- Gained national recognition for his shooting ability as a skeet-shooting champion and trick-shot expert.
- Won the 1942 Pennsylvania Skeet All-Bore matches with the first perfect score in the competition.
- Member of the two-man title teams in 1942 and 1943, and five man championship teams in 1939, 1941 and 1942.
- National Skeet Shooting Association club champion in 1936, 1937 and 1938.
- Received wide acclaim as the country’s best rifleman at the New York World’s Fair in 1939 and 1940.
- Staunch advocate of hunting safety, he taught gun safety, proper use of firearms and civil defense.