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Second Annual Harvest Moon Classic

2015 Harvest moon
Written by James Sanders

 

The second annual Harvest Moon Classic was an all-out success for shooters and Ancient Oak Gun Club alike.  The event took place October 8th through 11th and included over 200 shooters from 16 states. The level of targets and mostly gorgeous weather of SW Florida combined to be quite a draw for those looking for an enjoyable shoot and solid warm up for nationals.

The first day of shooting brought on the chance for a shooter to win a John Deere Gator if they managed to break 100 straight.  I think the competitors took this opportunity at such an awesome prize very seriously having seven 99’s posted.  Unfortunately nobody achieved the elusive 100 but hats off to Brice Grantham (HOA), John Carbone (RU), Bob Self, Steven Nelson, Bill McGuire, Carl Myers, and Edwin Welch for those 99’s.

Day two featured another warm and beautiful day Florida is known for.  The shooting continued with a 100 bird Preliminary as well as several rotations of 5-stand, FITASC, Sub gauge, and Super Sporting. Taking the Friday Preliminary HOA honors was Will Fennel with a 97 closely followed by RU Bill McGuire with 96 and M1 Will Hinton with 94.

The targets for the main event were set by NSCA’s man on fire Bill McGuire and were quite the test for all the competitors.  Ancient Oak is set across what I’m told used to be a sod farm.  The wide open terrain allowed for a wide variety of target presentations and added to the difficulty for some shooters.  The main even was your typical 200 target affair with half Saturday and half Sunday across two courses with similar degrees of difficulty.  After Saturday the top tier was pretty well set with several shooters in position to come out on top.  At the end of Sunday two shooters were tied at the top with a very stout 189 out of 200 targets.  The two men at the top were Chris Beal of Florida and John Concannon of Delaware.  The shoot off was a ridiculous true pair for us mere mortals and after 4 pairs Beal came out on top by 1 bird winning HOA honors and putting $2500 in his pocket.  Other notables were M1 Johnathan Henrici coming in just two birds shy of the top,   M2 and Junior Champ Will Hinton, and M3 Will Fennell who was also HOA of the Friday Prelim.

The shoot was very well run by Wayne Evans of Ancient Oak with support from the crew from Bradford Sportsmen’s Farm.  I personally shot the main event, 5-stand, and Friday preliminary without one breakdown or issue.  The only thing that wasn’t perfect was a few showers that blew in from the Gulf of Mexico.  Obviously with sporting clays being an outdoor sport that’s just part of the deal.  Nobody can slow down or control Mother Nature.  I’m sure with this level of execution the Harvest Moon Classic will be a staple in October for years to come.

 

MAIN EVENT

 

Shooter PROMATIC GAMALIEL Total Won

HOA

CH CHRIS BEALL 94 95 189 2,500.00

RU

RU JACK CONCANNON 95 94 189 1,575.00

Class M (53)

M1 JONATHAN HENRICI 93 94 187 600.00
M2 WILL HINTON 91 94 185 500.00
M3 WILL FENNELL 95 88 183 400.00
M4 DOUG VINE 92 90 182 300.00
M5 COLETON STEVENS 86 94 180 200.00
M6 STEVEN NELSON 92 88 180 100.00
M7 ERIC STAFFORD 92 88 180 100.00
M8 BRICE GRANTHAM 91 89 180 75.00
M9 COREY RUGG 86 93 179 75.00
M10 DWAYNE HARDEE 87 91 178 75.00
IAN ANDERSON 85 93 178
SCOTT COBB 92 82 174
JOHN CARBONE 85 89 174
TROY DATE 88 85 173
JOSEPH PINCHIN 90 82 172
TOMMY ROYAL 82 90 172
CLAYTON CUTSHALL 87 85 172
DAN DONALDSON 87 85 172
CHRIS BOIRE 87 84 171
DOUG COX 84 86 170
JACK MARTINELLI 86 83 169
DIANE NELSON 89 80 169
RODRIGO MEHECH 84 84 168
VIRGIL MINSHEW 84 83 167
JOHN HOWLAND 86 81 167
EDWARD ANGRISANI 89 78 167
JOHN WOOLLEY 85 82 167
MICHAEL BOIRE 82 83 165
CARL MYERS 83 81 164
WAYNE CHISM 85 78 163
ROLLINS BROWN 84 79 163
ROBERT FIELDS 77 84 161
KEVIN GREEN 71 89 160
KEN HEESE 77 83 160
DAVID TRUDEAU 82 78 160
KENNETH PATTON 84 75 159
PAUL DEVANE 80 79 159
ANDY ARMSTRONG 77 81 158
BOB SELF 77 80 157
BILL RICCARDI 74 83 157
WAYNE SOUTH 77 78 155
MIKE CIAVARDONE 81 73 154
KEVIN SCHROEDER 71 81 152
ED NEWMANS 77 75 152
DENNIS DILLON 79 73 152
CHIP HUTCHISON 80 71 151
PETER KALLIE 74 75 149
STEPHENIE HYER 79 69 148
JAMES CROFT 74 73 147
RANDY DOTSON 66 81 147
ERIC DUNN 75 70 145
LARRY WILLIAMS 69 75 144
DWAYNE HEDBERG 71 72 143

