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The NAA has recently (as of 8-2004) created a new website wherein the news bulletins and releases are easily found.  Rather than continue to duplicate them here, I will simply place this link to that location.   Please refer to the NAA website from here on out.

6/18/2011   Policy: USAA Code of Conduct as of 6/18/2011
     
8/13/2004   Correction: Greek security prevents the transport of bows and arrows to TV studio!
8/12/2004   Olympics: Archery Women Ranked for Elimination Round on Sunday
8/12/2004   Olympc Preview
6/9/2004   Archery Olympic Team Trials to be held in Mason, Ohio June 14-19
6/9/2004   2004 US World Field Team Named
5/25/2004   McGlyn, Miller, Cousins, Van Natta Take Tops Spots at Gold Cup
5/18/2004   World University Championship Team, All-American Team Selected
5/5/2004   NAA announces fund raising effort for the Jr. World Team
5/3/2004   Nichols, Men’s Team Takes Gold at Italian Grand Prix
4/27/2004   2004 U.S. PARALYMPICS ARCHERY TEAM NOMINATED
4/19/2004   Texas Shootout Results Announcement
3/23/2004   2004 Indoor Nationals Results
02/03/2004   USADA UNVEILS PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT CAMPAIGN
01/08/2004   USA Archery Announces 2003 Athletes/Team of the Year
01/06/2004   USA Archery Announces 2003 Coaches of the Year
     
10/22/2003   USA Archery Announces Location for 2004 Olympic Trials
7/22/2003   U.S. wins six medals at World Target Championships
7/10/2003   Past, Present and Future Olympians Compete for National Title in Reading, Pennsylvania
6/17/2003   Four Teams Selected Following World/Pan Am Trials
5/21/2003   2003 Collegiate Archery Championships
5/13/2003   Butch Johnson Wins Gold at European Grand Prix in Croatia
5/1/2003   Coaching Staff Selected for Pan Am and Olympic Games
4/29/2003   Resident Athletes Come out Strong at Texas Shootout
4/17/2003   Archery Team Selected at Arizona Cup for Croatia Grand Prix
4/7/2003   National Archery Association Reorganizes
3/4/2003   High Performance Director (HPD) Named
02/14/2003   JR USAT CAMP ANNOUNCED
9/9/2002   World Field Archery Championship Begin
6/27/2002   Men’s team Advances at XV Golden Arrow Grand Prix Tournament in Turkey
6/25/2002   Jay Barrs Claims Ninth Consecutive National Field Archery Title
6/11/2002   Thirty-two archers named to 2002 Junior World Team
5/1/2002   USA Archery President Miller will lead international youth archery committee 
4/19/2002   Reading, Pennsylvania selected to host National Target Championships and U.S. Grand Prix 2003-2005
04/12/2002   Seven countries to compete in the 2002 Arizona Cup Target Championships
04/11/2002   NAA Executive Director, Rick Mack Resigns  
03/12/2002   Doping Linked to Brain Blood Clot in Cyclist
08/24/2001   Junior and Senior USAT Named
06/23/2001   Karen Scavotto Places Fifth at European Grand Prix Archery Tournament in Turkey
06/21/2001   Karen Scavotto Reaches Final Eight at European Grand Prix Archery Tournament in Turkey
06/20/2001   Qualification Round Completed at Third Leg of European Grand Prix in Turkey 
06/05/2001   Sixteen Archers Earn Spots on World Championship Team   
06/04/2001    Field Narrowed at Archery World Target Trials in New York City   
06/03/2001   Vic Wunderle, Logan Wilde Lead After Second Day of Archery World Target Trials in New York City   
06/02/2001   Five World Records Set at Opening Day of Archery World Target Trials in New York City   
05/31/2001    U.S. Men Place Fifth, Women Finish Ninth at Korean International Tournament

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Butch Johnson to Appear on Today Show - correction 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
August 13, 2004

ATHENS, Greece - Four-time Olympian Butch Johnson (Woodstock, Conn.) taped a
segment for the Today Show on NBC today that will air at a later date.  The
segment will not air today, August 13 as previously advertised.  

The Today Show show airs every week day from 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. in the United
States.  Stay tuned to www.usarchery.org for air time and date, which is still
to be determined.    

Johnson will demonstrate his archery skills as well as teach Today Show Weather
Personality Al Roker how to shoot a recurve bow.
   

 

Archery Olympic Preview  

by Mary Beth Vorwerk – USA Archery 

The 2004 U.S. Olympic Men’s Archery team looks to be successful once again as three-time Olympian and top-ranked Butch Johnson (Woodstock, Conn.) and 2000 Olympian and second-ranked Vic Wunderle (Mason City, Ill.) will compete for the men along with newcomer John Magera (Carterville, Ill.) who is coming off a second place finish at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials.    Johnson will compete on his fourth consecutive Olympic Team.  He was also a member of the 1992 Olympic Team in Barcelona, won a team gold at the 1996 Games in Atlanta and won a team bronze at the 2000 Games in Sydney.  Johnson is looking to take home his first Olympic individual medal in Athens.  Wunderle was the 2000 Olympic Individual Silver Medalist and Team Bronze Medalist.   

Prior Olympic Games success for the U.S. Men include medaling at every single Games except for Barcelona in 1992 since archery was re-instated as an Olympic Sport in 1972.  The U.S. Team has captured a total of 13 medals since 1972 and currently holds the 2x27 finals total Olympic record of 502, set by Huish, Johnson and White at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.  Korea will be the top threat in Athens, but the U.S. is a major contender for bringing home medals from their third consecutive Olympic Games. 

On the women’s side, 2003 USA Archery Athlete of the Year and top-ranked Jennifer Nichols (Cheyenne, Wyo.) will compete on her first ever Olympic Team after finishing in first place at the Olympic Trials by almost 300 points.  Twenty-year-old Nichols is a 2003 Pan American Games double gold medalist, was a member of the 2003 World Championship Team and has had a very successful start to 2004 winning the National Indoor Championships and the Arizona Cup International.  Nichols will be joined in Athens by Stephanie White-Arnold (Portland, Ind.), who finished second at the Olympic Trials and two-time Olympian Janet Dykman (El Monte, Calif.), who is making her third consecutive Olympic Games appearance.    

With Korea also being the top threat to the women’s team, the U.S. is looking toward Athens to defeat the Koreans and bring home the first women’s Olympic medal since 1988. 

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Archery Women Ranked for Elimination Round on Sunday	

by Mary Beth Vorwerk – USA Archery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 12, 2004

ATHENS, Greece - Archery competition kicked off today with the ranking round
at the Dekelia Archery Training Complex, with the women’s competition taking
place in the morning. 

Top-ranked Jennifer Nichols (Cheyenne, Wyo.) finished in 19th with a score of
638. Stephanie Arnold (Portland, Ind.) finished in the 36th spot with 623 and
three-time Olympian Janet Dykman (El Monte, Calif.) finished in 44th place with
619.  

“Overall, I felt really good about my performance,” said Arnold.  “My only expectation
coming into the ranking round was to shoot and not worry about the score.  There’s
no elimination today, its just part of the journey.  I had a few not-so-great
arrows, but I was able to recoup and come back strong.”  
	
For the women’s team event on August 20, the women will be ranked ninth after
finishing with a total of 1880 following today’s competition.  

In ranking round competition, the archers shoot 72 arrows total at 70 meters.
 The total scores of the ranking round place the athletes in their brackets
from one to 64 for the start of the round of 32 elimination on Sunday.  

The men’s ranking round competition is from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. this evening. 
Competing for the U.S. team is top-ranked four-time Olympian Butch Johnson (Woodstock,
Conn.), 2000 Olympian Vic Wunderle (Mason City, Ill.) and John Magera (Carterville,
Ill.).

Regular competition for archery begins Sunday, August 15 at Panathinaiko Stadium,
where the first modern Olympic Games took place, and runs through Sunday August
21.  

Top finishers from the women’s ranking round include:
1. Sung Hyun Park, KOR – 682 (new world record)
2. Sung Jin Lee, KOR - 675
3. Mi Jin Yun, KOR - 673
4. Ying He, CHN - 667
5.  Juanjuan Zhang, CHN - 663
6.  Shu Chi Yuan, TPE - 658
7.  Justyna Mospinek, POL - 657
8.  Evangelia Psarra, GRE - 652
9.  Natalia Valeeva, ITA - 650
10.  Hui Ju, Wu, TPE - 649
19. Jennifer Nichols, USA – 638
36. Stephanie Arnold, USA – 623
44. Janet Dykman, USA – 619

For complete results from the ranking round, please visit www.archery.org, or
www.usarchery.org.    

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Archery Olympic Team Trials to be held in Mason, Ohio June 14-19


CONTACT: Mary Beth Vorwerk 719.866.4621 mbvorwerk@usarchery.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 9, 2004

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Over 100 Olympic hopefuls will be competing at the USA Archery Olympic Team Trials June 14-19 at Heritage Park in Mason, Ohio. The top three finishers at the Trials for both men and women will make up the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team.

Official practice will be held Monday, June 14 with competition beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 15. After the first day of competition, the field will be eliminated to 16 men and 16 women, who will go on to compete in Round Robin matches on Wednesday. Following competition on Wednesday, the field will be cut down to eight men and eight women and the remaining archers will move on to Round Robin matches on Friday and Saturday. At the conclusion of the tournament on Saturday, points will be tabulated and the top three of the remaining eight men and women will make up the Olympic Team. One male alternate and one female alternate will also be selected.

The presentation of the Olympic Team will take place on the field following competition on Saturday.

The 2004 U.S. Olympic Men’s Archery team looks to be successful once again as three-time Olympian and top-ranked Butch Johnson (Woodstock, Conn.) and 2000 Olympian and second-ranked Vic Wunderle (Mason City, Ill.) will compete for Olympic berths at the Trials. Johnson is vying for his fourth consecutive Olympic Games appearance. He was a member of the 1992 Olympic Team in Barcelona, he won a team gold at the 1996 Games in Atlanta and won a team bronze at the 2000 Games in Sydney. Johnson is looking to not only make his fourth Olympic Team, but also to win an individual medal. Wunderle was the 2000 Individual Silver Medalist and Team Bronze Medalist. Both Wunderle and Johnson are top contenders for Athens.

Also top prospects for the 2004 Men’s Olympic Team are third ranked and current Chula Vista Olympic Training Center Resident Athlete Chris Shull (Columbus, Ohio), number four ranked and 2000 Olympic Alternate Jason McKittrick (Moores Hill, Ind.), fifth-ranked and 1984 Olympian Glenn Meyers (Grand Rapids, Mich.), Joe McGlyn (Floral Park, N.Y.) and Chula Vista Resident Athlete Guy Krueger (Blessing, Texas). Two-time Olympian (1996 team gold and 2000 team bronze) Rod White (Mt. Pleasant, Iowa), two-time Olympian (1988 individual gold and team silver) Jay Barrs (Salt Lake City, Utah) and 1996 double gold medalist Justin Huish (Simi Valley, Calif.) are also top Athens prospects and will compete for a spot on the 2004 U.S. Olympic Archery Team.

Prior Olympic Games success for the U.S. Men include medaling at every single Games except for Barcelona in 1992 since archery was re-instated as an Olympic Sport in 1972. The U.S. Team has captured a total of 13 medals since 1972 and currently holds the 2x27 finals total Olympic record of 502, set by Huish, Johnson and White at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. Korea will be the top threat in Athens, but the U.S. is a major contender for bringing home medals from their third consecutive Olympic Games.

