Federal Ammunition congratulates sponsored shooter Derrick Mein for becoming the 2023 Men’s Trap National Champion at the Shotgun National Championships held in Hillsdale, Michigan, May 25-28, 2023. Mein, a member of USA Shooting’s Shotgun National Team, was awarded a gold medal after achieving the top score at the match.
“This win means a lot to me since it brings me one step closer to making the Olympic Team for Paris 2024. Anytime you can win a national championship it is a big achievement, but I feel very blessed to stand at the top for three years in a row,” said Mein. “The U.S.A. has some of the absolute best trap shooters in the world, and to beat them you must be on top of your game. I knew I could count on my Federal ammunition to get the job done.”
While Mein has not yet earned an Olympic berth on Team U.S.A, he has been riding a wave of momentum coming into the first part of the qualifying process.
“My expectations were high coming into our national championship, especially coming off a World Championship in February and earning the all-important Olympic Quota place,” continued Mein. “I felt like I could manage competing against some of the best in the world in tough conditions to bring home the victory.”
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