Wisconsin State Titles
12 Gauge (2 times) – 1989, 2007
20 Gauge (2 times) – 1976, 1978
28 Gauge (3 times) – 1976, 1979, 1985
.410 Bore (3 times) – 1975, 1982, 1993
HOA (3 times) – 1976, 1979, 1982
Doubles Preliminary Champ –World Championships
Doubles Preliminary Runner Up – World Championships
NSSA All American Teams
Open Second Team – 1976
Steve Schneider began his shooting career in 1971 “because I couldn’t hit anything with a shotgun”. Steve said he learned about shooting by watching and talking with better shooters at the club.
When he got into registered skeet shooting, he spent a lot of time observing the best shooters and “getting into discussions about the most important aspect of competitive shooting, the mental game”.
During Steve’s shooting career, he won “a few championships at Windy City Warm-Ups in Palos, Illinois, a few at the Old Dutch in Minneapolis, and 1 at the 3-I in Peoria, and a couple class wins at the Mid-America shoot”.
Steve and his wife are the 1st and only husband and wife to shoot a 200×200 in the 12 ga. in Wisconsin.
Steve Schneider’s State titles number 12. Beginning in 1972 he has won the .410 title in 1975, 1982, and 1993, the 28 gauge title in 1976 and 1978, the 12 ga. title in 1989 and the HOA titles in 1976, 1979, and 1982.
On the National level, he distinguished himself by being named to the 2nd team All American in 1976 (22-100’s on 4600 targets), using 1100’s. All this was done before tube sets!! At the world shoot, he won the following titles, Doubles Preliminary Champ, and Doubles Preliminary RU., AAA2nd .410 and HOA AA2 with a score of 547. Steve ended his shooting career in 1993, with a top HOA average of 98.61 and a career target total of 53,050.
UPDATE (3/30/15): Steve made a small comeback to registered skeet shooting from 2007 to 2009 resulting in winning the 12 Gauge State Championship in 2007. Steve has now retired from competitive shooting but is still active at Wausau Skeet and Trap. Steve Retired in 2010 and is enjoying spending his time fishing for bass and muskies as well as doing some work around his daughter’s property. Steve enjoys reading and going on his eight mile a day walks.