On the women’s side, 2003 USA Archery Athlete of the Year and top-ranked Jennifer Nichols (Cheyenne, Wyo.) is the top prospect for the U.S. Women’s Olympic Team. Twenty-year-old Nichols is a 2003 Pan American Games double gold medalist, was a member of the 2003 World Championship Team and has had a very successful start to 2004 winning the National Indoor Championships, the Arizona Cup International and the Italian Grand Prix.

Number two ranked and 2000 Olympian Karen Scavotto (Enfield, Conn.) was only 17-years-old when she competed at the Games in Sydney, and at 21 is looking to make her second Olympic Team.

Rounding out the top Athens contenders for the women are third-ranked Kathie Loesch (Sugarland, Texas), fourth-ranked Columbia University student Stephanie Miller (Naperville, Ill.) and fifth ranked two-time Olympian Janet Dykman. Top junior and up-and-coming archer Margot Stuchin (New York, N.Y.) recently moved from New York to Chula Vista with her parents so she can train full-time at the Olympic Training Center as she prepares for the Olympic Trials and the possibility of making the 2004 Olympic Team at the age of 15. With Korea also being the top threat to the women’s team, the U.S. is looking toward Athens to defeat the Koreans and bring home the first women’s Olympic medal since 1988.

For more information on the Olympic Trials and for complete results throughout the course of the tournament, please visit www.usarchery.org.

Mary Beth Vorwerk Media and Public Relations USA Archery 1 Olympic Plaza Colorado Springs, CO 80909 719.866.4621 (phone) 719.632.4733 (fax) www.usarchery.org

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World Field Team Named

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 9, 2004

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The 2004 World Field Team was decided this past
weekend following the National Field Championships/World Field Trials in
Tippecanoe, Ohio.  The following archers will represent the U.S. in Croatia
at the World Field Championships July 5-10.

MEN’S COMPOUND
Dave Cousins (Standish, Maine)
Jeff Button (Cottage Grove, Wis.)
John Dudley (Sparta, Wis.)

MEN’S RECURVE
Joe McGlyn (Floral Park, N.Y.)
Doug Pritchett (Lorain, Ohio)
George Tekmitchov (Salt Lake City, Utah)

MEN’S BAREBOW
Mark Applegate (Grass Valley, Calif.)
Skip Trafford (Shreveport, La.)
Ty Pelfrey (Penn Valley, Calif.)

WOMEN’S COMPOUND
Jamie Van Natta (Toledo, Ohio)
Nancy Zorn (Warrenville, Ill.)
Sally Wunderle (Peoria, Ill.)

WOMEN’S RECURVE
Aya LaBrie (Aurora, Colo.)
Kristin Milchanowski (Ft. Worth, Texas)
Julie Robinson (Mansfiled, Ohio)

WOMEN’S BAREBOW
Becky Nelson Harris (Auburn, Calif.)
Kristine Ehrich (Austin, Texas)
Mary Holzer (Palatine, Ill.)

STAFF
Sheri Rhodes (Sacramento, Calif.)
Tom Parrish (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

For complete World Field Championship/World Field Trials results, please
visit www.usarchery.org.

 

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McGlyn, Miller, Cousins, Van Natta Take Tops Spots at Gold Cup

by Mary Beth Vorwerk – USA Archery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 25, 2004

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The 2004 Gold Cup, a United States Archery Team (USAT) qualifying tournament was held this past weekend in Bloomfield, N.J., with Joe McGlyn (Floral Park, N.Y) and Stephanie Miller (Naperville, Ill.) taking the top spots for recurve, while Dave Cousins (Standish, Maine) and Jamie Van Natta (Toledo, Ohio) claimed the victory for compound.

After the ranking round, 2000 Olympian Vic Wunderle (Mason City, Ill.) was in first place for the male recurve division with three-time Olympian and top ranked Butch Johnson (Woodstock, Conn.) right behind him in second. Guy Krueger (Blessing, Texas) came in third in the ranking round with McGlyn in fifth.

In the finals, McGlyn faced Krueger and won the match 109-106, taking home the gold, while Johnson beat Wunderle 111-109 in the bronze medal match.

For women’s recurve, 16-year-old Margot Stuchin (New York, N.Y.) went into the Olympic Round (OR) in first place with 2000 Olympian Karen Scavotto (Enfield, Conn.) right behind her in second and Marie-Pier Beaudet from Canada in third. Miller finished the ranking round in sixth place, while Roxanne Reimann (Manchester, Conn.) finished in seventh and Phyllis Shipman (Haleiwa, Hawaii) came in eighth.

Miller went on to win the gold, beating Shipman 102-100 in the finals. Reimann finished third after getting past Stephanie Arnold (Portland, Ind.) 99-98 in the bronze medal match.

Cousins, Braden Gellenthien (Hudson, Mass.) and John Dudley finished the ranking round in the number one, two and three spots respectively for the male compound division. Stephen Schwade (Monroe, N.Y.) went into the OR in fourth place. Cousins went on to beat Gellenthien in the finals 116 (10) – 116 (9) to claim the gold, while Schwade took the bronze after beating Dudley 113 (10) – 113 (9).

For the compound women, Van Natta finished the ranking round in first place, with Amber Dawson (Robesonia, Pa.) right behind her in second. Jessica Grant (Waddell, Ariz.) was in fourth and Sally Wunderle (Mason City, Ill.) held the sixth spot.

Van Natta won the gold medal after beating Dawson 116 (10) – 116 (9), while Grant took the bronze after getting past Wunderle with a match score of 112-110.

For complete Gold Cup results, please visit www.usarchery.org

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World University Championship Team, All-American Team Selected

by Mary Beth Vorwerk – USA Archery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2004

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo – A team of 12 college archers will represent the
U.S. at the World University Championships in Madrid, Spain this summer.
The team was chosen following this past weekend’s United States
Intercollegiate Archery Championships (USIAC), which was held at James
Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va.

The World University Championships will be held July 20-24.  The following
recurve and compound men and women will make up the team for the U.S.:

Male Recurve
Tyler Benner (Penn State- Harrisburg)
Sagar Mistry (Embry-Riddle Daytona)
Adam Androlia (Occidental Col)

Female Recurve
Lorinda Cohen (Texas A&M)
Stephanie Miller (Columbia)
Kate Anderson (UCLA)

Male Compound
Ben DeRoner (Thaddeus Stevens)
Cassidy Miller (Texas A&M)
Josh Binger (Texas A&M)

Female Compound
Mary Zorn (Texas A&M)
Amber Dawson, (Texas A&M)
Amanda Raffaelli (Texas A&M)

The below college archers were also selected to the 2004 Collegiate
All-American Archery Team following the USIAC.  To be eligible for the
college division, an archer must be enrolled as a full-time student and be a
member of USA Archery. To become an All-American, an archer must shoot in
both the U.S. National Indoor Championships and the USIAC.  The combined
scores of these two tournaments determine All-American status.

Male Recurve
Tomas Wartownik (Atlantic Cape Community College)
Evan Clark (California University of Pennsylvania)
Anthony Kaune (Texas A&M)
Lucas Alstat (Southern Illinois)
Trey Reagan (Texas A&M)
Andrew Stinson (Texas A&M)
Mike Madison (Georgia College)
Aaron Lacluyze (Michigan State)
Jeff Anderson (Embry-Riddle)
Brett Mohney (Penn State)

Female Recurve
Stephanie Miller (Columbia)
Lorinda Cohen (Texas A&M)
Kate Anderson (UCLA)
Corrine Yohann (Texas A&M)
Stephanie Pylypchuk (James Madison)
Kristi Nelson (Texas A&M)
Anne Gordon (Texas A&M)
Sandra Tyan (Stanford University)
Erica Zielinski (Michigan State)
Katrina Weiss (James Madison)

Male Compound
Benjamin DeRoner (Thaddeus Stevens)
Chris Glass (Oakland College)
Josh Binger (Texas A&M)
Ryan Romberger (Penn College)
Cassidy Miller (Texas A&M)
Ian DeVivi (James Madison)
Bobby Parr (James Madison)
Ryan Benny (Penn College)
J.D. Blumrich (Texas A&M)
Patrick Reinhardt (Michigan State)

Female Compound
Mary Zorn (Texas A&M)
Amber Dawson (Texas A&M)
Amanda Raffaelli (Texas A&M)
Brenda Temperley (Texas A&M)
Megan Bowker (James Madison)
Josahan Jaime-Santacruz (Texas A&M)
Katie Kuchenbrod (Texas A&M)
Michelle Wright (Penn College)



Mary Beth Vorwerk
Media and Public Relations
USA Archery
1 Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
719.866.4621 (phone)
719.632.4733 (fax)
www.usarchery.org

 

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May 5, 2004

Dear NAA Club:
The National Archery Association (NAA) of the United States needs your help in order to raise money for our 2004 Junior World Championship Team.  Although the NAA is able to finance the full team staff, registration fees and uniforms for all team members, currently 28 out of the 32 young archers selected to the team will be responsible for funding themselves to the United Kingdom this July.  The NAA is working very hard to get to the point where we can finance most, if not all travel for international teams, however, we are not there yet – that’s why we need your help.

We are asking every JOAD club in the U.S. to organize a tournament called “Junior World Team Support Shoot” in their own town wherein JOAD achievements can be earned, where a $25.00 entrance fee will be charged, with all of the proceeds from this tournament being sent to the NAA National Office to help fund our Junior World Team to Great Britain this summer.   Parents and other adults are also encouraged to participate in this tournament.  The more people that get involved in this fundraiser, the better!

The tournament will need to be held between the dates of May 15 and June 7 and all funds will be due to the NAA office by June 15, with a list of each club member that participated so that we may send a combination, "thank you" from the selected Junior World Team members and recognition token of participation in the fund raiser.  Easton Technical Products has graciously volunteered to donate six dozen Jazz arrows to the club that raises the most money for the team.

Clubs and individuals, who would like to, may also make a volunteer donation to the Junior World Team above and beyond the proceeds from the tournament.

 We sincerely hope you will take this opportunity to help fund our Junior World Team and we thank you in advance for your support.  If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Eldredge, Vice President, NAA Board of Governors/Fundraising Committee at 435-735-4032, bownana@hotmail.com.
 

 


Sincerely,
Bradley R. Camp

Executive Director, USA Archery

 

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Nichols, Men’s Team Takes Gold at Italian Grand Prix

by Mary Beth Vorwerk – USA Archery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 3, 2004

ROVERETO, Italy – Top-Ranked Jennifer Nichols (Cheyenne, Wyo.) won the individual gold medal and the U.S. men took home the team gold this past weekend during the first leg of the 2004 European Grand Prix, which took place in Rovereto, Italy April 27 – May 1.

Nichols was ranked seventh after the individual qualifying round and faced Erika Reyes Evaristo of Mexico in the first round of the 70 meter elimination. Nichols beat Reyes Evaristo 163-148 and went on to face Damla Gunay (Turkey) in the second round, beating Gunay 162-151, Nichols advanced to the next round and beat Almudena Gallardo (Spain) 157-153.

Next, Nichols faced Natalia Valeeva (Italy) and won the match 113-108 to face He Ying of China in the semi-finals. Nichols won the match 111-110 and in the gold medal match beat Janjuan Zhang of China easily 108-101.

“Jenny was herself shooting her arrows and was very consistent throughout the tournament. Her consistency is what helped her win,” said women’s head coach, Cindy Bevilacqua (West Chester, Pa.). “Jenny’s success also comes from her confidence, personality and dedication to the sport. She’s such a great asset to the sport of archery overall.”

Karen Scavotto (Enfield, Conn.) made the cut to qualify for the elimination round, but lost to Cristina Ioriatti (Italy) 152-160 in the first round.

