Bernard ‘Barney’ Conrad Hartman

Biography

Athlete : Skeet Shooting
Year Inducted: 1983
Date of Birth: November 2nd, 1916
Born in: Swan River, Manitoba

Holds roughly 30 world titles in 12, 20, 28, 410 gauge and all-around category in skeet shooting. Scored perfect 100×100 four times with 410 gauge. Ten times captain of National Skeet Shooting Association All-American team. Once broke string of 2002 consecutive clay targets. From 1966 to 1973 averaged .99038 in all-around category. Member of Canadian Forces Sports Hall of Fame.

Recognized by his peers as the best skeet shooter in the world, for eighteen years he dominated the sport in North America, shattering records with the ease of a true pro. Over the course of his career, he won nine world titles and has been named to six sports halls of fame. In his quest for perfection, he has designed special tools, modified equipment and experimented with different kinds of shot. A top instructor, he has been an inspiring coach to fellow Canadians, encouraging them to aim for excellence and target success.

Received the Order of Canada October 21, 1998.

O’keefe Skeet Shooting Promo 1960: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq-ki4twD80