CALIFORNIA GOLDEN STATE TRAPSHOOTERS' ASSOCIATION
  

 

California’s 5 Crown Champions

When you look at the five state titles of Singles Champion, Handicap Champion, Doubles Champion, High All Around, and High Over All, there are only four shooters in California history that have taken all five. 

Ron Alcoriza was the first.  He completed the feat in 1987, and it only took him 3 years.  Sean Hawley was next.  It took Sean 6 years to capture all five, taking the singles title in 1999.  Jimmy Heller was the third California shooter to take all five, winning four within 9 years, but the singles title eluded him.  He finally took that title in 2003, 23 years after his first state title.

Our latest 5 Crown Champion in Dan Bonillas.  In all, it’s taken Dan 38 years to complete the feat, taking Handicap Champion this year.  Even though the handicap title has eluded him all these years, Dan has been quite busy… taking Singles Champion 5 times, Doubles Champion 7 times, High All Around 12 times, and High Over All 16 times.  With a total of 41 state titles, more than double any other shooter in our history, Dan is clearly our reigning champion.

Shooters With All 5 Titles

Shooters With 4 Titles

Total Titles

 

First Year They Took The Title (# of Titles)
Shooter Singles
Champion
Handicap
Champion
Doubles
Champion
High All Around
Champion
High Over All
Champion
Ron Alcoriza 1985 (4) 1986 (1) 1987 (2) 1986 (2) 1986 (2)
Sean Hawley 1999 (1) 1998 (2) 1994 (3) 1996 (7) 1996 (7)
Jimmy Heller 2003 (1) 1989 (1) 1985 (1) 1989 (1) 1981 (3)
Dan Bonillas 1972 (5) 2008 (1) 1974 (7) 1971 (12) 1972 (16)

 

First Year They Took The Title (# of Titles)
Shooter Singles
Champion
Handicap
Champion
Doubles
Champion
High All Around
Champion
High Over All
Champion
H. W. Armstrong 1926 (2) 1934 (1) 1930 (2) 1934 (1)  
Maynard B. Henry 1949 (4)   1950 (5) 1951 (3) 1950 (4)
W. A. Davidson 1956 (1) 1947 (1)   1955 (1) 1960 (1)
F. J. Eisenlauer 1963 (1)   1956 (1) 1957 (1) 1957 (2)
Dick Lane 1966 (1)   1966 (3) 1966 (2) 1966 (1)
George Higgins 1959 (1)   1967 (1) 1967 (1) 1956 (2)
Jim Poindexter 1971 (3)   1970 (2) 1969 (1) 1969 (1)
Alan Ferreira 1991 (1) 1992 (1)   1992 (1) 1990 (2)

 

Shooter # Titles
Dan Bonillas 41
Sean Hawley 20
Maynard B. Henry 16
A. J. Stauber 15
Ron Alcoriza 11
Gene Robertson 8
Jimmy Heller 7
Dick Lane 7
Jim Poindexter 7
Grant Ilseng 6
H. W. Armstrong 6
Alan Ferreira 5
Francis Eisenlauer 5
George Higgins 5
Bob Gilbertson 4
C. R. Temp 4
E. M. Nutting 4
Gary Bonetti 4
George Reese 4
John Cole 4
Phil Ross 4
R. E. Fergason 4
Terry Bilbey 4
W.A. Davidson 4
Fred S. Bair 3
Robert H. Bungay 3
Don Curten 3
H.N. Ferguson 3
Dr. R. D. Hoard 3
Jim Murphy 3
Tommy Muscio 3
Ron Nelson 3
Vic Petry 3
Dave Powles 3
Don Slavich 3
M. C. Sommers 3
165 Others with 2 or less


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