USA Shooting: Carroll, Mein Crowned 2023 National Trap Champions

Ashley Carroll and Derrick Mein topped the leaderboards at the 2023 USA Shooting National Men’s and Women’s Trap Championships.

at USA Shooting posted on June 6, 2023
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Ashley Carroll of Solvang, California, and Derrick Mein of Paola, Kansas, are the 2023 USA Shooting National Men’s and Women’s Trap Champions.

The competition was also part one of the U.S. Olympic Trials for the Paris 2024 Summer Games. The match was held May 23-28 at the John A. Halter Shooting Sports Education Center at Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan.

Carroll, who returned to competition after taking two years off, claimed gold with a score of 226. Carroll, the 2019 World Champion in Women’s Trap, outshot Rachel Tozier of Pattonsburg, Missouri, who finished second with 223. Ryann Phillips of Gail, Texas, finished third overall with a score of 221.

Derrick Mein, the 2022 Men’s Trap World Champion, was first place in the finals, securing additional points to his overall score of 237. He won first place overall for open men, edging out Seth Inman of Lexington, Missouri, the runner-up with 233. Logan Lucas of Pacific, Missouri, finished third overall after beating Derek Haldeman in a shoot-off.

Junior National Champions were also crowned at the annual competition. Phillips not only took third in the open women’s category, but she also won the title of Junior Women’s National Trap Champion. Phillips took first after besting Carey Garrison of Crossville, Tennessee, who placed second overall. Ava Downs of Muskego, Wisconsin, earned third place overall for junior women.

Ramsey Bodeen of Eagle River, Alaska, claimed the Junior Men’s National Trap Championship title. Bodeen outshot Cole Prince of Sweetwater, Tennessee, who placed second overall. Matthew Kutz of Goliad, Texas, finished third overall after winning a shoot-off against Emilio Carvalho.

The 2023 Pan American Games team and 2023 Junior World Championships team were also named based on scores from this competition and a previous match earlier this year. Athletes will represent America at the following competitions.

Pan American Games

  • Alicia Gough
  • Rachel Tozier
  • Derrick Mein
  • William Hinton

Junior World Championships Team

  • Kaleigh Castillo
  • Taylor Dale
  • Carey Garrison
  • Ryann Phillips
  • Ava Downs
  • Matthew Kutz
  • Ramsey Bodeen
  • Caleb Cutler
  • Owen Bin
  • William Browning

The following categories were also awarded medals.

Men 18 and under

  1. Connor Lynn, gold
  2. Kaleb Horinek, silver
  3. Max Hatfield, bronze

Women 18 and under

  1. Taylor Dale, gold
  2. Lucy Myers, silver
  3. Micaela Velasquez, bronze

Men 15 and under

  1. Ajay Jarrett, gold
  2. Mason Myers, silver
  3. Ethan Hemsath, bronze

Women 15 under

  1. Allison Fisher, gold
  2. Anne Tichotsky, silver

Men collegiate

  1. Emilio Carvalho, gold
  2. Lance Thompson, silver
  3. Thommy Brown, (Columbia), bronze

Women collegiate

  1. Aiko Coloso, gold
  2. Ida Brown, silver
  3. Marian Zerby, bronze


Standing Lower

  • Jose Pico Martinez, gold


  • Zachary Jones, gold

Upper Ladies

  • Sophia Bultema, gold

Upper Men

  • Albert Fiori, gold


  1. Scott Miller, gold
  2. Dave Senter, silver
  3. Jerry Hopp, bronze


  1. Alessandro De Souza Ferreira, gold
  2. Cynthia Meyer, silver
  3. James Dedman, bronze

See the full results of the match at this link.

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