|Iva Pembridge Jarvis|
|Jarvis, Iva Pembridge|
Born: January 12, 1926 – Phillipsburg, Kansas
Died: August 26, 2013 - Pillipsburg, Kansas (Interred)
Graduated: Phillipsburg (KS) H.S., 1943
One of the world’s all–time great women’s trap shooters, Iva Pembridge Jarvis was the Kansas state champion 11 consecutive years (1949–1960), state doubles champ nine straight years (1950–58), Kansas open champ (men and women) in 1952 and 1958, and doubles champ in 1955 and 1960. The Phillipsburg, Kansas native also won the North American championship twice and the Ladies Champion of Champions five times.
World Record Holder
As a regular member of the All-American team, Jarvis was captain of the team three times. Jarvis set the world record for Ladies Trapshooting with a score of 99 x 100 in 1956 at Reno, Nevada, and 954 x 1000 in mixed targets at the 1951 National Shoot. Jarvis was the first woman in history to break 200 in a row at the Grand American Week.
Honors & Post-Professional Life
Jarvis was also the first woman selected into the State of Kansas Sports Hall of Fame as a Charter Inductee in 1961. Jarvis is a member of the Kansas Trapshooting Hall of Fame in Wichita, Kansas, and the Amateur Trapshooting Association Hall of Fame in Vandalia, Ohio. Jarvis lived on a farm near Phillipsburg and spent many years as a teacher.