September 26, 2023
By Lane Kimble
CASCADE, Wis. — Much like the construction season, some of the best attended and highly anticipated WTBA events thrive in good weather.
Mother Nature obliged on Thursday, providing a great day for the Fall Sporting Clays Tournament.
More than 150 shooters gathered at the Highlands Sportsmen’s Club in Cascade. Temperatures in the upper 70s and clouds offered the perfect atmosphere for some camaraderie and competition.
The Michels Road and Stone team of JR Ramthun, Josh Judkins, Mitch Marohl, and Tony Straseske secured the high team score of 187. Meanwhile, Dick Palecek, with R&S Equipment Services, hit 49 of 50 clays to land the top male individual score.
Sam Austin with Travelers Insurance hit 39 clays to win best female individual score.
The day was a chance to connect, but also add to the Association’s base. Ramthun, who set a goal of increasing membership by 10 percent during his presidential term this year, said six companies who had shooters at Thursday’s event agreed to join the WTBA as members.
WTBA warmly welcomes these prospective members (which the Board will vote to accept in October) and sincerely thanks everyone who came out for the tournament in addition to the sponsors who helped put on an excellent day.
HIGH TEAM SCORE (187)
2nd HIGH TEAM SCORE (181)
HIGH INDIVIDUAL – MALE (49)
2nd HIGH INDIVIDUAL – MALE (48)
HIGH INDIVIDUAL – FEMALE (39)
HIGH INDIVIDUAL – FEMALE (22)
HIGH TEAM SCORE FLURRY STATION (49 – TIE)