The Grand American Trapshooting Championship "The Grand" is over for another year. Shooters were up about 12% over last year and attendance topped 100.000 again this year.
The prize money was added to by $250,000 again this year and they added another special "after the Grand" prize of $50.000 this year just for the ladies, in addition to the winner take all $100.000 cash prize.
The weather was great with just 1 storm and we had the coolest days all summer for those 2 weeks.
In addition to all those folks over 1700 young people competed in the Scholastic Clays program the week before.
Lastly, the ATA announced that the Trap Shooting Hall of Fame will move to the World Shooting Complex and a new building will be constructed just for it.
If you ever have the opportunity, I'd urge you to visit Sparta, IL in early August for the largest shooting event in the world. It's really worth the trip.