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Wisconsin State Shoot Report

posted Sep 2, 2014, 3:34 PM by Henry Duwe   [ updated Sep 10, 2014, 2:30 PM ]
By Don Kelly
Kenny slow-pouring Mike's Ice Bucket Challenge.

The Wisconsin State Skeet Championship was hosted by the Brown County Sportsmen’sClub in Green Bay, WI, August 22-24th. The Friday afternoon Doubles event was won by Michael Peterson who walked a 98. Hors d’oeuvres sponsored by Jim and Judy Decker, along with an open bar and corn roast kept the grumbling about missed targets in check. On Saturday with almost perfect conditions three shooters posted 100’s. Gary Wipperfurth forgot he shot a 94 in the doubles event and won the shoot-off. The Saturday 2:00PM 20 gauge rotation started under threat of a thunderstorm, and by the 3rd box everyone was soaked. Of course, the rain stopped in time for the 3:20 rotation. Philip Plesetz outlasted the other four with 99’s to claim the 20 gauge trophy. Saturday evening included an All-State challenge—A shootoff from station 4 with the mighty .410. Paul Friesen showed the AA shooters how to come back after throwing his Doubles two man team partner under the bus with an 87! Saturday night continued with a complete dinner, WSSA meeting and awards presentation. The highlight was last year’s 20 gauge champion’s (Debbie Marko) transfer of the Jeff Myer Memorial trophy to Phil, complete with the figure on top of the trophy dressed in a pink bunny print dress. Sunday the 28 gauge event started under almost ideal conditions—grey sky and little wind. Jim Decker and Matt Savolainen ran 100’s. Jim choked on station 3 of the shoot-off givingMatt his first WI Championship. Matt lives in the U.P. of Michigan and is a new WSSA member. The wind picked up just in time for the .410—Eddie Korando, a Junior shooter, didn’t mind, winning his first WI State title with a 97. Michael Peterson was consistant all weekend and wrapped the HOA with a 492. Michael accepted the “ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE”-- and after consultation with Mikes friends, Ken Schmirler administered a perfect 5 gallon SLOW pour. Mike survived but talked with a bit of a chatter for awhile. Thanks to: John Ramagli, Jim & Judy Decker, Jack Tans (who was absent celebrating Jean’s and his 50th Wedding Anniversary) for their sponsorships; Chief referee Dave Maas who kepteverything on schedule; Elise Duwe who ran the computer from registration to shoot wrap-up, including fixing my Valerio skeet program set up glitches; and to all the referees and other volunteers who make running skeet shoots possible.