Pat Lieske of Davison, MI joined the NSCA in 1989 and has since shot over 73,000 registered targets. He has been a member of the NSCA All-American team 17 times and is an 8-time Team USA member. Some of his most notable wins to-date (June 2013) include 2009 North American FITASC Champion, 2010 NSCA Nationals High All Around Champion, and 2012 World Sporting Clays Championship Runner-Up.
As a youngster, he loved to fish and hunt with his father and two brothers. Pat’s interests in clay target shooting were sparked in the late 1970’s when he shot his first round of skeet in order to obtain his hunter’s safety certificate. It wasn’t soon after that he began working at the skeet range and competing, winning local and state skeet tournaments across the state of Michigan.
At the young age of 16, Pat shot an admirable 800 straight in 12-gauge skeet. After graduating high school, Pat enrolled at the University of Michigan where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in business. He was employed at an accounting firm for a few years before he began to pursue his interests in the shooting range industry at Hunter’s Creek Hunt Club in Metamora, MI, where he managed the clay target facilities.
In 2001, Pat became self-employed when he started his own business, Michigan Shooting Centers LLC. Michigan Shooting Centers now operates two of Michigan’s premier shooting destinations, the Island Lake Shooting Range in Brighton, MI and the Bald Mountain Shooting Range & Gun Shop in Lake Orion, MI. Pat’s facilities throw over 40% of the NSCA registered targets in the state of Michigan. He has hosted the Michigan State Championship 5 times, one Zone championship and a Team USA qualifier. As a coach, Pat works with shooters of all ages and abilities – from first-timers to seasoned veterans. Pat's students include national and state champions as well as numerous All Americans and Team USA members. In total, Pat has over 30 years of experience in the shooting sports industry.