Bob Roberts died peacefully on December 26,2022 in San Antonio, Texas, in the loving presence of his wife, Joyce. Bob was a native of Wellman, Texas.
Bob is survived by his wife of 25 years, Colonel Joyce E. Carlson, USAF Ret., and by his son, Mike (Lindsey) of Midway, Arkansas, and daughter, La Juana Cope of Pasadena, Texas, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and his brother, Roy (Glenda) of Victoria, Texas. He was predeceased by his parents, Floy and Wilson Roberts, and his son, Monte.
Bob was a graduate of Wellman High School, in the heart of West Texas, where, among other things, he was a member of the track team. Word was that nobody in Wellman could outrun Bob Roberts.
Bob Craft of Dripping Springs, TX passed away Oct. 9 at the age of 84 following a long battle with cancer.
Mr Craft joined the ATA in 1978 and in 2001, was inducted into the Texas Hall of Fame. He was one of the leading voices to change the method of identifying the top shooters for the Texas State Team, going from using a simplistic average of all targets shot, regardless of state location, to one that encourages shooters to travel to the state's five zones and bases the teams on shooting in Texas.
During his career, the ATA life member accumulated 131,675 singles, 50,400 handicap and 51,100 doubles targets.
The 2023/2024 Management Deer Hunt Auction will take place at the 2023 Texas State Trap Shoot on Saturday, July 8th during the social after the conclusion of the Singles Championship event.
The Hunt will include:
- 1 Buck, scoring 145 to 155 inches
- 3 Days of Hunting
- Includes Food, Drinks (Non Alcoholic) & Lodging
- Deer will be caped, quartered and taken to their taxidermist or you can take it to yours. Taxidermy & processing are at the hunter’s expense
- $5000 Value
- $200.00 an Inch over 156”
Donated By: Steve Dusek - Auction proceeds to benefit Texas Trap Shooters Association
Texas AIM shooter Stormi Waters was featured in the December 2023 issue of Trap & Field magazine. Below is the article reproduced with express permission by Trap & Field Magazine. Copyright © Amateur Trapshooting Association.
Stormi Waters of Wheeler, TX, won the sub-junior ladies' title during the Singles Championship at this year's AIM Grand Nationals. "It felt good to win. I was surprised," she told TRAP & FIELD. "This was my first time going to the AIM Grand, and now it's my new favorite place to shoot, I liked it a lot." Stormi broke her first 100 straight in the first round of the event ending with a personal best score of 197. "It was very exciting," she said. Her AIM squad, the Texas Sub Jr's A Team, won the AA sub-junior award as well. Stormi also took home the individual sub-junior AA runnerup prize for her 197.
The 13 year old joined the ATA and AIM in 2021. She and her identical twin sister Codi got their start in the sport through 4-H shooting when they were nine years old. Her coaches and parents taught her a lot about shooting sports.
Texas Trap Association would like to recognize the following Texas shooters who attained more then 20,000 registered targets in 2022!
- Douglas Briggs
- Charlie Long
- Patricia Todd
- Ronald Todd
Douglas Briggs made the 2023 Veteran ATA All American 1st Team. Patricia Todd made the 2023 Lady II All American 2nd Team.
Congratulations and Good Luck to these Texas Mega Shooters in the 2023 shooting season!