For the U.S. men, three-time Olympian and top-ranked Butch Johnson (Woodstock, Conn.) made it to the third elimination round, but then lost to Viktor Ruban (Ukraine) 162-168. Jason McKittrick (Moores Hill, Ind.) lost in the second round to Felipe Lopez of Spain and 2000 Olympian Vic Wunderle (Mason City, Ill.) also fell in the second round to Roy Nash of Great Britain.

Chris Shull (Columbus, Ohio) was also a member of the Italian Grand Prix Team for the U.S. men, but did not qualify for the finals. Janet Dykman (El Monte, Calif.) and Roxanne Reimann (Manchester, Conn.) rounded out the women ’s team, but also did not qualify for the elimination round.

In the team round, the U.S. men’s team of Johnson, Wunderle and McKittrick captured the gold medal after getting past Sweden in the first round 249-242, then beating the Republic of China 244-241 in the second round and in the semi-finals, faced Italy and won 250-247 to advance to the finals. In the gold medal match, the U.S. beat Ukraine 240-238.

“The men came out very strong and shot extremely well in the match against Italy,” said men’s head coach and 2004 Olympic Coach, Frank Thomas (College Station, Texas). “Taking Italy out on their home turf was huge and felt great. The guys did an excellent job.”

In team round competition for the women, the U.S. beat Turkey in the first round 234-231, but lost to Ukraine 225-233 to be eliminated in the second round. The Republic of China took the gold for the women, while Italy won the silver and Malaysia captured the bronze.

The U.S. Olympic Team, to be named following the Olympic Trials in Mason, Ohio June 14-19 will also participate in the third leg of the European Grand Prix in Antalya, Turkey July 13-17.

For complete Italian Grand Prix Results, please visit www.usarchery.org.


Mary Beth Vorwerk Media and Public Relations USA Archery 1 Olympic Plaza Colorado Springs, CO 80909 719.866.4621 (phone) 719.632.4733 (fax) www.usarchery.org

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2004 U.S. PARALYMPICS ARCHERY TEAM NOMINATED

by Gary Holstein

CONTACT: Beth Bason - U.S. Paralympics 719.866.2039 Beth.Bason@usoc.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 27, 2004

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. - The 2004 U. S. Paralympics Archery Team Trials and the South Coast Championship Series, Spring Classic were held April 23-25, 2004 on the Saddleback Archery Range located at Rancho Capistrano, the 170-Acre multi-use south campus of the Crystal Cathedral Ministries, located in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. Athletes for both tournaments competed in a ranking round competition Saturday and Sunday followed by head to head Olympic Round elimination match competition Sunday afternoon.

Despite difficult swirling winds on Saturday, Jeff Fabry (Tulare, Calif.) set a new International Paralympic Committee (IPC) world record by shooting a score of 669 out of a possible 720. Fabry shoots in the AR-1 class for athletes restricted use of both arms and legs and shoots holding the string by a tab between his teeth.

On Sunday, both the weather and the competition heated up. Temperatures in the upper 90’s with calm winds were the order of the day. Fabry set a new 12-arrow Olympic Round record shooting a 112 out of 120. In the AR-2 Class (Athletes with restricted use of their legs only and confined to a wheelchair) Kevin Stone (Adrian, Mich.) shot a 305 out of 360 and a 595 out of 720 bested his own National Records for 70 meter competition set three weeks ago in Arizona.

Nominated to the 2004 U.S. Paralympic Archery Team are: Fabry; Aaron Cross, AR-1(St. Cloud, Minn.); Charles Lear, AR-1 (Six Lakes, Mich.); Stone and Lindsey Carmichael, AR-Standing, (Lago Vista, Texas.).

For complete results, please visit www.saddlebackarchery.org or www.usarchery.org.

Mary Beth Vorwerk Media and Public Relations USA Archery 1 Olympic Plaza Colorado Springs, CO 80909 719.866.4621 (phone) 719.632.4733 (fax) www.usarchery.org

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Burkett, Loesch, Gellenthien and Anschutz Win Gold at Texas Shootout

by Mary Beth Vorwerk – USA Archery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 19, 2004

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Approximately 180 archers braved tremendous winds to compete at the 2004 Texas Shootout, which was held April 17-18 at Texas A&M University (TAMU) in College Station, Texas. The event was hosted by the TAMU Target Archers

In the Men’s Recurve Division, three-time Olympian Butch Johnson (Woodstock, Conn.) was the top qualifier with a score of 663 on the 70m qualification round. Joe McGlyn (Floral Park, N.Y.) and Chula Vista Resident Athlete Guy Krueger (Blessing, Texas) finished the qualification round in second and third place respectively, each with a score of 648.

In the Finals, Chula Vista Resident Athlete John Burkett (McDonald, Pa.) won the gold medal and Johnson took home the silver medal. Jason McKittrick (Moores Hill, Ind.) won the bronze medal match beating out Corey McCormick (Joliet, Ill.) 105-98.

After finishing in 14th place in the qualification round with a score of 573, Kathie Loesch (Sugarland, Texas) won the gold by defeating 16-year-old Margot Stuchin (New York, N.Y.) 92-85 in the finals. In the bronze medal match, top-ranked Jennifer Nichols who finished the qualification round in first with a score of 644 (Cheyenne, Wyo.) defeated Nicole Rasor (Marana, Ariz.) 106-93.

The Gold Medal match in the Men’s Compound Division paired 2004 National Indoor Champion Braden Gellenthien (Hudson, Mass.) against David Dolbee (Van Nuys, Calif.) Gellenthien won by a score of 109 to 104 taking home the gold. TAMU’s Josh Binger, who finished the qualification round in the top spot with a score of 667, won the bronze medal match. Binger defeated Michael Braden (Bedford, Texas) 102 to 100.

Winning the Women’s Compound final and taking home the gold was 2004 Junior National Indoor Champion Erika Anschutz (Grand Island, Neb.). Anschutz beat out Jamie Van Natta (Toledo, Ohio) 109-102. Van Natta took the silver and TAMU’s Amber Dawson (Robesonia, Pa.) walked away with the bronze after defeating Cassie Raffaelli (Bartonville, Texas) 105-103.

For complete results, please visit http://www.usarchery.org, or the Texas A&M Archery Web site at: http://recsports.tamu.edu/archery.

Mary Beth Vorwerk
Media and Public Relations
USA Archery
1 Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
719.866.4621 (phone)
719.632.4733 (fax)
http://www.usarchery.org

 

*** Pictures from this event are on this website at this link

Juniors Braden Gellenthien and Erika Anschutz Set World Records, Win National Titles at 2004 National Indoor Championships

By Mary Beth Vorwerk – USA Archery
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2004

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Two world records were broken at the 2004 National Indoor Archery Championships, which were held March 5-7 and March 12-14 at 10 different regional locations throughout the United States.

At the Eastern Region site of Andover, Mass., 17-year-old Braden Gellenthien (Hudson, Mass.) won the Male Senior Compound Division with a score of 1189, while setting an 18-meter world record of 596 in the Male Junior Compound Division. The previous record was 595. George Ryals (Walla Walla, Wash.) finished in second with a score of 1186 and Reo Wilde (Pocatello, Idaho) came in third with 1185.

In Wichita, Kan., 15-year-old Erika Anschutz (Grand Island, Neb.) captured the National Title in the Female Junior Compound Division with a score of 1160. Her 18-meter score of 586 broke the previous Female Cadet Compound world record of 583. Taking second place with a score of 1141 was Stephanie Gallagher (Westville, N.J.) and Mary Taylor (Taunton, Mass.) finished third with 1135.

Three-time Olympian and number one ranked Butch Johnson (Woodstock, Conn.) finished in first place in the Male Senior Recurve Division with 1185. Finishing in second was 2000 Olympian and second ranked Vic Wunderle (Mason City, Ill.) with a score of 1178. Guy Krueger (Blessing, Texas) took third with a score of 1170.

In the Female Senior Recurve Division, Jennifer Nichols (Cheyenne, Wyo.) won the National Title with a score of 1149. Columbia University’s Stephanie Miller (Naperville, Ill.) finished second with 1125 and Jessica Carleton (Redford, Mich.) came in third with 1123.

Texas A&M University teammates Mary Zorn (Warrenville, Ill.) and Amber Dawson (Robesonia, Pa.) finished in first and third place respectively in the Female Senior Compound Division with Zorn shooting a total score of 1177 and Dawson shooting 1157. Zorn tied the 18-meter world record with a score of 593. Nancy Zorn (Warrenville, Ill.) took second place right behind her daughter Mary with a score of 1167.

In the Male AR2 Recurve Division, Kevin Stone (Adrian, Mich.) took first place with 1077, while Carlton Clark (New Waverly, Texas) finished second with 1065. Rob Gilbaugh (Honeybrook, Pa.) took third with 1055.

In the AR3 Standing Recurve Division, Karl Keranen (Silverado, Calif.) won the National Title for the men with a score of 956 and Lindsey Carmichael (Lago Visto, Texas) took first for the women with a score of 1062.
 

Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) National Indoor Championship top finishers include:

JOAD Male Junior Recurve
1. Tim Meyers (Fort Worth, Texas) 579
2. Tyler Domenech (Delta, Pa.) 569
3. Dane Peterson (Gardner, Ill.) 568

JOAD Female Junior Recurve
1. Lindsey Pian (Scottsdale, Ariz.) 560
2. Marleigh Bogumil (Pittston Twp, Pa.) 555
3. Kendra Harvey (Rio Rancho, N.M.) 552

JOAD Male Junior Compound
1. Braden Gellenthien (Hudson, Mass.) 593
2. David Roth (Lowell, Mich.) 592
3. Douglas Beardsworth (Monroeville, N.J.) 582

JOAD Female Junior Compound
1. Erika Anschutz (Grand Island, Neb.) 586
2. Jessica Mattson (Canton, Mich.) 563
3. Stephanie Gallagher (Westville, N.J.) 561

For complete National Indoor Championship results, please visit www.usarchery.org.

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USADA UNVEILS PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT CAMPAIGN

USADA UNVEILS PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT CAMPAIGN

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 23, 2004) – The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) unveiled a series of six public service announcements entitled “My health. My sport. My victory. I compete clean,” USADA Chief Executive Officer Terry Madden announced Friday.

The public service announcements highlight seven athletes who are 2004 Olympic hopefuls, including a pair of past Olympic medal winners.

“These public service announcements were developed to showcase athletes, who work hard, elect not to the use of performance-enhancing substances and compete with the spirit of the sport in mind,” said Madden. “We anticipate that these PSAs will provide an encouraging message to athletes of all ages and abilities throughout the nation that you can succeed and live a healthier life without the use of performance-enhancing drugs. The relationship between an athlete and sport is special and worth protecting.”

Shot putter John Godina (Northridge, Calif.) and weightlifter Tara (Nott) Cunningham (Mt. Pleasant, Mich.) are two of the featured athletes in USADA’ s PSA campaign. Godina and Cunningham are pursuing additional medals at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Godina collected a bronze medal at the 2000 Olympics and a silver medal at the 1996 Olympics, while Cunningham won a gold medal in the women’s weightlifting competition in 2000.

Godina and Cunningham are members of the USADA Athlete Ambassador program, which involves current and retired athletes contributing to USADA’s educational programs.

Softball pitcher Jennie Finch (La Mirada, Calif.), track cyclist Giddeon Massie (Bethlehem, Pa.), kayakers Jeanne and Marie Mijalis (Miami, Fla.) and archer Guy Krueger (Blessing, Texas) are part of the PSA campaign, and vying to represent the United States at the 2004 Olympics. Biographies on each of the seven athletes involved this campaign can be found at the end of this release.

