CHULA VISTA, CA The Olympic Training Center was the site of the much-anticipated World Team Trials last weekend, with top shooters from across the country battling for a handful of spots on the U.S. men’s and women’s teams. Despite inconsistent winds and high-stress stakes, Hoyt’s Pro Shooters rose to the occasion and earned several of the coveted spots on both the men’s and women’s teams, and will represent the U.S. at the FITA World Championships in July in Leipzig, Germany.
In the men’s division, Hoyt claimed two of the three spots on the men’s team and six of the top seven spots in the tournament. Young gun Braden Gellenthien grabbed the gold and his fifth first-place finish of the year, with Reo Wilde tying for second. Dave Cousins, Hoyt Compound Pro Staff Coordinator Kevin Wilkey, John Dudley and Logan Wilde rounded out the top seven for Hoyt.
In the women’s division, Team Hoyt made short work of the competition, sweeping all three spots. Jamie Van Natta, Kendall Nicely and Erika Anschutz finished first, second and third, respectively, proving once again that Hoyt’s female shooters are a force to be reckoned with.
Hoyt would like to congratulate all of the competitors at the World Team Trials on an outstanding showing.