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The ATA serves as the faithful protector of the sport of trapshooting. As the largest clay target shooting organization in the world, the ATA governs the sport's rules and regulations and seeks ways to further enhance the sport and increase participation.

The ATA was founded in 1900 as the American Trapshooting Association and later changed to the Amateur Trapshooting Association in 1923. A Board of Directors, composed of state and provincial delegates govern all ATA policy matters. The Executive Committee, which is comprised of one representative from each of the five Zones, provides stewardship for the association throughout the year. The organization's day-to-day business is guided by an Executive Director and a team of professionals at the national headquarters in Sparta, IL.

Annually, ATA members participate in 6,000 plus registered tournaments and shoot at more then 60 million targets. With more than 900 gun clubs affiliated with the ATA you can find registered shooting just about anywhere. 

The ATA Homegrounds, located in Sparta, IL, is also home to the Grand American World Trapshooting Championships each August. This annual event draws nearly 4,000 competitors and showcases some of the best shooting talent in the world! 

Committees

Executive Committee

  • Mike Herman (Southwestern Zone), President
  • Paul Shaw (Eastern Zone), Vice-President
  • F. Darryl Hayes (Central Zone), Vice-President
  • Ed Wehking (Western Zone), Vice-President
  • Billy Cook (Southern Zone), Vice-President
  • Terry Dean (Southern Zone), Ex-Officio

Central Handicap Committee

Dean Townsend, Chairman

State: OH
Home Phone: 1-614-975-7955
Business Phone: NA
Fax Number: NA
Email: atadean@yahoo.com

Robert Felber, Jr., Central

State: SD
Home Phone: 1-605-940-4570
Business Phone: NA
Fax Number: NA
Email: bobfelber@midco.net

D. Ray Greb, Eastern

State: MD
Home Phone: 1-410-668-0608
Business Phone: 1-410-538-4456
Fax Number: 1-410-668-2230
Email: rgtrapmd@aol.com

Dan Ryan, Southern

State: KY
Home Phone: 1-859-802-5759
Business Phone: NA
Fax Number: NA
Email: dryan100@twc.com

David Rhoads, Southwestern

State: KS
Home Phone: 1-785-776-0506
Business Phone: NA
Fax Number: NA
Email: mdr5@cox.net

Danny McKenzie, Western

State: ID
Home Phone: 1-208-835-5073
Business Phone: NA
Fax Number: NA
Email: mckdanata@hotmail.com

Steve Ricketts, Southwestern (Assistant)

State: MO
Home Phone: 1-816-873-3184
Business Phone: NA
Fax Number: NA
Email: srickett@sbcglobal.net

Jerry O'Connor, Southwestern (Assistant)

State: TX
Home Phone: 1-806-679-6889
Business Phone: NA
Fax Number: NA
Email: jloconnor47@gmail.com

Rules Advisory Committee

Ed Wehking, Chair

State: UT
Phone: 1-801-231-8046
Email: ewehking@shootata.com

Dean Townsend

State: OH
Phone: 1614-975-7955
Email: atadean@yahoo.com

Lynn Gipson

State: IL
Phone: 1-618-449-2224
Email: lgipson@shootata.com

Ray Greb

State: MD
Phone: 1-410-668-0608
Email: rgtrapmd@aol.com

Amateur Trapshooting Association
1105 East Broadway
P.O. Box 519
Sparta, IL 62286

Phone: 618-449-2224
Fax: 866-454-5198


Youth Trapshooting Program
Phone: 618-449-2224
Fax: 866-454-5198
aim@shootata.com

Trapshooting Hall of Fame
PO Box 519
Sparta, IL 62286

Phone: 937-660-5663
Fax: 937-660-5664



World Shooting &
Recreational Complex
1 Main Event Lane, Suite 510
Sparta, IL 62286

Phone: 618-295-2700