While my personal results were not what I was hoping for in the World Championships, I was proud to go into the final World Cup Event leading all the World’s Veteran shooters. After a Silver Medal in the Championship of North America and then Gold in the Cup of the Americas and a Bronze in the U.S. Open F.I.T.A.S.C., I am happy with my shooting year so far.
My first day in Italy was solid, maybe two birds from where I would have liked to be. Then the rains came. The terrain we had to overcome in the rain was formidable and some of us handled it better than others. At that point, trying to dig out of a hole was followed (as it usually is) by trying too hard not to miss. That never works out and it certainly didn’t for me.
All of that notwithstanding, the effort put forth to host a fantastic World Championships was accomplished in amazing fashion. After the torrential rains on the second day, by morning of the third day, the host club virtually eliminated any mud and physical challenges. How they did that was virtually a miracle.
The facilities, hospitality, food, ceremonies and not to mention the beauty of the Umbrian countryside were absolutely off the chart.
Thanks to the wonderful support of Fiocchi and other sponsors, the 2016 World F.I.T.A.S.C. Championships was the single best event I have ever attended. Well done!
– Ed Arrighi