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Cal-Diego PVA Executive Director Louis Irving (left) and PVA National President Joe Fox (right) presented the Team Award to the Cal-Diego squad: Keith Rheinhardt, Chris Ewer, Mike Gureckas, Phil Santos, and Bill Palmer. Ewer also was High All Around Shooter. Photo by Ron Jaffee.
Reprinted from PN July 2001
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— To date, the 2001 PVA National Trapshoot Circuit has achieved two firsts. In February, the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) coordinated a shoot to run concurrently with the Amateur TrapAssociation's Spring Grand National, in Phoenix. And on April 19-20, shooters had a choice of two national events—on opposite coasts.

The Southeastern PVA shoot took place at the Pinetucky Gun Club in Hephzibah, Ga.; the Cal-Diego PVA competition was at the Redlands Trap and Skeet Range, Redlands, Calif. A total of 125 shooters—novices and experts, with disabilities as well as able-bodied—participated. Competitors vying for national awards will use their highest scores from four of the eight tournaments on this year's circuit.

In Georgia, Don Eller hit 283/300 to take top prize. Emma Simpson had the High Overall Female score (250/300). William Vick blew away the competition by running 100 in Singles AA.

Way out west, Alex Amador scored a perfect 50 on Continental targets the first day, the only shooter to accomplish this during the two-day event. Don Meadows of Arizona hit 48/50 for high Handicap score; his brother-in-law, Ed Hutchison, had high Singles (49/50). Chris Ewer took Doubles with 46/50. After two days of shooting, Ewer's 375/400 earned High All Around honors and another new Beretta shotgun.

Home-field advantage was everything, as the host chapters won the Team event at their respective shoots.

Reported by Cliff McDowell, Ann Santos, and Jim Russell. For current cumulative point standings or information about this year's remaining shoots, contact PVA Sports & Recreation, (800) 424-8200, ext. 683 / (202) 416-7683 /

— For tournament highlights and photos of the action at the men's and women's basketball championships, click here.

— The road to international competition began at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, Burbank, Calif., when the U.S.'s best riders with disabilities trained and competed at the 14th annual CALNET State Championship Horse Show. The two-day event, held June 9-10, was preceded by clinics preparing athletes and professionals for competition. During this exciting weekend, more than 100 athletes were involved in dressage, jumping, driving, equitation, and other horse classes.

Contact: California Net-work for Equestrian Therapy (CALNET), 21152 Chatsworth Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311. (818) 700-8590 / 700-8591 (fax).


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