Team Beretta Shooter Anthony Matarese, Jr. Wins 2009 Browning Briley Mardi Gras Open

Team Beretta Shooter Anthony Matarese, Jr. Wins 2009 Browning/Briley Mardi Gras Open

ACCOKEEK, MARYLAND – -( Beretta USA is pleased to announce that Beretta Team Shooter, Anthony Matarese, Jr, captured the 2009 Browning/Briley Mardi Gras Open Champions Title. Matarese successfully defended his 2008 Champions Title with his win this year at the Cajun Elite Shooting Complex in Jennings, Louisiana over the weekend.

In the Main event Matarese used his Beretta AL391 Urika 2 Semi-Automatic Sporting Clays shotgun to finish with a two day total of 180/200, besting RU Brandon Powell¡¯s final of177/200. In 2008, Matarese also won the NSCA US Open, National FITASC Championship, and NSCA US Open. With this win, Anthony continues to prove his dominance at Major Sporting Clays and FITASC shoots in the USA and abroad,

Anthony’s 93/100 on the Purple Course was simply astonishing given the windy conditions and the technical difficulty of the targets,¡± stated Beretta¡¯s John Bauer, who manages Team Beretta in the U.S.A. ¡°We are very proud of both Anthony¡¯s and our products unparalleled performance ¨C we look forward to watching that winning combination capture many victories in years to come.¡±

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