Mechanicsburg Sportsmen’s Association in Mechanicsburg PA hosted the annual NFAA Field Nationals. The MSA archery range consist of five of the finest field courses in the country. Team Hoyt was there to get in on the five days of field shooting paradise.
Hoyt’s Jesse Broadwater was clutch and nailed down his seventh consecutive Field National title. Broadwater shot an impressive 559/560 Hunter Round, 560/560 Field Round and a 585/588 Animal round. Broadwater is the only archer to ever shoot a perfect 560 on the field round and he’s managed to do it three times in his professional archery career. Tim Gillingham continued his impressive podium streak, placing third. Broadwater and Gillingham both shoot the Vantage Elite Plus with Spiral X cams.
Broadwater's top scores not only landed the championship win, it also solidified his position for the 2012 NFAA Shooter of the Year. The SOY award goes to the archer that accumilates the most points from the NFAA series. (Las Vegas, Lousiville, Redding, Yankton and Mechanicsburg) Tim Gillingham was the runner up for the SOY award.
In the Women’s Compound Championship division, Jamie Van Natta and her Contender Elite XT3000 with Spiral X cams, lead the charge and won the cup marking her seventh consecutive victory. Van Natta also tied her own women's record of the highest Field round shot with an impressive 558/560. At the end of the five day competition Hoyt shooter Brittany Lorenti was in a three way tie for third, after a four arrow shoot-off at 80 yards, Lorenti and her Contender Elite XT2000 with GTX cams clinched the shoot off win.
Also making the podium for Team Hoyt, Joe Kapp was the top Hoyt shooter In the Championship Senior division and Doug Williams shooting his Alpha Elite won the Men’s Freestyle division.
Congratulations to all of Team Hoyt for their stellar performances the tournament organizers for making it all happen.