Class AA (30)

AA1 WILLIAM QUEEN 86 76 162 600.00
AA2 GEORGE BURTON 83 79 162 500.00
AA3 WYATT HARDWICKE 80 78 158 400.00
AA4 S AARON SMITH 75 82 157 300.00
AA5 BOB KINDER 76 79 155 200.00
AA6 NICHOLAS BLENKER 72 82 154 100.00
AA7 NEAL OLENICK 76 78 154 100.00
AA8 NIGEL MITCHELL 75 78 153 75.00
AA9 DOMINICK FALINI 71 82 153 75.00
AA10 CHARLES MCCLAIN 77 74 151 75.00
WESLEY PLATH 77 72 149
JAMES KUEHN 74 75 149
THOMAS BRUNTON 77 68 145
BRAD GRABILL 69 76 145
WAYNE D SMITH 71 74 145
ROBERT STICKLEY 73 71 144
EDDIE KIRBY 67 77 144
GERALD BLACK 74 69 143
WAYNE CREE 63 79 142
DEE ORR 75 67 142
JAMES SANDERS 68 74 142
KEMBLE DU PONT 75 66 141
W JOE FULLER 71 68 139
HARRY KENNEY 72 64 136
CHRIS MYERS 67 68 135
ROY CARTER 64 69 133
HOOKER BROWNING 65 68 133
RUSSELL A MILES 68 61 129
LASH MCCALL 64 63 127
WANDA YORK HUTCHISON 55 66 121

Class A (22)

A1 STEVEN KELLEY 86 78 164 600.00
A2 DENNIS WARE 81 79 160 500.00
A3 DWIGHT USHERWOOD 88 70 158 400.00
A4 DAWSON PEEK 84 74 158 300.00
A5 WENDELL MIXON 76 79 155 200.00
A6 ART BECKWITH 77 74 151 100.00
A7 ROBERT MCCULLOUGH 65 80 145 100.00
A8 JEFF ADMIRE 72 73 145 75.00
A9 HARVIE STIPE 70 74 144 75.00
A10 JOHN WADDLE 69 74 143 75.00
NATHAN KENNEY 73 70 143
MARK FABIAN 73 70 143
WILLIAM INGRAM 74 67 141
JOHN GANGEMI 68 70 138
BARRY KASSEL 65 72 137
RODNEY BURGE 68 68 136
MICHAEL GARNER 61 67 128
STEPHEN SALTER 54 74 128
MARCHANT WILLIAMS 58 67 125
ROBERT KELLEY 67 52 119
ROSCOE BASS 51 66 117
CHRIS KLOEPPEL 49 53 102

Class B (20)

