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It sure would've been nice if the poster that began this thread would have left it intact!! The statement was made that Jimmy Heller to date had won 50% of the Ca. Winter Chain handicaps! Hope this somewhat clears it up? (edited)
Besides being a terrific shot, he' one of the good guys too! After he got his vision problems solved, he's been on a shooting rage ever since. I watched him smoke 100 straight from the max in a shoot-off at the Ca. state shoot in 03 to win the trophy. TJ, congrats to your dad from me. Hap
 

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Jimmy Heller is one of the 'class acts' in this sport.

I have never heard him speak badly of any shooter. He was one of the first people that I wanted to copy (his style) when I first started shooting trap.

At the 100th Grand, Jimmy even took the time to tell my wife some information that He thought would help me as he watched me from the sidewalk behind the trap.

One hell-of-a-great-shooter and a gentleman.

Philip Santos Capt. Ret. Team Budweiser
 

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I saw him shoot at Las Vegas in 1997 when I was there. Really enjoyed watching him as he shot on the traps in front of my vending spot. I am just glad he lives in California,, :>) Paul
 

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His reputation to me was always as a great doubles shooter, but when you look at the list of lifetime 27 yard 100 straights he's very high up there.

Awesome shooting.
 

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he's 100% in the ones he's entered. his gun mount is unique,
a very smooth shooter. he won both handicaps he entered at
santa maria :)
 

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Not only is Jimmy a great trap shooter and a fine gentlemen, rumor has it that
he can hit a flyer or two once in a while. I wish he would shoot more flyers and leave us poor soles to our pleasures. Congratulations Jimmy. - Jim Elliott
 

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Well, you can add to the list. He just shot a 169 for 200 targets at the Quail Unlimited Sporting Clays Championship in Corona, California. He won his class easily, but if he had been in Master Class, he would have finished in 8th place. Sporting clays shooters here know how amazing that is.
I saw him shooting international skeet at Triple B in California in January. Think he's getting ready for the World All-Around Shotgun Championship in Dallas, Texas in two weeks. Count on it!
 

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There are only 3 shooters that have won all 5 crowns at the California State Shoot, and Jimmy's one of them. He's won Singles Champion (2003), Handicap Champion (1989), Doubles Champion (1985), High All Around (1989), and High Over All (1981, 1991, 1997).
 

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Dan has won more state titles than anyone... 40. Singles 5 times, Doubles 7 times, HAA 12 times, HOA 16 times. The shooter closest to his 40 state titles is Sean Hawley with 18. But Dan has never taken Handicap Champion. I wonder how many times he's been in shoot-offs for it. 2 that I know of but it's probably more.
 

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I'm still upset with myself. Jimmy won the 2003 singles with a lousy 74. But I could only break 49. I wish he would stick to flyers. But all said he is a fine gentlemen and if you have to loose it is a pleasure to loose to someone with his integrity. - Jim
 

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I know of a guy who beat Dan Bonillas in a shoot off at the state shoot in '75. I believe the guy's name is Blackmum or something like that. That guy beat Bonillas from the 20 yard line. Wonder what happened that year...????
 

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Not only is Jimmy a great shot, a gentleman, a Champion and an All-American, he is a great coach! I turned my son, Jeff Holguin, over to him as a 15 year old junior shooter for coaching in all three disciplines. In 1995 Jeff was the Ca. St. Jr. Singles Champion and invited to attend the Junior Olympic camp in Colorado Springs. By 1997 he shot off for the state doubles championship which he lost in shoot-off to Dan Bonillas. That year he also made the Mens National Bunker Trap Team (it was the first Nationals he attended). He has been on the National Bunker Team since 1997 and now specializes in Double Trap on the Army's Marksmanship Unit at Ft. Benning, Georgia.

Jimmy set the foundation for Jeff's success in winning the State Doubles Championship in 2004 and again in 2007. Jimmy was instrumental in launching Jeff on his way to the US Olympic Team for Double Trap this year where he will be traveling to Beijing in August.

We would like to thank Jimmy for all he has done to help Jeff realize his Olympic dreams! We give him a lot of credit for pointing Jeff in the right direction. Thanks again Jimmy!

Chris and Julie Holguin
 
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