Twenty-three members of the Huron Pointe Sportsmen’s Association (located in Lenox Township) Youth Shotgun Program* (HPSAYSP) attended the 2013 AIM Grand National Youth Trapshooting Championships on August 3-6 at the World Shooting & Recreational Complex in Sparta, Illinois along with almost 1000 shooters from throughout the USA and Australia. The shooters had been working all year to attend this competition. They competed not only in American Trap, but also Doubles and Handicap as well this year. Team champions, shooting 200 birds total (100 on August 5 & 100 on August 6), included:
Senior Class C First place Champions were: Ben Wallace (197) of Port Huron, Clarence Van Camp (195) of Marysville, Bryan Buseman (193) of Richmond, Jeremy Reynolds (191) of Richmond, and Jacob Kain (171) of Casco.
Sub-Junior Class D Runner-up Champions were: Joseph Lietke (177) of New Baltimore, Alexander Warner (176) of Macomb, Eric Stallman (170) of Lenox, Stephen Tomaszycki (169) of Richmond, and Matthew Beebe (148) of Port Huron.
Individual champions included:
High All Round Class D Champion – Matthew Bellafaire of Chesterfield
Singles: Senior Class B Runner-Up – Clarence Van Camp of Marysville
Singles: Junior Class C 3rd Place – Bryan Buseman of Richmond
Doubles: Junior Class C 3rd Place – Matthew Bellafaire of Chesterfield
Handicap: Senior 10th Place – Clarence Van Camp of Marysville
Ben Wallace and Clarence Van Camp shot their first ever perfect rounds of 100, which is quite an accomplishment and goal of every shooter, but achieve by a rare few. Several shooters also received trophies for fun shoots held at the Grand American included Rifle, 3 Gun Combat, and Pistol.