Team Beretta shooters recently achieved 6 podium honors at the 2019 Diamond Classic and 2019 ISSF World Championship.
Team Beretta members in attendance at the 2019 Diamond Classic included Zachary Kienbaum, Desirae Edmunds, and Dominic Gross. Concurrently, Vincent Hancock and Kimberly Rhode attended the 2019 ISSF World Championship in Al Ain, UAE.
Kienbaum, who shoots with a standard Beretta DT11
, topped the podium as the HOA champion in the main event with a score of 186 out of 200 targets, besting his nearest competitor by 10 targets. He also secured a runner-up podium honor in the 5-Stand event with a score of 91 targets out of 100.
Edmunds, shooting with a Beretta DT11 L
, attained two ladies runner-up podium honors in the main and 5-Stand events with scores of 167/200 and 83/100, respectively.
Gross achieved a third-place podium honor in the junior preliminary event with a score of 90 out of 100 targets.
At the 2019 ISSF World Championship, Hancock achieved a silver medal in the men’s skeet competition after a superb performance, in which he only dropped two targets between the qualification and final rounds.
During the qualification round, Hancock was one of five athletes that finished with a score of 124 out of 125 targets and he entered the finals in the top spot after winning a 56 target shoot-off. Similarly, in the final round, Hancock only missed one target out of 60 and secured his second-place finish.
With two gold medals in two previous stages of the ISSF World Cup competition, Hancock has now secured 14 World Cup medals during his career.
Rhode competed against some of the world’s top shooters and finished in the top ten with a qualification score of 118 out of 125 targets, but did not make an appearance in the final round.
Team Beretta shooters will continue their season at the 2019 NSCA National Championship at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio, TX from October 19 to 27.
About Team Beretta:
Team Beretta, founded in the early 1980s, is a team of professional shooters of various ages 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 shooters not only compete at the highest professional levels as well as at national and regional competitions, but they also mentor and train future competitors.