World Cup: Conquered
Last weekend, 32 of the worlds best archers gathered in Odense, Denmark to battle for a World Cup crown. Participation in the World Cup Finals is a feat of its own, as archers are selected by combined performance over the years 3 stages, resulting in 8 qualifiers for each division. Competition was fierce, but when the dust settled, Hoyt shooters had done exactly what they are best known for: topping podiums.
Brady Ellison celebrating a double 4-peat at the 2016 World Cup
The World Cup has been good to Brady Ellison, and this year was no different. Brady won his 4th World Cup Title this weekend, in addition to securing his 4th Longines Prize for Performance Award in a row. Fellow Hoyt shooter, Sjef Van Den Berg, gave Brady a true run for his money, however. Sjef knocked out both a previous World Cup Champion and an Olympic Champion on his way to the gold medal match, which he pushed, in dramatic fashion, all the way to a single arrow shoot-off.
Sjef Van Den Berg took home silver after a single arrow shoot-off with fellow Hoyt shooter Brady Ellison
Mike Schloesser shooting to bring home gold in Odense
Mike “Mister Perfect” Schloesser lived up to his name by shooting an incredible nine 10′s in a row in the final match to secure gold against Hoyt teammate Seppie Cilliers. Seppie walked away with his, and South Africa’s, first ever medal at the World Cup Finals.
Seppie Cilliers wins silver in Men’s Compound.
Marcella Tonioli brings home her first World Cup individual gold.
Marcella Tonioli is no stranger to the World Cup Finals, and has brought home more than a dozen medals over the years, including gold in mixed team events. This year marked her first gold in the Compound Women’s event, however, adding to a previous silver and bronze, after beating out the top seeded archer for gold. Fellow Hoyt shooter Crystal Gauvin also battled her way to the podium, winning bronze.
Crystal Gauvin won a tense medal match to bring home bronze.
Congratulations to these shooters, and all the other qualifying Hoyt shooters for their achievements at this year’s World Cup Final. Get Serious. Get Hoyt.