The Dead Pair Podcast

The Dead Pair Podcast

What every sporting clay shooter wants to hear! The Dead Pair project is a family oriented, informative and entertaining podcast aimed at providing valuable “real-world” information for both recreational and competitive clay shooters. Our content will benefit all skill levels, featuring discussions from some of the sport’s best shooters and coaches, as well as product and service specialists. Sporting clays, Trap, Skeet, FITASC, AFS, American Field Sporting, COMPAC, Ball Trap, shotgun sports, Clay target, Clay shooting, shooting sports, NSCA, SCTP.


February 22, 2024 66 mins

     Every week we push to "Take someone new shooting",  and the influx of new shooters to the sport has been outstanding! But how old is too old? Is there such a thing?
     While in attendance of the Dead Pair Blast at Vero Beach Clay Shooting Sports, we had Mr. James Lowry introduce himself to us and tell us his story of getting started into sporting clays. His age? 85 years old!
   Soon after, Kelli Carter ap...

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  Game Unlimited in Hudson Wisconsin, will host  the 2024 World FITASC Championship. Who better to ask questions about this event than the man himself Pete Melloy!
   We are fortunate to have both the World FITASC and the World Sporting in our country this year, and Pete has gone to great lengths to make sure this event is not only ran like a Swiss watch, but also to make sure you have the best experience possible. Listen in a...

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   It's never easy losing a friend, but when we do, the best way to honor them is to remember the mark they left on us, and remind others of the great things they have done.
   Joe Cantey passed away at the age of 82, and was a great ambassador to our sport. He loved FITASC and competing on a global scale. He was a mentor to youth shooters, and so much more.  Anthony Matarese Jr. joins us to remember Joe and how we should...

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  Dianna Muller has a LONG list of accomplishments, but the one that we should all be most proud of, is her fighting for the second amendment!
   Dianna is a 3 gun, Fiocchi shooter, a retired police officer, a National and World Champion, and the list goes on! What really caught our attention, is that Dianna started the DC project, now called "Women for gun rights",  gathering women from all 50 states, to go to congre...

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  The Dead Pair Blast at Vero Beach Clay Shooting Sports was held December 1st and 2nd 2023.  This was the inaugural event hosted by the Dead Pair Podcast and the club staff. After the success of the shoot, it was determined to make this an annual event and EXPAND it into a big blast shoot!.   
   But how did we determine it was a success?  We asked people that have been in this game for a long time, that were not only in atte...

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  If there is anyone at the top of the game, that is very thorough in their training, it's 2023 US Open winner, Wendall Cherry!  Wendall joins us for his advice on winter training and preparation for the upcoming season. With the long list of champions that Wendall has built, his advice is something you should pay close attention to! From mental preparation to drills and grids, Wendall gives you what you need to prepare for 20...

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Keirsten Sales hales from Okeechobee Florida and after recently graduating high school, she has decided to put college on pause for a year and try to make a go at a career in shooting. Keirsten is another fine student of none other than Mike Luongo, and has many high achievements in the sport that anyone would be proud of!
   We caught up with her at the Dead Pair Blast at Vero Beach Clay Shooting Sports back in early December,...

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 This is part 2 of 2, of a year end review.  Can't seem to improve your average? In this episode we move into overcoming a plateau in your shooting.
      David "VooDoo"Radulovich joins us in studio and we cover everything from self analysis of your shooting for the year, and new challenges are presented to everyone!
  We discuss the life distractions that can affect our shooting and how to overcome them, a...

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  This is part 1 of 2, of a year end review. David "VooDoo"Radulovich joins us in studio and we cover everything from self analysis of your shooting for the year, and new challenges are presented to everyone!
  We discuss the life distractions that can affect our shooting and how to overcome them, and how to compartmentalize at a tournament.
   We also, discuss how to deal with a plateau in your performance in p...

