Induction into the NSSA Hall of Fame is the highest honor any skeet shooter can receive from the association, as it is recognition from their peers of the member’s achievements. The NSSA Hall of Fame Committee, appointed by the NSSA Executive Committee, is charged to annually nominate those individuals deemed worthy of consideration for induction into the NSSA Hall of Fame. Those considered will come from submissions by the NSSA membership and the NSSA Hall of Fame Committee. Any member in good standing with the NSSA may submit a candidate for consideration by the NSSA Hall of Fame Committee subject to their meeting the minimum criteria as shown below.
2022 NSSA Hall of Fame Inductees
Shooters: Rick Lawry, Andrea Lehr, Jason Ward
Ray Boller Award Recipient: John Haugh
Referee Honor Roll: Jerry Provorse, Doug Steed, William Willett
Qualification Criteria for Induction for Shooting Achievements
- The individual must have been an active member of the NSSA for at least 10 years.
- Exception to the above can be granted for those whose shooting was terminated due to death, terminal illness, or disability.
- The individual must have been selected at least 6 times to an NSSA All-American Open First or Second Team
- They must have won at least one World Championship title OR have multiple World Championship runner-up and/or third places.
- Ladies must have been selected at least 6 times to the Ladies First or Second Team or All-American Open First or Second Team and have won at least one Open or Ladies World Championship title.
Meeting these minimum criteria does not guarantee that an individual will be selected. In all, a shooter must have established credentials, that when compared to the standard of his/her era and accomplishments of peers, would be considered outstanding.
Qualification Criteria for Induction for Sustaining Contributions
The NSSA Past Presidents Council has been given the responsibility of annually selection a candidate for the Ray Boller Award. Nominees will be solicited from the membership by the NSSA Director of Skeet each year via the NSSA web site, Clay Target Nation and “Target Talk” e-newsletter. A Nomination Form is posted on the NSSA web site which is to be used to submit candidates for consideration. Completed forms are to be submitted to the Director of Skeet at NSSA Headquarters by November 30 for consideration for the following and subsequent years. In extenuation circumstances, a nominee may be considered out of cycle by the selection committee.
Nominations will be forwarded from Headquarters to the Past President Council Chairman the first week of December for review and selection by the Committee. There will be one nominee per year selected by a majority vote of the Past President Council and sent to the Executive Committee for their approval at their annual winter meeting. Candidates will remain under consideration for 7 years from the year of submission. If a nominee has not been selected after 7 years of consideration, that nomination will be dropped and the person who nominated the candidate will be notified of that action by Headquarters.
Submissions for Shooting Proficiency are no longer required or requested, as all pertinent information is available to the Hall of Fame Committee in the NSSA archives.
The Hall of Fame Committee will forward at least the number of candidates shown below for each of the following categories:
Open Shooters (2)
Ladies Shooters (2)
Ray Boller Award candidates (2)
Voting Procedures by the Executive Committee
- Upon receipt of the nominees’ information from the Hall of Fame Committee chairman, NSSA will place the names on a written ballot in alphabetical order by group. The ballot will be distributed during either the Winter or Spring Meeting and nominees will be discussed prior to voting.
- When counting votes, the nominee must have at least a majority vote of seven (7) Executive Committee members to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
- A maximum of three (3) nominees and one (1) Ray Boller Award recipient can be selected and inducted in any one year.