Bob Oxsen began his career in the shooting field when he worked for Eclipse Targets in Indiana. He later became the west regional vice president in charge of sales for Federal. Oxsen moved to Missouri, where he was instrumental in building the Fiocchi plant and served as vice president of Fiocchi America. When he moved back to California, he worked for Sierra Bullet Co.

Bob began registering targets in 1951, and his initial major win came in 1963, when he earned the first of his nearly 20 state shoot trophies - high gun in a preliminary handicap with 98.

In 1964 and 1965, Oxsen won class doubles awards at the Western Zone tournament. The latter year he also netted the first of his 11 Golden West Grand Awards - Class AA runner-up in the Singles Championship with 198 -and his first of the 50 Grand American honors - top professional in a preliminary singles race with 100.

Oxsens industry titles in Grand American competition include two in the Grand American Handicap, two in the Clay Target Championship, two in the All-Around and four in the High-Over-All. His 1970 HOA score of 972X1000 was a five bird lead over the field.

In Spring Grand competition, Oxsen was the industry singles victor in 1977 and 1978, and the latter year he added the category all around trophy. He collected several industry prizes at the 1976 Mint Chain in Las Vegas.

Oxsen was named to 12 industry All-American teams - all but one year from 1966 through 1978. In 1970 he earned the TRAP and Field All-Around Average Award for the industry category with .9524.

While competing in ATA and International tournaments, Oxsen shot in 31 states, Canada, Italy and Hungary. During his career he registered more than 31,000 doubles, and 58,000 handicap targets plus nearly 55,000 in singles.

Robert (Bob) Oxsen was inducted in to the California Trapshooting Hall of Fame in 2004.