The public services announcements were produced by Industrial Park, a New York-based production company headed by Jackie Bisbee. Mike Dignum and Audrius Barzdukas of Los-Angeles-based Chaos coordinated the spots, while Michael Schenk produced the PSAs.

USADA is the independent anti-doping agency for Olympic sports in the United States, and is responsible for managing the testing and adjudication process for U.S. Olympic, Pan Am and Paralympic athletes. USADA is equally dedicated to preserving the integrity of sport through research initiatives and educational programs.

Guy Krueger, archery “People want to be inspired, and it is up to us, as Olympic Athletes, to fulfill those needs in every aspect of our lives. I felt that working with USADA on this PSA gave me a chance to fulfill my responsibilities and give back to the community with a positive, sincere message. I am honored to be a part of this, because the youth are our gateway to the future. And if we can change one kid's mind about using performance-enhancing substances, then we've succeeded in making a difference.”


Mary Beth Vorwerk Media and Public Relations USA Archery 1 Olympic Plaza Colorado Springs, CO 80909 719.866.4621 (phone) 719.632.4733 (fax) www.usarchery.org



 

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USA Archery Announces 2003 Athletes/Team of the Year

by Mary Beth Vorwerk – USA Archery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 8, 2004

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The 2003 USA Archery Athletes of the Year and Team of the Year have been selected with Richard “Butch” Johnson being named Male Athlete of the Year and Jennifer Nichols taking the Female Athlete of the Year honors. Winning the Team of the Year award is the 2003 Archery Pan American Team.

Johnson (Woodstock, Conn.), a three-time Olympian, is currently ranked number one in the U.S. for the Senior Male Recurve Division. In 2003, Johnson finished first at the European Grand Prix in Croatia. He also took first place at the World Target Trials and was a member of the World Target Championship Team.

He finished first at the National Target Championships in July and was also the U.S. Open Champion. Johnson is currently a member of the United States Archery Team (USAT).

Number one ranked nationally in the Senior Female Recurve Division, Nichols (Cheyenne, Wyo.) was the 2003 Pan American individual gold medalist. She also won a team gold medal and set two records at the Pan American Games. In other international competition, Nichols won the silver at the World Indoor Championships in Nimes, France and finished 9th at the World Target Championships in New York City.

Nichols was the 2003 World Archery Festival Champion, U.S. Open Champion and finished first at the World Target Trials. She is also a member of USAT and is currently ranked 12th in the world.

The 2003 Pan American Team consisting of 2000 Olympian Vic Wunderle (Mason City, Ill.), Guy Krueger (Blessing, Texas), 1984 Olympian Glenn Meyers (Grand Rapids, Mich.), Jennifer Nichols (Cheyenne, Wyo.), two-time Olympian Janet Dykman (El Monte, Calif.) and Stephanie Miller (Naperville, Ill.) swept all four gold medals and set four new Pan American Games records in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic this past August.

Both the men and the women each won team gold and Wunderle and Nichols also won individual gold medals. Miller won the bronze medal for the women and Krueger took the individual silver medal and Meyers finished 3rd individually for the men. Meyers should have won the bronze medal, but because of a Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) rule stating that one country cannot sweep the medals, the bronze was awarded to the 4th place finisher. Because of this, Meyers was selected as Flag Bearer at the Closing Ceremonies.

The USA Archery Athletes of the Year and Team of the Year have been submitted to the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the overall USOC Athletes/Team of the Year will be decided in the coming months.

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USA Archery Announces 2003 Coaches of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 6, 2004

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Archery has officially announced the recipients of the 2003 National and Developmental Coach of the Year awards. Kevin Eldredge (Hatch, Utah) is the National Coach of the Year and Ron McCormick (Joliet, Ill.) received the Developmental Coach of the Year honors.

Sponsored by the U.S. Olympic Committee Coaching Recognition Program, the goals are to help elevate the status of coaching as a profession, reward and recognize the best coaches in the U.S., and give National Governing Bodies a program to stimulate recognition of superior coaches throughout the USA Archery coaching structure. USA Archery coaches are nominated each year based on a criteria established by the USA Archery Coaches Development Committee (CDC). The award is based on the accomplishments of the coach for the year 2003.

A National Coach is a coach of an Elite level Club, Collegiate, Pan-Am, World Championship or Olympic Games Coach or the coach of an elite athlete who competes at the highest level of the sport.

Eldredge is a USA Archery certified, Level 4-National Coach. He is also the 1st Vice President of USA Archery, serves on the Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) Committee and serves on the Board of Governors as the Active Athlete Representative for Compound.

Eldredge is the personal coach to several National and World Champions. Most notably in 2003, he coached Mary Zorn. Zorn was an individual and team Gold Medalist at the 2003 World Target Championships and became the first woman to shoot a 1400 and twice set the World Record for the outdoor FITA round. Eldredge was also a team coach for the 2003 World Indoor Championships in France and the 2003 Summer World University Games in Korea.

A Developmental Coach is a coach of a Youth Club, High School or Junior-Level coach or a coach directly responsible for developing athletes to the elite national or Junior national level.

McCormick is a USA Archery certified, Level 3-Coach. He works with the Joliet and Chicagoland JOAD clubs and was the 2001 Master Division National Recurve Champion. Within the past two years, McCormick has produced archers that have garnered two world medals (Pan Am Games), 34 national medals, eight national championship wins and several national records. He has produced three U.S. Archery Team members, one World Championship Team member and one Pan Am Games Team member. McCormick is also a USA Archery judge.

The USA Archery CDC reviewed the Coach of the Year nominations and voted as a committee on the winners. 
USA Archery would like to congratulate Kevin and Ron on the fine job they’ve done coaching archers and for all their hard work and continuous commitment to the sport.

 

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USA Archery Announces Location for 2004 Olympic Trials

by Mary Beth Vorwerk – USA Archery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 22, 2003

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Archery’s Board of Governors (BOG) has officially announced that Mason, Ohio has been awarded the Olympic Trials to be held June 14-20, 2004. Warren County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (WCCVB) along with the Cincinnati Junior Olympians will host the tournament.

The WCCVB is a destination marketing organization with a specialty in sports marketing. The WCCVB annually promotes and supports over 25 sporting events in and around Warren County.

“We’re honored and privileged to have this event come to Mason,” said Mark Hecquet, WCCVB’s Sports Marketing Director. “We will do everything in our power to make this the best Olympic Trials possible. We’re very excited to have this opportunity.”

The Cincinnati Junior Olympians host many annual archery tournaments and in 2002 hosted the very successful Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) National Championships.

Mason is located approximately 20 minutes north of downtown Cincinnati. The event site will be at Heritage Oak Park, an 80-acre facility located in the heart of Mason. The park is the pride of the Mason community and hosts several large annual sporting events.

For more information on the Olympic Trials, please visit www.usarchery.org.

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IU.S. wins six medals at World Target Championships

by Mary Beth Vorwerk - USA Archery
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 22, 2003

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The United States compound team walked away with six medals at the World Target Championships this past weekend after dominating finals competition in Central Park. The 42nd World Target Championships attracted a record 500 archers from 70 countries to New York.
Texas A&M archery teammates Mary Zorn (Warrenville, Ill.) and Amber Dawson (Robesonia, Pa.) went head to head in the female compound finals with Zorn narrowly edging out Dawson 115 to 113 to win the gold. Dawson took home the silver medal.
"This was one of my goals," said Zorn, who set a new world record earlier in the week in the FITA qualifying round by scoring 1399 for her 144 arrows. "I'm still shaking."


Aya La Brie (Aurora, Colo.) took fifth place and Christie Bisco (Villas, N.J.) finished 14th in the Individual Event.
On the men's compound side, Dave Cousins (Standish, Maine) won the silver medal after a three-arrow shootoff against Australia's Clint Freeman. Braden Gellenthien (Hudson, Mass.) defeated Finland's Jari Haavisto for the bronze medal 115-114. Reo and Dee Wilde (Pocatello, Idaho) finished in the 12th and 26th spots respectively.


In team competition, both the U.S men's and women's compound teams captured the gold. The U.S. women's compound team, which consisted of Zorn, Dawson, La Brie and Bisco beat defending champions France 248-239, with Germany winning the bronze. Cousins, Gellenthien, and father and son Dee and Reo Wilde made up the American men's compound team that beat out Italy for the gold, while Canada took home the bronze.


In the women's recurve division, Jennifer Nichols (Cheyenne, Wyo.) finished in the highest spot for the U.S. taking ninth place. Kathie Loesch (Sugarland, Texas) finished in 30th place. The women's recurve team of Nichols, Loesch, Janet Dykman (El Monte, Calif.) and Stephanie Miller (Naperville, Ill.) finished 11th in team competition.
For the men's recurve , Butch Johnson (Woodstock, Conn.) finished 24th, while Vic Wunderle (Mason City, Ill.) and Glenn Meyers (Grand Rapids, Mich.) finished in 40th and 47th place respectively. The U.S. men's team of Johnson, Wunderle, Meyers and Guy Krueger (Blessing, Texas) took fifth place.
For complete world championship results, please visit www.usarchery.org.

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Past, Present and Future Olympians Compete for National Title in Reading, Pennsylvania

by Haley Cabrera - USA Archery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 10, 2003

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Archers from across the country will compete for a national title during the 119th National Target Championships/U.S. Grand Prix, which are being held for the first time in Reading, Pa. July 26 through August 1.

Over 500 archers will gather at Cacoosing Meadows Park to compete for the National title and make an attempt at setting new world records. Olympians, World Champions, United States Archery Team (USAT) members, World Team members, world record holders and the top junior archers will be in Reading for one full week of intense, world ranking archery competition.

Saturday and Sunday, July 26-27, will be comprised of the seventh annual "Traditional Tournament" for longbow and barebow. The main event, consisting of men's and women's recurve, men's and women's compound, along with junior's recurve and compound, will run Monday-Friday, July 28-August 1. The championships will consist of two (2) full FITA rounds to determine the U.S. National Champions, followed by the U.S. Open Elimination Round on Friday, August 1, 2003. Archers will shoot distances that range from 30 to 90 meters, the equivalent of one football field.

A number of Olympians will be competing at this world-renowned event including 1988 gold and silver medalist Jay Barrs and 1996 double gold medalist Justin Huish. Also competing will be the 1996 gold medal team of Huish, Butch Johnson and Rod White and the 2000 bronze medal team of Johnson, White and Vic Wunderle. Wunderle also captured a silver medal in individual competition at the 2000 Games. Competing In the women's division will be Karen Scavatto and Janet Dykman both 2000 Olympians. Two 1984 Olympians, Ruth Rowe and Glenn Meyers, will also be shooting in the competition.

Last year's National Champion Vic Wunderle will be back to defend his title. Other past National Champion titleholders will be there to challenge, including Butch Johnson, 1996, 1997 and 2001 champion, Justin Huish 1995 champion, and Jay Barrs 1993 and 1994 champion. In the women's division 2001 champion Kathie Loesch will be competing alongside 1996, 1997 and 1998 champion Janet Dykman.

Twenty-five time National Champion Dave Cousins will compete for another national title in the men's compound division. Fellow world record holder Roger Hoyle will join Cousins. 2002 JOAD National champion Braden Gellenthien will be making his mark in the senior division. The compound women will have a tough competition with Mary Zorn, 2002 World University Games champion and Erika Anschutz, 2002 FITA Junior World Champion. World record holder Christie Bisco will also be competing.

Also, joining the event will be a number of international archery teams. Mexico, Taiwan, Chinese Taipei and the Philippines are scheduled to compete.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Admission is free. For further information please visit www.usarchery.org.

