William Barringer began his 30-year career in trapshooting in 1955 at age 31. He became a life member of the ATA in 1968, is a charter member of the Michigan Trapshooting Association where he served as Vice-President and Director, and served as Michigan ATA Delegate from 1983-1988. As ATA Delegate, he was instrumental in turning the Great Lakes Championship Shoot into the 7th Satellite Great Lakes Grand American, hosting the first shoot in 1988.
Mr. Barringer was also a successful shooter at the State level many times. He broke 100 x 100 in doubles in 1976 becoming the 7th Michigander to hit the perfect score.
His accomplishments on the trap field include:
1978 Ohio State Shoot – Wednesday Doubles, Class A Doubles, Preliminary Doubles High Gun Open and High Gun Doubles.
1980 Great Lakes Grand – Doubles Champion
Michigan State Shoot – Doubles Class A Resident Champion
Ohio State Shoot – Preliminary 16-yard Champion
1981 Ohio State Shoot – 16-yard Class AA Champion and Doubles Champion
1982 Great Lakes Championships – Lake Erie Singles Class A Champion
Michigan State Shoot – High Over-All
1983 Great Lakes Championships – Class A High Over-All
Michigan State Shoot – Class A Singles, Class A Doubles and Class A High Over-All
Received the ATA Diamond Pin for 100,000 16-Yard targets
1987 Great Lakes Championships – Class AA Lake Huron Doubles and Lake Erie Singles
Mr. Barringer was selected for the Michigan All-State Team for over 20 years.
Mr. Barringer supported the shooting sports both locally and nationally. He served as President of the Blue Water Sportsman’s Association in Port Huron and was on the Board of Directors for many years. He was a member of the Okoboji Indians Trapshooting organization as Chief Blow Out, was a member of the National Rifle Association, Michigan United Conservation Clubs, Ducks Unlimited and various trap clubs.