Joe Fanizzi overcame a two-target deficit on the final day of the 2023 NSCA Northeast Regional to edge out the competition, topping the leaderboard as event champion. He also won High Overall in the FITASC event at the match, which is one of the most popular stops on the NSCA Championship Tour, Powered by Winchester.
Fanizzi rolled through the course, shooting top scores against some of the most competitive sporting clays shooters in the country using Winchester AA shotshells. Fanizzi, the 2021 NSCA National Champion, is one of the top sporting clays shooters in the country and a student at Texas A&M University. His Winchester AA Shotshell load selection for the Main Event was AA Super Handicap, 1-1/8 ounces, 1,250 fps; and for FITASC, AA Lite Handicap, one ounce, 1,290 fps.
Team Winchester member Desi Edmunds also posted impressive performance with a third-place finish in the Winchester Ladies Cup standings. Congratulations to Desi, as well as Karen Shedd for High Overall and Haylyn Hanks who finished as the runner-up.
Team Winchester placements are listed below.
- Joe Fanizzi: NE Regional- Champion, FITASC- High Overall
- Zach Kienbaum: Super Sporting- Master Class 2nd (3rd Overall)
- Theo Ribbs: Masters Cup- Master Class 2nd (3rd Overall)
- Connor Daniel: Winchester 5-Stand- Sub Junior Champion, Masters Cup- Sub Junior Runner Up
- Desi Edmunds: Ladies Cup- 3rd Place
This year’s Northeast Regional event was held at M&M Sporting Clays near Pennsville, New Jersey, a world-class-facility, owned by Anthony Matarese, Jr., and family. The M&M Sporting Clays facility hosts several prominent competitions annually, and is well renowned for its pristine course, delicious food and hospitality.
The Northeast Regional is the second of six total regional shoots which make up the NSCA Championship Tour, Powered by Winchester. The season finale takes place this October in San Antonio, Texas, at the 2023 NSCA National Championship, where a new National Champion and Winchester Ladies Cup Champion will be crowned.