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Four Teams Selected Following World/Pan Am Trials
by Mary Beth Vorwerk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 17, 2003

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Archery has officially announced the teams that have been selected to attend the European Grand Prix in Turkey, World Target Championships, Olympic Test Event and the Pan American Games. The Summer World University Games Team will be confirmed at a later date.

All four teams were determined following the World/Pan Am Trials that were held at the Easton Sports Complex in Chula Vista, Calif. June 4-8.

The final leg of the 2003 European Grand Prix will be held in Antalya, Turkey June 17-21. Making the trip to Turkey for men's recurve will be three-time Olympian (1996 gold medalist and 2000 bronze medalist) Butch Johnson (Woodstock, Conn.), 2000 Olympic silver and bronze medalist Vic Wunderle (Mason City, Ill.), 2003 Mexican Grand Prix champion and current Chula Vista resident athlete, Guy Krueger (Blessing, Texas) and 1984 Olympian Glenn Meyers (Grand Rapids, Mich.).

Representing the United States on the women's team will be 2003 World Indoor silver medalist Jennifer Nichols (Cheyenne, Wyo.), 1999 Pan American Games gold medalist Kathie Loesch (Sugarland, Texas), 1996 and 2000 Olympian Janet Dykman (El Monte, Calif.) and 2003 National Indoor Champion Stephanie Miller (Naperville, Ill.).

Coaching the Turkey Grand Prix Team will be 2004 Olympic coaches Frank Thomas (College Station, Texas) and Sheri Rhodes (Sacramento, Calif.). Rhodes also coached the 1988 Olympic Team.

The men's and women's recurve teams selected to compete at the Turkey Grand Prix will also be the teams representing the United States at the World Target Championships in New York City July 14-20.

The U.S. will also send a men's and women's compound team to compete at the World Target Championships. Representing the U.S. for the men will be five-time world champion Dee Wilde (Pocatello, Idaho), 2003 World Indoor double gold medalist, Reo Wilde (Pocatello, Idaho), 25 time national champion Dave Cousins (Standish, Maine) and 2003 Indoor National champion Braden Gellenthien (Hudson, Mass.).

On the women's side, 2001 World Indoor Champion Mary Zorn (Warrenville, Ill.), 2003 Arizona Cup, Texas Shootout and Gold Cup champion Aya LaBrie (Aurora, Colo.), 2003 Arizona Cup bronze medalist Amber Dawson (Robesonia, Pa.) and 2003 National Indoor Champion Christie Bisco (Villas, N.J.) will compete for the U.S. at the World Championships.

Bob Romero (Las Cruces, N.M.) will serve as head coach for the men's and women's compound teams and Wendy Erlandson (Sacramento, Calif.) will serve as Team Leader.

Attending the Olympic Test Event in Athens, Greece August 8-15 for the men's team will be Johnson, 1999 Pan American double gold medalist Jason McKittrick (Moores Hill, Ind.) and 2003 Gold Cup silver medalist and current Chula Vista resident athlete Chris Shull (Columbus, Ohio).

For the women, 2000 Olympian and Chula Vista resident athlete Karen Scavotto (Enfield, Conn.), Loesch and 2002 U.S. Open gold medalist Roxanne Reimann (Manchester, Conn.) will compete in Athens. Thomas and Rhodes will also serve as coaches for the Olympic Test Event Team and Tom Green (Sacramento, Calif.) will be the Team Leader.

The Pan American Games will be held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic this summer with archery competition taking place August 12-16. Wunderle, Krueger and Meyers will compete for the men and Nichols, Miller and Dykman will compete for the women. Tom Parrish (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Cindy Bevilacqua (West Chester, Pa.) will coach the Pan Am Team and 1996 and 2000 Olympic Coach Lloyd Brown (San Diego, Calif.) will take on Team Leader duties.

For complete results of the 2003 World/Pan Am Trials and for more information on these upcoming tournaments, please visit www.usarchery.org

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2003 Collegiate Archery Championships
by Kristine Ehrich - USA Archery
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 21, 2003

CARBONDALE, Ill - The 2003 United States Intercollegiate Archery Championship (USIAC) was hosted by Mark and Amy Williams, with much assistance from Pat Eckert, May 14-17 on the campus of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. USIAC is the annual national outdoor tournament in which college teams from across the nation compete each spring.

This year the four-day event drew over 140 archers from more than 30 universities around the nation. A FITA ranking round was shot during the first two days of competition, with team competition taking place at the end of the second day. The final day of competition held the individual elimination rounds and medal rounds.

Texas A&M University's (TAMU) Mary Zorn won the women's compound division after placing first in the ranking round with a personal best 1393. She beat out Christie Bisco from Atlantic Cape Community College (ACCC) 115-112. Bisco was seeded second with a 1385 going into the elimination rounds. Third place was captured by TAMU freshman, Amanda Raffaelli after defeating teammate Lindsey Kubecka. Raffaelli was seeded 5th with a 1335 while Kubecka was seeded 6th with a 1299 prior to the elimination rounds.

Adam Wheatcroft of James Madison University (JMU) won the men's compound division, in a match against JMU teammate Ian DeVivi. Wheatcroft was seeded 5th with a 1341, while DeVivi was seeded 15th with a 1290 entering the elimination rounds. Number one seed (1358) Josh Binger of Texas A&M brought home third place in a win over third seed (1345) Benjamin DeRoner of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.

The medal round in the women's recurve division was dominated by Texas A&M archers with senior and number three seed (1200) Dawn Chudy defeating teammate Lorinda Cohen 100-90 for first place. Cohen had shot an 1169 for fifth seed. Freshman Aggie archer and number seven seed (1155), Kristi Nelson, defeated ninth seeded (1061) Kate Anderson of UCLA, 90-83, for third place.

First place in the men's recurve division was captured by number one seed Sagar Mistry (1231) of ACCC in a win over third seed (1209) James Kim of JMU. Third place was won by second seed (1216) Foster Gorman of Dine' College.

All-American awards were given to the top finishers in each division (the top ten in men's compound, men's and women's recurve and the top seven in women's compound). All-American placement is determined by combining each archer's score from the National Indoor tournament, which was held in March, with their score from USIAC.


 

All-American Women's Compound:

1. Christie Bisco (ACCC)

2. Mary Zorn (TAMU)

3. Amber Dawson (TAMU)

4. Amanda Raffaelli (TAMU)

5. Megan Bowker (JMU)

6. Lindsey Kubecka (TAMU)

7. (tie) Katie Kuchenbrod (TAMU) and Kristine Ehrich (University of Texas).

 

All-American Men's Compound:

1. Josh Binger (TAMU)

2. Cassidy Miller (TAMU)

3. Adam Wheatcroft (JMU)

4. Benjamin DeRoner (TSCT)

5. Caleb Heller (JMU)

6. Darin DeNeal (Western Illinois University)

7. Ryan Romberger (Penn College)

8. Zane Pettiet (TAMU)

9. Carl Norman (TAMU)

10. (tie) Jeff Osborn (TAMU) &  Mark Overall (TAMU)

 

All-American Female Recurve:

1. Ashley Kamuf (University of Indiana)

2. Dawn Chudy (TAMU)

3. Lorinda Cohen (TAMU)

4. Stephanie Pylypchuk (JMU)

5. Kristin Milchanowski (TAMU)

6. Kristi Nelson (TAMU)

7. Emily Grant (TAMU)

8. Anne Gordon (TAMU)

9. Kate Anderson (UCLA)

10. Katrina Weiss (JMU)


 

All-American Male Recurve

1. Sagar Mistry (ACCC)

2. Foster Gorman (Dine')

3. James Kim (JMU)

4. Evan Clark (California University of Pennsylvania)

5. Tomas Wartownik (ACCC)

6. Trey Reagan (TAMU)

7. Brad Chope (Colorado State University)

8. Noah Patterson (ACCC)

9. Mike Evans (Pennsylvania State University)

10. Nathan Lent (Michigan State University)


"New Archer of the Year" awards are given to the top finishers among those archers who have been shooting for less than one year. The New Archers of the Year for 2003 are as follows: Men's Recurve - Adrian Choriw (ACCC), Men's Compound - Whalen Rozelle (Stanford), Women's Recurve - Rebecca Popp (Columbia), Women's Compound - Nichole Kimball (JMU)

Texas A&M University captured their eighth consecutive national team title. The collegiate Coach of the Year Award went to Frank Thomas, one of TAMU's coaches.

For a complete listing of all FITA results, please visit: http://www.texasarchery.org/Results/usiac/2003/usiac2003.htm




 

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Butch Johnson Wins Gold at European Grand Prix in Croatia

by Mary Beth Vorwerk - USA Archery
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 13, 2003

POREC, CROATIA - Three-time Olympian and 1996 Olympic gold medallist, Butch Johnson (Woodstock, Conn.), captured gold for the USA in the Individual Senior Recurve Men's competition at the European Grand Prix this past Saturday. The European Grand Prix was held May 4-10 in Porec, Croatia.

Johnson took first place overall after placing 11th on the ranking round FITA with a total score of 1321. He beat out Viktor Ruban of Ukraine in the gold medal match 111 to 104. Ruban shot a score of 1316 and was ranked 16th going into the elimination rounds. Australia's David Barnes, who Johnson defeated in the semi-finals, won the bronze medal. Barnes was the 2nd seed, finishing the FITA with a score of 1343.

"We are very pleased with Butch's success," said U.S. Men's Coach, Tom Parrish. "It's interesting that when he was introduced for the semi-final match the announcer said, 'and shooting on target number three, a legend in archery, Richard Johnson'. Obviously the legend lives on."

Finishing in the fifth spot for the U.S. was Jason McKittrick (Moores Hill, Ind.) who shot 1317 on the FITA. McKittrick was defeated by his teammate, Johnson, in the quarterfinal round 114 to 112. Chris Shull (Chula Vista, Calif.) finished in 35th place and shot a 1293 on the FITA.

In the Senior Recurve Women's event, Poland's Iwona Marcinkiewicz won the gold, while Evangelia Psarra of Greece took the silver. Yulia Lobzhenidze of Ukraine won the bronze.

For the U.S., Jennifer Nichols (Cheyenne, Wyo.) shot a score of 1292 and finished sixth overall. 2000 Olympian, Karen Scavotto (Chula Vista, Calif.), shot a 1293 and took 16th place. Roxanne Reimann (Manchester, Conn.) shot a 1244 and finished 44th. Two-time Olympian, Janet Dykman (El Monte, Calif.), shot a 1235 and finished in 69th place.

In Men's Senior Recurve team competition, Ukraine finished first beating out the Netherlands. Taking the bronze was Sweden and the U.S. team of Shull, McKittrick and Johnson finished 12th.

Taking home the gold for the Senior Women's team event was also Ukraine. Turkey took second and Poland finished third. Nichols, Scavotto and Reimann finished in the 8th spot for the U.S.

"Every time we get a chance to shoot in a large international event it's a valuable experience for us," said Parrish. "The team round was disappointing, but overall we had some positive results in Croatia. Some of our archers shot personal best distance scores and in the elimination rounds, Jennifer, Jason and Butch, in particular, did very well."

Each year there are three European Grand Prix Events. This year, the U.S. will attend two out of the three tournaments. The next European Grand Prix the U.S. will send a team to is in Antalya, Turkey June 17-21

For a complete set of European Grand Prix (Croatia) results, please visit The US ARCHERY WEBSITE  or the FITA Website.

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Coaching Staff Selected for Pan Am and Olympic Games
By Mary Beth Vorwerk - USA Archery
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2003

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Archery has officially announced the Coaching Staff for the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.

