Trapshooting Academy High Performance Team: Results

Over the years, our High Performance team traveled both nationally and internationally and performed at the highest level.

Their results since 2008:

  • 2008 Mark Edmondson Doubles Award for the most improved doubles shooter in the Province
  • 2008 Great LakesGrand (Mason, MI): High Lady, High all Around Champion
  • 2008 Ohio State shoot (CardinalCenter, Marengo OH): High Non-Resident Lady Champion
  • 2008 Canadian National Championships (Hamilton, ON): Doubles Lady Champion 
  • 2008 PA Grand (Elysburg, PA): Independence Singles Lady Champion, Handicap Lady Champion
  • 2008 Ontario Provincial Championships (Hamilton, ON): Doubles Lady Champion 
  • 2008 Westy Hogans (Elysburg, PA): Singles Sub-Junior Champion 
  • 2009 Ontario Provincial Championships (Hamilton, ON): Doubles Lady Champion, Preliminary Handicap Lady Champion, Handicap Junior Champion, Singles (Class) Champion
  • 2010 Southern Grand American (Silver Dollar, FL): Handicap Jr. Winner
  • 2010 Pennsylvania State (Elysburg, PA): Prelim. HOA Lady Champion
  • 2010 Ohio State (Marengo, OH): N/R Handicap Junior Champion, N/R Handicap Lady Champion, N/R Doubles (Class) Champion 
  • 2010 New York State (Cicero, NY): N/R Handicap Jr Champion, Singles (Class) Champion, HAA (Class) Champion
  • 2010 Ontario Provincial Championships (Hamilton, ON): Handicap Champion, Handicap (Jr & Class) Champion, Doubles (Jr & Class) Champion, HAA (Class) & Lady Champion
  • 2011 Pennsylvania State (Elysburg, PA): HAA (Class)
  • 2011 Ohio State (Marengo, OH): N/R Handicap Lady Champion
  • 2011 Ontario Provincial Championships (Hamilton, ON): Sub Junior Singles Champion 
  • 2012 Ontario Provincial Championships in Hamilton, ON: Handicap Champion
  • 2012 CanAm Cup in Olympic Trap ( KSP in Dalmatia, PA): Bronze Medal (JR) 
  • 2013 Ontario Provincial Championships: Sub Jr. Doubles (2 events) 
  • 2013 Fiocchi Cup in Olympic Trap (KSP in Dalmatia, PA): Gold Medal (JR)
  • 2013 SubJunior OPTA All Star Team Captain
  • 2014 Pennsylvania State (Elysburg, PA): SubJunior champion (Preliminary HOA, 2 Doubles titles) 
  • 2014 Ohio State (Marengo, OH): SubJunior champion (HOA, 2 Singles titles) 
  • 2014 Canadian National Championships (Montreal, QC): National Champion + 5 other titles
  • 2014 Ontario Provincial Championships (Hamilton, ON): Sub Junior Singles, Doubles, HOA, HAA Champion
  • 2014 Canadian National Championships (Olympic Trap): Junior 2nd & 3rd place, First place (open class C)
  • 2014 Junior selected on the Canadian National Junior Team to represent Canada at JR world cups
  • 2015 Ontario Provincial Championships: HOA Junior Champion, Handicap Open Junior Champion, Doubles Junior Champion
  • 2015 Canadian National Championships (Olympic Trap): Junior 2nd & 3rd place, First place (open class C)
  • 2015 Junior selected on the Canadian National Development Team to represent Canada at world cups
  • 2016 Junior WC in Olympic Trap (Suhl, Germany): 6th score
  • 2016 Eurotarget Grand Prix (KSP in Dalmatia, PA): Junior Bronze, Class B 1st place, Class C 2nd & 3rd, Class D 1st & 3rd 
  • 2016 Canadian National Championships (Olympic Trap): Lady Open Champion, Junior Champion, Junior Lady Campion
  • 2017 ISSF World Cup, Acapulco, Mexico: Tied for 6th place
  • 2018 National Championships (Olympic-trap): Champion (Jr) and Gold Medal
  • 2018 National Championships (Olimpic-trap): Ladies Third, Bronze Medal
  • 2018 National Championships (Olympic-trap): Junior Third, Bronze Medal
  • 2018 USA Shooting National Championships: Silver Medal, International Category.
  • 2018 World Championships Junior Ranked: 36
  • 2018 Canadian National Championship in OT: Ladies’ Bronze Medal
  • 2019 Canadian National Championship in OT: Ladies’ Gold Medal, Junior Bronze Medal
  • 2019 Pan Am Games Lima, Peru: Finalist
  • 2022 USA Shooting National Championships: Junior Silver Medal, International Category.
  • 2022 Junior Selected to represent Canada at the Championships of the Americas, Lima Peru
  • 2022 Junior Selected to represent Barbados at the Championships of the Americas, Lima Peru
  • 2022 November, Championships of the Americas, Lima Peru: Junior 7th place.
  • 2023 USA Shooting National Championships: Junior Gold Medal, International Category.
  • 2023 Canadian National Championships: Junior Silver Medal.

Trapshooting Range

Our trapshooting range is based at the historic Hamilton Gun Club in Stoney Creek, Ontario.

