2021 Garden State Open
Dear Membership, On the weekend of July 9th Joint Base - Range 14 hosted the 2021 Garden State Open. The weather was warm but perfect for breaking good scores.

Our first event was doubles and Ben Galioto's 95 was enough to take the gun championship. Leo Nebbia secured A class with an 89. Bruce Gordon took C class with an 87 and Howie Mann's 85 nailed down D class.

On Saturday morning we couldn’t ask for nicer weather. The first gun of the day was the 12 gauge. After missing early, Ben Galioto was able to bear down and preserve a 99 to win the title. Andrew Harman broke a solid 95 to win B class. Joe Madlinger won C class with a nice 97. Nice shooting Joe! Bruce Gordon who’s been on fire won D class with a very strong 96. Mark Wiatroski rounded the field by winning E class.

On Saturday afternoon the heat & humidity tested all shooters for the 28 gauge event. Ben Galioto who was having a good weekend broke a 98 which held up for another gun title. Peconic River shooter David LaGrasse shot a strong 97 to secure B class. Ed Amaty won C class with a 95 and Justin Cimino’s 88 iced D class.

On Sunday morning the 20 gauge event was shot, and Leo Nebbia’s 98 took the championship outright. Nice shooting Leo! Ben Galioto broke a 97 to take A class. Bruce Gordon’s 92 kept five competitors at bay to win B class and squad mate Howie Mann shot a terrific 94 to win C class. Nice shooting Howie!

On Sunday afternoon the heat and humidity was nearly unbearable. Yes, just in time for the 410. Ben Galioto kept it together and broke a nice 94 to win the little gun. Leo Nebbia’s 90 secured A class. David LaGrasse took B class with an 87 and David Collins broke a hard earned 90 to seal C class. Howie Mann capped off a nice weekend by winning D class.

The HOA Title went to Ben Galioto with a 388.

I want to thank our referees Mark Bricker and Sophia Galioto. Both Refs were on the money with each and every pull.

I also would like to thank the Joint Base crew for all their help and support.

The much anticipated State Shoot programs and applications will be mailed out shortly. I respectfully urge all of you to please read the refund policy. For the first time in NJ Skeet history we will treat our State Shoot as an open event. This means that a non-resident shooter will be able to win an open Gun or HOA Title. It is important to note that this year’s state shoot will be capped at 35 shooters. if you have any questions regarding the shoot you can contact either Ed Amaty or myself. Thank you.

Ben Galioto, JB Skeet Chairman/NJSSA Treasurer