The Bartholow Brothers. Matt and Foster.


Foster Bartholow

The 2020 Grand American.

Congratulations Foster.

The 2020 Grand American Trap Shoot is now in the history books. When the smoked cleared, Browning Pro Staff shooter Foster Bartholow proudly walked away with seven champion and four runner-up titles, including the White Flyer High All Around 1400 champion and coveted World Clay Target Championship runner-up, presented by Browning. Foster accomplished these feats with his trusty Browning Citori.

According to Foster, “The Browning Citori is a time-tested workhorse. It’s out-of-the-box fit and balance, coupled with its reliable performance, makes my job easy. Instead of worrying if my gun is going to go bang every time, I can devote all my energy and focus on breaking the target.”

Congratulations Foster, you are not only a tremendously successful competitor, but an admired ambassador for both Browning and the shooting sports. You are “The Best There Is.” 

Foster Bartholow

Good Shooting.

Congratulations @fosterbartholow for placing runner-up (2nd) in the ATA Singles World Clay Target Championship — shooting a perfect 200x200 going into the shoot-off. #grandamerican #letsgoshooting

"Honored to place Event Runner Up (2nd) in the ATA Singles World Clay Target Championship.

"This Grand has been a true testament to the quality, reliability, and performance of [my ammo and equipment]. It’s been a tremendous shoot, and have continued to put up great scores!

"Congrats to everyone who placed in yesterday’s singles event, and best of luck to everyone in tomorrow’s ATA Grand American Handicap Championship tomorrow!

"I’ll try to keep everyone updated on total results tomorrow!"
-- Foster Bartholow

Foster Bartholow
Foster Bartholow

Foster is showing off the full-page ad honoring the Bartholow brother's accomplishments in the 2020 Grand American program. 

Earlier updates.

Browning Pro Staffer Foster Bartholow is at the 2020 Grand American. Against all odds shooters have been stepping up to the line and enjoying the biggest trap shoot in the world. We wish Foster and the shooters the best and as always, keep safe. Foster is on his own this year and is shooting well.

Latest report -- @fosterbartholow is off to a great start at the Grand American. Way to go Foster! Here are his numbers from yesterday.

99x100 in handicap from the 27-yard line (long yardage) to finish with a 298x300 for the day in all events! (100x100 singles, 99x100 handicap, 99x100 doubles)

He reported the following on social media:

"Hitting the 200x200 is an incredible accomplishment, to say the least, but to do it in the Clay Target Championship is an even bigger task. So honored and blessed to have done it again! [. . . .my Browning] continues to crush clays."

Foster Bartholow


At the top. Matt and Foster Bartholow once again perform outstanding on the trap field.Go to the link for a lengthy list of all the awards these two phenomenal shooters brought home from the 2019 Grand American. 

Some awards of special note. Matt was the 2600 High Over All Champion by breaking 2553 out of 2600 targets for the entire event. Foster was Champion in the Handicap event #16 shooting way back at the 27 yard line and in the Winchester Super 500 he shot 499/500 singles to get class AAA runner up. 

Well done guys and congratulations!


Another fantastic year for Matt and Foster at the Grand.

Matt Bartholow (left), Foster Bartholow (right) -- 2018 GRAND AMERICAN. The Bartholow Brothers have been at the Grand doing their thing. And once again, neither Matt nor Foster Bartholow let many targets hit the ground. #citori #shotgun #sundaygunday #grandamerican #trapshooting  


Foster Bartholow holding shotgun
Matt Bartholow holding shotgun

The Bartholow Brothers achieved another year of excellence with their production Browning trap guns. As Foster puts it, "if you were getting into trapshooting, and the number 2 and number 3 shooters were shooting a Browning, wouldn't you want to look at a Browning too? Our success proves why Browning is The Best There Is"


Matt and Foster posing with dozens of trophies

Matt takes 2nd and Foster 3rd in the White Flyer 2600 Target High-Over-All. That’s all registered targets thrown in the preliminary week and championship week of the Grand combined.

28 total trophies combined -- Congratulations Foster and Matt Bartholow.

  • Event 2- Trap & Field Handicap -- Foster- 27-yard runner-up, 96x100
  • Event 3- Little Egypt Golf Cart Doubles -- Matt- Event champion 100x100
  • Event 6- Zoli International Doubles -- Matt- Event champion 100x100
  • Event 8- Gipson-Ricketts Handicap -- Matt- Event 5th 98x100
  • Event 9-Kolar Doubles -- Matt- Event champion 100x100
  • National Team Race (events 7,8,9) -- Team SD- champions, Matt- 297x300, Foster- 292x300
  • Blue/Gray Challenge Shootout -- North team- runner-up
  • Event 12-Rio Ammo Doubles -- Matt- Event champion 100x100
  • Event 13-Blaser Handicap  -- Foster- Event 8th place
  • Event 14-Wenig Doubles -- Foster- Event champion 100x100
  • Preliminary EZ Go High All Around (events 10,11,14) -- Matt- event 3rd place 395x400
  • Negrini Preliminary High Over All 1000 (events 5, 7-14) -- Matt- Event 3rd -978x1000
  • Preliminary White Flyer High Over All 1500 targets (events 1-14) -- Matt- Event runner-up 1472x1500
  • Millennium Luxury Coaches Super 500 Handicap (events 2,5,8,11,13) -- Matt- 27 yard runner up 475x500
  • QMaxx Super 500 Doubles (events 3,6,9,12,14) -- Matt- Champion 500x500
  • Event 15- Winchester AA Class Championship -- Foster- Class AAA runner up 200x200
  • Event 15 Special races- Sibling event  -- Foster and Matt- Champions 400x400
  • Event 17-Downrange Manufacturing Doubles Class Championship -- Foster- AAA Champion 100x100
  • Event 18-Wendell August Champion of Champions -- Foster- Event Third 100x100
  • Event 19-Clever Ammunition Handicap -- Matt- Event runner-up 99x100
  • Event 23-Caesar Guerini Preliminary Handicap -- Foster- 27 yard champion 98x100
  • Event 24-Grand American Handicap presented by Remington -- Matt- 27-yard champion 97x100
  • ATA World High Over All Champion presented by Prize Possessions 1000 targets (events 15-17,19,21-24) -- Matt- AAA champion 981x1000, Foster- AAA Third place 980x1000
  • ATA 2600 High Over All presented by White Flyer (events 1-17,19-24) -- Matt- Event runner-up 2551x2600, Foster- 2539x2600
  • *28 total trophies combined*




