At the third stop of the USAT tour, hundreds of archers from around the country gathered to sunny Chula Vista, CA at the Olympic Training center for the annual SoCal Showdown. In typical fashion, Team Hoyt shooters were there firing on all cylinders and laying claim to the coveted podium positions.
In the Men’s Compound action, Hoyt’s very own Steve Anderson bettered his third place qualification ranking position by winning his way to the gold medal match and finishing it off with a one point victory over his final opponent. “It feels good to win my first USAT tournament. The wind was a little tricky and caught me off guard on a few shots, but I managed it well enough to get the win. There will always be some shots that I could be better on.” commented Anderson. Anderson shoots the Pro Comp Elite Xl with Spiral-X cams. Hoyt’s tournament circuit legend, Reo Wilde shooting the Pro Comp Elite with Spiral-X cams, rounded out the podium with the bronze medal by beating his opponent with a four point victory. Wilde’s medal clinching score of 146/150 was the highest score shot in all of the windy medal matches.
Women’s Compound competitor and Hoyt Pro Staff member, Erika Jones qualified in the number one position worked her way through the single elimination bracket. After a defeat in the semi-finals, Jones came back strong and won the bronze over fellow Hoyt Pro Staff member, Carli Cochran. Jones and Cochran both shoot the Pro Comp Elite.
The Men’s Recurve division had some familiar faces take center stage. Hoyt shooters Jake Kaminski, Sean McLaughlin and Brady Ellison all met at the top of the leader board in the qualification round and met once again in a different order at the end of the single elimination bracket. With their Hoyt Formula series bows, Ellison clinched the gold, Kaminski took silver and McLaughlin won the bronze, rounding a podium sweep for Team Hoyt.
The Women’s Recurve division also had a Clean Hoyt sweep. Mackenzie Brown added another USAT gold medal to her trophy case. Khatuna Lorig took the bronze and Stephanie Kim won the bronze over fellow Hoyt shooter Ariel Gibilaro. All of the final four recurve women shoot the proven Hoyt Formula system.
Regardless of the competition, Hoyt is there to take the best shooters to the top of the podium. Witness for yourself the tournament winning technology that goes into every Hoyt compound and recurve bow by visiting your local Hoyt retailer.
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