EJN Eliminations Feature Fast Paced and Exciting Competition
HAMILTON, Ohio – Junior
Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) archers shooting for the title of Grand
National Champion had to deliver top performances in qualification and
elimination rounds, as well as participating in a team round event. On Sunday,
they showed the crowd that age and size aren’t necessarily a factor in archery
potential, shooting their way through eliminations like the young professionals
For recurve junior men,
Eliot Simon climbed his way up to finish first with the gold medal. The silver
medal went to Zachary Garrett after a tight contest with Simon, while Greg
Twombly edged out Byron Crites for the bronze.
Lauren Clamon dominated the recurve junior women’s bracket, finally
defeating Madison Eich for the gold. Lauren Meyer had a day of strong shooting
to finish with the bronze medal over Ali Hill.
Steven Manfull took top
honors for compound junior men with an X in a one-arrow shoot off against Alex
Wifler while Charlie Weinstein won out over Dustin Clark for bronze. Allison
Williams worked her way through the compound junior women’s bracket to finish
with the silver medal, conceding defeat only to KayLeigh Rogers who earned
gold. Gabrielle Cyr just clinched bronze over Hunter Jackson.
The recurve cadet men kept
their massive field interesting to the end with one-arrow shoot offs in both
medal matches. Andrew Mateo shot an X to claim gold over Cameron Pyles and
Christopher Plumeau earned bronze over Kent Nitta. Pyles knocked out No. 3 seed
Geun Kim in the 1/8th round and continued to shoot well through the
rest of his matches. Paige Hill climbed from the 10th seed to finish
with gold over No. 20 seed Rachael Kim. Miriam Trafford also had a steady climb
and shot her way to the bronze medal over Kelsey Drake after upsetting Anna
Miscione in the quarterfinals.
David Houser took compound
junior men’s gold over Kolby Hanley while Jonathan Clark won the bronze match
against Tyler Green, who worked his way through the bracket after No. 1 seed
Christopher Bee was upset by Slade Sanderson in the 1/8th round. Danielle
Reynolds closed out the compound junior women’s division with gold over Molly
Veith. Allie Blazek edged out Meagan Petitt for the bronze.
Hardy Trafford held strong
over the recurve cub men to win gold over John Klus who upset No. 2 seed Austin
Cha in the quarters. Gus Braendle outshot Trevor Christensen for the bronze.
Meaghan Collins shut out Mikayla Venoms in the final recurve cub women’s match
for gold while Amy Jung snatched bronze from Madeleine Ducote in a one-arrow
shoot off with a perfect X.
Logan Bunker earned gold
in a match against Ted Strychalski, who took silver for compound cub men. Evan
Clark clinched bronze over Andrew Mouchabeck. Hala Skelton took command of the
compound cub women’s bracket early and kept her eye on gold. Gabrielle Keiser
took silver after eliminating No. 2 seed Victoria Kamilar in the quarterfinals.
Amanda Peterson won bronze over Alison Stockman.
Tyler King was king of the
hill for recurve bowmen men shooting solidly to earn his gold medal. Devin
Oblander won silver and Darek Wiss took bronze over Josh Lynch. Alexa Claps
also maintained a spot atop the recurve bowmen women’s bracket shooting
straight for gold all day. Charlotte Best defeated bronze medalist Rishika
Kumar in a one-arrow shoot off in the semifinals and earned silver. Lily
Schweitzer shot well to move from 12th seed to runner-up.
Samuel White won compound
bowmen men’s gold over Spencer Yee in a close final match. Jacob Estrada was
victorious over Seth Trahan for bronze honors. Sachiko Keane had a clear lead
on the compound bowmen women’s division and shot stellar scores to earn her
spot on the top of the podium. Trinity Todd won silver and Hannah Bartos earned
bronze over Sarah Spangler.
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