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Hugh Driggs A Trapshooting Champion Passes

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Dave Berlet, Dec 12, 2012.

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  1. Dave Berlet

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    This morning Dec. 12, 2012 Hugh Driggs passed away after having a stroke last Saturday.

    Hugh was one of the individuals that worked very hard to make the Michigan home grounds at Mason become a reality, and over the years he served as a director, president, and ATA delegate.

    He was on many Mich State Teams, several All Ameican teams and he won numerous Grand American Trophies. Hugh was also enshrined in the Michigan Trapshooting H.O.F. and also in the National Trapshooting H.O.F.

    In 1968 he was the Grand American H.O.A. winner with a record 985X1000 which he held until 1988 when Brad Dysinger broke 986. Also in 1968 he was the Grand H.A.A. winner. In 1968 & 1969 he won back to back Grand American Doubles Championships. Also he was the winner of the Vandalia handicap, but I'm not sure of the year.

    I first met Hugh in 1959 and we have been good friends ever since. Hugh was a great friend, and also he was a very tough and honest competitor. He traveled to the Western Chain shoots for over 25 yrs. and he attended many Indiana and Ohio State Shoots.

    Not only have I lost a very dear friend, trapshooting has lost a great member.

    Dave Berlet
     
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    I remember seeing his doubles gun with the electrical tape holding the rib on.
    It sure seemed to work for him.
     
  4. Brad Dysinger

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    Hugh was a class act, I loved to talk to him about everything. I shot many rounds with Dave, Dirk, and Hugh over the years, I miss him, but I know how much more Dave does. Brad
     
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    Hugh shot most of his final registered shoots at Jaqua's in Findlay,Ohio. I had numerous conversations with him about the old Days. I recall seeing him at Vandalia during the GRAND numerous times. A really down to earth guy.
    Clyde
     
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    Dave, sorry to hear of losing your friend. My condolences to Hugh's family and friends for their loss. MI has lost a great asset to trapshooting and he will be missed by many.

    Gene Hapney
     
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    Dave, sorry for your loss of a good friend. Do you have a photo to share with us?
     
  8. Dave Berlet

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    Barry for a picture of Hugh go to the above link

    Dave
     
  9. Barry C. Roach

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    thank you, Dave. I never met Mr. Driggs but I heard a lot about him when I was just starting out. I hope someone remembers me the way you remember Hugh when the reaper comes to call.
     
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