Wayne Bowker earned his recognition for tremendous accomplishments in the pistol-shooting field. Bowker captured his first championship in 1975 by winning the Pennsylvania State Bullseye title. He also won the same crown in 1977 while annexing honors for New York State in 1976 and 1979.The 1980 season brought an Indoor Civilian National championship; then, in 1985 and 1986 Bowker was the California State Indoor champion. In 1987, the Silver Creek resident was the Indoor Section champion and placed second the next year.
Additionally in 1988, Bowker won the California State Indoor title, the North American Rifle and Pistol Club Indoor crown and was runner-up in the California Outdoor competition. He placed second in the 1989 Indoor Section and the California State Indoor event. Two years ago, he was Indoor Section champion.