Thanks Steve for that great picture of one of our greats of the game!
I loved the story of George and Dan Orlick refusing to shoot any more during the clay target singles championships ( I stand corrected, C of C championships!)at Vandalia and were declared co-champions that year!! That was after a very LONG shootout!
George is truly one of the greatest trapshooters of all time, the second man to score a grand slam.
But in some ways, I've been even more impressed with George's tireless efforts to help the sport, particularly at the Michigan Trapshooting Association. George is always willing to be president, sweep the walks, anything it takes.
For those you you that may not be up to speed, the link above is a great educational read. I have had the privilage to shoot with Mr. Snellenberger on a few separate occasions in my short time of shooting trap and couldn't be more proud. Nice Post Steve!
Sure has been a pleasure to have George participating in the W.M.C.C circuit. Never knew of all his achievements until chatting with other shooters. Very low key and down to earth with all this accomplishments within the sport!
I want you to know that George reads these threads so he is hearing all the nice things you are saying. By the way George is still tuffer than nails. By the way he will shoot money, shot in a small calcutta a week ago and made walking around money. George is George meaning if you don't want to hear the answer then don't ask the question. He will tell you what he thinks. It's fun to talk reloads/reciepts with him because he has tried it all sometime. He is a walking history book of our sport.
If you every get the chance set down and talk to him but remember to speak up as like most of us he is a little hard of hearing.
I had the pleasure of tracking down, and meeting Mr. Snellenberger last summer at the Ohio State shoot. Got to meet Jax also...What a sweetheart !
What an interesting man George is. I could have sat there for hours listening to his stories, real trap shooting history. I plan on doing just that at the Cardinal Classic this year, finding him, and taking in all of his wonderful stories of the past. Some day, we will wish we had more like him who could share old and famous things of the past.