Detroit Gun Club hosted the always-fun Morrissey Motorstate on July 13-15. Friday started with all of the Junior shooters competing for belt buckles sponsored by Lauren Best and designed by Logan Wenneshiemer. The day continued with the Doubles event with 81 competitors.
Saturday’s events began with a continental breakfast, followed by the 12-gauge event with great weather and beautiful skies. After the 12-gauge scores were posted, shooters started the Motorstate Madness Board which John Waters graciously sponsors. The Madness board is calculated by averages where the bottom 32 participants draw from the top 32 participants for their teammate, and the teams are handicapped. The Madness board consists of 16 teams who shoot all four guns.
Shooters always expect good targets and strong competition at the Motorstate, but this is an event that’s also well-known for its refreshments, food and entertainment. Cupcakes, a pig roast, upside down margaritas, a live Beatles tribute band and dancing kept the festivities going well into the night. But even after all the Saturday night fun, shooters were back on Sunday morning for the 28-gauge and .410 events.
Pennsylvania’s Francis Kosmacki won the HOA title and a beautiful Waterford crystal bowl. Debbi Perry was the HOA Lady Champion, also taking home a Waterford crystal bowl as well as a sterling silver bracelet. As Lady runner-up, Mallory Stanton from Florida also received a sterling silver bracelet. The bracelets were provided by John Herkowitz from Pacific Sporting Arms, just minutes from Detroit Gun Club.
Thanks to the Morrissey family for their continued support and title sponsorship of the Morrissey Motorstate 2.0 Skeet Championships, and to our other generous sponsors who make this special event possible.
If you’ve never been to the Morrissey Motorstate, you’re missing one of the most fun and distinctive shoots of the year. Add it to your bucket list!
– Contributed by Angie Wennesheimer