Team Winchester’s Zach Kienbaum Wins 2022 NSCA Championship Tour Western Regional

Zach Kienbaum wins 2022 NSCA Western Regional High Overall title with a score of 188

posted on April 7, 2022
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Zachary Kienbaum takes aim in this Team Winchester promotional photo.
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With a final score of 188, Team Winchester’s Zach Kienbaum netted the High Overall title and a $3,000 payout at the 2022 NSCA Championship Tour Western Regional, held March 28 to April 3 at Coyote Springs Sporting Clays near Tucson, Arizona.

In addition to the High Overall victory, Kienbaum secured the Super Sporting (97) and Prelim Event (96) titles.

NSCA Championship Tour and Winchester Ladies Cup
The NSCA Championship Tour, Powered by Winchester, is the top sporting clays tour in the United States. The Winchester Ladies Cup complements the NSCA Championship Tour regional events with additional prize money for women competitors.


There were 570 shooters that registered for the 2022 NSCA Western Regional, which marked the first of eight events comprising the 2022 NSCA Championship Tour. More about the tour from the National Sporting Clays Association website: “The NSCA Championship Tour, Powered by Winchester consists of five Regional Championships plus the U.S. Open and National Sporting Clays Championship. In years when the World English Sporting Championship is held in the U.S., that event is also part of the NSCA Championship Tour.”

There were more Team Winchester members that garnered podium finishes at the 2022 NSCA Western Regional, including 5-Stand event winner Anthony Matarese (97), FITASC Lady runner-up Kayla Wilgus (176) and Junior 5-Stand and FITASC Champion Joe Fanizzi (94 and 185). Regular readers will remember last year when 18-year-old Fanizzi won the NSCA National Sporting Clays Championship.

You can view the full results of the 2022 NSCA Championship Tour Western Regional at the Scorechaser website.

The next stop for the 2022 NSCA Championship Tour is the World English in San Antonio, Texas, on April 19-24. Learn more at For the latest from Winchester, go to


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