Derrick Mein Qualifies For Men’s Trap Team After U.S. Olympic Trials For Shotgun, Part 2

Federal Ammunition’s Derrick Mein earned a spot on the USA Shooting Men’s Trapshooting Team headed to the Paris 2024 Games after the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Shotgun in Tucson, Ariz., March 11-17.

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posted on March 18, 2024
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Photo by Joshua Schave/USA Shooting

Federal Ammunition sponsored shooter Derrick Mein captured a spot on the 2024 USA Shooting Men’s Trap team that will head to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games this summer. Mein’s performance was exceptional during the second part of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Shotgun, held at the Tucson Trap and Skeet Club in Tucson, Arizona, March 11-17.

Mein earned a total of 234 qualification points, plus three final points for an aggregate score of 237.

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Derrick Mein at the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Shotgun, Part 2, held at the Tucson Trap and Skeet Club in Tucson, Ariz., March 11-17. (Photo by Joshua Schave/USA Shooting)

 

“I had a good week! I was happy that I got to share this victory with my family. It’s always good to have my wife, daughter and parents by my side while competing,” Mein said. “Shooting 250 targets alongside everyone else that is in the running to make the team makes it feel like a 250 target shoot-off. That can test anyone’s mental fortitude.”

The 2024 Olympic Games in Paris will be Mein’s second appearance on the world’s greatest stage. Mein was 24th in his Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Games and placed 13th with Kayle Browning in the mixed team event. Additionally, Mein won the World Championship in 2022 and many other titles since Tokyo.

Mein also mentioned that he is eager to get back in the Olympic arena.

“I’m most excited that my family will have the opportunity to travel to Paris this time around. In Tokyo, because of Covid, none of my family got the opportunity to attend. And it’s also a chance for some redemption, I didn’t feel like I had a good performance,” Mein said. “Between now and the competition, I will be traveling to the three World Cup events, as well as spending time with my coaches and team training to prep for the Games. I’m extremely excited about this opportunity.”

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