Hometown: North Brunswick, NJ now resides in Audubon, PA
PA resident Deborah Ohye-Neilson is proof substantial that shooting ability can indeed be inherited. Her dad, Kay, is a 1995 ATA Hall of Fame Enshrine. In 2005, Debbie and her father were the 1st Daughter and Father to be inducted into this select group.
Debbie is the first woman to complete the ATA Grand Slam on June 23, 1996 (#184) and she considers it’s the most memorable accomplishment. She broke her first 200 straight in Singles during the 1994 Ohio State Shoot, her first 100 straight from 27 yards at the 1994 Western Grand, and her first 100 straight in Doubles at the 1996 Ohio State Shoot.
Her more than 280 category wins at the Grand American are nothing short of amazing including 5 Clay Target Championships, 2 Handicap Championships, 8 Doubles Championships, 11 All-Around Championships, and 9 High Over All Championships.
Debbie has accounted for over 875 category wins during ATA Satellite Grands. She has also beat the field to win the 1997 Southern Grand Doubles Championship, 2009 Empire Grand Singles Championship, 2012 & 2016 Empire Grand Doubles Championship, 2012 Great Lakes Grand Singles Championship, and the 2017 Northeastern Grand Handicap Championship.
In addition to her 9 women’s crowns in the Eastern Zone competition, she beat the field for the 2006 & 2016 Handicap Championship, 2001 & 2002 Doubles Championship, 2004 & 2016 All Around Championship, and the 2007 High Over All Championship.
While a resident of New Jersey, Debbie won the New Jersey State Women’s Singles title 20 times. She also beat the field for the Singles State Title (2007 & 2010), for the Doubles State Title (2001, 2006, & 2012), the High All Around State Title (2001, 2005, & 2010), and the High Over All State Title (1998 & 2009).
Now a resident of Pennsylvania since 2013, Debbie won the PA State Women’s Singles title 4 times. She also beat the field for the Singles State Title in 2013, the High All Around State Title in 2016, and the High Over All State Title in 2017.
2005 Member of the ATA Trapshooting Hall of Fame
2003 Member of the New Jersey Trapshooting Hall of Fame
2000 Member of the United States Eastern Hall of Fame
Named to 31 straight All American Teams, Captain 19 times
1996 – 1stWomen to complete the ATA Grand Slam (#184)
1993 – 500 x 500 squad at the Virginia State Shoot