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Ripon trapshooter entering Manteca Hall of Fame 2013

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POSTED May 1, 2013 2:14 a.m.

Randy Ernest Albertsen – who is part of a five-man team holding a World Trapshooting Record – is being inducted into the Manteca Hall of Fame.

The dinner and induction ceremonies for the Hall of Fame take place Saturday, May 11, at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane. Tickets are $50 apiece and available at the Manteca Boys & Girls Club, 545 Alameda St., or by calling 239-KIDS.

Other members of the Class of 2013 are Jack Miller, athletics; Mike Henry, education; Lucille and the late William “Bill” Harris, at-large; George J. Abdallah, government; Karl Konrad Wolf, health care; Dave Bricker, government; and Greg Leland, education.

Albertsen is being inducted for athletics.

The Ripon resident and retired farmer graduated from Lathrop Grammar School in 1938 and Manteca Union High in 1942. He served in the Navy from 1944 to 1946.

Albertsen was inducted into the California Trapshooting Hall of Fame in 2005.

Formerly a pistol shooter, Albertsen started firing at Amateur Trapshooting targets in 1987. He attained Class AA single status on Oct. 30, 1988. He attained eight 200 straights in singles.

The Ripon man won 14 Grand American trophies from 1994 to 1997. He also captured the veteran titles in the High-Over All and the Zone Champion of Champions competition in the clay target event. He also won the top senior honors in the Dayton Homecoming, Double Championship, and All-Around. He earned four additional 70 and over crowns in 1996 and 1997.

His numerous Spring Grand Awards include veteran singles crowns in 1991 and 1993 plus fourth place in the 1992 Handicap Championship. He also won nine Western Grand trophies.

In Western Zone competition, Albertsen captured three veteran and four senior veteran titles.

His first major California State title was in 1991 with the veterans’ singles championship. Between 1993 and 1998 he earned four more age-group 16-yard titles and was event champion in the 1997 singles with 200 plus 75 extras.

He netted trophies while competing in the Golden West Grand, Nevada State Shoot and various California Indian competitions.

Starting in 1992, Albertsen was named to seven consecutive All-American teams, four veteran and three senior veteran teams, and was the captain of the 1995 veteran squad.

During his ATA career he registered more than 38,000 singles, 46,000 handicap, and 22,000 doubles.

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