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PSCA #4: First Look

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  • CURRENT STANDINGS: SportingClaysUSA.com has put together the results from the previous three PSCA Tour stops as well as the individual professionals’ current standings.  Click the links below to see the current standings for both the Men’s Tour and the Women’s Tour.

Mens tourWomens tour

  • COURSE: The National Sporting Complex is one of the premier shooting facilities in the world, spanning 671 acres of San Antonio countryside. As the headquarters for the National Skeet Shooting Association and National Sporting Clays Association, it hosts elite tournaments for both sports, including the World Skeet Championships and National Sporting Clays Championship. In addition, it is the venue for a wide range of shooting and non-shooting events for thousands of serious competitors, casual shooters, and outdoors enthusiasts each year.

 

  • PSCA TOUR Points: Champion receives 100 points.

 

  • FIELD TO WATCH:

ribbsTheo Ribbs Theo is coming off a recent pressure packed victory at the Western Regionals held at Quail Pointe in California. His performance in California and his past performance in San Antonio make Theo a force to watch out for. His best finish on the Tour this season was ninth, and he has done that twice this season once at PSCA #1 and again at PSCA #2. Historically he does exceedingly well in the Qualifying round but struggles in the Pro Bracket. Look for Theo to shake off the Bracket blues and finish in the top 3.

 

DemichaelKevin DeMichiel – Kevin is the 2015 Tour Leader through the first three events of the season and continues to be one of the most consistent shooters on Tour this season. Kevin finished fourth in the PSCA stop #3 and with the 97 point that come with that position took over the top spot from Mike Wilgus who struggled in the third event. Kevin has also scored the second most points in the Pro Challenge Bracket with a total of 561 points, averaging 74 points per round.

 

meinDerrick Mein – Derrick has been relatively quiet on the tour this season. Quietly getting better, quietly climbing to the top of the Standings. Derrick is no stranger to pressure situations after his win in Dubai in February. He has made the bracket every tour stop, and at each event finished closer and closer to the top. Derrick averages an astonishing 82 points per round in the bracket, and should he get the opportunity should be a force going into the final rounds.

 

miles Gebben Miles – The 2014 PSCA Tour Champion, Gebben Miles, is currently sitting in 3rd place on the 2015 Tour.  Although he has been just outside of the final pairing under the lights, Gebben is no doubt one of the best shots in the world and could easily be hoisting another trophy this coming Friday night.  Gebben’s average points scored in the Pro Challenge Bracket is 74 per round and good enough for tenth best on the tour.  Gebben will need more consistency to drive home the victory and add his fourth PSCA Tour stop trophy, and his first of 2015 to his case.

 

DesiDesirae Edmunds – The girl on fire should be once again atop the leader board and go far into the bracket challenge. She will need to keep her eye for fellow Pro Jenni Clark, and challengers Alex Wampler and Grace Callahan, both of whom have one on the Tour already this season. Desi is almost certainly a lock to make the Champion of Champions event again in 2015.

 

 

  • STORYLINES: Weather – The weather for the event is less than desirable, and could play a huge role as we wind down to the final pairings….. Challengers Jon Henrici and Malcolm Parker, these two are friends of SCUSA and we will be keeping our eye out for them as they both shoot in their second Tour event, finishing in the money in their previous attempt, we expect big things from them again….. Zach Kienbaum, we expect Zach to hit San Antonio like an El Nino storm front and make a solid showing in the final PSCA event, he loves Nationals and will likely be very prepared……. Travis Mears, Travis has been quiet on this year’s tour. With a new baby at home and hectic trick shooting schedule how could you blame him. But he’s home in Texas and Nationals is one where the big boys come to play we think Travis makes a splash here in San Antonio……. Nationals, this is the Amateur National Sporting Clays Championship the Super Bowl of the Sporting Clays world and brings with it the most polished, practiced and determined competitors to San Antonio. With the added PSCA event, how will the Pros fair in the Main event and juggle the tightened schedules and increased pressure? Oh and did we mention weather? There should be many good stories coming from this year’s Nationals!

 Others to watch for:

jenniclark kienbaummears Mvguire wilgus

 

  • PRIOR YEAR: This is the first PSCA event to be held at the National Sporting Complex.

 

 

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