Team Winchester Wins Big at the Worlds Largest Trap Shoot
EAST ALTON, IL (September 9, 2022) —The 2022 Grand American World Trapshooting Championships was recently held in Sparta, Illinois, with thousands of trapshooters gathering to compete for top honors.
The 15-day event started with the AIM Grand National Youth event and then rolled into a week of preliminary contests that culminated with “Grand Week,” the highest attended American Trap Association (ATA) competition in the world.
Winchester is the official ammunition of the ATA and was in full force during the event with its flagship retail store selling Winchester branded gear and offering exciting promotions for attendees. The shell house was also fully loaded for the competition.
Team Winchester members Harlan Campbell and Matt and Foster Bartholow offered free shooting clinics for youth shooting participants on-site. They, along with other Team Winchester members, stood out among the competition and amassed dozens of podium finishes.
Team Winchester accomplishments were highlighted with Matt Bartholow winning the Doubles Trap World Championship. This is a back-to-back win for Matt after his 2021 performance, making him the first repeat Doubles World Champion in decades.
Team Winchester Competition highlights:
- Matt Bartholow: ATA World Doubles - Event Champion; Event 20 - Champion; Event 9 and 17 - AAA Champion; Event 5 and Super 500 Doubles - Runner-Up
- Keith Ditto: Event 2, 4 and 7 - Runner-Up; ATA 2600 HOA - Runner-Up
- Foster Bartholow: Event 1- Class AAA Champion; Sibling Event - Champion
- Dagan Voigtman: Event 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 10 and 24 - Junior Gold Champion; ATA 2600 - AAA Champion
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The ATA serves as the faithful protector of the sport of trapshooting. As the largest clay target shooting organization in the world, the ATA governs the sport's rules and regulations and seeks ways to further enhance the sport and increase participation.
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