Tom Parrish (Austin, Texas) will serve as the Men's Coach for the Pan Am Games and Cindy Bevilacqua (West Chester, Pa.) will be the Women's Coach. Two-time Olympic Coach (1996 and 2000), Lloyd Brown, (San Diego, Calif.) will serve as Team Leader for the 2003 Pan Am Games.

The 2004 Olympic Coaching Staff will include Men's Coach, Frank Thomas (College Station, Texas) and Women's Coach, Sheri Rhodes (Sacramento, Calif.), who was also the 1988 Olympic Coach. The Team Leader for the 2004 Olympics will be Tom Green (Wilton, Calif.).

Tom Parrish has the ingredients to take the 2003 Men's Pan American Team to the top and is well prepared for the position. His most recent accomplishments include: Head Coach for the U.S. Archery Team at the World University Archery Championships in Chonburi, Thailand in July of 2002 and Men's Team Coach for the U.S. Archery Team at the European Grand Prix in Erlangen, Germany in May of 2002. Parrish was named the National Archery Association (NAA), National Coach of the Year in 2001 and he was also Head Coach for the U.S. Archery Team at the World Indoor Championships in Florence, Italy in March of 2001. Parrish has been the lead coach for the Men's Gold Track program since 2000. He will also serve as the Men's Head Coach of the U.S. Archery Team at the European Grand Prix in Porec, Croatia May 4-10.

Cindy Bevilacqua has proven herself as a successful women's archery coach during international events over the past few years. Bevilacqua is familiar with the top women archers through her work with the Gold Track program. She was the 2001-2003 Women's Gold Track Program Coach, the 2002 Women's Coach at the European Grand Prix in Croatia and Turkey, the 2002 Team Coach for the Jr. World team at the Junior World Championships in the Czech Republic. Bevilacqua has also served as Head Coach for several Jr. World Indoor Teams.

With his extensive coaching experience, Lloyd Brown will be a tremendous asset to the Pan American Staff in the role of Team Leader. He was the coach for the 2000 Olympics, 1999 Pan Americans Games, 1999 World Target Championships, 1997 World Target Championships, 1996 Olympics, 1995 World Target Championships, 1994 Jr. World Championships, 1993 World Target Championships and the 1993 Jr. World Championships. Brown is currently the USA Archery Resident Athlete Coach in Chula Vista, Calif. and a member of the Coaches Development Committee.

As the Men's Coach for the 2004 Olympic Games, Frank Thomas will bring with him a vast amount of experience as an archery coach. He has been working with the men's Gold Track Program for the past two years, he has prior experience as a U.S. team coach, which includes the 1997 World Target Championships, 1997 Russian Grand Prix, 1998 German Grand Prix, 1999 Pan American Games, 2001 Turkish Grand Prix, 2002 Croatian Grand Prix, 2002 Turkish Grand Prix (where he led the men's team to a victory over Korea) and the 2002 Pan American Qualifier. Thomas will also serve as the Men's Head Coach of the U.S. Archery Team at the European Grand Prix in Antalya, Turkey June 17-21.


Sheri Rhodes has a tremendous amount of experience in coaching archery teams. She has proven success as a U.S. team coach, which includes: the World Target Championships in 1983, 1991, 1993 and 1997; the Pan American Games in 1987 and 1985; the Olympic Games in 1988 and numerous other indoor championships and Grand Prix events. Rhodes was one of the initiators of the Women's Fast Track Program and has been the head coach for the Women's Gold Track Program for the past three years. She will also serve as the Women's Head Coach of the U.S. Archery Team at the European Grand Prix in Porec, Croatia May 4-10 and Antalya, Turkey June 17-21.

Tom Green is one of the best and most experienced team leaders in the NAA. Green has been a team leader since 1987 and has participated in numerous USA Archery Team (USAT) camps, Olympic festivals, Championship of the America's, the Pan American Games, Grand Prix events (most recently the 2001 Korean Invitational and the 2002 Croatian Grand Prix), World Field Championships and World Target Championships. Green is also a Level 4 coach and has been a FITA judge since 1995.

Archery competition for the Pan American Games will be August 12-16, 2003 in Santo Domingo and the competition for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens will be August 15-21, 2004. For more information, please visit www.usarchery.org.

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Resident Athletes Come out Strong at Texas Shootout

By Mary Beth Vorwerk - USA Archery
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 29, 2003

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS - The winds stayed away this year making weather conditions ideal for the 2003 Texas Shootout, which was held April 26-27 at Texas A&M University (TAMU) in College Station, Texas. The TAMU Archers hosted the event for the 135 archers who participated.

Weather conditions for the tournament was sunny and nice, with temperatures in the low 80's and very little wind except early on Saturday and during the final rounds on Sunday. This was a welcome change from the heat and high winds that challenged the archers at last year's tournament.

This was the second of five United States Archery Team (USAT) qualifying events that will determine who will be part of the 2003-2004 USAT. The Arizona Cup, which was held April 11-14 in Phoenix, Ariz., was the first of the qualifying events. The Gold Cup is the third qualifying tournament and will take place May 23-25 in Bloomfield, N.J.

For Recurve archers, the World/Pan Am Trials in Chula Vista, Calif. June 4-8 and the 119th National Target Championships, which are being held in Reading, Pa. July 28 - Aug. 1 also count as a USAT qualifier. For Compound shooters, the National Indoor Championships, which were held in February and March, and the National Field Championships that are taking place June 13-15 in Tippecanoe, Ohio can also be used as a USAT qualifier.

In the Men's Recurve division, Joe McGlyn (Floral Park, N.Y.) was the top qualifier with a score of 1304 on the FITA round, followed by Vic Wunderle (Mason City, Ill.), Jason McKittrick (Moores Hill, Ind.) and Chris Shull (Chula Vista, Calif.) respectively, all three shooting 1292.

In the Elimination Rounds, competition for the bronze medal matched a couple of "Guys." Sixth seed Guy Krueger (Olympic Training Center resident athlete in Chula Vista, Calif.) defeated 16th seed Guy Gerig (Deer Park, N.Y.) in a tiebreaker shootoff after tying with a score of 107 each.

In the Finals, 7th seed, Staten Holmes (San Antonio, Texas) defeated 4th seed, Chris Shull (Chula Vista, Calif.), by a score of 106 to 101, to take the gold. Shull, who is also a resident athlete at the Chula Vista OTC, took home the silver medal.

Fourth seed, Hyo Jung Kim (Korean archer now residing in Texas) defeated 2nd seed, Janet Dykman (El Monte, Calif.) by a score of 104 to 93, to take the gold in the Women's Recurve Division. Chula Vista OTC resident athlete and 3rd seed, Karen Scavatto, won the bronze medal match with a 100 to 99 squeaker over Marie-Pier Beaudet of Canada.

The Gold Medal match in the Men's Compound Division paired Kevin Eldredge (5th seed and the mayor of Hatch, Utah) against 6th seed Jake Hall (Templeton, Calif.). Eldredge won by a score of 109 to 100 taking home the gold. The bronze medal match was won by top seed Matt Cleland (Swanton, Ohio) over 2nd seed Jeff Krienke (Covington, La.) 107 to 104.

The Women's Compound Final was a pressure packed match between the top two seeds, Aya LaBrie (Aurora, Colo.) and Mary Zorn, a student at Texas A&M University. LaBrie finished one point ahead of Zorn on the FITA ranking round (1359 to 1358). LaBrie won the gold medal match by a score of 112 to 106. This is LaBrie's 2nd win of the 2003 season. Earlier in April she won the Arizona Cup event.

The bronze match was between Sally Wunderle (Peoria, IL) and Jamie Van Natta (Toledo, Ohio). The 5th seed Wunderle defeated the 3rd seed Van Natta, 109 to 107.

For complete results, please visit the Texas A&M Archery Web site at: http://recsports.tamu.edu/archery.

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Archery Team Selected at Arizona Cup for Croatia Grand Prix

by Mary Beth Vorwerk - USA Archery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 17, 2003

Phoenix, Ariz. - Approximately 300 archers including Olympians, national champions and world record holders from nine countries competed at the Arizona Cup April 11-14 at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix, Ariz.

The Arizona Cup is a national ranking event and one of five qualifying events for membership to the United States Archery Team (USAT). The event featured many of archery's top Recurve and Compound shooters from the U.S., Japan, Denmark, Sweden, Canada, Costa Rica, Great Britain, Netherlands and Mexico.

Winning the 2003 Arizona Cup in the Men's Recurve division was seventh seed Dennis Bager of Denmark. He defeated the number four seed and Olympic bronze medalist, Wietse van Alten of the Netherlands, 109 -104 in the final. Van Alten defeated Vic Wunderle of the U.S., 115 - 103 in one semi-final and Bager defeated third seed, Joe McGlyn of the U.S., 108 -103 in the other semi-final. McGlyn took the bronze by a score of 109 - 102 over Wunderle.

Wunderle, the 2000 Olympic silver medalist, had the high score on the FITA round and went into the elimination rounds seeded first. Rod White, another U.S. Olympian (team gold medalist in 1996), was seeded second, but lost to Bager in the quarterfinals.

The Women's Recurve winner was third seed, Hyo Jung Kim of Korea. Kim tied with top seed Jennifer Nichols of the U.S. in the final, 102 -102, but won the one-arrow shoot-off by a score of 8 to 5. To make the final, Nichols defeated U.S. teammate Kathie Loesch, 110 - 107 and Kim defeated second seed Karen Scavatto of the U.S., 102-98. Scavatto went on to win the bronze match over Loesch, 106 - 98.

In the Men's Compound division, 1st seed Dave Cousins of the U.S. won his 5th consecutive Arizona Cup with a score of 113, defeating the number six seed, Braden Gellenthien of the U.S., who shot a 108 in the final. Gellenthien finished with the silver medal and fifth seed Stewart Bowman shot a 114 to defeat number two seed Shane Hamilton of the U.S. and take the bronze. Hamilton finished with a score of 107.

The Women's Compound winner was number one seed, Aya LaBrie of the U.S. who shot a 108 and defeated eighth seeded Becky Pearson in the final, taking home the gold. Pearson finished with a score of 104 and walked away with a silver medal. Amber Dawson of the U.S. was the number four seed and finished in third with a score of 110, taking home the bronze. Third seed Maxine Bots took fourth place with a score of 99.

Following the Arizona Cup, a team consisting of four men and four women Recurve archers was selected to represent the U.S. at the European Grand Prix in Croatia, which will be held May 4-10. A new ranking was just completed that included the 2003 Arizona Cup. For this ranking period, the top four Recurve men and top four Recurve women, with their current match averages in parenthesis, include, for the men, Vic Wunderle (166.59), Butch Johnson (166.35), Joe McGlyn (165.36) and Jason McKittrick (163.92). Joe McGlyn will be unable to attend the Croatian Grand Prix, so the 5th ranked archer, Chris Shull (162.00) will round out the four-person team.

For the women, Jennifer Nichols (158.91), Karen Scavatto (158.37), Jessica Carleton (154.78), and Kathie Loesch (154.53) will represent the U.S. in Croatia. Jessica Carleton is unable to attend, therefore the 5th place person, Roxanne Reimann (154.26) will compete for the U.S. women.

Each year there are three European Grand Prix Events. This year, the U.S. will attend two out of the three tournaments. The European Grand Prix will take place in Porec, Croatia May 4-10, Evry, France May 27-31 and Antalya, Turkey June 17-21. The U.S. will send teams to Croatia and Turkey.

Tom Parrish will serve as the men's coach in Croatia and Sheri Rhodes will serve as the women's coach. The U.S. World Recurve Team will attend the Grand Prix in Turkey and that team will be determined in June at the World Trials in Chula Vista, Calif. Sheri Rhodes will be the women's coach in Turkey, and Frank Thomas will be the men's coach.

