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Ken Darroch

Sharp Shooter ∙ Hopewell

 

 

 

 

For 30 years, Ken Darroch has been winning titles and honors in trapshooting. There weren’t just local club events, but major league attractions. Ken was named All American no less than seven times and was the youngest person ever inducted into the Pennsylvania Trapshooting Hall of Fame. Ken made his first mark in 1972, five years after he picked up his first shotgun. His first title was the Pennsylvania State Sub Junior Singles Championship, where he recorded a 194x200 score, including a perfect 100x100. Ken was named to the state team in 1975. In the 1991 state meet Ken scored a perfect 200x200 and won the Pennsylvania State Singles Championship and was again named to the state team. In 1993 Ken averaged a 94.38 success rate over 600 shots at the Pennsylvania State Shoot and the following year set state record for Singles and High Overall and scored a perfect 600x600. Pennsylvania honored him with the title of Co-Trapshooter of the Year and another nomination to the state team. Ken was also selected to the second team All American and was designated captain of that unit. In 1995 he was named captain of the state team and for second time led the commonwealth in all three major categories (singles, doubles, and high overall). In 2000 Ken became just the tenth person in state history to complete the Grand Slam, which consists of winning the Singles, Handicap, High All Around, and High Overall. He capped his 2001 season by winning the Pennsylvania High Overall for the eighth time, the second best such mark in state history. Ken has shot in 16 different states, where he has also set numerous records. At the time of his induction, Ken held eight Pennsylvania records and was named state team captain for seven of his eleven years on the team.