2011 WSCA Hall of Fame Inductee - Gene Arnold

 

Gene Arnold

NSCA #534509

Total NSCA Registered Targets - 24,450 at induction

1st Ever 100 Straight in WSCA History

100x100 Bay Classic, Little Creek, July 10, 2004

99x100 2007 Ironman, 2008 Ironman, 2011 at Firebird

50x50 2006 Miller Lite 5-Stand Champion

Wisconsin State Championships

2002 WI State 3rd Overall

2003 WI State M2, WI State 28ga Champion, 410ga Runner-Up

2004 410ga Runner-Up

2008 Preliminary Super Sporting Runner-Up

All State Teams

2003, 2004 Open Team

2005 Master Class

Wisconsin Ironman Results

2006, 2007, 2008 Combined HOA Runner-Up

2009, 2011 3rd Overall

2008 HOA Medford 99x100, HOA J&H 94x100

2007 HOA Little Creek 99x100

2006 HOA Little Creek 95x100

2004 HOA Little Creek 93x100

2003 HOA J&H 97x100

2002 HOA Wausau 84x100

Miller Lite Championships

2008 410ga Runner-Up

2006 5-Stand Champion 50x50, 410ga Champion

2005 410ga Runner-Up

2004 20ga Champion, 410ga Runner-Up

2003 28ga Runner-Up

North Zone Champion

2003, 2004

 

Gene was born in Rice Lake, WI to Bruce & Marlne Arnold. He has one brother, Scot. Gene graduated from Rice Lake High School in 1979 and UW-Eau Claire in 1984.

Gene has been employed with Kimberly-Clark Corporation since 1984.

In 1980 he married his wife Patti. They currently live in Sherwood, WI with their two kids Brett and Casey. Brett is a junior at UW-Madison and Casey will be a freshman at UW_Eau Claire this fall.

Gene started shooting trap when he was 10 years old with a single-shot 12 gauge. After he shot a 23x25 with the single shot on his first round of trap, his father figured he better buy him a real shotgun. They promply went to the local gun dealer and bought a Remington 870 TB, a gun that Gene still cherishes to this day. He broked his first 200 straight at the age of 15 and achieved the 27 yard line at the age of 17. While he beat his father to these major milestones his father still brags about beating him to 50 straight!

After he graduated from High School he took a break from shotgun sports (he had to pay for college!). In 1998 he went to shoot Sporting Clays with his good friend and neighbor, Dick Stewart, and has been hooked on the sport since.