ACCOKEEK, MD– Beretta shooters clearly dominated the 30th World F.I.T.A.S.C. Sporting Championship in Limassol, Cyprus held September 22-29. Richard Faulds captured the Gold using his DT10 he finished with an astounding final score of 198/200. His fellow Beretta Team Member, Anthony Matarese, Jr., locked horns with Great Britains Ben Husthwaite in a battle for second place. When the final birds were shot, Matarese and Husthwaite ended in a tie. This tie prompted a 25-Bird Parcour shoot-out where Matarese, with his faithful Beretta, bested Husthwaite for the Silver by two targets.
Team Beretta shooter Joe Cantey captured the Gold in the Super Vet and Beretta Team member Larry Farrow took the Silver in the same category, continuing the Beretta winning streak.
In the Mens National Senior Team category the United States team took the Gold with all four members using Beretta shotguns. Additionally, three of the four members are shooters for Team Beretta. The winning team was comprised of Will Fennell, (Team Beretta), Gregg Wolf,(Team Beretta), Anthony Matarese, Jr. (Team Beretta) and Mike Haas (MN).
In the Womens Category, Team Berettas revered shooter and defending World F.I.T.A.S.C. Champion, Diane Sorantino, battled hard for the Gold. Although ultimately losing by one target, she managed the Silver this year using her Beretta Teknys Gold Sporting Semi Auto.
This was clearly the year for Beretta and our shooters to show our capabilities, stated Mike Vrooman, Marketing Manager, Shotguns. We are extremely proud of all of our shooters and their performance at this event.