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Scotty Levengood-Montana Trap shooting Legend

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Scott Johnson, Jan 15, 2013.

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  1. Scott Johnson

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    Folks,
    I would love to hear any stories about "one" of Montana's finest past trap shooters, Scott Levengood. I started this hobby too late to meet Scotty but I know a lot of you knew him and we would enjoy some stories. For those that do not know who he is, I will relate the little I know. Scott was State Champ in singles 4 times, Caps 2 times, Dbles 2 times and HAA 6 times, now that is an impressive resume in the State of Montana. But his legacy is a little more, Scott still holds the State average record in singles with a 99.67 set in 1999, and in that same year he set the state record in Caps with a 95.86 but was also the high average in the nation in Caps. there must be others who watched or shot with Scott in zone, or elsewhere that knew him, anyone want to add some history for the rest of us? One way we promote the sport is to honor those that accomplished feats of skill above and beyond what may be imagined, but yet was done. Thanks. Scott
     
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    Yes sir that is him, did you shoot with him? Scott
     
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    I shot with Scott on occasion, mostly I shot against him. He was the one to beat. And Scottie had the right attitude. I remember him saying once that shooting was something to do between card games.

    Rick in MT
     
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    Thanks Rick, I figured you would have known him. Unfortunately Scott left us too soon, pancreatic cancer if I recall right. One thing Jim Jones commented about Scotty, when he was shooting everyone had to raise the bar to stay with him. The competition was rugged. Anyone know if Scotty shot the Grand? Scott
     
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    He went back at least once that I know of..he said he shot a pair of 99's in the singles and lowered his average. He laughed. He enjoyed shooting with his friends, of which he had many, even tho he regularly whupped up on them.

    Rick in MT
     
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    I remember Scott quite well. The last time I saw him was in Spokane for an Inland Empire Shoot and Scotty drove there but I think he was too sick to shoot. I talked to his Dad at the last Memorial Shoot they had in Kalispell.
     
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    Mike, did Scotty shoot Spokane a lot? I know Mr. Petroni did some. How about the zone shoots, Scotty must have shot them, agaisnt guys like M Stears, and Stu Welton. Anyone remember? Scott
     
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    I remember him in a shootoff against one of our junior shooters at the Camas Prairie shoot in Lewiston for the handicap championship,he was ailing but stuck with it for a 3 or 4 box shootoff they both ran the first two boxes and the kid finally ended up beating him but what I remember most was he had a big smile on his face afterwards when he congratulated him and I think he was more excited that the kid was about the whole thing,He was quite a guy.Jerry
     
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    Hello Scott, I knew Scotty as a shooter and a friend.When I first got into the game he always was very helpful and supportive of new shooters.I had watched him shoot many times and always enjoyed it.I asked him how things went one time in H-Cap and he told me he Chumped out with a 96 (LOL)I was fortunate enough to attend a couple of his money shoots and they were always run extremely well and a whole lot of fun.His sons still operate the shooting ranch which has 2 trap fields and a skeet field.Scott was a great competitor and always gave it his all.I also work full time in the music business and one of the bands I played guitar in played in his bar alot.We always had a good time and he was a great guy to play music for.If I remember correctly we also played his 40th birthday party at his shooting ranch.The drummer set up on top of the trap house.All my memories of Scott are good ones and if get a chance look in the Montana State Shoot program his accomplishments are many but he is remebered by alot of shooter as a good friend also.Shoot well and as Scott would say Pay Attention!!!
     
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    Scotty often shot on a squad with Stu Welton and Danny Kirkland. For the Memorial Shoots in Kalispell his squad mates saved Scotty's place on the squad.
     
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    I only knew Scotty a little bit. I do know him more through my friends than Scotty himself. I started shooting quite a bit of trap with "Scotty's squad" after he passed away. The squad consisted of Washington shooters Danny Williams, and Danny Kirkland, Idaho shooters Stu Welton, Danny McKenzie, and Montana shooter CD Drew. I heard them tell stories about Scotty and I heard them all call "YO!" on their 100th target in honor of Scott'y's call at the end of each event. The stories were never about Scott's shooting ability, but rather about the fun that they had and how they missed him. They loved him.


    Lyle
     
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    Would someone do me a favor? It is obvious Stu was a close friend of Scotty's, and knew him well, would someone close to Stu let him know about this thread and ask him to contribute? Thanks. Scott
     
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    I never had the pleasure of shooting with Scotty but watched him shoot at the Montana State shoots I attended back in the 80's and 90's. He was a great one and I was saddened when I heard he'd passed. I make a point of having a steak in his place when I'm in Kalispell. The Winchester Steak House is attached to Scotty's Bar and Casino. Good food!!, and the hallway connecting the two is lined with his trapshooting memorabilia.

    Ron Burr
     
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    Scott shot the Grand one year with my squad so I know he was there one year anyway. He did shoot a pair of 99's in the Clay Target. I tried to find our squad picture last night but couldn't come up with it. I'm thinking it would have been early 90's?
     
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    ttt for a good guy.
     
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    Anyone else in Mondamtana have a recollection of Scotty? Scott
     
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    I remember Scott showing up at the state shoot in Billings one year and he had a run of 1000 straight singles at the time.

    He and Zip Eaton were good friends and shot together often on the east side of the mountains. I believe Scott ended up with Zip's Broadway after he (Zip) passed away.
     
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    Got any pics?
     
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    Curious, I shot the 1st two Scotty Memorial Shoots @ The Flathead Valley Gun Club and now they changed the name of the shoot to the "Wounded Warrior " shoot.Was Scotty a wounded vet/- why was the name changed?
     
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