After returning home, Ron and Sue went to Bretz's and holsters were strapped on. Ron was hooked! His first contest was Annie Oakley Days in Greenville, Ohio.
In spite of being told, he could not thumb, Ron set his mind to doing just that! And he became one of the top Thumbers in the sport. He had won many contests, and year end top guns. He earned the nickname of "The Machine".
Ron also was treasurer of the OFDA for many years. He created a program to keep members on track, and also set up PayPal so members could pay at their convenience.
Ron and Sue have traveled North and South to the OFDA contests. And even tried their guns at a World shoot, in 2008.
Sue's first contest was Buckeye Rangers, in August of 2001. Sue has held many offices in the OFDA, secretary, editor and even records keeper. Also has worked on the web site. Sue was inducted in 2018. Ron in 2019