by Team Hoyt
The 60th South African National Target Championships where held recently at the High Performance Centre in Pretoria. Conditions where cold and wet and the event had to be completed under flood lights, but Team Hoyt outlasted the field and the tough conditions and emerged victorious!
Newcomer Kobus Barnard and his Maxxis 35 took the top spot with a spot 1388, Koos De Wet and his Vantage Elite finished third with a 1382, and Hoyt International Staff Shooter Wesley Gates and his Contender Elite finished fourth with a 1380.
In the world ranking event, Team Hoyt claimed a podium-topping sweep, with Gates winning gold and setting three new South African elimination round records in the process. De Wet won silver and Barnard took home the bronze.
Team Hoyt dominated the team competition as well, as Riaan Crothwer, De Wet and Barnard enjoyed victory in the gold medal match. Gates, Folkers Herholdt and Mike Fourie took home the bronze and the honors of a new South African Team Elimination record.
Hoyt would like to congratulate all of its shooters on an outstanding performance at the Republic of South Africa National Championships!