Team Beretta shooters achieved podium honors in several events at last week’s 2018 World FITASC Sporting Championship in St. Lambert Laon, France.
Members of Team Beretta in attendance at this international competition included Diane Sorantino, Dominic Gross, Desirae Edmunds, Anthony Matarese, Jr., and Zachary Kienbaum.
Kienbaum, shooting with a DT11, secured a second-place finish in the Open FITASC event with a score of 190 out of 200 targets.
After battling throughout the entire competition for the top spot, he eventually went into a silver medal shoot-off match against France’s Maxime Morin, in which he beat Morin 24 to 17 targets.
Gross, a junior team member, achieved a second-place podium finish in the Junior FITASC event with a score of 179 out of 200 targets. He also participated in a shoot-off against one of the French competitors, Adrien Lelodet, that he won with 20 targets to Lelodet’s 19 targets.
Edmunds took third-place in the Ladies FITASC event with a score of 173, beating her nearest competitor by 1 target to make the podium.
Edmunds and Sorantino, who shoots with a Beretta A400 Xcel, achieved first-place honors as a part of the USA Ladies team alongside teammate Ashley Little with a combined score of 504 targets, beating Great Britain’s team by 34 targets.
Gross also achieved a first-place honor as a part of the USA Junior team alongside fellow teammates Tom Seay and Brice Grantham.
Matarese battled against some of the world’s best competitors in the Open event
and put forth a solid shooting performance.
The team's season will continue with the upcoming South Central Regional and National FITASC Championship from July 25 to July 29 at Side X Side Ranch & Sporting Clays in Wynnewood, OK.
About Team Beretta:
Team Beretta, founded in the early 1980s, is a team of professional shooters of various age and experience that compete as Brand Ambassadors for Beretta USA in the fields of trap, skeet, sporting clay, pistol, 3-gun, and precision long range competitive shooting. Since 1977, Beretta has led the way in all forms of competitive shooting sports and continues to strive for excellence. During the 2016 Olympic Games, Team Beretta shooters took ten out of the possible fifteen podiums in trap, double trap, and skeet shooting events. Team Beretta competes not only at the highest professional levels as well as national and regional competitions, but our shooters also mentor and train future competitors.