REDDING, CA Continuing their competition-crushing performance at last week’s Texas Shootout, Hoyt’s Pro Shooters found themselves in a familiar spot at the recent Western Classic Trail Shoot and NFAA Marked 3-D Championship all alone atop the leader board. With first-place finishes across the board and a record-setting run, Hoyt’s pros proved once again that they wrote the book on marked 3-D shooting.
Hoyt dominated the men’s freestyle division, which saw a mere five points separate the top six shooters. Veteran ASA and IBO 3-D pro Dan McCarthy a Redding rookie posted a record-tying score of 1535 to slide past the competition and grab the gold. On his heels was Hoyt teammate and top-ranked FITA shooter Dave Cousins, who shot a 1534, narrowly missing the opportunity to defend his 2006 victory. Jesse Broadwater claimed the bronze medal with an impressive 1533. Rounding out the top six spots for Hoyt in the men’s freestyle were John Dudley, Ben Hobbs and Hoyt engineer Zak Kurtzhals, with scores of 1531, 1530 and 1530, respectively.
Hoyt’s women shooters also held their ground and fought off the competition. Alicia McHenry’s solid score of 1515 was enough to repeat her 2006 Redding victory, and Erika Anshutz posted a second place score of 1510 another great showing for the NFAA Women Shooter of the Year points leader.
Rounding out the record-setting finishes for Hoyt were Ben Hobbs and Tommy Daley, who shot an unprecedented 1540 in the freestyle team division. Their perfect score over the three-day event was a first in NFAA competition history.
Hoyt would like to congratulate its pros for yet another outstanding showing. Stay tuned next week for another recap of Team Hoyt’s continued success in the field.