These guys can really shoot. Period!

Foster and Matt -- the Bartholow Brothers -- are two of the top trap shooting celebrities in America. Both have significant accomplishments under their belts at state and regional shoots, all the way up to the Grand American Trap Shoot.

They are not just competitive trap shooters. Matt and Foster live the outdoor lifestyle. They are hunters as well as shooters.

Both know how to get the job done under extreme pressure. Get a few tips from them in one of our videos. 

The Bartholow Brothers stack up the trophies at the 2017 Grand

Matt and Foster posing with dozens of trophies

Matt Bartholow broke more birds at the 2017 Grand than another other shooter. Winner of the Radians HOA 2600 Targets Championship -- Event Champion- 2556x2600

  • Event 2- Trap & Field Handicap-----Matt- Event 4th -97x100
  • Event 3- Little Egypt Golf Cars Doubles---- Matt- Event Runner up - 100x100
  • Event 4- MEC Shooting Sports Singles---- Foster- Event 3rd -100x100
  • Event 6- Zoli International Doubles---- Matt- AAA Champion – 99x100
  • Event 7- Sterling Cut Glass Singles---- Foster- Event 3rd – 100x100
  • Event 8- Gipson-Ricketts Handicap---- Matt- Event 3rd – 98x100
  • Event 9- Kolar Doubles----Matt- Event 3rd - 99x100
  • Event 10- NRA Singles ---- Matt- AAA Champion – 200x200
  • Event 11- Krieghoff 100 Handicap---- Matt- Event 4th – 98x100
  • Event 12- Rio Ammo Doubles---- Matt- Event Champion – 100x100
  • Event 13- Blaser Handicap---- Matt- 27-yard runner up – 97x100
  • Event 14- Wenig Doubles---- Matt- AAA Champion – 100x100
  • Gun & Trophy Insurance Preliminary HOA 1000 targets---- Matt- Event Champion- 986x1000
  • White Flyer HOA 1500 targets---- Matt- Event Champion- 1480x1500
  • EZ Go HAA Preliminary Week---- Matt- Event Champion- 398x400
  • Winchester Super 500 Singles---- Foster- AAA Runner up- 498x500
  • Millennium Luxury Coaches Super 500 Handicap---- Matt- Event Champion- 485x500
  • Gun & Trophy Insurance Super 500 Doubles---- Matt- Event Champion- 498x500
  • National Team Race- Team SD – Event Champions---- Matt 296x300, Foster 286x300
  • Sibling Race (Brother/Brother) ----- Foster and Matt- Champions 200x200 each (400x400)
  • Event 20- Kubota Doubles----Matt- AAA Runner up 100x100
  • Event 24- Remington Grand American Handicap- Matt- Event 3rd- 96x100
  • Blue/Gray Shootout Championship--- Blue (North) team champion- Matt 23x25
  • State Team Race---- SD team runner up- Matt 199x200 Foster 200x200
  • ATA HOA by Prize Possessions 1000 Grand Week---- Matt- AAA Runner up- 976x1000
  • Radians HOA 2600 Targets Championship ---- Matt- Event Champion- 2556x2600



Matt Bartholow posing and smiling

Matt Bartholow

Matt Bartholow aiming Citori shotgun
Foster Bartholow posing and smiling

Foster Bartholow

Foster Bartholow aiming Citori shotgun

"Both of us are convinced that Browning makes the best shotguns in the world! Shooting shotguns is our life and our passion. Shooting Browning shotguns keeps us focused on always staying at the top of our game and never giving up."


The Bartholow Brothers have a few big things in common, in addition to being brothers. The biggest thing is their continued acheivements in the clay target sports. Consistency is what they are known for -- which is evidenced by the hundreds of trophies won by each over the past decade of shooting. Some of their most notable acomplishments have been at the annual Grand American trap shoot. The bottom line, no Browning sponsored trapshooters have acheived more in the history of Browning. 

Matt Bartholow standing on trap line shooting shotgun
Matt and Foster showing off trophy rings
Matt and Foster posing wearing Browning Hats
Matt and Fosters trophy rings on table
Arial image of the Spring Grand

One of the places the Bartholow Brothers have made history more than a few times. 

Arial image of the Grand at Sparta

The Grand, at Sparta.

Matt and Foster posing in front of Browning trailer with shotguns
Foster shooting A-5 at Shot Show range day
Foster Bartholow aiming Citori shotgun