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Passing of a Trap Shooting Legend -- Leo Harrison, III

Release Date: 8/27/2013

"One of the greatest trap shooters ever, if not the greatest,
has passed away: Leo Harrison, III."

The entire ATA and trapshooting world recently lost a champion and a legend. Leo Harrison, III passed away the evening of August 22, 2013 shortly after suffering a stroke at the 2013 Grand American in Sparta, Illinois. Many of us at Browning have admired Leo for his great contributions to trapshooting and for his friendship. He will not be forgotten. 

Excerpted from the ATA Hall of Fame biography on Leo --

  • Leo Harrison, III
  • Born: 1958
  • Year Inducted: 1998
  • State: MO

Leo Harrison III first shot in 1968 at age 10. He started as a trapboy at the Mississippi Valley GC in his hometown of Hannibal, Mo., in early spring, and by summertime he was shooting.

Harrison comes from a shooting family. As a combat pistol shooter, his dad won national championships in bench-rest competition, and he held some national records. Grandfather Leo Sr., who still runs the gun club, got his grandson started in the sport and was his coach at the beginning. "If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t he shooting," stated Leo.

Just four years after he began shooting, Leo captured the first of his 35 state titles and 110 Grand American trophies, and he began his string of 26 consecutive times on All-American teams . . .

Read the rest of Leo's biography on the ATA Hall of Fame website by clicking here or below.

This sad news was brought to us by Scott Grange, Browning's Writer and Public Relations manager who was attending the Grand American at the time.

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