Team Beretta Members Shoot on Team USA at the World FITASC
August 7, 2011
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lea L. Ramthun
301-283-2191, Ext. 1219
301-283-2191, Ext. 1253
Accokeek, MD (July 29, 2011) Beretta USA proudly congratulates members of Team Beretta on their recent success at the World FITASC held in Orville, France. Team Beretta members Will Fennel and Jenni Clark captained their respective teams, while Anthony Matarese and Greg Wolfe delighted the crowd with their head-to-head FITASC performance.
Men’s FITASC Open Captain, Will Fennell, posted a 183/200 contributing to the team’s overall score of 726/800 and a fourth place finish, falling a mere 12 targets short of the gold medal. Not to be outdone, Captain Jenni Clark’s 158/200 and Paula Moore’s 155/200 helped the USA Ladies Sporting Team to a sixth place finish and an overall score of 459/600. Team Beretta members Anthony Matarese and Greg Wolfe’s identical scores of 191/200 supplied the most exciting finish of the event, ending in a dramatic shoot-off to determine who would stand on the podium. Once the smoke cleared, Matarese triumphed with a 20 to Wolfe’s 17, securing the third place finish and remains the only American to have stood on the World FITASC podium since 2005.
The international event hosted 1170 competitors from 35 countries, and the men and women of Team Beretta/Team USA proudly represented their country while showcasing their shotgun skills. The teams will have a chance to do it all again in 2012, this time on their home turf, when the United States hosts the World FITASC at the Northbrook Sports Club in Hainesville, IL next August.
Beretta, established in 1526, is the oldest industrial dynasty in the world tracing its roots through 16 generations of continuous family ownership. Firearms bearing the Beretta name have been sold for almost 500 years. Beretta USA Corp. was founded in 1977 and supplies the standard sidearm to the U.S. Armed Forces. Today, Beretta manufactures, distributes and markets a complete line of firearms, accessories and apparel. Beretta also owns and operates six retail Beretta Gallery stores worldwide. For additional information, visit www.berettausa.com.