Anyone who knows archery, knows of the difficulty associated with competing on a field course. Learning to judge the target's distance is one thing but bearing down to make a precise shot on a small yellow dot to score is a whole new challenge.
The 2015 U.S. National Field Championships were held in Yankton, South Dakota. Exceptional weather greeted the archers and from day 1 Team Hoyt shooters lead the way and pushed to finish strong.
After a competitive first day of shooting known yardage, day two began and a day of unknown yardage began. A close competition between Hoyt’s Steve Anderson and Jesse Broadwater came down to the wire and in the end Steve Anderson came away with the win.
Team Hoyt’s Jamie Van Natta also had a dominating performance and put yet another 1st place finish under her belt for the 2015 season.
On the recurve side, Heather Koehl brought home the gold, yielding her Prodigy and Formula Quattro limbs. In a recent interview with USA Archery, Koehl stated: “Field archery is my favorite out of any archery discipline. Each course is never the same and you have to calculate and range what each target is at. To me, that is more fun than any one single distance.”
Jake Kaminski and Matthew Requa clearly agreed with Koehl as they enjoyed bringing home 2nd and 3rd place in the Men’s Recurve division.
Congratulations to all archers who competed in this event and a special thanks to all those that made it possible.
(Hoyt would like to thank Jesse Broadwater for providing the images used in this post and congratulation him on a solid finish!)