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Sporting Clays in the Desert, Team Winchester Competes at the 2023 US Open

EAST ALTON, IL (April 7, 2023) —The dust has settled in the Sonoran Desert as the 2023 NSCA US Open has come to a close. The event was held at the famous Coyote Springs Sporting Clays range located at Tucson Trap & Skeet with hundreds of the country‚Äôs most elite competitors attending.

Sporting Clays in the Desert, Team Winchester Competes at the 2023 US Open

The US Open is the first stop on the 2023 NSCA Championship Tour, Powered by Winchester. 

The Winchester Ladies Cup kicked off its third year as part of the Tour, the first time it has led off at the US Open. 

Team Winchester member Anthony Matarese shined with his championship in the FITASC event. The Matarese FITASC streak continued, building off his victory two weeks ago at the Gator Cup. He also locked additional honors in several events throughout the competition. 

Desi Edmunds shot consistently well throughout the entire event and claimed the ladies event in Super Sporting. Super Sporting is much like sporting clays except there are three traps on each station instead of the standard of two. 

The youth competitors on Team Winchester led by Joe Fanizzi, Conor Daniel and Kayla Wilgus also added several podium finishes to their already impressive young resumes. 

The US Open is a premier event that showcases the best of the best in the shooting sports,” said Jason Gilbertson, director of marketing for Winchester. “We are happy to support Tucson Trap & Skeet, the NSCA and our elite Team Winchester ambassadors. Congrats to all the competitors.

Team Winchester Placements— 
  • Anthony Matarese—FITASC HOA, Prelim Runner Up, Super Sport Runner Up, 28 Gauge Master 1st
  • Connor Daniel—Main Event: Sub Junior Runner Up, 5-stand- Sub Junior Champ, Prelim- Sub Junior Champ, Super Sport- Runner Up
  • Joe Fanizzi—Main Event: Junior 3rd, 5-stand Junior Runner Up, FITASC Junior 3rd
  • Desirae Edmunds—Prelim Lady Runner Up, Super Sport Lady Champ
  • Kayla Wilgus—Prelim Sub Junior 3rd


Winchester Ladies Cup Placements— 

  • HOA—Karen Miles
  • Runner Up—Madison Sharpe
  • Third—Diane Sorantino

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