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ONTELAUNEE ROD & GUN CLUB
LVTL CLUB BANQUET 2022
APRIL 9, 2022
SO CLOSE
Dear Trapshooters,
We did it again. We finished in 3rd place for the 6th consecutive year, 16 targets
behind League Champion North End. After being in 2nd place for most of the season, having an
8 bird lead over Rural with only two shoots remaining we blew it at the last shoot. Our shooters
could only muster up one 24 and four 23’s. This allowed Rural to finish 2 targets ahead of us
and grab the second place trophy. We gave it to them. On the bright side, We had 4 shooters
finish in the top 10, and 3 shooters that were tied for 9th & 10th, but lost in the shootoffs. At the
league shootoff at our club, we had 20 shooters win $2425 in their classes. We had 7 shooters
break their first 25 in league competition. Thank You to all members of the Ontelaunee Trap
Team who make it a great team to be a part of.
Let us review the individual statistics in League competition for the past year.
2nd High Gun Larry Oswald 269X275 (49)
3rd High Gun Kurt Rodenbach 269X275 (41)
7th High Gun Wyatt Readler 266X275
9th High Gun Mike Oswald 264X275
High Senior Joe Mule’ 264X275
Female Sr. Vet Joyce Marsh 224X275
High Male Jr. Owen Daniels 258X275
Male JR. Runner Up Erik Kline 243X275
High Female Sub Jr. Gracie Heintzleman 174X275
Male Sub Jr. Runner Up Lucas Werley 228X275
High Parent/Child Dennis Cacciola Sr. & Dennis Cacciola Jr.
In class competition, Ontelaunee shooters won the following money prizes.
High Gun 1st Place Larry Oswald $250
High Gun 2nd Place Mike Oswald $225
High Gun 3rd & 4th Split Wyatt Readler $125
Class 1 2nd Lorne Palansky $225
8th Gavin Schmidt $75
Class 2 4th Len Wydra $175
7th Scott Reinhardt $100
8th Jim Gontar $75
Class 3 3rd Erik Kline $200
8th Jason Graczyk $75
Class 4 8th John Hosak $75
Class 5 1st Mark Strickland $250
3rd Lee Costenbader $200
7th Lucas Werley $100
Class 6 3rd Chris Prudente $200
5th Gloria Reiter $150
8th Rick Kline $75
Class 7 4th Mark Graczyk $175
Class 8 3rd Glenn Cunningham $200
8th Joe Sebia $75
The top 6 guns and High Lady, Junior, and Veteran shooters during the 2021-2022 season,
based on the 14 shoots for High Overall Champion and 11 of 14 shoots for high gun awards for
our team were as follows.
High Overall Larry Oswald 336X350
1st High Gun Kurt Rodenbach 269X275
2nd High Gun Wyatt Readler 266X275
3rd High Gun Mike Oswald 264X275 (48)
4th High Gun Chris Cohoon 264X275 (45)
5th High Gun Joe Mule’ 264X265 (43)
High Lady Gloria Reiter 226X275
High Junior Owen Daniels 258X275
High Sub Junior Lucas Werley 228X275
High Veteran Joe Kametz 243X275
High Sr. Veteran Roger Wanamaker 253X275
A total of 50 perfect scores were shot this year as compared to 31 last year, an increase of 19.
The all time high for the Lehigh Valley Trap League was Ontelaunee’s record breaking 129
perfect scores set in 1983. The final breakdown of perfect scores is as follows, the shooter is
awarded a box of shells for each “25” they shot.
Larry Oswald 7 Owen Daniels 1
Kurt Rodenbach 6 Mark Ferdinand 1
Mike Oswald 5 Jim Gontar 1
Wyatt Readler 4 Jason Graczyk 1
Chris Cohoon 3 Ron Kistler 1
Tom Motzkus 3 Steve Knappenberger 1
Lorne Palansky 3 Lou Malanowski 1
Erik Kline 2 Lee Marsh 1
Joe Mule’ 2 Gavin Schmidt 1
Karl Bednar 1 Samuel Scott 1
Tim Bernhardt 1 Zack Seip 1
Dennis Cacciola Jr. 1 Nick Stripe 1
We had 7 shooters break their first “25” in league competition this year. They were:
Wyatt Readler, Erik Kline, Jason Graczyk, Ron Kistler, Steve Knappenberger, Lou Malanowski,
and Samuel Scott Sr.
The number of shooters who shot this past season totaled 74, as compared to 82 last season, a
decrease of 8.The shooters who made all 14 shoots are eligible for the six $50 awards, which
will be drawn at the league banquet. Ontelaunee had 29 shooters making all 14 shoots as
compared to 23 last year, an increase of 6.
A total of 56 shooters qualified for the shoot offs this year as compared to 50 last year, an
increase of 6.
The shooters who made all 14 shoots this year are as follows:
Glenn Beers John Hosak Chuck Moog Joe Sipos
Tim Bernhardt Ron Kistler Tom Motzkus Nicholas Stripe
Lee Costenbader Erik Kline Joe Mule” Roger Wanamaker
Max Enama Rick Kline Larry Oswald Len Wydra
Mark Ferdinand Lou Malanowski Scott Reinhard John Zellner
Jason Graczyk Joyce Marsh Gloria Reiter Steve Knappenberger
Mark Graczyk Arnold Metzger Kurt Rodenbach Gavin Schmidt
Lonnie Hill
With the 2021-2022 season, we now look forward to the 2022-2023 season, when all
teams start from 0 targets.
We hope to see all of you back next year and hopefully a few of your friends. Let’s all sell
the Ontelaunee Trap Team as a great team to be a part of, not only from a competitive basis,
but also from a standpoint of sportsmanship, as well as fellowship. Let’s all try to sharpen our
shooting skills and be more competitive for the 2022-2023 season in the Lehigh Valley Trap
League! Until then may God bless everyone with good health, happiness, and prosperity.
Sincerely,
The Banquet Committee
Roger Wanamaker, Dave Mackanich, Lee Costenbader, and Tom Motzkus