Federal Ammunition-sponsored shooters Derrick Mein and Vincent Hancock both captured 2023 ISSF World Cup team spots after the USA Shooting Shotgun Spring Selection Match earlier this month in Tucson, Arizona.
According to Mein, the USA Shooting 2023 Shotgun Spring Selection Match, which was held February 3-8 at the Tucson Trap and Skeet Club, was “a thrilling event.”
“The weather conditions made it a tough battle,” he said. “Several members of the national team pushed me pretty hard, making it a tight race. Multiple spots on the team were decided by a shoot-off after the final.”
Both Mein and Hancock walked away from the Shotgun Spring Selection Match with the right to represent the United States in March at the ISSF World Cup in Doha, Qatar, as well as the ISSF World Cup in Larnaca, Cyprus, later the same month. Also, in April there will be the French Grand Prix in Paris, France.
Hancock will be on the Men’s National Skeet team, and Mein will join the U.S. Men’s National Trap team at the three aforementioned ISSF World Cup events in March and April.
As for ammunition, Mein gave solid praise to Federal’s High Over All load for helping him during the difficult weather at the USA Shooting Shotgun Spring Selection Match.
“My Federal High Over All 24-gram shotshells helped pull me through a couple tough days of wind,” Mein said. “Knowing I was using the best ammunition allowed me to focus on breaking targets and not worrying about the environment.”
As mentioned, the USA Shooting Shotgun team will next compete March 4-15 at the 2023 ISSF Shotgun World Cup in Doha, Qatar.