Las Vegas, Nevada (February 10, 2014) – The 2014 NFAA “Vegas Shoot” and World Archery Festival was held in Las Vegas, Nevada February 7th through the 9th. The world renowned tournament, known as the largest and most prestigious indoor archery tournament in the entire world, pits the most accurate archers from around the globe in an intense 3-day competition with absolutely no room for error.
After the grueling 3-day tournament, the record breaking field of 2,400 archers was narrowed down to the very best of the best and it was Team Hoyt lighting up the night in unprecedented fashion. Team Hoyt archers, Mike Schloesser (NED), Sebastien Peineau (FRA) and Rob Morgan (USA) put on an unbelievable display of accuracy in front of the monster crowd as they outlasted the field of fourteen archers who had made it to the sudden death shoot-off in the Men’s Freestyle Unlimited division. In the end, Schloesser took the gold and the coveted $25,000 first place prize, also making him the first European archer to ever win the Vegas title. Peineau finished with Silver and Morgan with the Bronze for an all Team Hoyt sweep for the second year in a row. All three archers were shooting the Pro Comp Elite with Spiral-X cams.
Fellow Team Hoyt archers Kris Schaff, Matt Sullivan, Reo Wilde, Logan Wilde and Sergio Pagni all made it in the pressure packed shoot-off after having shot perfect 3-day scores of 900. Marc Gruber finished with an 899 and was the Lucky-Dog shoot off winner that made it into the finals.
Not only did Hoyt have the most perfect 900 scores, Hoyt shooters layed claim to the highest score shot each day of competition. Truball-Axcel offered a bounty on the high score of the day and each day was won by a Hoyt shooter. Day one's top scorer was Kris Schaff with a 300 with 29X, day two was Jesse Broadwater with a 300 30X and day three was Paul Tedford with a 300 30X.
Team Hoyt Archer, Tony Harbaugh had a dominating display of accuracy in the Freestyle Unlimited-Championship Senior division, marking his second Vegas victory in his senior pro career. Former World Cup Champion, Rodger Willett had a solid showing taking third in the Championship Senior division. Harbaugh and Willett Both shoot the Pro Comp Elite.
Two time Olympian and London Silver Team Medalist, Brady Ellison, added to his impressive resume by winning the Men’s Recurve Championship division for the second year in a row with Rick van der Ven (NED) taking the Bronze. Both shooters shot Hoyt’s new ION-X with Quattro limbs.
Olympic Silver Medalist, Aida Roman (MEX) had a great tournament and finished in second. Team Hoyt shooter Rick Stark brought home another Vegas Championship in the Barebow Championship division.
As Team Hoyt shooters once again ignited the “Vegas Shoot”, sweeping podium after podium, there was no question that Hoyt bows continue their dominance as the absolute most accurate bows in the world.
To learn more about Hoyt bows, made in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA and Hoyt’s world-renowned technology, visit a Hoyt dealer near you.
For complete tournament results visit: http://www.ianseo.net/TourData/2014/569/IC.php
For more photos of the Las Vegas World Archery Festival visit: http://worldarchery.smugmug.com/IWC/2013-2014-LAS-VEGAS/SHOOT-OFF-SUNDAY