EDINBURGH, GBR – The much-anticipated FITA World Cup Final just concluded, and true to form, Team Hoyt took charge – and the podium – amidst grueling competition and a field consisting of the world’s most elite archers.
Brady Ellison and his Hoyt Formula continued their podium-topping tenure, winning gold in the Men’s Recurve Division as well as the Mixed Team event. Ellison and his Formula have treated World Cup fans to incredible displays of accuracy throughout the World Cup stages. Winning gold in the World Cup Finals offers even more proof of Formula’s tournament-tested domination.
Ellison shot the most 10s during all individual qualification rounds and World Cup matches – an impressive feat that earned him the coveted Longines Prize for Precision. The prestigious award is given to the archer with the highest cumulative ten count in the World Cup stages. From Porec to Antalya to Ogden, and from Shanghai to Edinburgh, Ellison’s World Cup accuracy has been nothing short of amazing. Hoyt would like to congratulate Brady on winning this coveted award.
In Men’s Compound competition, Team Hoyt’s Sergio Pagni (ITA) and his Vantage Elite anchored their second consecutive World Cup Final gold medal, marking the first time in history that an archer has taken the top spot in consecutive years. Past World Cup champion Jorge Jimenez (ESA) finished fifth for Team Hoyt.
Armed with the competition-crushing Contender Elite, Team Hoyt’s ladies dominated the field in the Women’s Compound Division, notching seven of the top eight spots. Ashley Wallace (CAN) and Erika Anschutz (USA) took the silver and bronze, respectively, while Andrea Gales (GBR) and Nicky Hunt (GBR) rounded out the top five. Hunt and her teammates took the top spot in the Mixed Team event. Linda Ochoa (MEX), Jamie Van Natta (USA) and Sandrine Vandionant (FRA) also anchored top-eight finishes for Team Hoyt.
Also of note for Team Hoyt was Victoriya Koval (UKR) winning the silver medal in the Women’s Recurve Division.
Hoyt would like to congratulate Brady, Sergio and all of its shooters on their outstanding performance at the 2010 FITA World Cup Final!
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