2019 PanAm Games, Lima Peru.
Congratulations to the Team Canada Trapshooting team. Amanda Obrigewitch (Alberta) and Curtis Wennberg (Manitoba) won third place in the Mixed Trap team event. Canada's only medal in the shooting events at Lima. Amanda said, "I am incredibly proud of our whole shotgun team as should all of our athletes. We made the final in every shotgun discipline. As for me personally, I was a little disappointed for not being able to place better in our finals and not being able to bring a Quota home for Canada due to a gun malfunction. I’m thankful to represent Canada and bring a Bronze back to our country with my partner Curtis! This was one of the most enjoyable shotgun teams I’ve ever shot on. Our team was great to hang out with and we made some amazing memories and worked well together. On to 2024! We can only get better from here!"
Elizabeth Longley (Ontario) and Matthew van Haaren (Ontario) finished in second place in qualifying in the mixed team event, which is the highest
result in qualifying for the entire SFC shooting team. They finished 6th in the Mixed Team final.
In Women's trap event, Amanda Obrigewitch finished 5th and made the finals, placing 6th in the finals. Elizabeth Longley tied for 8th place in qualifying.
In the Men's trap event, Matthew van Haaren finished tied for 6th place in the qualifying round and won a shoot off to advance to the finals. Matthew finished 6th in the finals. Curtis Wennberg finished 14th in the qualifying round.
Olympic trap involves a squad of six shooters, each taking turns shooting at bright orange clay targets launched from one of five stations, rotating after each shot until everyone has shot at 25 targets, which constitute one round.
Squadding is informal and participants take turns, waiting between rounds, socializing and watching the other squads. Squads are mixed gender, ability and age. We all shoot together. You could be a beginner on a squad with a national champion, an Olympian or world champion.
Canada is a popular tourist destination, particularly for US based residents looking to combine a family trip with some recreational Olympic trapshooting. International visitors have come to train on our Pan Am legacy facility in the past, and we welcome you to visit. From beginner to international athlete, all are welcome.
Photos: 1) Amanda Obrigewitch, 2,3) Canada Olympic Committee site.
Winter Months –
November to March Sunday 9am-3pm (if weather is warm).
Please contact club before visiting or check Facebook page.
Summer Months –
April to October Saturday and Sundays – 9am – 4pm
Tuesday and Thursdays – Please contact club or check Facebook page.
May 4 - 5, 2019 Coaching Clinic with Dr. Susan Nattrass, OC.
Saturday and Sunday May 4-5, 2019 9am-5pm
Limited to 12 shooters. Spaces are available on a first come, first served basis.
Investment - $585 per athlete, plus targets.
Location - Toronto International Trap and Skeet Club.
A two day coaching clinic will be hosted by OOTA at TTS with 7 time world champion, 6 time Olympian Dr. Susan Nattrass, OC, Susan is an ISSF level "A" coach (the highest level), and an ISSF tutor instructing coaches.
Beginners will benefit from learning from one of the best, focussing on stance, gun mount, follow-through and all of the basics. Advanced shooters will have the opportunity for detailed refinement of their entire shooting process. Everyone will benefit from mental management tips as well.
For more information contact OOTA at OOTAInfo@gmail.com