Sporting Clays Phenomenon Connor Daniel Wins FITASC at NSCA Southeast Regional

Winchester team member Connor Daniel, 15, outshot an entire field of highly competitive sporting clay shooters at the recent NSCA Southeast Regional. Daniel won the FITASC slam event outright, a feat that has never been done by a Sub-Junior.

Daniel took top honors while best friends and Team Winchester members Zach Kienbaum and Joe Fanizzi finished second and third respectively. In general, the Winchester team performed well in all events, but particularly in FITASC Parcours.

“Congratulations to Connor on an extraordinary achievement. His hard work and training certainly paid off in one of the most competitive shoots in the country,” said Jason Gilbertson, Winchester Ammunition director of marketing. “The NSCA Tour, powered by Winchester, continues to showcase the excitement and growth of shooting sports at remarkable venues across the United States.”

Team Winchester sporting clay shooters continue to represent the Winchester brand and legendary AA® cartridges at the highest level. Daniel rode through the Southeast Region grinding clay targets primarily using Winchester AA®, Lite-Handicap, 1 oz #8 buckshot cartridges, 1,290 feet per second.

Winchester team locations included:

  • Connor Daniel: FITASC High Overall, Super Sporting Runner-up, Sub-Junior Main Event Champion, Prelim Sub-Junior 3rd
  • Zach Kienbaum: FITASC Runner-Up
  • Joe Fanizzi: FITASC 3rd, Junior Runner-up of 5 Stands
  • Kayla Wilgus: Prelim Sub-Junior Champion, 5-Stand Sub-Junior 3rd
  • Desi Edmunds: Main Event Lady 3rd
  • Anthony Matarese: Main Event 3rd, Preliminary Finalist
  • Mike Wilgus: Make-A-Break 3rd

The Southeast regional event was held at Big Red Oak Plantation in Georgia, one of the most beautiful locations on the tour.

This event was also one of the stops of the year, Winchester Ladies Cup.

  • Champion: Haylyn Hanks
  • Runner Up: Karen Miles

The Southeast Regional is the third of five total regional launches that make up the NSCA Championship Tour, powered by Winchester. The season finale will take place this October in San Antonio, Texas at the 2023 NSCA National Championship where a new National Champion and Winchester Ladies Cup Champion will be crowned.

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