Undeniably the most
competitive, demanding and pressure-packed archery tournament in the world, the
Vegas Shoot takes no prisoners. The sheer number of contestants and a
relentless tournament structure create a merciless environment that brutally
punishes imperfection. Nowhere in the archery world is precision more prized,
skill more imperative, and luck less influential than at the Vegas Shoot. In
keeping with tradition, a red-shirted shooter prevailed and stood atop the
podium when the dust settled on this year’s tournament.
Perfect” Schloesser won the 2017 Vegas Shoot, joined by David Houser who took Bronze. Both shot 2017 Hoyt Prevails.
Since introducing the Cam & ½ System in
2003, Hoyt bows, operated by masterful Hoyt shooters, have dominated the Men’s
Open Pro Championship, winning 11 times in 15 years. Mike “Mr. Perfect”
Schloesser and his Hoyt Prevail earned that honor for 2017, prevailing over a
record number of competitors to tally up his second personal Vegas Championship
and a back-to-back Vegas Championship for Hoyt. Mike was joined on the podium
by fellow Hoyt shooter David Houser, also shooting the Prevail, who secured
introduction of the Cam & ½ in 2003, Hoyt bows have been an unstoppable
force at Vegas, the most difficult tournament on earth.
The domination continued in the Men’s Recurve Division, where Team Hoyt recurve shooters added another tally to their notable
month-long winning streak with their Faktor bows. The sweep of the Vegas Shoot rounded
out a string of back-to-back-to-back-to-back podium sweeps on the world stage.
In addition to the Vegas Shoot, Hoyt Recurve shooters and their Hoyt Faktors
swept the Vegas Indoor World Cup Finals, Lancaster Archery Classic, and Nimes,
all within a 3-week window. Brady Ellison, Crispin Duenas and Oh Jin-Hyek
secured Gold, Silver and Bronze in the Vegas Shoot, respectively.
Crispin Duenas and Oh Jin-Hyek teamed up to paint the Vegas Shoot Recurve
Podium solid red at Vegas Shoot 2017.
In addition to Mike Schloesser and David
Houser, Steve Anderson, Tate Morgan and Chris Bee all shot Perfect 900′s with
their Hoyt Prevails. These perfects scores secured each of them a spot in the
Vegas Shoot Off. Each also earned the coveted Hoyt Vegas 900 Club custom belt
Team Hoyt was
well represented in the Vegas Shoot Off, with a full 5 pro shooters earning
perfect scores, more than any other bow manufacturer.
Shooting a perfect 900 and winning the coveted
Hoyt Vegas 900 Club buckle is no easy feat for anyone, but doing so in the
Young Adult Division is especially impressive! Carson Sapp was the only young
adult to shoot clean at Vegas, enough to also secure him the Young Adult
Carson Sapp was
the only young adult to shoot a perfect 900, earning him the championship and a
coveted Hoyt Vegas 900 club buckle.
A huge congratulations to these Team Hoyt
archers on their notable achievements, as well as to all members of Team Hoyt
Nation who showed up in full force and rocked the Vegas shoot. We loved seeing
you there, and loved watching the Hoyt wall fill up with your perfect 300s,
proving once again that Hoyt bows truly are the Bows of Champions. Get Serious
shooters plastered the Hoyt wall with perfect 300 after perfect 300.
Thank you, Team Hoyt, for showing up at Vegas in full force!