NRA Women congratulates Team Winchester’s Desi Edmunds for her victory in the 3rd Annual Winchester Ladies Cup, which culminated at the 2023 NSCA Championship Tour in San Antonio, Texas in October 2023. Her National Chamipionship win was one of five titles she earned over the tournament:
- Winchester Ladies Cup National Champion
- 3rd Overall Ladies Cup Championship — Ladies Cup Points Race
- 3rdPlace Ladies Main Event
- Lady's Runner-Up FITASC
- K Kup Lady Runner-Up
Winchester Ladies CupThis event marked the conclusion of year three of the Winchester Ladies Cup, with winners determined for both the San Antonio event, as well as the overall yearlong points race. The Winchester Ladies Cup provides added money that has been committed by Winchester Ammunition to help lift the winners’ earnings within the Lady class and encourage increased participation from a broader group of shooters. An additional $5,000 is split among the top three lady shooters with the highest cumulative scores at each of the eight NSCA Championship Tour events with $10,000 in added prize money awarded to the three lady shooters with the highest cumulative scores for the entire season. This NSCA Nationals boasted the highest number of Lady shooters with over 250 shooters competing for a chance to win! 2023 Winchester Ladies Cup (San Antonio Event) Winners
- Champion: Desirae Edmunds ($2,500)
- Runner Up: Karen Shedd ($1,500)
- Third: Madison Sharpe ($1,000)
2023 Winchester Ladies Cup (Overall) Winners
- Champion: Karen Shedd ($5,000)
- Runner Up: Madison Sharp ($3,000)
- Third: Desirae Edmunds ($2,000)
Winchester has a long track record of promoting female participation in shooting sports, with its finale of the third annual Ladies Cup coinciding with the 2023 NSCA Championship Tour.
At the Cup’s debut in spring 2021, Winchester Ammunition President Brett Flaugher explained that a lot of thinking went into the Winchester Ladies Cup. “It started by looking at the current payout structure between the top men shooters and the top women shooters,” he said, noting there was a big difference in their earnings, with the payout to the female winners being significantly lower.
“The Winchester Ladies Cup is an opportunity to add tremendous value to the many female sporting clays shooters across the country—a group of competitors who continue to grow each year and compete at a high level,” he said.