March 28, 2008, 1 a.m. (ET)
For Immediate Release March 28, 2008 U.S. Olympic Training Center, Chula Vista to Host USA Archery Olympic Selection Shoot April 2-6 CHULA VISTA, Calif.-The U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista will host the USA Archery Olympic Selection Shoot, April 2-6. This Selection Shoot is the second out of three selection events and is an important step in determining the 2008 U.S. Olympic Archery Team. Eight of the 32 participants in the upcoming Selection Shoot are members of the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center Resident Athlete Program."This is a critical stage of the selection process,"said Tom Parrish, USA Archery High Performance Manager."It will be exciting to see who makes the cut to the top eight."The first Selection Shoot was held in September 2007 in Conyers, Ga., and was used to narrow the field to the top 16 men and the top 16 women. Those 32 athletes will carry forward ranking points into the upcoming Selection Shoot in Chula Vista. This second Selection Shoot at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista will narrow the field to the top-eight men and top-eight women. Those athletes also earn the chance to compete in the final selection, bringing them one step closer to a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team. The third and final Selection Shoot will be held May 1-4 in Phoenix, Ariz. The Phoenix event will be the final stage and the combined ranking points from all three events will determine the final standings for the Olympic Team. The top three men and the top two women from the final standings will be nominated to the USOC as the 2008 Olympic Archery Team. Media interested in obtaining a credential for the Chula Vista Selection Shoot are asked to contact Diana Wright at (619) 482-6119 or diana.wright@usoc.org. On the day of the event, media are asked to enter through the Visitor Center entrance at 2800 Olympic Parkway. To learn more about Archery, please visit the USA Archery website at www.usarchery.org. Athletes Competing in the Chula Vista Selection Shoot include: Men: NAME RESIDENCE Tyler Benner Chula Vista, Calif. Tyler Domenech Chula Vista, Calif. Brady Ellison Chula Vista, Calif. Joe Fanchin Los Angeles, Calif. Ted Holland Westminster, Colo. Staten Holmes San Antonio, Texas Butch Johnson**** Woodstock, Conn. Guy Krueger Blessing, Texas Scott McKechnie Orange, Calif. Jason McKittrick Holton, Ind. Shawn Rice Los Lunas, N.M. Dan Schuller Chula Vista, Calif. Dakota Sinclair Tempe, Calif. .Ezra Wheeler Oakland, Calif. Jacob Wukie Chula Vista, Calif. Vic Wunderle** Mason City, Ill. *Olympian Women: NAME RESIDENCE Kate Anderson Los Angeles, Calif. Dawn Chudy Springfield, Penn Lori Cieslinski Howell, Mich. Joy Fahrenkrog Chula Vista, Calif. Ashley First English, Ind. Kendra Harvey Rio Rancho N.M. Debbie Krienke Weatherford, Texas Khatuna Lorig*** Chula Vista, Calif. Erin Mickelberry Bothell, Wash. Stephanie Miller Naperville, Ill. Jenny Nichols* Cheyenne, Wyo. Mandy Nichols Cheyenne, Wyo. Lindsay Pian Scottsdale, Ariz. Nicole Rasor Marana, Ariz. Karen Scavotto* Chula Vista, Calif. Phyllis Shipman Haleinia, Ha. *Olympian Schedule of Events: 2nd Olympic Selection Shoot-April 1-6, Chula Vista OTC Tue-April 1st: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Official Practice 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Check-in , Equipment Inspection Wed-April 2nd: 8:30 a.m. Practice 9:00 a.m. 70M Ranking Round (72-arrows) Lunch 1:30 p.m. 4 Round Robin Matches Thu- April 3rd: 8:30 a.m. Practice 9:00 a.m. 4 Round Robin Matches Lunch 1:30 p.m. 4 Round Robin Matches Fri- April 4th: 8:30 a.m. Practice 9:00 a.m. 3 Round Robin Matches Presentation of results and point standings (Cut to top 8) Sat-April 5th: 8:30 a.m. Official Practice for Men 9:00 a.m. Single Elimination Match Play (36-arrows maximum) for Men 9:00 a.m. Men's Quarter Final Match #1 9:20 a.m. Men's Quarter Final Match #2 9:40 a.m. Men's Quarter Final Match #3 10:00 a.m. Men's Quarter Final Match #4 10:20 a.m. Men's Semi-Final Match #1 10:40 a.m. Men's Semi-Final Match #2 11:00 a.m. Bronze Medal Match for Men 11:20 a.m. Gold Medal Match for Men Lunch 1:30 p.m. Official Practice for Women 2:00 p.m. Single Elimination Match Play (36-arrows maximum) for Women 2:00 p.m. Women's Quarter Final Match #1 2:20 p.m. Women's Quarter Final Match #2 2:40 p.m. Women's Quarter Final Match #3 3:00 p.m. Women's Quarter Final Match #4 3:20 p.m. Women's Semi-Final Match #1 3:40 p.m. Women's Semi-Final Match #2 4:00 p.m. Bronze Medal Match for Women 4:20 p.m. Gold Medal Match for Women Sun-April 6th: 8:30 a.m. Practice 9:00 a.m. 4 Round Robin Matches Lunch 1:30 p.m. 3 Round Robin Matches ###
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