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

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 course located in Tucson Trap & Skeet with hundreds of the most elite competitors in the country in attendance.

The US Open is the first stop on the 2023 NSCA Championship Tour, powered by Winchester. The Winchester Ladies Cup entered its third year as part of the Tour, the first time it has started at the US Open.

Winchester team member Anthony Matarese shined with his championship at the FITASC event. Matarese’s FITASC streak continued, building on his victory two weeks ago in the Gator Cup. He also secured additional honors at various events throughout the competition.

Desi Edmunds shot consistently well throughout the event and clinched the women’s event in Super Sporting. Super Sporting is much like sporting clays, except there are three traps at each station instead of the standard two.

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

“The US Open is a premier event showcasing the best of the best in shooting sports,” said Jason Gilbertson, Winchester’s director of marketing. “We are happy to support Tucson Trap & Skeet, the NSCA and our elite Team Winchester ambassadors. Congratulations 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: junior runner-up, 5-place-junior champion, preliminary-junior champion, super sports-runner-up
  • Joe Fanizzi—Main Event: Junior 3rd, 5-stand Junior Runner Up, FITASC Junior 3rd
  • Desirae Edmunds—Prelim Women’s Runner-up, Super Sport Women’s Champion
  • Kayla Wilgus—Prelim Sub Junior 3rd

Locations in the Winchester Ladies Cup—

  • HOA-Karen Miles
  • Runner Up: Madison Sharpe
  • Third: Diane Sorantino

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