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ANTALYA, Turkey — The 2019 World Cup series continues in Antalya, Turkey, a venue most international archers have competed at. The Hoyt Team displayed incredible talent showing mid to late season scores on the board.
Brady Ellison displayed a strong performance taking him all the way to the gold medal match where he was able to win his 100th medal. And no sweeter way than to steal Gold 6-0. Teammate Steve Wijler was able to fight for gold with Brady Ellison, coming home with a silver medal. Mete Gazoz rounded off a Hoyt podium sweep with winning the bronze medal.
Another Hoyt standout is Danelle Wentzel. Danelle won her very first World Cup representing both Hoyt and South Africa.
Danelle standing tall as she receives the gold medal.
Kris Schaff fought hard for the gold, winning the silver with a 149.
Mike Schloesser, Mr. Perfect, wins the Bronze medal with a perfect 150.
Jeanine Van Kradenburg and Reuben Brent-Meek stand tall as they receive their gold medals on the podium.
Brady Ellison standing tall with his 100th international medal win.
A Hoyt podium sweep for recurve men. Brady Ellison (GOLD), Steve Wijler (SILVER) and Mete Gazoz (BRONZE).
SHANGHAI, China — The Hyundai Archery World Cup series continues in Shanghai, a location archers compete at every year. This tournament held standouts including Roberto Hernandez, So Chaewon, Brady Ellison and Kim Woojin. So Chaewon fought her way to the gold medal match, walking away successful as the World Cup champion.
So Chaewon moments before she earns the Gold Medal at the second stage of the Hyundai World Cup circuit.
Brady Ellison embracing a 6-0 win (BRONZE) with USA Coach Lee.
Kim Woojin (SILVER) fighting for Gold in the finals.
Roberto Hernandez (BRONZE) shooting for bronze on the big stage.
REDDING, California — The Western Classic Trail Shoot takes place every year at the Straight Arrow Bow Hunters club. Last year, they experienced a devastating fire taking out the course, targets and forest in the area. Their team worked diligently through the year accomplishing their goal, rebuilding the course. This is a special tournament to the archery community, attracting people from around the globe to compete in the Trail Shoot. Our own Team Hoyt staffers made their way out and Linda Ochoa-Anderson had an outstanding weekend on the trail. Linda won the tournament with a Course Record of 1533 — Irene Franchini joined her on the podium with a third place finish. Mike Schloesser finished in third with a successful 1537.
Until next year!
Linda Ochoa-Anderson standing tall on the podium with her win and Trail Shoot record. Irene Franchini joins her taking 3rd.
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MEDELLIN, Colombia — The first Hyundai Archery World Cup of the season took place this past weekend in Medellin, Colombia. Many standouts including Brady Ellison, Sara Lopez and Mike Schloesser who all won their respective division as well as punched their ticket to the World Cup Final this Fall.
Brady Ellison and World Cup first timer Casey Kaufhold teamed up and competed for Mix Team Gold, walking away with a Silver medal. Compound shooter Tate Morgan also made first ever World Cup appearance and made the big stage competing for Bronze. The next World Cup for the season takes place in Shanghai May 6 - 12.
Mike Schloesser climbing his way to the Gold with two perfect matches. Schloesser won the Compound Men division while earning a spot to the World Cup Final.
Hoyt’s Tate Morgan on the big stage fighting for Bronze.
Sara Lopez won the Gold on home soil. Lopez earned her spot at the World Cup Final this Fall, where she is able to defend her title.
Team Colombia won the Gold for Women’s Team.
Brady Ellison, the moment he won Gold. He earned his spot to be at the World Cup Final this Fall.
Brady Ellison and Casey Kaufhold competing together to win Silver.
Sjef van den Berg became the first European archer to shoot a 690 qualification score.
YANKTON, South Dakota — The First Dakota Classic attracted archers from around the globe to come compete at the NFAA headquarters. Some archers trekked through snow and ice in an unexpected April storm. The Classic holds a unique format with the qualification round consisting of 4 ends of 5 arrows shot at 3 distances, beginning with the closest distance. After each archer is placed in their respective brackets, they will go head-to-head shooting 3 ends of 5 arrows — if a tie occurs, a one arrow shoot-off will be forced.
Steve Anderson climbed his way through head-to-head matches winning the First Dakota Classic. NFAA hosts a special 3 Star Tour $10,000 Shoot-off, eligible to those who competed at The Vegas Shoot, NFAA Indoor Nationals and the First Dakota Classic. Paul Tedford walked away with full pockets.
PHOENIX, Arizona — Arizona Cup, the first stage of the United States Archery Team qualifier event series. Each USAT event runs a similar schedule with archers having an official practice, qualification and elimination day. This tournament held back to back events with Olympic trials leading up to it and World Archery Championship Trials kicking off immediately after. Team Hoyt performed exceptionally well through these three events in the Arizona heat.
Brady Ellison competed in the Olympic Trial event along with Arizona Cup. Ellison won the AZ Cup taking home Gold.
Brady Ellison (Gold), Seth Mcwherter (Bronze)
Mike Schloesser topped qualification with a 711 and finished out the tournament with a Gold.
Mike Schloesser (Gold), Tate Morgan (Bronze)
Young Casey Kaufhold finished strong in qualifications and won Gold for Sunday eliminations.
Hoyt Podium Sweep for the recurve women. Casey Kaufhold (Gold), Ariel Gibilaro (Silver) and Catalina GNoriega (Bronze).
Team Hoyt’s Toja Ellison climbed her way to win Bronze.
CINCINNATI, Ohio — NFAA Indoor Nationals is held this year in Cincinnati, OH and next year will move back to it’s famous location, Louisville, KY. This event attracts archers from across the globe to shoot at the unique blue and white 5 spot target face. After two days of shooting, archers meet at the finals to go head to head for the Indoor National Champion title.
Carson Sapp meeting Bruce Cull after his introduction to the final shoot-off.
Sapp has won mulitple titles in the youth divisions at NFAA Indoor Nationals and this year shot 120x’s in the Pro Division to compete in the final shoot-off.
Brady Hempen and Tyler Heritage tied to force a shoot-off for first in Young Adult.
Hempen soaking in a fresh Indoor National Champion title.
LAS VEGAS, Nevada — The Vegas Shoot is a world level event hosting archers, beginner to professional, from across the globe. Topping registration this year at 3,767. Among them, Sara Lopez and Chaewon So, finished the tournament with a perfect 900 score. This was the first time in history two women forced a shoot-off with perfect scores. For the men, many made the famous 900 shoot-off including Sergio Pagni. Previous Vegas Champion Sergio, was able to fight until the end and win another Vegas Champion title.
Sara Lopez moments after being announced The Vegas Shoot Champion.
Lopez (GOLD) with So (SILVER) during final shoot-off.
The compound men line-up for the 900 shoot down.
Tate Morgan, Paul Tedford, Steve Anderson and Seb Peineau spotting targets.
LAS VEGAS, Nevada — The Indoor World Series has come to an end with the Finals taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada. During this same weekend, these finalists are also competing at The Vegas Shoot. Each event holding their own unique style and tournament pressure. Congratulations to these Team Hoyt finalists.
Kris Schaff (GOLD) on the Final stage in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Steve Wijler (GOLD) going head to head against fellow Hoyt Pro Brady Ellison (SILVER).
Brady Ellison (SILVER) with Toja Ellison coaching behind.
Sim Yeji (GOLD) drawing back and steadying for Gold.
Sara Lopez wins World Archery Athlete of 2018.
Mike Schloesser wins World Archery Athlete of 2018.