Porec, Croatia May 8 2010
Team Hoyt Dominates the World Cup with 11 out of 12 Podium Positions.
The first leg of the 2010 FITA Archery World Cup had some new faces climb the podium; however, the bow of choice has remained unchanged. Sam Kyritsoglou (BEL) wielding his Hoyt Contender Elite was the man to beat. Kyritsoglou faced off against the 2009 World Cup Final winner, Sergio Pagni (ITA) in the Gold Medal final, with Kyritsoglou winning his first ever World Cup event. Reo Wilde (USA) arguably the most dominant force in archery clinched the Bronze Medal, marking Wilde’s seventh podium finish this season. Hoyt Pro Staffers Jose Duo (ESP) and Dave Cousins (USA) made it in the top 8.
Another new face to the podium is Canada’s Ashley Wallace. Wallace contended against Nicky Hunt (GBR) in the Gold medal final. After a nail-biting match, the score was tied and Wallace clinched the victory after a one arrow shoot-off. Wallace scored a 10 to Hunt’s 9. In the Bronze Medal match Sandrine Vandionant (FRA) was victorious against Erika Anschutz (USA). The top four women were all shooting Hoyt’s new Contender Elite.
Since the introduction of the Archery World Cup in 2006, Porec has been known as a place that records are broken. This year was no different. Hoyt shooters were apart of two new World Records. Dave Cousins and Reo Wilde for Team USA were a part of setting a new double 70M Team World Record, with a total 2114 points, breaking the old record by 11 points. The second record consisted of Reo Wilde and Jamie Van Natta setting a new World Record in the Mixed-Team event. In their bronze medal match they shot just 2 points off of a perfect score.
In the latest proof of Hoyt’s technological dominance with the Formula Series, Team Hoyt Formula RX shooters have taken both the men’s and women’s Gold Medals. Team Hoyt’s Brady Ellison (USA) and Sabrina Struyf (BEL) stood at the top of winner’s podium with their Formula RX recurve bows, handily taking the individual Gold Medals in their divisions with stunning displays of accuracy. Team Hoyt also took the bronze medals with Simon Terry (GBR) and Berengere Schuh(FRA) winning in their matches with their Hoyt recurves.
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