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Biggest World Cup Ever- Dominated by Team Hoyt

Team Hoyt

6/25/2012

Hoyt shooters undaunted in strong winds and inferno-like heat

Ogden, USA

Competitors from 60 countries came to Hoyt’s backyard of Ogden, Utah, for what turned out to be the largest-ever World Cup in the six-year history of the World Cup circuit.  With 400 shooters from 60 nations, and the last chance to secure a qualifying slot for the 2012 London Olympic Games, recurve shooters braved a week of soaring heat, strong winds and heightened nerves on the final road to London, while compound shooters fixed their sights firmly on the World Cup Finals in Tokyo, Japan, later this season.

Hoyt’s Reo WILDE (USA) had an unprecedented performance, making archery history by winning all three stages of the world cup this season as well as continuing an unbroken win streak going back to the last World Cup leg event in Shanghai last year.  Now ranked #1 in the world, Reo took on Hoyt teammate Peter ELZINGA (NED) in the Gold Medal Final and in a close match, shot a 10 to win over Peter in the windy and hot finals stadium.  Meanwhile Hoyt star Pierre-Julien DELOCHE (FRA) crushed his opponent in the bronze medal final, making it a total Hoyt podium sweep in the premiere Men’s compound class.  Hoyt’s Jamie VAN NATTA took silver in women’s compound, with a great performance in tough, windy conditions.

In recurve action, the all-Hoyt Formula HPX American Olympic team of Jacob WUKIE, Jake KAMINSKI and Brady ELLISON charged to the forefront of the standings, and in the gold medal finals they defeated India in a hotly contested match in strong winds and in front of a roaring home crowd.  In the bronze team final Hoyt’s Simon TERRY led his GBR teammates to a win with his Formula HPX.

For the World Cup finals, an incredible 7 out of 8 men’s finalists that will shoot in Tokyo are Hoyt compound shooters, while 5 of the top 8 women’s qualifiers shoot Hoyt, including qualification leader and two-time World Champion Albina LOGINOVA (RUS).   Half of the men’s recurve qualifiers shoot Hoyt's revolutionary Formula system, with Brady Ellison (USA) leading the American charge to the podium for the Tokyo finals.

Besides their great performances with their Hoyt bows during the event, hundreds of shooters and coaches made the short trip to Salt Lake City to visit the Hoyt factory, the world’s most advanced archery manufacturing facility.  You can catch photos of the tour at Hoyt’s Facebook page, at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hoyt-Archery-Maker-of-the-Worlds-Best-Bows/179021367734

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