World Cup Stage Two- Total Hoyt Domination in Italy
Hoyt compound and recurve shooters stormed to the top of the podium in Italy this past week, in what’s turning into a repeat of the unbelievable performance they enjoyed on the 2006 World Cup circuit.
With all the individual compound medals going to Team Hoyt shooters and overwhelming domination of the team rounds by Hoyt recurve shooters, Team Hoyt already has an unbeatable edge in the race for World Cup ranking points.
Capping off an incredible week that started with a new World Record of 1404 by Hoyt’s Amandine Boulliot (FRA) in women’s compound, Hoyt shooters took 85% of the total medal count including all the compound individual medals and the recurve men’s team gold awards.
Charging to a first place victory with an incredible 119 point (of a possible 120) final round, Team Hoyt’s Braden Gellenthein (USA) beat the winner of the previous World Cup event, Hoyt’s Jorge Jiminez (ESA), who had an outstanding score of 117. Hoyt’s Roberval Dos Santos (BRA) beat fellow Team Hoyt shooter Patrizio Hofer (SUI) for the bronze.
Not to be outdone, Hoyt’s Petra Ericsson (SWE) defeated fellow Team Hoyt shooter Jamie Van Natta (USA) for the women’s individual compound gold medal, and Hoyt’s Gladys Willems (BEL) took Bronze, while the all-Hoyt French team of Valerie Fabre, Amandine Boulliot, and Joanna Chesse took the team gold over the all-Hoyt Russian Federation team of Sofia Goncharova, Oktyabrina Bolotova, and Anna Kazantseva.
On the recurve side, the British men’s team of Larry Godfrey, Al Wills, and Simon Terry used their Hoyt Helix/G3 recurves to crush the opposition and take first place in the finals.
Individually, Team Hoyt’s Thomas Aubert (FRA) battled the elements with his Helix/G3 to take the bronze medal, while in the women’s team round, the all-Hoyt Nexus/G3 team of Poland, Malgorzata Cwienczek, Justinya Mospinek, and Wioleta Myszor, took out the Korean team on their way to the silver team medal. Individually, Hoyt shooter Hanna Marusava took the bronze with her Nexus/G3.
The next World Cup stage takes place in Turkey in June, leading up to the finals in Dover, UK, and the grand final in Dubai, UAE.
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Top L- GBR Recurve Team after winning Gold
Top R- French Compound team in action heading for Gold
Mid L- USA Compound Team after winning Gold
Mid R- Thomas Aubert, FRA, after taking his medal
Bot L- Jamie & Petra congratulate each other after their Gold Medal match
Bor R- Amandine and her World Record final end