The 2022 Grand American World Trapshooting Championships was recently held in Sparta, Illinois with thousands of shooters gathering to compete for top honors. The 15-day event began with the AIM Grand National Youth event and then moved into a week of preliminary contests culminating in “Big Week,” the most 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.
Winchester team members Harlan Campbell and Matt and Foster Bartholow held free shooting clinics for youth participants at the venue. They, along with other members of Team Winchester, stood out from the competition and racked up dozens of podium finishes.
The Winchester team’s achievements were highlighted with Matt Bartholow winning the World Doubles Trap Championship. This is a straight win for Matt after his 2021 performance, making him the first repeat doubles world champion in decades.
Highlights of the Team Winchester competition:
- 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; Brothers Event: Champion
- Dagan Voigtman: Event 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 10 and 24 – Junior Gold Champion; ATA 2600 – AAA Champion
About the ATA
The ATA serves as a faithful protector of the sport of trap shooting. As the world’s largest clay target shooting organization, the ATA governs the rules and regulations of the sport and looks for ways to further improve the sport and increase participation.
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Winchester is the world’s largest small-calibre ammunition company and a leader in delivering innovative ammunition products to hunters, sport shooters, law enforcement, and the US warfighter. The 156-year-old Winchester brand is based on the integrity, hard work and a deep focus on their loyal customers. Learn more about Winchester by visiting Winchester.com or connecting with us on Facebook at Facebook.com/WinchesterOfficial.
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