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What Does It Take To Be An All American Shooter?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Auctioneer, Mar 14, 2013.

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  1. Auctioneer

    Auctioneer Well-Known Member

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    What does it take to to be or named an ALL AMERICAN trapshooter?
     
  2. ljutic73

    ljutic73 Well-Known Member

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    Great scores on lots of targets at big shoots....and of course, $$$'s...
     
  3. Stl Flyn

    Stl Flyn Well-Known Member

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    Total, and extreme dedication! Oh, and a couple of bucks.
     
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    From page 39 of the ATA Rule Book....


    B. ALL-AMERICAN TEAM REQUIREMENTS

    ........................................................................................16’s.....Hdcp......Dbls

    Men, Sub Veteran.....................................................3000.....2500......1500

    Lady I, Lady II, Junior, Junior Gold, Veteran........3000.....2000......1000

    Sub-Junior, Sr. Veteran............................................2000.....1000.......500


    1. Qualified competitions are the Grand American, Satellite Grand
    Americans, Annual Resident Zone Tournaments, Annual State or
    Provincial Tournaments or any other ATA Registered Tournament where
    total entries in the Singles Championship Event, Doubles Championship
    Event, and Handicap Championship Event, individually or in any
    combination, total at least 600 entries.

    2. Shooters must have competed in the three championship events
    (the High All Around) in qualifying tournaments in three different
    states/provinces.
     
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    ivanhoe Well-Known Member

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    jhoward I think you forgot some details. For more information read pages 57- 63 in the current rulebook.

    Bob Lawless
     
  6. NintyT

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    Desire, Determination, Dedication, a little talent, lots of practice, and of course, lots of dollars.
     
  7. Tim Earney

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    It also requires very high scores and averages, lots of money and a lot of free time.
     
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    Setterman Well-Known Member

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    Heck, We're lucky to get 90-120 days of decent shooting weather!

    30 of those required to shoot the singles...ain't gonna happen.
     
  9. Michael Wascom

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    There's 2 different types of AA shooters,those that are on the team and meet the above mentioned requirements listed above and those like me that have placed in an event that awards AA points.

    When doing so,you get the pin,the trophy and the AA beside your name for that target year.
     
  10. shannon391

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    T-M-T Time, money, talent.

    Sometimes I can put together these three elements, but not all at the same time!
     
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    Guys, lets face it! money, targets, mostly don't get it, there are shooters whomhave shot one and a half million 16 yd targets, all under an A average! A lot of money? yes! a lot of talent, questionable, the reqirements for All American status are not too rigorous if you have talent! incineate em! averages, yes! shoot 3000 targets a year with each dicipline, in any weather at a high average, it will be yours, shoot 100, 000 plus with a lower average, - not good, no cigar!
     
  12. deuce

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    All American status is not based on averages. It requires trophy wins at major shoots.

    It takes a lot of time, travel, and $$$.

    Jimbo
     
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    A little talent uh? Thats funny.
     
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    I have found you have to have a measure of dedication to the sport that is almost beyond the average working man, especially those with a family.

    That said, the All Americans I admire the most are not the ones that roll in to our state shoot in a big fifthwheel. It is the family men that work fulltime and make the most of their limited opportunities to collect points and earn a spot on the team.

    The Grand is also a key to making the team for these fellows, the Grand is where the majority of the points are awarded. These part-time contenders rarely have the opportunity to bank loads of points at the various Satellite Grands to back them up. If you are not on the road all the time, you have to have a very productive Grand.
     
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