Delmarva GRITS

Meet the Delmarva GRITS

Their Leader

Joanne Sweeney

Joanne lives in Landenberg, PA where the unofficial town motto is “Landenberg, You Can’t Get There From Here!” It’s located in Southern Chester County at the juncture of Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland where there is a granite marker from the Mason-Dixon survey.

At 40 she was introduced to shooting after getting involved with competitive Field Trials for Springer Spaniels. Encouraged to learn to shoot to assist in training dogs, she took her first few lessons with Jim Arnold who provided a great foundation on which to build. Joanne started with Skeet then moved to Sporting Clays. Lately, she has been coached by Anthony Matarese, Jr. who has been both a World and National Champion in Sporting Clays competition. Improving her skills and learning to shoot different presentations is what keeps the game fun and exciting! She competes off and on in Sporting Clays tournaments to challenge herself.

Joanne is divorced and only had to raise Springer Spaniels. Recently, she adopted one who dropped out of competition and is working to get her back to hunting form for some fun in the fall. Retiring in December 2018 from a long career as an IT Project Manager, means there is more time for shooting, dogs, and her other passion skiing.

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