Hall of Fame

The purpose of the Michigan Trapshooting Association Hall of Fame is to:

Give recognition to Michigan individuals, living or decreased, who over the years, have distinguished themselves in registered trapshooting competitions by winning at State, Zone, Satellite Grand and Grand American events;

Recognize those Michigan individuals, living or deceased, who have contributed outstanding work in the promotion, administration, management, improvement, and growth of registered trapshooting;

Collect and maintain historical artifacts and material pertaining to Michigan trapshooting, which will be available to the public, including but not limited to shooting artifacts, photographs, magazines, trade literature, and records of competition, memorabilia, videos, and items donated by or on behalf of Michigan trapshooting.

Any Michigan resident who is a member of the Amateur Trapshooting Association may submit the name of an individual for consideration by the Hall of Fame Board. The submission must be in writing along with a resume of qualifications for the individual.

Basic Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for MTA HOF consideration, a nominee shall have been:
          • a member of the ATA, Life or Annual, for not less than fifteen (15) years,

          • an active registered shooting member of the MTA for not less than fifteen (15) years
          • And a resident of Michigan for not less than fifteen (15) years.

The MTA HOF Board may recommend honorary induction to the Hall of Fame of a candidate who meets all other qualifications except residency.)

A nominee may be selected based on shooting merit, administrative merit or a combination of both.

Shooting Merit:

The nominee or nominee sponsor must submit a fully completed shooting merit form (MTA Form SM1) that details their abilities in the field of registered ATA clay target competition. Please include the following information: MTA Awards, Grand American Awards, State Championships other than MTA, Satellite Grand Awards, Other Major Championships, Contributions to the sport, and Target attainment.

Administrative Merit:

The nominee or nominee sponsor must submit a fully completed Administrative Merit Form (MTA Form AM1). The nominee shall have performed exceptional, outstanding, and unselfish work for the Michigan Trapshooting Association over a period of many years. (NOTE: Such work must have been undertaken in a voluntary manner and could not have occurred simultaneously while engaged as a salaried person in the trapshooting field or during the course of earning profits in the trapshooting field.)

Nominee Forms/Resume:

The MTA HOF Board will be given as much information as possible for each nominee. It is mandatory that the nominee or his/her sponsor complete MTA Form SM1 for Shooting Merit or MTA Form AM1 for Administrative Merit or both forms when the nominee is qualified for both respective areas. Note: No nominee shall be inducted into the Hall of Fame, regardless of any other qualifications, who has been suspended by the Amateur Trapshooting Association within the previous five (5) years, or has exhibited significant unsportsmanlike conduct. Applicants are required to include any ATA sanctions that have been placed against the nominee as part of their application along with any pertinent documents.

HOF Nominee Forms/Resumes should be sent to the attention of:

MTA Hall of Fame Chairman 1534 W. Service Road
Mason, Michigan 48854

The HOF nominee resume must be received no later than January 1st current year to be considered for HOF induction at the Michigan State shoot the following year.

Hall of Fame Resume Form

For more information, or to make donations to the Michigan Trapshooting Hall of Fame, contact Michigan Trapshooting Board of Directors or Michigan Trapshooting Hall of Fame Board.