Dominic Gross

PRO STATS

  • DOB: 06/08/1999
  • Height: 5’11”
  • Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
  • Residence: Chappell Hill, TX
  • Gun: Beretta DT11 Black
  • Ammunition: Bornaghi Star [Able Ammo]
  • Glasses: Pilla
  • Ear Plugs: Foam
  • Dominant Hand: R
  • Dominant Eye: R
  • Coach: Zach Kienbaum, Frank Gross
  • Method: Predominantly Pull-Away
  • Years Shooting: 8
  • Profession: Student (Texas A&M University)
  • Years on PSCA Pro Tour: 1

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 3x U.S. Sporting Clays Team Junior Member (2016 Junior Team Captain)
  • 6x All-American Team Member (3x Subjunior Team Captain)
  • 2016 Texas State Championship HOA Runner-Up, Junior Champion
  • 2016 World FITASC Championship Junior Team Gold
  • 2016 World Sporting Championship Junior Team Gold
  • 2016 U.S. Open Junior Runner-Up
  • 2016 Atlas Open HOA Runner-Up
  • 2015 NSCA Championship Tour Subjunior Champion (including 3 Regional Championship Titles)
  • 2015 World FITASC Championship Junior Team Gold
  • 2015 U.S. Open Subjunior Champion
  • 2015 World Subjunior Champion
  • 2x Texas State Championship Subjunior Champion (2014, 2015)
  • 2x Browning Briley World Open Subjunior Champion (2014, 2015)
  • 2014 National Subjunior Champion
  • 2014 Pan American Subjunior Champion

SPONSORS

  • Beretta
  • Able Ammo
  • Greenwood Custom Stocks
  • Delta Constructors

After moving to Houston in 2008, where sporting clays was booming in popularity, Dominic’s dad joined the NSCA, and Dominic quickly became interested shooting. His dad, who quickly exhibited talent for shotgunning himself, had experience shooting trap and sporting clays prior to moving to Texas, and was able to give Dominic a solid foundation in his early development in the sport. He competed for about a year with a lightweight 20 gauge Remington 1100, before adopting a Beretta 391 that he shot for several years. After noticing his potential for success, Dominic and his dad began traveling to tournaments more frequently, and at the age of 12 Dominic punched into Master Class. He continued to progress through his early teenage years and became very competitive in the Subjunior concurrent, winning his first regional in 2013.

The Subjunior concurrent became much more competitive as Dominic began to compete in larger tournaments, and consistency became much more important to his success. With the help of Zach Kienbaum, and a Krieghoff K80 Parcours, his mental game and visual discipline improved and led to a new level of success, as Dominic secured several titles including the World, National, U.S. Open, and several more Regional Championships. He qualified for the U.S. Sporting Clays Team in 2014 at the age of 15, and has been a member of the team since then, competing at the largest stage of competition in the world. He now strives to have similar success in the Junior and Open concurrent.

Dominic is also very disciplined in the realm of academics, as he has maintained a perfect GPA throughout high school and will graduate at the top of a competitive class of over 800 students. Though he considered attending an Ivy League school to continue his education, he will likely pursue a career in engineering at Texas A&M University. He plans on continuing his shooting career through college and onward, with aspirations to win a World Championship in the future. He has recently signed a sponsorship agreement with Team Beretta and hopes to become even more successful with his new DT11 Black in 2017.