Federal Ammunition sponsored shooter Derrick Mein brought home multiple medals in competition at the 2023 ISSF Trap World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Mein, along with teammates William Hinton and Derek Haldeman, won a gold medal in the Men’s Team Trap competition. The U.S. team finished one target ahead of second place Italy, and three targets in front of the Czech Republic, the latter having to settle for bronze.
“This was the first time since 1991 that our men’s team won the world championship. It’s always great to be a part of a historical moment,” Mein, a native of Kansas, said.
Mein next partnered with Rachel Tozier to land a silver medal in the Trap Mixed Team competition over 46 other entrants. The former Olympian was perfect in his 75 targets, but the United States was edged out by Portugal for gold in the final.
“My partner and I shot well; we just came up a little short in a sudden death shoot-off,” Mein said. “Being fortunate enough to win two medals is awesome.”
Finally, Mein finished fifth in the individual Men’s Trap Championship. He qualified for the final in sixth position and was able to move up one spot during the final, but falling short of a medal position.
Up next for Mein is the Pan American games in Chile. “This is an event I’ve always wanted to participate in and will be going in with momentum and elevated expectations. I look forward to the challenge,” he said.
Following the Pan American games, Mein mentioned that he will focus his attention on completing the Olympic trials, and heading to France as a member of the United States Trap team at the Paris 2024 Olympics.
You can view the full results of the 2023 World Championships in Baku at the ISSF website.
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