Craig was born in Texas in 1943. His mom was a stay at home wife, taking
care of Craig and his two sisters. His dad was in the Army Air Corps, serving
during WW2. Upon leaving the service in 1949 the family moved to
New Jersey and settled in Livingston. In 1972 he and his dad opened “Prime
Fabricators” and worked there until his retirement in 2011.He married his
wife, Christine, in 2002 while on an Alaskan cruise.
Craig’s shooting career started at the age of 15, shooting NRA rifle competition
and hunting small game with his dad.
He graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy in 1965 and joined the ATA in 1991. In
1992 Craig broke 200 straight to win the NJ State Singles Championship. In 2006 he broke
another 200 at the State Shoot, winning again then went to the last “Grand” held in Vandalia
OH to break another 200 in the Clay Target Championship, placing 6th. In 2007 he broke
200 to win open winner at the Alaskan State Shoot and in 2008 won the “Westy Hogan’s”
with another 200. In all, to date, Craig has shot 116350 registered 16yd. targets, 67550 handicap,
and 59150 doubles. While doing that he had 12 “200”s.
Craig, also a life member of Pine Belt Sportsmen’s Club, became president of North Jersey Clay
Target Club in 1996 till present. At the time the membership numbered approximately 250
and, under his leadership, the club’s membership has grown to almost 500. He has been on
one of the State Teams for 14 years, was a member of the 2013 “Veterans“ All American
Team”, Vice President of the NJSTA 2005-2009 and was president 2010-2014 when he initiated,
the now popular, telephonic zone shoots.