Echuca on target at State titles

By Andrew Johnston

ECHUCA Clay Target Club has added yet another two team awards - to go with a swag of individuals trophies - to their trophy cabinet at the Victorian state titles.

The Echuca team - consisting of Steve Atkins, Steve Haberman, Steve Trail, Warwick Kelvy and Casey Fletcher - took out the team shoot event, while Atkins, Prior and Trail also took out the North East Zone team event.

Atkins - who also added the AA double rise title and a Victorian open team selection to his stellar shooting career - said the club had again performed incredibly well.

“It really was a great showing,” he said.

“In tough conditions against some of the best shooters the country has to offer, we saw a lot of success both for individuals and teams that was also spread really well around the club.

“We also had a number of new shooters taking part which will hopefully be a huge benefit for the club in the future.”

Shooting prodigy Kiara Dean claimed first in the ladies 50 target double barrel, shooting a perfect 50 for 50, while Greg Hann claimed second place in C grade for the 50 target single barrel.

Hann also finished second in C grade for the 50 target pointscore event.

Grant Prior finished third in AA grade of the state double barrel event, while Trail would finish fifth in the double barrel overall.

Haberman produced one of the strongest results of the event, finishing second in the 50 target point score event in AA grade with 339 of 341, and was also selected to the Victorian Open team with Atkins.