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Shoot with the Pros - Winchester

Level Up Your Skills
With Team Winchester

June 7-9, 2022

Take your clay target shooting skills to the next level in trap, skeet, and sporting clays alongside our Team Winchester pros on this exclusive retreat at NILO.

There are only 18 spots available for this exclusive experience. Tickets are $3,500 and include lodging, meals, ammo, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from the best.

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Agenda

Shoot with the Pros
Presented by Winchester
June 7-10, 2022

*Agenda Subject to Change

Tuesday, June 7

Late afternoon, attendees arrive at DoubleTree Hotel, (Collinsville, Ill.)

6:00pm: Dinner and drinks, meet and greet with Eric Harvey, Desirae Edmunds, Frank Thompson, Kim Rhode, Foster and Matt Bartholow

Wednesday, June 8

6:00am - 7:30am: Breakfast on your own

7:45am: Depart for Shooting Facilities

8:15am - 11:30pm: Shooting
Group A - Trap
Group B - Skeet
Group C - Sporting Clays

12:00 - 1:00pm: Lunch at Nilo Farms

1:15pm - 5:00pm: Shooting
Group B - Trap
Group C - Skeet
Group A - Sporting Clays

6:15pm: Dinner

Thursday, June 9

6:00am - 7:30 am: Breakfast on your own

8:00am - 11:30am: Further instruction and shooting with professional shooters
Group A - Skeet
Group B - Sporting Clays
Group C - Trap

11:30am - 12:00pm: Lunch at Winchester Trap and Skeet Facility (Catered BBQ, etc.)

1:00pm - 3:00pm: Tour of Winchester Shotshell Facility

3:30pm - Shooters Depart from Trap & Skeet Facility

5:30pm: Dinner or optional early departure

Friday, June 10

Attendees depart for home

Meet the Pros
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Kim Rhode

Kim Rhode is an American double trap and skeet shooter. A California native, she is a six-time Olympic medal winner, including three gold medals, and six-time national champion in double trap. She is the most successful female shooter at the Olympics as the only triple Olympic Champion and the only woman to have won two Olympic gold medals for Double Trap. She won a gold medal in skeet shooting at the 2012 Summer Olympics, equaling the world record of 99 out of 100 clays. Most recently, she won the bronze medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics, making her the first Olympian to win a medal on five different continents, the first Summer Olympian to win an individual medal at six consecutive summer games, and the first woman to medal in six consecutive Olympics.

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Frank Thompson

Frank Thompson is a two time Olympian and represented the United States at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. Frank started shooting at age 10 with his father. Frank isn’t the only Olympian in his family, his second cousin Patty Durkin is a three-time Paralympic wheelchair track and field. Frank’s start with the Olympics began the day he was born! The Doctor who delivered him was a former team doctor for USA Shooting. Frank lives in Alliance, Nebraska and is a cattle rancher when he isn’t honing his skeet shooting talents.

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Desirae Edmunds

Desirae Edmunds began shooting at the age of 14 in Anchorage, Alaska through the local Fish & Game program. A good friend had mentioned to her that she wanted to try a weekly 5-stand league to learn how to shoot a shotgun, and that is where Desi got hooked. Over the next several years, with her parents’ support, she began to shoot more leagues and weekend tournaments at her home club, Grouse Ridge, in Wasilla, Alaska. Desi was the ladies champion of the 2014 and 2015 PSCA Tour. Desi has many championships under her belt including her win at the 2018 NSCA Nationals.

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Eric Harvey

Eric Harvey is a world class shotgun shooter from Missouri. Eric started out as an avid trap shooter and eventually moved his way into sporting clays where he has stood on that podium at several events. In 2021, Eric was runner up at the NSCA Championship Tour Western Regional. That same year Eric won the All American All Around which was a shoot that combined all of the popular disciplines of clay target sports. Just last week, Eric achieved his highest honor yet, standing on the podium with a 3rd place finish at the World English Championship. While at that event as a member of Team USA Sporting Clays, Eric helped the senior team defeat England and claim gold for the United States.

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Foster Bartholow

Foster Bartholow made a name for himself in the trapshooting world in 2008 when he was declared Co-Champion at the Grand American after a 900 target shoot-off where he retained a perfect score along with the late great Leo Harrison. Breaking 1100 targets in a row sparked a fire in him and he continues to shoot among the very best in the country each year. After the trapshooting season is over, Foster enjoys time in the field hunting dove, waterfowl, upland and big game with friends and family while keeping his shooting skills honed.

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Matt Bartholow

Matt Bartholow has always had a passion for trapshooting and has a lot of fun helping the trap community improve their skills. With several titles under his belt, Matt is undoubtedly considered by some to be one of “The Greats.” But don’t let that intimidate you, he’s one of the most respectful shooters you’ll ever meet. Matt and his brother Foster are giving back to the sport they love through several youth shooting clinics each year that attract thousands of young aspiring champions.