Team Winchester members Anthony Matarese Jr. and Joe Fanizzi proved once again why they are two of the top sporting clays shooters in the world. Matarese Jr. and Fanizzi recently traveled to the United Arab Emirates for the first inaugural Fujairah Mountain Championship. This event offered one of the largest prizes in the shooting sports with over $200,000 in added money paid out to top shooters.
More than 400 of the best sporting clays competitors from 44 different countries gathered to compete while also having to battle the harsh desert conditions and steep mountainous terrain. When the dust had settled, Matarese claimed 2nd place while Fanizzi took home the Junior championship and overall 3rd place.
“Anthony and Joe represented Team Winchester and the U.S. on the world shooting sports stage, and proved they are two of the best,” said Matt Campbell, vice president of sales and marketing for Winchester. “It’s exciting to see new events like this one and understand the importance of the shooting sports in different countries.”
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