The purpose of the USTA is to have fun,
while building friendships, old and new,
through organized competition that
supports all USTA clubs
and gives back to the shooting community
by providing a healthy environment
that fosters the growth of trapshooting in Utah.
Chad Sorensen USTA President
"Where Shooters Matter!"
"Message" from the President
I want to thank everyone for coming out and supporting the Utah State Shoot, as well as congratulate all the many trophy winners that dragged out some of the nice hardware! Congratulations to all the 2012 State team members, and hope you like the buckles and jackets that were provided for memorabilia.
We had a huge attendance increase over past years, and seems that it was bigger than any others in the past. Spanish Fork Gun Club did a great job hosting the shoot and threw just over 272,000 targets! Another huge THANK YOU to Bill and Leanne Martin for their generous donation!
The year isn’t over yet! We still have many GREAT shoots ahead of us to close out the 2013 target year as well as some BIG ones starting out the 2014 target year beginning September 1st. Saturday morning of the State shoot, our BOD met and finalized the 2014 shoot schedule, and it looks to be another jam packed year of shooting trap. There will be some changes in the schedule so keep your eyes on the program page to know which club has which dates secured.
The USTA BOD voted to lower the USTA daily fees back down to $3 per day starting September 1, 2013. And also voted to give each gun club in Utah $1,500 added money to be given back to shooters for each of their dedicated shoot dates. It will be up to each gun club to determine which events will have the added money, but will be listed in their programs as to how it will be split and how much per event. The only stipulation is that they must keep their date and throw the shoot, as well as make sure that it all goes back to YOU the shooters.
Magna Gun club has a shoot on the 6th of July, then three weekends in a row at Spanish Fork. The Western Zone Championships will be held at Spanish Fork gun club on July 18-21, followed by Fiesta Days July 26-28th. August rounds out the target year with Helper Gun Club, Lee Kay (HOF shoot), Cedar City, then Golden Spike over Labor Day. This Labor Day shoot at Golden Spike will be the last ATA shoot at this club. Please go show your support and ask them to please stay part of the USTA and continue throwing ATA targets. They have a great facility, but like all other clubs, need to have support from shooters to make it worth while.