Ian Recla, of Mahanoy Plane, shot up a storm this year everywhere he went. With the help of his parents (Kathy & Rick) he traveled all over the country & state along with his brother Joe to registered shoots to obtain his goal “of becoming the best trap shooter I can become”.
He started his journey in September on the PSSA home grounds attending the Westy Hogans where he won 5 trophies, including the Sub Jr. High Over All & Sub Jr. High All Around. The next weekend at the Northeastern Grand he garnered another 7 trophies in the Sub Jr. category in all three disciplines. He finished the month of September 2010 back at Elysburg for the PA Northeastern Zone Shoot with 3 more trophies including the Overall Champion in the Handicap Championship.
Ian blew into Floridalike a hurricane in January of 2011 gathering 11 Sub Jr. trophies at the Dixie Grand at the Silver Dollar Shooting Club. He was only beginning his winning streak as he traveled to Tucson, AZfor the Spring Grand adding 8 trophies to his collection. March found him back in Floridaearning 7 more trophies at the Southern Grand.
The shooting season at Elysburg kicks of with the Keystone Open in May. Ian kicked it off by winning 8 Sub Jr. trophies in all 3 disciplines. He continued his winning streak in NY at the Empire Grand by racking up 13 more wins. Thirteen more wins came his way at the PA State Shoot one of which was on the Junior AIM team. Ian does very well in Elysburg, when he was there in July for the PA Grand he won 5 trophies and had his first 100 straight in singles. Five days in NY for the State Shoot garnered 9 trophies in Sub Jr., Class A & 24-25 yard group. Back in PA for the Eastern Zone he cleaned up in the Sub Jr. category with 7 more wins.
Ian finished up his shooting season inSpartaIllinois at the Grand American with 4 more trophies. His dedication and hard work earned him accolades at school and earned him spots on the All-American Team & PA State Team and last but not least the titlePennsylvania’s Trap shooter of the Year. Congratulations!