Derrick Mein

PRO STATS

  • DOB: 8/26/1985
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Hometown: Walnut, KS
  • Residence: Edwardsville, KS
  • Gun: Kolar 32" Max Lite Sporting
  • Ammunition: Aguila Ammo
  • Glasses: Pilla Panther X6
  • Ear Plugs: Sound Gear
  • Dominant Hand: L
  • Dominant Eye: R
  • Coach: Self Taught
  • Method: Anything I need to do to break the target
  • Years Shooting: 20+
  • Profession: Shooting instructor & PSCA Professional

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 2016 FITASC World Champion
  • 2015 Nad Al Sheba Champion
  • 9 Time NSCA All-American
  • 2 time US Helice Team USA
  • 11 time Kansas State Champion
  • 2 time USA Sporting Clays team
  • 2016 USA Sporting Clays FITASC team
  • 2015 Northeast Regional Champion
  • 2015 World FITASC 5th
  • 2015 World English 4th
  • 2015 National 28 gauge Champion 100x100
  • 2013 Krieghoff Kup Champion 99X100
  • 2013 World English Sporting Clays finalist
  • 2011 US Open FITASC Champion 99X100
  • 2010 USHA Helice National Champion
  • 2008 ACUI Collegiate All-Around National Champion
  • 1999 NSCA Sub-Jr National Champion

SPONSORS

  • Kolar Arms
  • Aguila Ammo
  • Promatic
  • Eurotarget
  • Wenig Custom Gunstocks
  • Pilla
  • L&M Lenses
  • Puregold Chokes

“I grew up on a small farm in southeast Kansas and developed a love of the outdoors at an early age tagging along with dad while quail and deer hunting. I got my start in sporting clays at age 8, joining my dad in a small league at a local club. With the help of my dad, I began to develop my skills as a competitive shooter. I have since been competing in the NSCA for 21 years, accumulating more than 70,000 targets and winning 11 state championships. I have also been a member of the USA Sporting Clays Team and was named to 10 All-American teams. The shooting sports gained me a scholarship to Lindenwood University. While there, I was on dual scholarship for baseball and the shotgun team. After a couple of years, I transferred to Kansas State University to pursue a degree in Animal Science, graduating in 2008. While at KSU I won the ACUI Collegiate Clay Target Championship, a format that includes international trap, international skeet, American skeet, American trap, and sporting clays.

“During my years in the shooting sports, I have competed in many different disciplines, including sporting clays, skeet, trap, international trap, and helice, winning national titles and earning Team USA honors in three of them. After graduating from college I moved to Ohio where I designed and managed Cardinal Center Sporting Clays. Having successfully gotten the facility up and going I took the chance to move closer to home, where I currently live in a suburb of Kansas City with my wife Diana. While not at the gun club giving lessons or shooting, I spend much of my time in the outdoors fishing and hunting. I was an inaugural member of the Professional Sporting Clays Association, as well as a perennial NSCA All-American.

“In 2016 I welcomed my daughter Rylie, along with achieved a lifelong goal of winning the FITASC World Championships. To make it even better, I was able to achieve this as a member of the USA Sporting Clays Team, leading them to team gold.”