About

Frank Little's Trapshooting Career

Began shooting registered targets: 1958

State Champions: 39
Indiana - 1 Singles, 3 Doubles, 1 All-around
New York - 4 Singles, 1 Handicap, 6 Doubles, 8 All-around
Pennsylvania - 4 Singles, 2 Doubles, 9 All-around

Zone Championships: 21
Central - 2 Singles, 1 Handicap, 2 All-around
Eastern - 4 Singles, 2 Handicap, 4 Doubles, 6 All-around

Grand American Tournament: 53 trophies
All-around Championship 1976
Champion of Champions 1992
Clay Target Championship 1987
High-Over-All 1969
Zone Champion of Champions - 3

Satellite Grand Championships: 18
Great Lakes - All-around 1992
Northeastern - All-around 1986, 1988,1989,1991; Singles 1986, 1988, 1991; Handicap 1989; Doubles 1986, 1990, 1991
Southern - All-around 1991; Doubles 1988,1989
Western - All-around 1989; Singles 1989, 1990

Trap & Field All-Around Average Awards: 10

All-American Team Memberships: 30
Captain 1990; Co-captain 1972, 1992

International Team Memberships:
International All-American 3 times; U.S. International Teams 5 times; Won international-style championship 2 times
U.S. Olympic Trap Team 1964

Hall-of-Fame Inductions:
ATA Hall-0f-Fame 1987
New York State Trap Hall-of-Fame 1985
Pennsylvania State Trap Hall-of-Fame 1988

Highlights:
Lifetime total of three 100's from the 27-yard line
One of the top five average leaders in the ATA
21 seasons with 99% or higher in singles
10 Trap & Field All-around Average Awards
Fifth and Sixth highest singles averages on record (99.72 in 1987 and 99.71 in 1989)
Earned 18 Satellite Grand Championships
Earned 39 State Championships in three states
Earned 21 Zone Championships in two zones
Earned 53 Grand American trophies, including 1987 Clay Target Champion, 1992 Champion of Champions, 1969 High-Over-All, 1976 All-around Championship
First 27-yarder to earn a trophy in the Grand American Handicap (tied for championship in 1976; runner-up after a 99 from the 27)
Lifetime total of 36 100's in doubles
Lifetime total of 112 200's in singles
Record of 98.864 on 100,000 singles targets in 1987
Record shoot off of 525x525 in Eastern Zone Singles Championship in 1987
Tied for sixth in number of 200-straight singles scores at the Grand American (18)
Second shooter to earn more than one 100-straight from the 27-yard line
Fifth shooter in ATA history to win six state singles titles with 200 straight
Member of record-setting doubles squad with 490x500 in 1963; record stood for 12 years (he had 100)
Member of record-setting singles squad with 500x500 for the first half of the 1982 Indiana State Shoot and finished with 998x1,000 (he had 200)
Inducted in the Pennsylvania, New York and ATA Hall-of-Fame
Member of 30 All-American Teams

Personal:
Born April 16, 1936; died December 16, 1993 at the age of 57.
Family - mother Fran, daughter Kim, brothers James and Gary.
Served in U.S. Army tank corps 1958-59.
Lived in New York until 1973, in Pennsylvania from 1973 to 1977, in Indiana from 1977 until 1985, then back in Pennsylvania.
Taught trapshooting clinics on weekends prior to retirement from IBM in 1987, and then began teaching year-round


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