Another rising shooting star has joined the constellation of shotgun shooters, and her name is Karen Shedd. At just 19 years old, Shedd is the newest member of Baschieri & Pellagri USA’s pro shooting team, and will be Team Captain for America’s FITASC team. If you’ve never heard of Shedd, Baschieri & Pellagri USA or FITASC, now’s the time to get caught up!
Baschieri & Pellagri USA is a high-end European manufacturer of shotshells for sporting clays and hunting. Founded in 1885, B&P is most famous as the developer of the recoil-attenuating Gordon case. FITASC—pronounced “feet-ahsk”—is essentially the European version of sporting clays. (That’s a bit of an oversimplification; you can read more about the sport here.)
How did Karen Shedd catch the eyes of B&P’s shooting team? This young dynamo hails from Arizona, where she began shooting at the tender age of nine. Her shooting career began with the Scholastic Clay Target Program, and she was shooting competitive sporting clays by age 15. At 19 years old, Karen is the first woman to win Overall Team USA FITASC Qualifier. Prior notable wins include Lady RU in last year’s World FITASC Championship and two Winchester Ladies Cups.
In addition to joining the B&P competitive shooting ranks, Karen has also been chosen as Team Captain for the American FITASC team, which will be competing in Hungary this fall. Her appointment to head the 2021 Team USA Ladies FITASC effort follows Karen’s impressive six-target-lead win at the B&P FITASC Grand Slam in Arizona, where she also became the first Lady to win an overall FITASC qualifier.
“It is an honor to be part of B&P USA,” said Karen. “I believe that the ammunition is the best product on the market with the highest value. The 1160 Comp One has helped me reach levels of success I never thought possible. I look forward to continuing to grow as a shooter in this wonderful partnership.”