Team Beretta Shooter Anthony Matarese, Jr. Named Most Interesting Sportsman in the World by Fin & Field
Anthony is one of the most well rounded sportsmen we have had the pleasure of meeting.
Anthony is well known for being the youngest inductee to the National Sporting Clays Association Hall of Fame, only one of two people in history to win the Sporting Clays US Open and the Sporting Clays National Championship in the same year, and has won more world championship open medals than any other American. Sporting clay tournaments take Anthony all over the country and the world, including the inaugural Nad Al Sheba sporting clays championship in Dubai held last year. Anthony has always shot Berettas and has been sponsored by Beretta for the last 10 years. Anthony is part of Team Beretta and is an active brand ambassador, Fin & Field got to spend some time with Anthony in the Beretta booth at the 2016 SHOT Show.
While sporting clays may be his claim to fame, it is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to his passion for outdoor adventures. Growing up in southern New Jersey, on a hunting preserve, young Anthony had a hands on education from his dad in running a hunting & shooting club. He had started dusting clays by the age of 7, when sporting clays was first gaining popularity in the US and his family opened one of the first courses in the US. This was also around the time when he and his brother started to spend time fishing the back creeks and bays with light tackle.
Throughout his school years he was able to travel the country, and eventually the world, hunting and fishing.