R. Barry Trew, who died March 30 of this year at the age of 55, was one of Pennsylvania’s outstanding rifle shooters.

Trew, a native of Bentleyville and graduate of Bentleyville High School and Washington and Jefferson College in 1959, was a four-time All-America and NCAA champion as a member of W & J’s rifle team.

He won five open national gallery championships, was national collegiate gallery champion and Pennsylvania junior and open gallery champion. He was the first shooter to achieve a perfect score in the Pittsburgh-Suburban Rifle League in which he once fired six consecutive perfect scores.

Trew was first alternate for the 1960 U.S. Olympic rifle team and had represented the United States as a rifleman in nine foreign countries. He had coached rifle teams at W & J and St. Francis College and Washington and McGuffey high schools. At the time of his death, he was a resident of Orbisonia, Huntington County, and was co-owner of businesses in Bentleyville and Waynesburg.

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