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November 30, 2023 67 mins

   Jonny Carter from TGS outdoors joins us from across the pond, shortly after The National Championship to talk about a variety of topics.
   Jonny has created a YouTube presence like no other in our sport. From bringing you product spotlights and reviews to covering venues and events from all over the world!                    To add to the great videos that Jonny and his team create, Jonny has an outgoing and fun personality...

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November 16, 2023 85 mins

   Well there certainly was a lot to talk about when reviewing the 2023 National Sporting Clays Championship at the National Shooting Complex this year!
  By now, everyone knows that Mother Nature was not very nice to everyone that participated in this event, but there was a lot more to it than the weather.
    We have Neil Chadwick come back on the show, as promised, to ask him what went right, what went wrong, and what ch...

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November 9, 2023 56 mins

   Atlas Traps are American made, with pride, in Benton Kansas. With new trap offerings, updates to existing traps as well as the factory, it was time to get Scott Manspeaker, CEO of Atlas Traps, on the phone for a conversation!
  Atlas Traps has the finest clay target equipment made and an unmatched warranty to back it up. The constant innovation and strive to be the best is something that everyone at Atlas takes very serious...

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  We call him Make-a-Break Ed, but he is a lot of fun, and to have Ed Prechel join us in studio was an honor! Listen in as we cover his beginnings, what the game is all about, changes that could be coming to the game, and even a movie that they are working on!
   Ed and his team at Top Gun Shooting Sports  have been putting on Make-a-Break and 5 stands all over this country for years, and now they are enhancing the game with lo...

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Staying innovative is what keeps a great company like Barepelt at the top of the food chain! This new product offering is just what the market needed, and to have all star shooters like Zach Kienbaum and Desi Edmunds to help with the testing and design, is the cherry on top!
   We are joined by Erich Roden and his daughter Colleen, along with Zach and Desi to discuss what it is and how it came to be. This is easily a must-have ...

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  Shawn Kemeter and Blaize Whitehead are 2 friends from Pennsylvania, that travel and compete together, and they're back and fourth banter can be hilarious!
   While Blaize, while somewhat fresh to the circuit,  is already putting up some impressive scores. Shawn has been an all American several times, and was part of the PSCA pro tour, even making it to the finals on one of the pro-stops, only to be bested by Wendall Che...

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    We were asked by Brad Kidd Jr.  if he could interview Ben Husthwaite on our show.  Brad wanted to ask Ben specific questions that  had not been talked about on a podcast or interview previously.
   The day before recording, Brad said he wants this all to be on video, so we scrambled the jets, and set the whole thing up on video.  To see the video, please follow our YouTube link below.
    What this episode brings, is ...

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September 28, 2023 49 mins

The Florida swing is a group of big blast shoots that takes place every winter in Florida. 
  These shoots draw people from around the country to compete in some of the most beautiful clubs in the country, with some pretty healthy payouts!
 We preview the shoots in order and give you all the information you need to travel to one, or all of these great events. We cover things like what events the shoot has to offer, payout...

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  We talk about the Ohio State Sporting Clays Championship a lot and for good reason! Now the 3rd largest state shoot in the country,  with a payouts over $32,000.00,  and some of the best targets and hospitality in the nation, it's obvious that it attracts shooters from all ends of the United States.
  But this is NOT an easy shoot to win!  Just listen as resident champ, Bill Elliot and HOA champ, David Radulovich talk ab...

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September 14, 2023 75 mins

  The National Sporting Clays Championship at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio Texas,  is the most coveted shoot in the United States of America.  With so many participants, and all the moving parts, it can be confusing and even a bit overwhelming.
   Neil Chadwick joins us to break down what's new and what's changing for the National Championship, as well as the new details over the Super Squad coverage....

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  Setting good targets is an art, and takes a lot more than you think to do it right.  With tournaments being labeled as "two soft" or "too hard" lately,  it was time to get an interview with someone that is an authority on the subject matter.
     Joe Scull has been setting targets for over 31 years! When Joe came in town for the Ohio State championship, is was a no brainer to get him in studio to pick his...

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