They say "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas"...but not when it's the world’s biggest indoor archery event. Once again this year, more than 1600 shooters from across the globe stepped onto the line, and once again it was Team Hoyt taking the glory.
Capping an incredibly successful indoor season, reigning outdoor World Champion Reo Wilde (USA) shot 10 after 10 to take what might arguably be the highest pressure victory in compound archery- the legendary Vegas shoot off. With perfect 10 after 10 from his Carbon Blade-equipped Hoyt Vantage Elite, and more than $45,000 in tournament winnings and sponsor contingency at stake, Reo stayed where he was all weekend- on top of the world, defeating the other 13 shooters in the shoot-off, nine of whom shoot Hoyt.
In addition to Reo’s stunning victory, Glen Brazell took 3rd, and Keith Trail was 4th. Also using Hoyt bows in the shoot-off were Nicholas Annen, Dave Cousins, Russell Payne, George Ryals IV, Jacob Phelps and Tim Gillingham, all of the USA.
Reo's Vegas Shoot achievement capped Saturday night's Archery World Challenge shoot off, in which Reo shot against the other world's top shooters, who took part in the first leg of the world challenge in Nimes, France last month. It was another decisive victory for Reo, who dominated throughout the matches.
"The way my Hoyt held and aimed under the shoot-off pressure was just incredible. I've been working hard full time on my shooting for the past few months and I can't tell you how good it is to have a completely reliable tack-driver like my Vantage Elite. It's a great feeling!" said the reigning FITA World Champion, jubilant after his second-ever Vegas Shoot win.
In the women's premiere class, Hoyt shooter Erika Anschutz (USA) proved her mettle in a tough field, prevailing in her own shoot off for the top Vegas women's performance over fellow Team Hoyt shooter Jamie Van Natta (USA), who took second. Hoyt’s Tiffany Reeves (USA) took 4th.
The men's recurve gold went to Team Hoyt's Crispin Duenas (CAN), with Magnus Petersson (SWE) taking bronze, and Team Hoyt's Carina Christiansen (DEN) and Khatuna LORIG (USA) taking recurve women's silver and bronze respectively.
Hoyt's Jeff Fabry (USA) repeated as men's Freestyle Limited champion, while Rick Stark (USA) won men’s barebow. In Freestyle Unlimited Championship Senior, Hoyt shooter Steve Boylan (USA) took 1st place, while Tony Harbaugh and the legendary Dee Wilde (USA), father of champion Reo, took 3th and 4th respectively.
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