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Paola Resident and World Champion Shotgun Trap Shooter Targets Olympic Return

Photo of Paola, Kansas, resident and world champion shotgun trap shooter Derrick Mein, wearing a hat and red shirt.
Greg Echlin
Kansas Public Radio
World Champion shotgun trap shooter Derrick Mein at the Powder Creek Shooting Club in Lenexa in December 2022.

As a former high school baseball pitcher in a small Kansas town, Derrick Mein didn’t have exceptional velocity or an above-average repertoire. But the Paola, Kansas, resident had the necessary qualities to become a world champion and an Olympian in another sport - shotgun trapshooting. As KPR's Greg Echlin reports, Mein is applying them to defend his world title this week.

After this week’s world championships, Mein will compete at the Pan Am games in Chile this fall. Mein is also moving closer to making his second trip to the Olympics. Those games will be held next year in Paris.

Greg Echlin is a sports reporter for Kansas Public Radio and other public media news outlets. Follow him on Twitter @GregEchlin.