When Frank Opsal was young, an uncle took him to the marshes of Lulu Island and taught him how to shoot. By the time he retired some four decades later, Opsal had won over 300 tournaments. He was one of the first Canadians to shoot trap and skeet internationally and his accomplishments paved the way for other competitors.

Opsal was named to “Sports Afield” Canadian all–star team in 1952-54 and 1957, and the American all–star team in 1962. He was a six–time BC skeet champion taking the crown in 1954-55, 1959, 1961-62, and 1967. He was BC trap shooting champion ten times between 1954–72 in singles, high overall, or handicap events. He shot a perfect score (200 x 200) in 1972.

Opsal was on the Pacific International Trap–Shooting Association all–star team seven times between 1955–71. He captained the BC all–star trap and skeet shooting combined team in 1955–56 and 1960–63. Opsal was also a three–time Canadian trapshooting champion winning the singles in 1956 and high overall in 1959 and 1966. He was rated as one of top three shooters fifteen times between 1956–71.

Opsal was a member of the Canadian trap shooting team at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, Australia. Following the Olympics, Opsal’s strong results continued. He was the singles winner at the 1957 Western zone championships. He was a member of the “Hunting and Fishing in Canada” all–star team from 1960-64. In 1961, he was the BC Amateur Trapshooting Association singles and high all–round champion. There, he registered the first perfect score in BC history.

Opsal captained the Canadian team at the 1962 world trap shooting championships in Cairo, Egypt. He was named to the “Rod & Gun in Canada” all–star team in 1966.