Team Hoyt came out “bows-a-blazing” this past weekend in Nimes, France, host of the 2nd largest World Indoor Cup tournament in the world.
Super Stars, Jesse Broadwater (USA) and Toja Cerne (SLO), set the tone and came out swinging, qualifying first in both Men and Women’s compound, boasting scores of 599 and 589.
As the tournament continued and eliminations began, an ocean of red Hoyt Jerseys stood tall and when the dust finally settled, 12 of the 16 final archers remaining all yielded a Hoyt in their hand.
As the final day unfolded, Hoyt’s first medal went to Jesse Broadwater as he faced fellow teammate Sergio Pagni (ITA). Despite a close match, Jesse walked away victor.
Teammates Jesse Broadwater and Sergio Pagni during the Bronze Medal match.
To finish up men’s compound, Mike “Mr. Perfect” Schloesser (NED) battled hard and came away with a very respectable Silver Medal finish, providing Hoyt with 2/3 of the total medals in the Men’s Compound class.
Hoyt’s Mike Schloesser at full draw.
Women’s Compound was a guaranteed podium sweep as the final four archers all relied on Hoyt equipment up to that point in the tournament.
Linda Ochoa-Anderson in the last moments of her final match-winning arrow.
Toja Cerne with a “picture perfect” shot execution.
After it was all said and done, and after some of the best matches of the tournament, Linda Ochoa-Anderson (MEX) walked away victor of the Gold Medal match, with fellow Teammates Irene Franchini (ITA) and Toja Cerne (SLO) with their silver and bronze medals.
Team Hoyt’s (from L to R) Irene Franchini, Linda Ochoa-Anderson and Toja Cerne.
Despite a dominating performance by Team Hoyt shooters in the compound medal matches, the success didn’t stop there.
Hoyt’s Brady Ellison (USA) and Rick Van der Over (NED) went head-to-head in the bronze match. Brady walked away victor of this very close match.
Shortly after, Luca Melotto (ITA) and Alexander Kozhin (RUS) battled for the Gold Medal and with only 1 missed X the entire match, an absolute thrill to witness, Luca Melotto came away with the win, locking up yet another Podium Sweep!
Alexander Kozhin (left) and Luca Melotto (right) during their Gold Medal match.
Team Hoyt standing proud atop the podium.
And last but certainly not least, to solidify a total of 9 of 12 available medals, Guendalina Sartori (ITA) conquered tournament favorite Sehui Park (KOR) in the gold medal match.
Guendalina with a well executed shot.
To say Nimes was a success would be an understatement. A huge congratulations to all medalist and archers for their outstanding performances and a thank you to all those that trust our equipment. See you all in Vegas!