Team Hoyt started off the official World
Archery outdoor season in dominating fashion at the World Cup Stage 1 in
Shanghai, securing 8 of 12 individual medals and the
majority of team medals.
Not only did Team Hoyt crush the competition
in match play, Team Hoyt’s Mike “Mr. Perfect” Schloesser (NED) cruised to a new
World Record during qualification round with a 717/720. He continued his
incredible shooting by posting perfect score after perfect score during
eliminations on his way to the gold medal match, where he met fellow Team Hoyt
shooter, Demir Elmaagacli (TUR). The match went back and forth with Schloesser
outlasting Elmaagacli for the gold. After a two year break, Team Hoyt’s Mike
Brosnan (AUS) stormed his way back onto the podium, bringing home the bronze
medal for a Team Hoyt gold, silver and bronze podium sweep against the
world’s toughest compound men competitors.
Shown left to right:
Demir Elmaagacli (TUR), Mike Schloesser (NED), Mike Brosnan (AUS)
In the compound women’s division, last year’s
World Cup final winner, Sara Lopez (COL), was up for her third consecutive gold
medal final. She continued her dominance in Shanghai, once again plowing through the competition and taking home the gold. Fellow Team Hoyt archer and Korean
youngster Seol Dayeong captured bronze.
Sara Lopez showing
perfect form and execution under pressure.
World #1, Sebastien Peineau (FRA), and his shooting partner, Amelie Sancenot (FRA), won the gold in the mixed teams while shooting their Hoyt
Podium X’s. Sara Lopez and her teammate took the Silver, while two-time World Champion Albina Loginova and Viktor Kalashnikov took the bronze back to Russia, also with
their Podium X bows.
Peineau and Sancenot
of France winning the Mixed Team Gold.
In the men’s recurve division it was Sjef van
den Berg of the Netherlands and Zach Garrett of the USA putting on an amazing
show for the archery world. Garrett opened the gold medal match strong but it
was van den Berg fighting his way back to win his first World Cup gold medal.
These two up and coming stars will continue to represent the sport of archery
throughout the world. Both shoot the Hoyt Formula Prodigy Series Risers and
Zach Garrett (left)
and Sjef van den Berg (right) after their gold medal match.
For the recurve women, it was Asian recurve
star Tan Ya-Ting (TPE) and her all-Hoyt team mates winning the recurve team
gold in the morning session. Ya-Ting also won the silver medal
in the individual category that afternoon.
Tan Ya-Ting executing
a perfect shot on her way to Team gold and Individual silver.
Hoyt congratulates these amazing archers and
all the other Hoyt archers who shot their way to the podium in World Cup Stage
1 in Shanghai. Hoyt bows are truly the Bows of Champions!