Imagine 2000 of the best shooters in the world coming to a small place in Illinois called Sparta and having to even compete at that level?
No big deal for Vincent Massey grad Pat Lamont of Brandon whom at the age of 33 has done what nobody in Canada has done and becomes a world champion.
The Grand American shooting championship has been held in Sparta since 1900 (picture Minnedosa as a comparison). Lamont competed hitting 986 out of 1000 targets throughout the week-long competition in taking home the gold.
“I started when I was 12″ said Lamont…”my dad would shoot and let me try it out.” His father Rob Lamont used to be the owner of Jo – Brook Outdoors so this was a natural fit. Lamont said you can own a $500 or $40,000 gun it doesn’t matter.
Other than being a household name in Trap Shooting, Pat is also the President of the Brandon Gun Club. “We have guns here for people to try the sport and we are willing to help get more people involved.” added Pat. The Brandon Gun club is just south of Brandon and open Tuesday and Thursday nights and Sundays from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Grand American Results
Brandon Gun Club Website