On behalf of the OSTA Board of Directors, the Ohio State Trapshooting Foundation and our staff, we welcome you to the 2016-2017 trapshooting season in Ohio. We are proud of our trapshooting heritage and are excited about the upcoming year.
The OSTA is in a proud partnership with the Cardinal Center in Marengo, our home grounds and the location of our Hall of Fame and Museum. We truly believe this is the premier shooting facility in our nation. We are excited about the continued expansion of the trapshooting schedule presented by the Cardinal staff and the growth of shooting sports in our state.
I am proud to be part of a very dedicated and capable group of directors and staff of the OSTA. Please thank your ATA delegates and zone directors for their service to the trapshooters of Ohio and share with them your questions, comments and concerns. We continue to promote the interests of the many small gun clubs of Ohio and encourage your participation in our Champion of Champions program, Director’s Cup and Zone Shoots. Our small clubs are the strong foundation on which the OSTA is built. Devote yourselves to their success by becoming an active member of a club and a shooter at their events.
Youth shooters of our sport are our future, and I encourage all shooters to mentor a young people, support them financially, and help them build a passion for our sport. Scholastic Clay Target Program Day at the annual Ohio State Shoot and now the National SCTP event held at the Cardinal Center, are two of the most encouraging initiatives I have recently seen in trapshooting. I invite you to attend these events in 2017 and witness the excitement these youth are generating for our sport.
Have a great season, and break ‘em all.
Martin L. “Marty” Miller
Ohio State Trapshooting Association