MSSA Hall of Fame
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Bill Walmsley - 2018
2004 Class A world Champ , 125x125
MD State 12ga Champ 2012, MD State Dbles Champ 2011
MD State Veteran and Sr. HOA Champ combined 5 times
Selected to 16 State teams
NSSA Sr. and Veteran All-American Teams member 3 times
NSSA Veteran High Average Leader in Dbles, 20ga and 410
MD State director many times, and held every office for Sudlersville Skeet Club
Mark Gay - 2018
Mark was introduced to shooting by his father who had been a state champion in the 60’s.
Later in life Mark was invited to the Isaac Walton range by Paul and Jake Turska. Competitive aspirations grew there while shooting alongside other registered shooters such as Marty Cherry.
Eventually Mark settled into a squad with Sam Armstrong and Larry Seward, traveling frequently with Larry to the World Shoot.
Mark was nominated by Sam Armstrong for induction in 2018
Some of Marks' most memorable achievements include his first medal at the State shoot and a five man team victory at the World Shoot.
Craig Willis - 2015
Jim Burch - 2015
Mike Barnet - 2011
Mike Kozak - 2008
Ginny Batewitz - 2008
Larry Seward - 2006
Larry was described as a quiet but thoughtful man. Larry continually impressed those around him with “how deeply he knew the game”.
Larry did his best to help everyone he encountered. He was “up for anything, and….we are all worse off [without him]”.
Sam Armstrong - 2006
Joe George - 2001
James Bealmear - 2001
John Waters - 2000
Charlie Murphy - 2000
John Jisonna - 2000
Chad Everett - 2000
Chad started shooting at Sudlersville Skeet Club after delivering firewood there at age 13. He was given 5 shells and went 5 straight. As time went on, Dick Kane contributed much to Chad’s early shooting, paying entry fees and overnight stays through his sub junior and junior career. Chads shooting took another step up when Chad began coveting PA shooter Robert Eukenalis’ world championship ring. Robert admonished Chad to “go get your own”. Four years later Chad won his 410 world championship.
Chad took a long break after having children but has returned to shooting to see his friends again.
Chad is also in the DE HOF.
1988 410 World Champ
20+ MD State Chapionships
3 Zone Championships.
Nominated by Larry Seward at 36 yrs old in 2000.
Gloria Creighton - 1999
Ray Dahl - 1999
Brian Vess - 1999
• Doubles Champion at Minute Man Sportsman's Club (Burlington, MA), 1999, 100/100
• Runner Up in HOA at Waco Texas, 1997, 398/400
• Third Place in 12GA. at Bluegrass, 1990, 100/100
• AA 5 West at World Shoot, 1989, 125/125
• AA 3 West in 12 GA. at World Shoot, 1987, 249/250
• AA 7 West in 12 GA. at World Shoot, 1987, 125/125
• Attended 29 consecutive World Shoots, and counting
• Buddy Allison Award recipient
Rick Fears - 1998
Ralph Petley - 1998
John Dalton - 1995
John Dinning - 1995
Brad Rivenburgh - 1995
Ed Calhoun - 1994
Kathleen "Tucky" Dinning - 1994
Ivan Morgan - 1994
Phil Murray - 1994
Harry Wright - 1994