Hoyt Pro Staff archer Brady Ellison (USA) took top honors in the first-ever World Archery Challenge in Las Vegas this weekend.
Brady defeated some of the world’s top-ranked competitors qualified from a field of shooters who competed in both the Nimes European Indoor and the World Archery Festival Vegas Shoot. Using his Hoyt Formula RX/F3, Brady dominated the finals matches on his way to the Gold Medal.
USA shooter Brandi Mantha, shooting her Hoyt recurve, took the women's recurve gold in a close match with fellow Hoyt shooter Valentine Di Giuli of Switzerland.
FITA Secretary-general Tom Dielen (SUI) pronounced the first World Archery Challenge a tremendous success, and predicted the spectacle will lead to even more international participation in the Vegas events in years to come.
Meanwhile in the Vegas Shoot, Hoyt shooter and USAA Resident Athlete Jake Kaminski (USA) used his Formula RX/F3 to edge out Hoyt’s Crispin Duenas (CAN) taking the victory in the men’s recurve championship category. Hoyt shooters Heather Koehl (USA) and Kristin Braun (USA) took two of the top three spots in the women's recurve championship category.
8 of the top 10 finishers in the Men’s recurve category in the Vegas shoot used Hoyt recurves.