Jack was born in Portland, Oregon in 1927 and was raised in Canby, the only child of Curtis & Cleo Leonard.
Jack and his wife Jean have been married for 56 years. They have 3 children, 11 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Their sons, Curt and Greg, have also shot targets through the years.
Jack attended Linfield College in McMinnville where he played tennis, football and basketball. Jack made a living in home construction and continues to build one-story homes to this day.
He picked up a shotgun at the age of 9 to hunt birds and his first targets were shot at the Canby Gun Club in 1947. Jack is proud of his 3 year run as the Singles Champion at the Oregon State Shoot. Over the years he has been an avid hunter and fisherman as well as a trapshooter.
Some of the other highlights of Jack’s shooting career include:
• Made the 27 yard line in 1972
• Hit the 50,000 target milestone in 1972
• Hit the 100,000 target milestone in 1992
• Numerous wins at the Oregon State Championships and the Grand Pacific
• PITA All Star Team 5 times
As you might expect of a life-long shooter, Jack bought the McMinnville Elks gun club and then built the family home next to it.
Jack continues to shoot registered PITA and ATA targets, the Western Regional Elks Trapshooting Association and numerous turkey shoots and fun shoots.
Jack appreciates the honor of being inducted into the PITA Hall of Fame and we welcome him.