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Anderson, Ellison and Koehl Finish Top in Field

Jul 09, 2018 |  #hoyt #target archery #recurve #compound

DARRINGTON, Washington - The 2018 National Field Championships and U.S. World Field Team Trials were held in Darrington, Washington with archer’s testing their skills on one of the most beautiful archery ranges in the country. 

Field archery is much different than most other target competitions because of the varied terrain and distances shot in a field round. And to make it more challenging, one of the two days of competition is unmarked distances. At the end of day two, the top 8 shooters of each class continue on for a third day of shooting, competing for a spot to represent the USA at the World Field Championships this September in Cortina, Italy. When it was all said and done, Team Hoyt shooters, and reigning world field champions Steve Anderson  and Bray Ellison led the way, earning the number one spot on the men’s compound and recurve U.S. World Field Team respectively. Heather Koehl won the recurve women’s division, with fellow Hoyt shooters Crystal Gauvin and Deanna Puls joining her on the podium and on the U.S. World Field Team.

Reigning Compound World Field Champion, Steve Anderson takes aim with his Hoyt Prevail while successfully defending his number one spot on the U.S. World Field Team.


Reigning Recurve World Field Champion solidifies his spot on the 2018 US World Field Team, shooting his Hoyt Formula Faktor and X Tour limbs.


Hoyt shooter, Heather Koehl, comes to full draw at the U.S. Field Trials where she finished in first place, earning a spot on the U.S. Women’s Recurve Field Team and will be traveling to Italy in September to represent the U.S.