April 08, 2008, 1 a.m. (ET)
For Immediate Release April 8, 2008 USA Archery Olympic Selection Shoot Wraps Up at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center CHULA VISTA, Calif.-Competition at the USA Archery Second Olympic Selection Shoot concluded on Sunday at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista. This Selection Shoot was the second out of three selection events and is a crucial step in determining the 2008 U.S. Olympic Archery Team. The Chula Vista selection shoot narrowed the field to the top-eight men and the top-eight women. Those sixteen athletes will now go on to the final Olympic Selection Shoot, which will be held in Phoenix, Ariz., May 1-3. In Phoenix, the athletes will be dueling for a position on the 2008 Olympic Team. USA Archery will nominate two women and three men to the U.S. Archery Olympic Team. On the Men's side, 19-year old Brady Ellison (OTC Resident) leads the selection series, winning the men's tournament this past weekend. Butch Johnson is in second place and Vic Wunderle is in third. Jacob Wukie (OTC Resident), stands in seventh place overall in the series, after finishing fourth in the tournament. On the Women's side, Jenny Nichols took top honors for tournament and leads the selection series. Khatuna Lorig (OTC Resident) stands in second place after finishing second in this tournament. Karen Scavotto (OTC Resident) is third in the overall standings. The link below provides official results from the USA Archery website. The first results listed are the results from the Chula Vista Second Selection Tournament. The second set of results (Men's Recurve/Women's Recurve) are the combined point totals for the two Olympic Selection tournaments (Conyers, Georgia and Chula Vista). Those points will carry over to the final Olympic selection shoot in Phoenix. http://www.usarchery.org/userfiles/file/08_Olympic_Trials_2_Results_Day5.pdf The top eight athletes (in both men's and women's competition) advance to Phoenix for the third and final Selection Shoot. The eight athletes making the cut in this tournament include, in order: (Olympic Training Center Resident Athletes in BOLD) Men: Brady Ellison Butch Johnson Vic Wunderle Guy Krueger Shawn Rice Jason McKittrick Jacob Wukie Staten Holmes Men Finishing in places 8-16 (not advancing to Phoenix): 9. Tyler Domenech 10. Dan Schuller 10. Dakota Sinclair 12. Scott McKechnie 13. Tyler Benner 14. Ted Holland 15. Joe Fanchin 16. Ezra Wheeler Women: (Olympic Training Center Resident Athletes in BOLD) Jenny Nichols Khatuna Lorig Karen Scavotto Lindsay Pian Stephanie Miller Lori Cieslinski Kendra Harvey Dawn Chuddy Women' Finishing in places 8-16 (not advancing to Phoenix): 9. Mandy Nichols 10. Kate Anderson 11. Ashley First 12. Nicole Rasor 13. Erin Mickelberry 14. Phyllis Shipman 15. Joy Fahrenkrog 16. Debbie Krienke For more information, please contact Diana Wright or visit the USA Archery website at www.usarchery.org. ###
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