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ANOTHER WR AND HOYT PODIUM SWEEP IN NIMES, FRANCE

Jan 23, 2017 |  #hoyt #target archery #compound #recurve

ANOTHER WORLD RECORD AND MORE DOMINATING PERFORMANCES BY TEAM HOYT AT INDOOR WORLD CUP STAGE 3 IN NIMES, FRANCE.

All eyes were on Team Hoyt archers during the 2017 Indoor World Cup Stage 3 in Nimes, France. Brady Ellison (USA) ignited the Nimes crowd and the entire archery world during qualifications with his new Indoor World Record of 599/600 shot with his all-new Hoyt Formula Faktor and Carbon X-Tour limbs. Ellison had just broken the previous 15-year world record of 597 earlier this season with a score of 598 in the tournament debut of the new Faktor/X-tour combination. As Ellison shot his way closer and closer to the World Record, the crowd behind him grew larger and larger as everyone in the venue flocked for the opportunity to witness history being made. As his final shot hit the 10, the crowd erupted with excitement and awe in response to Ellison’s remarkable achievement. After the world record Ellison commented, “I’ve never felt so confident in a bow as I do with my new Formula Faktor and Carbon X-Tour. It feels so awesome to have a bow in my hand that I know is fully capable to shoot the highest scores on the planet. I am very excited about breaking two world records since having this bow and look forward to a great rest of the season.”

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Ellison sets a new World Record of 599 just months after shattering the 15-year 597 record with a 598. Both WRs shot with the Hoyt Faktor/X-tour combo.

Team Hoyt recurve archers dominated the challenging bracket matches. Reigning Olympic Silver Medalist and hometown hero, JC Valladont (FRA), shot his way to the gold medal match against Hoyt teammate and Olympic Gold Medalist Oh Jin Hyek (KOR). Valladont and Oh matched 10 for 10 through set play until Valladont capitalized on a 9 from Oh. With the hometown crowd cheering him on, Valladont closed out the match, taking gold while Oh took home the silver. In the Bronze medal match, Brady Ellison of the USA hammered 10 after 10 after 10 cruising to a dominating victory for bronze and completing a Team Hoyt and all-new Formula Faktor podium sweep.

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Hometown hero, JC Valladont, pleased the crowd with smooth shooting to take home gold. 

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Oh Jin-Hyek performed superbly, securing silver in a very challenging finals match.

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Brady Ellison secured bronze, rounding out the Team Hoyt and Formula Faktor podium sweep.

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Team Hoyt shooters Oh Jin-Hyek (KOR), JC Valladont (FRA) and Brady Ellison (USA) swept the men’s recurve podium, taking silver, gold and bronze, respectively.

In the men’s compound division all eyes were on Team Hoyt archers and their all-new Prevail Series bows. 7 of the top 10 qualifiers all shot the new Prevail including #1 qualifier Mike Schloesser (NED). Fellow Hoyt teammates, Steve Anderson (USA), Pim Van De Ven (NED), David Houser (USA), Sergio Pagni (ITA), Jean Philippe Boulch (FRA) and Mauro Bovini (ITA) all finished in the top 10 with their new Prevail bows. When asked about his #1 qualifying score Schloesser said, “In just a short time of having my new Prevail, I have so much confidence in this bow. This is the best engineered, most accurate target bow the Hoyt engineers have ever developed.” After battling through tough match play, Team Hoyt’s Dejan Sitar (SLO) shot his way to the gold medal match, ultimately securing silver. Jean Philippe Boulch (FRA) battled to the bronze medal match, where he won in dramatic fashion with the home crowd cheering him on. Dejan and Jean Philippe’s success in securing two of the three podium spots for Team Hoyt in men’s compound meant that Team Hoyt archers secured 5 of the 6 podium spots available in the men’s compound and recurve divisions.

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Mike Schloesser (NED) and his new Hoyt Prevail secured the #1 qualifying spot in the men’s compound division.

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Dejan Sitar secured silver in men’s compound. He and his Hoyt teammates secured a total of 5 of 6 medals in the men’s recurve and compound divisions.

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Jean Philippe Boulch pleased his home crowd with a dramatic win in the bronze medal match.

A secondary tournament was also held during the tournament, pitting 16 of the world’s best archers against each other in a winner-take-all format. Team Hoyt’s David Houser (USA) shot the only perfect score of 120 of the match with his Hoyt Prevail, crowning him champion of the event.

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David Houser shot a perfect score of 120 to win the secondary tournament at Nimes.

In the world’s toughest proving grounds, archers shooting Hoyt bows continue to perform in a class of their own, proving that Hoyt bows are the Bows of Champions! To get your hands on the all-new Hoyt Prevail Series compound bows, Formula Faktor recurve riser series and the Carbon X-Tour recurve limbs, see your local Hoyt dealer. Get Serious. Get Hoyt.