Steve joined the ATA in 1985 and since that time has shot over 110,000 registered targets. He reached the 27 yard line in 1986 and received his AA27AA pin in 1990. He won a “Bill Hunter” ATA Life membership in 1987, breaking a 99 from the 27 yard line at Redlands Trap and skeet.

Steve began competing in the California Police Olympics and World Police and Fire Games as a member of the California Highway Patrol in 1983. He won his first medal (Gold) in 1985, breaking 100 straight in the singles event at the Oak Tree Gun Club. There were six 100’s and Steve prevailed after a four round shoot-off. At the 1993 World Police and Fire Games in Colorado Springs, Steve set a new World Games record, breaking a 99 in the handicap event. He has won individual Gold medals in all of the trap events, including the HAA which he won at Fresno Gun Club in 1997. Steve’s scores were 100 straight in the singles and 97 in both the handicap & doubles events, giving him an HAA score of 294 X 300. Steve has competed at numerous gun clubs across the United States, Canada and Australia and he has accumulated over 125 individual and team medals.

Steve became a life member of the CGSTA in 1988 and immediately joined the CGSTA Board of Directors. He has worked shoots in all three Ca. zones and has worked well over 25 Ca. State Shoots. He has served as the California State ATA Delegate, 1st Alternate Delegate and as a “Grand American” shoot-off referee. Steve currently is a member of the California Trapshooting HOF Board where he serves as the Treasurer.

Steve has been involved in coaching youth shooters for several years. Steve considers his coaching experiences as the “Highlight” of his career. Several of the young athletes he has coached have won numerous State and National trophies. One young man that Steve had the privilege of working with (Hunter Seymore) became the 2020 World Clay Target Champion.

Steve has won State Shoot trophies in California, Nevada and Virginia. The Virginia trophy came in 2015 when Steve was in Fairfax, Virginia, for the World Police and Fire Games. The VTA State Shoot was the same week and Steve was able to attend for one day where he prevailed as the Sub-vet Class Doubles Champion. Steve has won several California State Shoot trophies, some of which include; AA Doubles Champion (twice), Vet Doubles Champion, Vet Handicap Champion (twice), Vet HAA Champion (twice) and SrVet Handicap Champion. Steve won three consecutive Golden West Grand (Vet) Doubles Championships; he was the Vet HAA Champion in 2018 and was the 2022 SrVet Doubles Champion. Steve has been a member of four California State Trapshooting Teams and was the Captain of the 2019 Veteran First Team.

Steve Cloyd was inducted in to the California Trapshooting Hall of Fame in 2023.