The USA Archery Grand Prix Teams are determined by the rolling ranking. The rolling ranking is a system of ranking used for Recurve archers, which calculates each archer's 18 arrow match average from their best four tournaments within a ranking period. There are generally 4-6 ranking periods throughout the calendar year. The rolling ranking is a part of the Special Athlete Support Program (SASP). For a full explanation of the SASP, please visit www.usarchery.org.

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National Archery Association Reorganizes

 Colorado Springs, Colo., April 7, 2003 - The National Archery Association (NAA) has officially announced a restructuring of the National Office Staff.  With the recent addition of the High Performance Director (HPD), the majority of the responsibilities originally held by the NAA Director of Programs will now be assumed by the HPD.  A new administrative assistant position to the HPD will be created in the coming months.

We wish to say farewell to Catherine Spears who has held the Director of Programs position since February 1, 2001.  Catherine has made tremendous advances in the Junior Archery Olympic Development (JOAD) Program.  Her passion for archery and youth has made a definite impact in the archery grassroots effort.  We wish Catherine great success in her future endeavors. 

 For further information, please contact the NAA National Office at 719.866.4476.

Mary Beth Vorwerk
Media and Public Relations Director
USA Archery
1 Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
719.866.4621 (phone)
719.632.4733 (fax)
www.usarchery.org

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Wilde Wins Two Gold Medals at World Indoor Championships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 10, 2003

NIMES, FRANCE - The 7th World Indoor Archery Championships were held in Nimes, France March 5-9, with the United States bringing home one gold, two silver and one bronze in senior competition and three gold, two silver and one bronze in junior competition.

Final competition was held at the Place des Arenes, an ancient Roman Coliseum in Nimes. Reo Wilde (Pocatello, Idaho) won two out of the three gold medals for the United States Senior Team. In the Individual Men's Compound competition, Wilde won the gold by shooting a score of 118 and beating out Morgan Lundin (Sweden) who shot a 116. Wilde also won a gold medal in Men's Compound Team Competition along with Dave Cousins (Standish, Maine) and Stephen Jervis, (Langhorne, Pa.) by shooting a 263 to beat out the Sweden Team that shot a 260.

The U.S. Ladies Compound Team consisting of Jessica Grant, (Phoenix, Ariz.) Michelle Ragsdale (New Richmond, Wisc.) and Mary Zorn (College Station, Texas) also brought home the gold medal beating out Belgium with a score of 261. The Belgium team shot a 252 to win the silver medal.

In the Individual Ladies Compound competition, Grant took home the silver medal with a final score of 113/9. Gladys Willems (Belgium) won the gold with a score of 113/10.

Jennifer Nichols (Cheyenne, Wyo.) won a silver medal with a score of 116 in the Individual Ladies Recurve event. Berengere Schuh (France) shot a 119, taking home the gold.

In Junior competition, Erika Anschutz (Grand Island, Neb.) won the silver medal with a score of 112. Caroline Martret (France) won the gold medal with a score of 114. Cassandra Raffaelli (Houston, Texas) finished fourth place in that event with a score of 110. Sara Boberg (Sweden) won the bronze medal with a score of 113.

Jedd Greshock (Shenandoah, Pa.) won the silver medal in the Individual Men's Compound event shooting a 115. Sebastien Brasseur (France) shot a 118 to win the gold medal in that event. Winning the bronze in that event with a score of 117 was Braden Gellenthien (Hudson, Mass.) beating out Andreas Anderson (Denmark) who shot a 116.

In Junior Team competition, the Men's Compound Team won the gold medal beating out France with a score of 263. The Ladies Compound Team won the gold over France (only four counties fielded a team).

The Junior Ladies Recurve Team took fourth place barely losing the bronze medal in a one-arrow shootout against the Russian team. In the Junior Men's Recurve event, Team USA also took fourth place losing to the Ukraine.

A great showing by the U.S. Team!

Mary Beth Vorwerk
Media and Public Relations Director
USA Archery
1 Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
719.866.4621 (phone)
719.632.4733 (fax)
www.usarchery.org

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High Performance Director (HPD) Named

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 4, 2003 - USA Archery announced today that Tom Parrish (Austin, Texas) has officially been named as the High Performance Director (HPD). Parrish joins USA Archery from the University of Texas at Austin where he served as a Specialist in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education.

Parrish has served as the head coach for several USA Archery teams over the past couple of years. In 2002, was the head coach for the USA Archery Team at the World University Championships and the European Grand Prix.

Parrish also served as head coach for the USA Archery Team at the European Grand Prix in 2001 and was head coach for the 2001 World Indoor Championships. That year, Parrish was named the National Archery Association (NAA) National Coach of the Year and the NAA College Division National Coach of the Year. He has also been the head coach for the University of Texas Archery Team from 1997- present.

"We are very excited to have Tom Parrish join the USA Archery staff," said Brad Camp, Executive Director of USA Archery. "With his experience as a coach, we have great confidence that Tom will do an excellent job in improving our elite programs and athlete performance."

As the HPD, Parrish will be responsible for coaching and coaching development for USA Archery. He will assume responsibility for many of the programs within USA Archery. Parrish will continue to serve as the Chair of the Coaches Development Committee (CDC), a role he has served in as a volunteer since 1999. He has been a member of the CDC since 1996.

His primary responsibilities at USA Archery will be geared toward elite programs and athletes, ensuring continued medal performance in international and Olympic competitions.

"This is a tremendous opportunity for me to continue serving the sport I love," said Parrish. "USA Archery is facing some challenges, but those challenges provide an opportunity for positive change. I'm excited about the possibilities and about working with other devoted members of the archery community."

Parrish begins his duties with USA Archery immediately and will relocate to Colorado Springs in May.

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JR USAT CAMP ANNOUNCED
2/14/2003

 Jr USAT member and coaches,

The date for the 2003 JR USAT camp is set for May 17-23 of this year. The NAA will provide your room and board. You will be responsible for your own travel. I will be sending out information to all of you that will need to filled out and sent back to myself and MJ Rogers. There is transportation from the Airport to the OTC and back. I think you will enjoy the coaches that have been selected by the Coaches Development Committee. They are: Bob Towne, Wayne McCullough, Jackie Fiala, Neil Foster, and Lloyd Brown.

There are four female archers who have been invited at their expense to this camp. They did not meet all the requirements of the Jr. USAT but were in the top five in their category. They are Lindsey Carmichael, Marie Deragnaucourt, Justine McCullough, and Corrine Yohann. Please welcome them to the camp in May.

Email is the way the coaches will get in touch with everyone with a schedule for the week and any other information that they want to send out. If you notice an email that is outdated or wrong, please email me, and if you know of an email for Brad Rega or Thomas Nealy please let me know. For now I will call them and snail mail them.

Once again Congratulations! I think we have another GREAT group of archers and am proud of each one of you.

I have also asked that Ron Carmichael and Ted Hard post the camp dates on their web sites. Please join me in thanking them for everything they do for our sport!

Best Regards, Catherine Spears Director of Programs NAA/USA Archery 719-866-4681 719-632-4733 Fax Promoting the Future of Target Archery

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Desirae Freiherr, USA Archery, 719.866.4621 Sept. 9, 2002

World Field Archery Championship begin Tuesday

Canberra, Australia - The World Field Archery Championships will begin Tuesday, Sept. 10 and will continue through Saturday, Sept. 14th in Canberra, Australia. Twenty-two countries and 160 archers will compete for the World Field title. The following archers will represent the United States:

Female Recurve: Janet Barrs (Sandy, Utah), Erika Aya La Brie (Aurora, Colo.), Kristin Milchanowski (Ft. Worth, Texas) Female Compound: Susan Thompson (Douglasville, Ga.), Glenda Merrill (Bend, Oregon), Nancy Zorn (Warrensville, Ill.) Female Barebow: Kathy Greene (Tucson, Ariz.), Phyllis Shipman (Haleiwa, Haiwaii), Kristine Ehrich (Austin, Texas) Male Recurve: Jay Barrs (Sandy, Utah), Joe McGlyn (Floral Park, NY), Mike Gerard (Bluffdale, Utah) Male Compound: Dave Cousins (Standish, Maine), Roger Hoyle (Cedar City, Utah), Jeff Button (Cottage Grove, Wis.) Male Barebow: Mark Applegate (Grass Valley, Calif.), Skip Trafford (Tucson, Ariz.), Harold Rush (Payson, Ariz.) Coaches: MJ Rogers, Ginger Hopwood Team Leader: Tom Green

Field archery is unique from competitive target archery in the fact that distances vary from 10 meters to 65 meters and some targets are set at unmarked distances. Each course varies and target is different. Competitors will shoot uphill and downhill. Archers must be able to accurately estimate the distance and size of the target and will be challenged by terrain, weather and international competition.

Results will be available daily at http://www.canberraarchery.com.au/fieldresults.htm>. and http://www.usarchery.org. Please contact Desirae Freiherr at 719.866.4621 or mailto:dfreiherr@usarchery.org with any additional questions.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: June 27, 2002
CONTACT: Desirae Freiherr (719) 866-4621

Men’s team Advances at XV Golden Arrow Grand Prix Tournament in Turkey

Antalya, Turkey - All four U.S. recurve men archers have advanced at the 2002 Golden Arrow Grand Prix in Antalya, Turkey in the 70m qualification round. The U.S. women will shoot later today. The elimination round will begin on Friday and conclude on Saturday.

The highest qualifier for the U.S. was Vic Wunderle (Mason City, Ill.) who placed 8th with a score of 663 in the 72-arrow qualifying round. Richard “Butch” Johnson (Woodstock, Conn.) also qualified in 11th place with a score of 660. Chris Shull (College Station, Texas) placed 32nd with a score of 640 and Jason McKittrick (Holton, Ind.) finished two points behind Shull in 37th place with a score of 638.

The top 64 archers in each category will compete in the elimination rounds. The women will compete Thursday afternoon to determine who will move on. Archers are competing among top athletes from 25 countries. This event is the Operation Gold event for U.S. archers.

For complete results, please see http://www.turkisharchery.org/m_o_2.html.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: June 25, 2002
CONTACT: Desirae Freiherr (719) 866-4621

Jay Barrs Claims Ninth Consecutive National Field Archery Title

Spokane, Wash. – Jay Barrs (Sandy, Utah) captured his ninth consecutive and 14th career United States Field Archery Championship on Saturday in the men’s Recurve Bow category. The event was held in Spokane, Washington. Barrs, a 1988 Olympic gold and silver medalist, compiled a two-day total of 672.
Mike Gerard (Bluffdale, Utah) was second with a score of 646, while Joe McGlyn (Floral Park, N.Y.) placed third with a total of 641.

The men’s compound division was divided by a slim two-point margin. The men’s Compound Bow title was won by Roger Hoyle (Cedar City, Utah) with a score
of 712. Defending champion, Dave Cousins (Standish, Maine) placed second with 711 points. Jeff Button (Cottage Grove, Wis.) was third with 710 points.

In the women’s Recurve Bow division, Janet Barrs (Sandy, Utah) captured her sixth consecutive national championship, and seventh overall title, with a
score of 605. Aya La Brie (Sun Prarie, Wis.) placed second with a score of 564. Kristin Michalnowski (Ft. Worth, Texas) finished third with 541 points.

Nancy Zorn (Warrensville, Ill.) won the title in the women’s Compound Bow division with a score of 684. Susan Thompson (Stony Point, N.Y.) placed
second with 683 points, and Jahna Davis- Nunn (Helena, Mont.) was third with a total of 678.

The men’s Barebow title was claimed by Mark Applegate (Grass Valley, Calif.) with 595 total points. Skip Trafford (Tucson, Ariz.) placed second with a
score of 569, followed by Harold Rush (Payson, Ariz.) with 558 points.

