday’s handicap event was won by North Dakota shooter Dwight Knutson with a 98×100 and a forfeit win over Butte’s Jake Taverna. Butte shooter John MacDonald was third with a 96×100 and Brandon Lyons was fourth with a 95×100 mark.

Baker paced the doubles field on Saturday, breaking 195×200 targets along with Polson shooter Lyle Neiss.

Other area shooters who earned trophies over the two day event included; Brandon Lyons – Butte – Class C Doubles; Kohlten Fultz – Butte – Class D Singles both days; Edie Baker – Whitehall – Class B Doubles; Bill Camus – Sheridan – Class A Singles; Jake Taverna – Butte – Class B Singles

Complete results follow:

Sat. – Doubles – 36 shooters

Champion     Bob Baker               Whitehall       195×200

Class A         Lyle Neiss               Polson          195×200 forfeit

Class B         Edie Baker              Whitehall       184×200

Class C         Terry Jacobsen       Great Falls    174×200 won flip

over                 Kevin Zimpel               Butte                174×100

Singles – 51 shooters

Champion     Tom Kuka               Bozeman                100×100

Class A         Bob Baker               Whitehall       99×100

over                 Rick Cook                    Great Falls      99×100 forfeit

over                 Lyle Neiss                   Polson             99×100 forfeit

Class B         Nick Heard              Helena          99×100

Class C         Chuck Niswanger    Great Falls    95×100

Class D         Kohlten Fultz           Butte            98×100

Veteran        Brian Lents             Great Falls    99×100

Junior           Logan McMillan       Helena          98×100

New Shooter John Schirra           Cody,WY      94×100

Lady             Tonya Kent             Manhattan    95×100

Handicap – 50 shooters

Champion     Dwight Knutson       North Dakota 98×100

Runner-Up    Jake Taverna          Butte            98×100 forfeit

3rd                John MacDonald     Butte            96×100

4th                Brandon Lyons        Butte            95×100

over                 Chuck Martin               Great Falls      95×100 forfeit

Sun. – Singles – 40 shooters

Champion     Nick Heard              Helena          100×100

Class A         Bill Camus              Sheridan       100×100 forfeit

Class B         Jake Taverna          Butte            98×100 25 s.o.

over                 Steven Pierce              n/a                   98×100 23 s.o.

Class C         Chuck Niswanger    Great Falls    96×100

Class D         Kohlten Fultz           Butte            99×100

Veteran        Brian Lents             Great Falls    99×100

Junior           Logan McMillan       Helena          97×100

New Shooter John Schirra           Cody,WY      93×100

Lady             Tonya Kent             Manhattan    97×100

Handicap – 45 shooters

Champion     Logan McMillan       Helelna         99×100

Runner-Up    Brandon Lyons        Butte            98×100 23,24 s.o.

3rd                Kohlten Fultz           Butte            98×100 23,21 s.o.

4th                J.D. Kent                Manhattan    97×100

Sun. – Doubles – 28 shooters

Champion     Ed Goodian             Box Elder      95×100

Class A         Daryl Sheehan        Clyde Park    94×100

Class B         Jim Woodhull Sr.     Livingston     95×100

Class C         Brandon Lyons        Butte            93×100

‘300’ Doubles

Bob Baker               Whitehall                 284×300

‘300’ Copper City Champion Sunday

Ed Goodian             Box Elder                288×300

HOA Champion

Bob Baker               Whitehall                 665×700

over Ed Goodian         Box Elder                    665×700 forfeit

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