The club offers beautiful target presentations and the best trapshooting range in the province.
Twelve brand new Pat traps with voice activated releases; knowledgeable and friendly staff; an active, vibrant membership; and regular registered and league trapshooting competitions for all skill levels contribute to making this facility the premiere trapshooting training venue in Ontario.

Depending on the level and each individual’s requirements, reservations and / or leasing of one or more traps are available to allow personalized, specific training regimens.

Last but not least, our own Mattarelli Olympic Wobble installation allows for specialized training in what is the most challenging and fun of the trapshooting disciplines, the International Trap or bunker!

The Trapshooting Range during OPTA Championship

2014 Canadian Championship

2014 Canadian Championship

Congratulations Trapshooting Academy’s

Matthew Van Haaren


Trapshooting Academy at the 2014 Canadian Championship


2014 Ontario Singles SJ Champion

2014 Ontario Doubles SJ Champion

2014 Ontario High Over All SJ Champion

2014 Ontario High All Around SJ Champion

2014 National ATA Singles Champion (199/200)

2014 National  ATA High Over All Open Champion (384/400)


Our athletes at the 2010 Ontario Provincial Championships

Congratulations to all Trapshooting Academy athletes who performed again at their highest level.
Here are their accomplishments:
  • Dal Bean (Sponsored – Sub Jr.) – first registered shoot; highest score from 16 yards: 90
  • Henry Kristofferson (Sponsored – Sub Jr.) – first registered shoot; highest score from 16 yards: 70
  • Chloe MacDonald (Sponsored – Jr.) – Handicap Champion; HAA Lady Co-champion
  • Garret MacDonald (Sponsored – Jr.) – Class D Doubles (preliminary); Class C Doubles Champion; Junior Handicap; Class D HAA
  • Graham Marshall (Sponsored – Sub Jr.) – first registered shoot; highest score from 16 yards: 77 (Graham just started shooting in January 2010 – he trained for only 10 sessions, way to go Graham!)
  • Matthew VanHaren (Sponsored – Sub Jr.) – shot wonderful and ended with his best ever from 16 yards: 90 (up from an average of 65% last year!)
  • Keith A. – his personal best: 90 from 16 yards (up from a 72% average from last year); Keith successfully applied Bob Palmer’s techniques
  • Alex L. – amazing shooting (with borrowed guns & great disposition)
  • Dave L. – his personal best: 96 (Dave has started training just 2 months ago and had a total of 3 training sessions so far)
  • Phil M. – Class D Doubles; Handicap 18-21 yards; Class C HOA
  • Gyl M. – his personal best: 90 from 16 yards (up from a 73% average last year)
  • Dan M. – his personal best: 93 (Dan didn’t get a chance to train in almost a year)
  • Doug S. – his personal best: 97 from 16 yards (up from a 55% average last year)
  • Ben C. – improving every day, always positive, always ready to shoot, thanks for leading – with excellent form – our youth team in the preliminaries!
  • Alireza A. – your enthusiasm is contagious and your determination is impressive! Looking forward to seeing the same drive in international trap!
  • Ryan K. – First year of registered competitions broke a 97! Congratulations!
Congratulations to the All American Cody Davis for his Non-Resident HAA, it was a pleasure to have you and Gen again on Canadian soil. We are looking forward to your next visit, see you soon “down south”. Good luck at the Grand American!
We had lots of first 25 straight & a good number of first 50 straight.
Many thanks to all the Development Team members who came during the weekend and supported their Teams.
Special thanks to the Khan family – who arrived every day early in the morning, vigorously supported the Teams throughout the day, and were the last ones to say ‘see you tomorrow’ to their coaches every evening. Your dedication and amazing demeanor is greatly appreciated.
Thank you all our sponsors – another great year was made possible by your support. Thank you to the families of all the LTS athletes.
All in all – an amazing weekend!
Congratulations again to all Trapshooting Academy athletes (past and present): we are proud of you!
Your coaches

Yee-Haa (3) – Provincials Day 2

Or how to continue a great Championship!

The officials have been a bit slow in displaying information this year (apparently because of some technical difficulties) and so we are slow in confirming some of the amazing results of this weekend.

On Friday, at the Winchester shoot, Garret won the Junior Handicap. His very first win in his very first competition season!

Yesterday, in the Preliminaries – Chloe won her very first real trophy: Lady Handicap. I hope she’ll write something about it, the feelings related to such an event are great!

And today, in the Doubles Championship Phil won the Doubles Class D title – way to go…

Congratulations to all winners!

And to all our competing students: so far you did AMAZING! Matthew shot 300 targets in 3 days and he got better and better each and every day. Today he shot an amazing 76 in handicap, in unbelievable windy conditions. Smokey B. Alex was constantly smoking targets every day and, by the look on his face, greatly enjoying himself. Sacha discovered the joy of shooting in less than perfect conditions and absolutely loved it! Dan was our usual cheerful team member, always finding ways to uplift the spirit of our young ones.

Welcome to the 2009 Ontario Provincial Trapshooting Championships to Gyl, Doug, Alireza, Keith, and Anthony – good work!!

We are all looking forward to tomorrow’s performances.