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Salt targets another PITA all-star nod

Vernon’s Lisa Salt has been chosen for the Pacific International Trapshooting Association (PITA) All-Star Team for the 22nd time.

Salt’s clay target shooting of 12,000 targets ranked her high enough to qualify for the men’s team for the first time.

She has been shooting clay targets for nearly three decades, following in the footsteps of her father, Art Salt, one of the founding members of the North Okanagan Trap and Skeet Club.

Art has been a club director for the past 50 years, as well as being a legendary and decorated Canadian trapshooter. Both Art and Lisa were inducted into the PITA Hall of Fame the same year (2007), Lisa being the youngest addition to the PITA Hall of Fame ever.

Lisa’s list of trapshooting accolades is long and impressive. As a UBC student, she spent three years traveling internationally with the Canadian Ladies Trapshooting Team.

In 1985, her team won a bronze medal for Canada at the World Championships in Montecatini, Italy. Salt then kept her ambitions domestic and excelled closer to home. She has won the Ladies provincial title 10 times, seven out of the last 10 years.

Salt is the first woman in the PITA to achieve the prestigious AA-27-AA pin. Other family members joining her on the trap field are her husband, Gord Fowler, her sister, Terry Davies and her brother in law, Bruce Davies.

Said Lisa: “I used to think it was impossible to find the time for my real estate career and my trapshooting career, but over time I realized that the same attributes of friendly competition and diligent focus that have allowed me to excel at such a challenging sport has helped me be a successful realtor - the two actually complement each other.”

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