B1 JASON BALUKOFF 82 81 163 600.00
B2 ROBERT MACKLIN 80 78 158 500.00
B3 MORGAN GOETTE 80 76 156 400.00
B4 MICHAEL TIPPY 78 76 154 300.00
B5 MARION FOSTER 77 74 151 200.00
B6 LYNN M OAKLEY 73 77 150 100.00
B7 STEPHEN ZEIGLER 77 70 147 100.00
B8 MAGGIE METZ 76 70 146 75.00
B9 LEE CUTSHALL 76 68 144 75.00
B10 NICK SCHROEDER 72 71 143 75.00
GARY GEIGER 71 69 140
BLAKELY TANNER 71 69 140
JOHN MARTINELLI 67 73 140
TYLER COLEMAN 72 67 139
JEFF COUGHLIN 67 70 137
MICHAEL REYES 67 67 134
HUGH CAIN 68 63 131
NICOLE WILLIAMS 58 67 125
DAVE DALTON 60 49 109
JOHN D’ARCANGELO 59 47 106

Class C (20)

C1 SETH GROVES 86 81 167 600.00
C2 JAMES DESOCIO 81 83 164 500.00
C3 JAMES P VREELAND 80 76 156 400.00
C4 JONATHAN SZERLAG 79 74 153 300.00
C5 KURT GALUSZKA 75 77 152 200.00
C6 AMIR JAZAIRLI 71 80 151 100.00
C7 LARRY GRENEVICKI 74 73 147 100.00
C8 JOHN BALUKOFF 68 74 142 75.00
C9 STEVEN DEUTSCH 73 68 141 75.00
C10 PARKER LANDERS 63 78 141 75.00
TREY NEWMAN 72 66 138
MAX REPIK 70 67 137
DANNY PIPER 76 60 136
MICHAEL PRICE 70 64 134
THOMAS GRANIMS 56 70 126
R J GRACE 64 56 120
RANDY SAULS 60 57 117
JOHNNY TURNER 68 48 116
ROBERT ELKINS 57 52 109
MELINDA EARLE 45 52 97

Class D (24)

D1 KAGEN LONG 76 74 150 600.00
D2 DAVID A SCHLACHTA 82 65 147 500.00
D3 MATTHEW HERKINS 74 72 146 400.00
D4 MARK REED 70 74 144 300.00
D5 EDDIE MERCADO 70 71 141 200.00
D6 NATHAN BUSSCHER 60 77 137 100.00
D7 TREY LANIER 73 60 133 100.00
D8 NORMAN WEBSTER 65 68 133 75.00
D9 JAKE WILSON 68 65 133 75.00
D10 GABRIEL VALLE 64 65 129 75.00
COLE PRINCE 64 65 129
DAVE CARPENTER 67 61 128
JON WYNN 63 64 127
TANNER POLLOCK 63 63 126
DEBBIE USHERWOOD 58 66 124
RICHARD LE MAITRE 63 60 123
ASHLEY BLENKER 63 55 118
JOSEPH MANTEIGA 54 63 117
BRYON TANNER 61 54 115
LES DUNSON III 54 59 113
PHILLIP SMITH 52 55 107
WILLIAM BALKE 53 52 105
CLIFF REWIS 50 55 105
WILLIAM KOKAL 72 72

Class E (24)

E1 JAY BIBLE 71 85 156 600.00
E2 MILTON JOHNSON 73 74 147 500.00
E3 ANDREW BIBLE 73 69 142 400.00
E4 BRANTLEY IVEY 69 61 130 300.00
E5 RETHEA FOSTER 66 61 127 200.00
E6 MICHAEL JONES 68 56 124 100.00
E7 CORY GOLDING 60 64 124 100.00
E8 RONALD AUSSNER 62 62 124 75.00
E9 RYAN HOLCOMBE 66 56 122 75.00
E10 WILLIAM PITCHER 57 59 116 75.00
GENE TAORMINA 54 61 115
PAUL WILSON 56 57 113
TREY HILL 49 55 104
ANDREW WALTRIP 54 50 104
CANNON WHEELER 55 46 101
JOHN PIFER 50 51 101
JON GAMES 51 45 96
FRANCIS MISANTONE 47 45 92
HOLDEN POLLOCK 48 42 90
VINCENT PIRRUCCIO 40 45 85
FRANKLIN HAMMOND 39 45 84
JENNIFER BALUKOFF 41 43 84
DENNIS DILORENZO 39 27 66
ROLAND MARTIN 45 45

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