The 2014 Empire Grand American took place May 7-11 at the NYSATA Homegrounds in Bridgeport, NY. All-Americans Clay Floyd of Virginia (10) and Debbie Ohye-Neilson of Pennsylvania (13) cleaned up in the trophy department.
Clay Floyd continued his early season dominance by taking home 10 men’s and class victories including: the 16 Yard Championship, runner-up in the Doubles Championship, as well as the High Overall and High All Around championships.
Not to be outdone, Ladies All-American Debbie Ohye-Neilson brought home 13 awards. I’m not sure if it has been done before, but Debbie was one event shy of winning a trophy in every single event at the shoot. 14 events entered(including the HOA and HAA). 13 victories. Friday’s Remington Handicap was the only time she did not place. Debbie won the Doubles Championship, the HOA and HAA, as well as runner up in the 16 Yard and Handicap Championships.
These victories will set up both Clay and Debbie as they continue their quests for the coveted ATA All-American teams. Next up on the “circuit” will be the Keystone Open, held May 16-18 on the Pennsylvania Homegrounds in Elysburg, PA. We’re always looking for photos to share so be sure to send them our way by clicking here: http://trapshootingonline.com/submit-trapshooting-photos/