The archery world descended on Redding, California May 1-3
for the annual Western Classic Marked 3D Trail Shoot. True to form, Team
Hoyt archers dominated the tournament and made history along the way.
Hoyt President Randy Walk awards Jesse Broadwater his winnings after his unprecedented 3rd-consecutive Redding win.
Broadwater, who holds the Western Classic course record of 1539 out of 1540,
won the tournament for an unprecedented 3rd year in a row. He shot
the second highest score (next to his own highest score) ever shot on the course
with a 1536/1540. This crushing score propelled him to the top of the podium
among the most competitive archers from around the world. Hoyt teammate, Tate
Morgan, ended up in 2nd place for a 1, 2 podium finish for Team
Tate Moragan secured silver at Redding after a shoot-off at the 88-yard infamous elk herd.
Jesse and Tate take their rightful places on the traditional “Hoyt podium” after taking 1st and 2nd at Redding.
The Western Classic Trail Shoot is the ultimate archery
challenge for pros and amateurs alike. Archers shoot 2 arrows at 70 targets
over the course of 3 days. The grueling course in Redding, California features
severe uphill, downhill, long range and close range shots ranging from 101
yards to 4 yards, all while facing the elements of Mother Nature.
Hoyt Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Mike Luper, lines up for a long shot.
Every year, 20 to 30 Hoyt Factory Employees make their way to
this epic archery tournament to shoot the tournament and interface with close
to 2,000 of the most passionate and dedicated archers and bowhunters from
around the world. 2015 was no different as the Hoyt Factory Staff enjoyed time
in the woods shooting the bows we build and talking archery and bowhunting with
Hoyt president Randy Walk and Vice President Mike Luper pose for a quick picture with young shooters.
A young shooter holds steady for the 101-yard Bigfoot shot. He was reported to have rubbed an awesome day on the range in the faces of his classmates back at school.
Shooters gather around the vendors after a long day to check out the latest and greatest archery gear and compare scores.
Hoyt President Randy Walk enjoying the warm weather and good company while waiting for his turn at the stake.
With the Redding Western Classic Trail Shoot in the books,
May 6-8, 2016 can’t come fast enough! Congrats to all of Team Hoyt on record
setting performances and lasting memories made along the trail at Redding 2015.
Until next time, good shooting and happy trails!