John Fowler


  • DOB: 8/25/1957
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Hometown: Etiwanda, CA
  • Residence: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
  • Gun: Krieghoff K-80 Sporter 32" with a Custom JS Air Cushion Stock
  • Ammunition: Remington STS
  • Glasses: Pilla
  • Ear Plugs: Custom Molded by Dan Woods
  • Dominant Hand: R
  • Dominant Eye: R
  • Method: Multiple/Mostly Pull Away
  • Coach: Gebben Miles
  • Years Shooting: 20+
  • Profession: Retired Firefighter Captain/Shooting Coach
  • Company: Fowler Shotgun Coach
  • Year on Pro Tour: 1


  • 2016 All-American Veteran 3rd Team (Current Standing, not final)
  • 2016 All-American 12 Gauge Veteran 2nd Team (Current Standing, not final)
  • 2016 All-American FITASC Veteran 2nd Team (Current Standing, not final)
  • 2016 All-Region West Veteran 1st (Current Standing, not final)
  • 2015 All-State Team CA Open
  • 2012 All-State Team CA AA
  • SW Championship Prelim VT Champion
  • US Western Open Event 1, M1st CH, VT Champion
  • Western Regional Championship SXS M1st, VT Champion
  • CA State Championship 28 Gauge M2nd and SXS M1st, VT1st
  • Fiocchi Cup Prelim M1st, VT Champion
  • 5th Annual Pacific SW Shoot For The Cure M1, VT Champion
  • 2011 Nationals 5-Stand AA2nd
  • 2011 CA State 5 Stand AA5th and FITASC AA1st


  • Pacific Sporting Arms
  • Extreme Chokes
  • Pro Shooter Gear
  • JS Air Cushion Stocks
  • Moore N Moore Sporting Clays

John Fowler is a competitive shooter and clay target instructor with over twenty years of competitive shooting experience. When he was a young boy his father shared with him his love of shooting and collecting firearms, and for his fifth birthday, he was given his first BB gun. John grew up in rural Etiwanda, California, at that time a large citrus community fifty miles east of Los Angeles. After completing his Associate's degree in Fire Technology he realized his dream to become a firefighter when he was hired by the Upland Fire Department.

One day at the fire station, a friend and fellow firefighter convinced him to participate in the Firefighter Olympics. Without much time to train, they had to pick a sport in which they felt that they could be competitive. John and his friend had been pot shooting for a while at their local trap range and decided that trap shooting seemed the logical choice. He had never shot competitively before but was willing to give it a try. His first Firefighter Olympics became a real wake-up call. After being soundly beaten, he decided if he returned he was going to be on top next time. John went back to his local range and asked for some advice and was told to join the ATA, which he did. That started a twenty-year span of competitive shooting which has helped him win over a hundred medals in the police and fire Olympics.

John and his wife Candice really took to the sport of trap shooting and enjoyed traveling around shooting ATA tournaments. Their vacations became shooting vacations and on the way home from the Huntley Corn shoot in Montana, they stopped in Mesquite Nevada to shoot some trap. The trap range was down for repairs but they were told the sporting clay range was open. So they shot a round of sporting clays for the first time. After they finished the round, John told his wife Candice, “That’s it! I'm done with trap.” His decision did not sit well with her because she was at the top of her game and moving up in class rapidly. She eventually forgave him and has become a very accomplished sporting clay shooter in her own right.

John spent the last years of his career as a training captain for the Fire Department, helping young recruits acquire the skills necessary to get through the probationary process and become full-time firefighters. Working with the public for over thirty years and training new recruits has given John the unique tools necessary to be a great instructor. John has achieved his Level I and Level II Instructor Certificates through the National Sporting Clays Association. He is now retired from the Fire Department and coaches full time at his local ranges. He enjoys sharing his passion for the clay targets sports with new shooters and works hard to help grow our sport.