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Outdoor Kicks Off at Versus Mx

Apr 06, 2017 |  #hoyt #target archery #compound #recurve

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Is there any better way to jump start the outdoor target season than the Versus Mx Shoot? Tate “Tater” Morgan submits that there is not. Tate fought through 30 MPH winds in the finals to secure gold.

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Tate “Tater” Morgan took gold at Versus Mx.

The Versus Shoot consists of 72 record arrows shot from 50 meters during qualification, a total of 720 possible total points, followed by Round Robin play and culminating in the finals. 

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Julio Fierro pulls arrows while his score is recorded.

Tate faced off against Team Hoyt’s Julio Fierro, the sole representative of the host country of Mexico to reach the Men’s Compound Finals, in the gold medal match. Both shooters battled the wind and performed strongly, with Tate Morgan ultimately prevailing to secure gold.

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Steve “Big Cat” Anderson had his sights set on continuing his medal streak.

Steve “Big Cat” Anderson joined Hoyt teammates Tate and Julio in the finals, determined to keep his podium streak alive. He did so, securing a bronze medal to accompany his recent USA and NFAA Indoor National golds.

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Tate Morgan, Steve Anderson and Julio Fierro joined forces to sweep the Men’s Compound competition.

Team Hoyt was successful in the Men’s Recurve Division in addition to the sweep of Men’s Compound. Brady Ellison showed up to Versus Mx to do what he always does–torch the competition. After qualifying in 1st place by a full 25 points, a single arrow away from the standing world record, Brady cruised through Round Robin play and into the finals rounds. After winning a tie-breaker in the semis with a closest to center arrow, Brady successfully defended his 2016 Versus Champion Title, winning the Gold Medal Match 6-4.The man is no stranger to back-to-back titles. 

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Brady Ellison defended his 2016 Champion Title for back-to-back gold.

Congratulations to these shooters, and to all Team Hoyt shooters on their strong performances at Versus Mexico. We are proud of each of you and your accomplishments, and cant wait to see what you do next! In the meantime, Get Serious Get Hoyt. 

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