The final national archery tournament of the year was held this past weekend in Seven Springs, PA. The IBO World Championships were the last time for archers to compete against each other this season. World Champions were crowned and IBO Shooter of the Year awards were handed out.
In the premiere men’s pro division, Tim Gillingham was the man of the weekend. Every arrow that Gillingham fired out of his Hoyt was a ten or eleven. “It felt great to shoot 50 targets in a row and not shoot any eights or fives. Only with my Hoyt bows have I been able to get the level of accuracy I need and still shoot 342 fps.” commented Gillingham
The women’s open pro division had a regular visitor to the podium, Hoyt’s Cara Fernandez finished in second and her overall solid shooting this season earned her the coveted IBO Shooter of the Year award.
In the Semi Pro class Tony Tazza had a commanding lead after day one and never looked back. Tazza has had a phenomenal year and finished the weekend with both an IBO World Championship as well as IBO Shooter of the Year honors. Hoyt shooter and 3-D veteran, Dale Jones finished with a solid second place.
That completes the 2013 national tournament schedule. What a year it has been. Archers will be looking forward to spending time in the woods over the next several months as hunting season begins.
Regardless of the tournament venue, Team Hoyt shooters continue to dominate archery tournaments worldwide solidifying Hoyt’s reputation as the absolute most accurate bows in the world.
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