Meadville Sportsman’s and Sandy Lake Sportsmen’s Club co-hosted the Lake Mead 400 on June 29-30. Saturday’s weather was hot and humid, while Sunday was beautiful, if a bit windy, after a cold front moved through overnight. This new four-gun shoot consisted of 100 12- and 28-gauge targets at Meadville on Saturday and 100 20-gauge and .410-bore targets at Sandy Lake on Sunday. Kurt Suprynovicz’s 384 was good for HOA Champion, and Dale Snow took HOA runner-up with his 379.
Ten shooters participated at Meadville on Saturday. The 12-gauge,sponsored by Channel Lock, was shot in the morning. Michael Zavasky was champion with a 99; Dale Snow took runner-up with 98. A, B and C first places were Suprynowicz, Scott Holman and Mark Johnson, respectively.
After a lunch of fried chicken, potato salad and no-bake cookies served up by Chris Marks, the 28-gauge event (sponsored by Myers Sporting Goods) was addressed. Holman had a nice 97 and was champion. Suprynowicz was runner-up after winning a shoot-off of 96s with Dale Snow, who settled for A1. Morgan Evans took B1, and Chris Greenlee was C1.
Sam Marks handled registration and score posting, while Sam Marks, Sr., Larry Price and Keith Snow pulled and scored, filled houses, etc. Kriner Insurance and Sam Marks were also sponsors for the day.
On Sunday morning, the action shifted about 30 miles south of Meadville to Sandy Lake’s very nice 3-field club. With 12 shooters participating, the 20-gauge was shot first. Suprynowicz’s 96 took the champion spot, but not until he won a shoot-off with Dale Snow, who finished as runner-up. AA1, A1 and B1 were, respectively, Zavasky, Evans and Keith Snow, after winning a shoot-off of 93s with Paul Augustin.
Sunday lunch, prepared and served by Dee Leake and Mary Smith, included pulled pork sandwiches, macaroni salad, baked beans and luscious homemade brownies.
The skeet gods cranked up the wind for the .410 – no surprise there. Augustin’s 95 was good for champion after he won a shoot-off with, who else, Kurt Suprynowicz, who was runner-up. Class firsts included Dale Snow (A), Holman (B) and George Kirik (C).
Sam Marks handled registration and scorekeeping/posting again. Pullers, scorers and general laborers at Sandy Lake included Jerry Lopata, Terry Leake, Denny Smith, Tom Greggs and Jarret Troy. Many thanks to all!
Sunday’s sponsors included Sandy Lake Implements, Lakeview Fertilizer, Sandy Lake Mills and Brian Patterson Insurance. Thanks to each and every one!
– Contributed by George Gleich