Women’s Barebow archer, Phyllis Shipman (Haleiwa, Hawaii) with 464 total points. Kathy Greene (Tucson, Ariz.) placed second with a score of 455,
followed by Kristine Ehrich (Austin, Texas) with 445 points.

For complete results, please visit www.usarchery.org.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: June 25, 2002
CONTACT: Desirae Freiherr (719) 866-4621

2002 World Field Archery Team named

Colorado Springs, Colo. – The National Archery Association of the United States has selected the 2002 World Field Archery Team which will compete in
this year’s World Championships in Canberra, Australia, Sept.9-14. The team was selected during the World Field Trials held June 23 in Spokane, Wash.

The top three male and female compound, recurve and barebow archers were named to the team. Nine of the 18 team members were also members of
previous U.S. World Field Teams. Mark Applegate, Janet Barrs, Jay Barrs, Jeff Button, Dave Cousins, Mark Gerard, Kathy Greene, Phyllis Shipman and
Skip Trafford are among the athletes who have(sic). The following athletes have been named the 2002 U.S. World Field Team and will have the opportunity to
compete with top international field archers in Australia:

Female Recurve:
Janet Barrs (Sandy, Utah)
Erika Aya La Brie
Kristin Milchanowski (Ft. Worth, Texas)

Male Recurve:
Jay Barrs (Sandy, Utah)
Joe McGlyn (Floral Park, NY)
Mike Gerard (Bluffdale, Utah)

Female Compound:
Susan Thompson (Stony Point, NY)
Glenda Merrill (Bend, Oregon)
Nancy Zorn (Warrensville, Ill.)

Male Compound:
Dave Cousins (Standish, Maine)
Roger Hoyle (Cedar City, Utah)
Jeff Button (Cottage Grove, Wis.)

Female Barebow:
Kathy Greene (Tucson, Ariz.)
Phyllis Shipman (Haleiwa, Hawaii)
Kristine Ehrich (Austin, Texas)

Male Barebow:
Mark Applegate (Grass Valley, Calif.)
Skip Trafford (Tucson, Ariz.)
Harold Rush (Payson, Ariz.)

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Desirae Freiherr, USA Archery 719.866.4621


Thirty-two archers named to 2002 Junior World Team

Chula Vista, Calif. – Thirty-two archers were named to the 2002 Junior World Team following the completion of the Junior World Team Trials June 8-9, 2002 in Chula Vista Calif. These archers from the U.S. will compete against other top youth participants from around the world in Nymburk, Czech Republic, August 5-11, in the Junior World Outdoor Target Championships.

Windy and cool conditions did not affect the performance of the approximately 100 youth archers. Junior archers (men and women 16 to 18 years of age) and Cadet archers (men and women 14 to 16 years of age) competed for the opportunity to attend this international event.

In addition to selection of a world team, Cadet compound archer, Braden Gellenthien, (Hudson, Mass.) achieved a world record score of 349 in the 70-meter FITA round. His world record topped the previous record of 343 shot by Kevin Tatatyn of Canada.

Archers will be joined with National Archery Association staff who will assist competitors throughout their travel and competition. Coaches for the 2002 Jr. World Team are Bob Romero (Los Cruces, N.M.), Randi Smith (Salt Lake City, Utah), Kevin Eldredge (Hatch, Utah) and Cindy Bevilacqua (West Chester, Pa.). Team leaders are Lloyd Brown (San Diego, Calif.) and  Larry Skinner (Chula Vista, Calif.).

For the most updated results available, please visit www.usarchery.org. For information about the Junior World Outdoor Target Championships, please visit: http://archery.czarc.com/junchamp2002/.


Junior Category

Men Recurve Team Members:
1. Nathan McCullough, Colorado Springs, Colo.
2. Tyler Benner, Manheim, Pa.
3. Tim Meyers, Ft. Worth,Texas
4. Ted Harden II, Tempe, Ariz.

Women Recurve Team Members:
1. Amy Green, Caventry, Conn.
2. Corrinne Yohann, Fon du Lac, Wis.
3. Marleigh Bogumil, Pittston TWP, PA
4. Marie DeRegnaucourt, Rockford, Mich.

Men Compound Team Members:
1. Eric Miller, El Cajan, Calif.
2. Jake Hall, Templeton, Calif.
3. Shane Hamilton, Yankton, S.D.
4. Cassidy Miller, Charlotte, MI

Women Compound Team Members:
1. Jessica Grant, Phoenix, Ariz.
2. Nicole Hamner, Winthrop, Maine
3. Brenda Temperley, East Dubuque, Ill.
4. Shawnda Heath, Kingman, Kan.

Cadet Category
Men Recurve Cadet Team Members:

1. Dane Peterson, Gardner, Ill.
2. Jonathan Miller, Naperville, Ill.
3. Kevin Barker, Victoria, Texas
4. Jake Misenheimer, Benbrook, Texas

Women Recurve Cadet Team Members:
1. Danielle McCullough, Colorado Springs, Colo.
2. Gina Marie Chiechi, Riverton, Utah
3. Kendra Harvey, Rio Rancho, N.M.
4. Sage Adams, Helotes, Texas

Men Compound Cadet Team Members:
1. Braden Gellenthien , Hudson, Mass.
2. David Roth, Lowell, Mich.
3. Jedd Greshock, Shenandoah, Pa.
4. Thomas Nealy

Women Compound Cadet Team Members:
1. Erika Anschutz, Grand Island, Neb.
2. Kandice Spurlock, Santa Claus, Ind.
3. Mary Taylor, Taunton, Mass.
4. Jessica Mattson, Canton, Mich.

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For Immediate Release

Contact: Desirae Freiherr
719.866.4621
May 1,2002


USA Archery President Miller will lead international youth archery committee

Colorado Springs, Colo. - The National Archery Association (NAA) proudly announces that Mark Miller, president of the NAA, will represent the USA as Chairman of the new Junior Ad-Hoc Committee for FITA (the international governing body of archery). His appointment to the committee will influence youth archers worldwide by creating standards for junior archery programs around the world. .

Jim Easton, president of FITA, developed an international committee to determine the “best practices” of youth archery programs around the world. The committee will collect information and recognize the methodologies of successful junior archery organizations worldwide with the intent of creating international consistency in regulations, equipment, coaching and competition.

Miller’s goals for the committee are to ensure the safety of youth archers, to encourage retention by keeping youth interested and involved in archery throughout their lifetime, and to increase participation of new archers.

“I am honored and excited to lead this committee that encourages youth shooting around the world,” Miller said. “This is a great opportunity to contribute to archery by encouraging lifetime participation from youth throughout adulthood.”

Miller has a strong background with youth archery. His selection was due, in part, to 10 years of involvement with his children’s participation in the Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) Program, experience with the Chicago Land JOAD and his leadership in the NAA.

“Mark Miller's appointment as Chairman of the Junior Ad Hoc Committee of FITA should help align the U.S. JOAD program with other nations. It will also give the USA. an unique opportunity to share details of the successful JOAD program with other FITA member countries, said Rick Mack, Executive Director of the NAA.”

There are currently three people managing the committee. Assisting Miller are Pirkka Elovirrta from Finland and Thierry Zintx from Belgium.

For more information about this please call the NAA at 719.866.4576 or e-mail at info@usarchery.org.
 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: April 18, 2002 CONTACT: Desirae Freiherr 719.866.4621


Reading, Pennsylvania selected to host National Target Championships and U.S. Grand Prix 2003-2005

Colorado Springs, Colo. – The National Archery Association (NAA) of the United States Board of Governors (BOG) has chosen Reading, Pennsylvania as the site for the 2003-2005 National Target Championships.

The National Target Championships will be held at the 55-acre Cacoosing Creek Park in Spring Township. The Berks County Sports Commission, a division of Reading & Berks County Visitors Bureau, bid on the event and met criteria for field size, accommodations, transportation, facility use and volunteer support.

The Chairman of Berks County Sports Commission, Ted Kolva, Jr. stated, "we look forward to welcoming the National Archery Association and their National Championship to our community, and to extending hospitality in true Berks County fashion. We are very excited about developing a strong relationship with the NAA and their participants over the next three years."

According to the Reading & Berks County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Reading has a history of hosting successful events. Some events Reading has hosted include the Don King Middle Weight Boxing Championships, the LPGA Betsy King Classic and the Pennsylvania State Archery Championships.

Jaime Lochman, Reading & Berks County Visitors Bureau said, "on behalf of Reading & Berks County Visitors Bureau and Berks County Sports Commission, I would like to extend a sincere appreciation to the NAA for selecting Berks County, Pennsylvania to host the National Archery Championships."

Dates for the 2003-2005 National Target Championships have not been determined. Please visit www.usarchery.org for updates. Any questions about the NAA or the National Target Championships should be directed to Desirae Freiherr 719.866.4621.

For more information on Berks County, please contact Jaime Lochman at 800-443-6610 ext. 11

 

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Seven countries to compete in the 2002 Arizona Cup Target Championships

Phoenix, Ariz. - Past Olympians, national champions and world record holders from seven countries will compete Friday, April 12th through Monday, April 15 in 2002 Arizona Cup Target Championships at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix, Ariz.

The Arizona Cup is a national ranking event and one of five qualifying events for membership to the United States Archery Team. The Arizona Cup will feature many of archery’s top recurve and compound athletes. 194 competitors are expected to shoot for the title.

Archers from seven countries will compete in this internationally recognized event. The United States welcomes archers from Japan, Denmark, Sweden, Canada, Costa Rica and the United Kingdom.

Anticipated USAT and Junior USAT members are Braden Gellenthien, Roger Hoyle, Richard Johnson, Jason McKittrick, Joseph McGlyn, Dave Cousins, John Burkett, Ted Harden II, Cassidy Miller, Richard Freitas, Ruth Rowe, Roxanne Reimann, Jessica Paterson, Chris Shull, Jeff McNail, Jessica Carleton, Jennifer Nichols, Dawn Chudy, Ashley Kamuf, Sally Wunderle, Jessica Grant, Mary Zorn, Amber Dawson. Past Olympians competing will include Janet Dykman, Vic Wunderle, Jay Barrs and Karen Scavotto.

Arizona Archery out of Phoenix, Ariz. will be hosting this event. For more information about the Arizona Cup please visit www.arizonacup.com or contact Mike Koistinen: mdkvlk@msn.com (602) 861.0102.

Contact: Desirae Freiherr, USA Archery
Date: April 12 – April 15
Phone: 719.866.4621
Email:mailto:dfreiherr@usarchery.org


 

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04/11/2002

Announcement from NAA President, Mark Miller

On Wednesday, April 10, the NAA Executive Director, Rick Mack informed me that he would be resigning from the NAA, effective at the end of April. Rick is pursuing a new career opportunity that will allow him to spend more time with his family. Please join me in wishing Rick well and thanking him for his contributions and hard work on behalf of the NAA and the sport of Archery.

We will begin a search for Rick's replacement as soon as possible. In the meantime, I have conferred with the NAA Board of Governors and we decided to ask Catherine McCullough, Director of Programs, to assume responsibility for the National Office and the staff until the search is completed and the new Executive Director reports to work. I am pleased to announce that Catherine has agreed to take on this challenge. She will need a great deal of support from the Board and the membership, and I urge you to help however you can.

I am also pleased to announce that Chris McCartney, former Director of Programs has agreed to temporarily rejoin the staff and backfill many of the duties that Catherine will need to delegate in her new role. Chris has been doing part-time work for the NAA recently, but will soon take on a full-time schedule at the office. Welcome home, Chris.

While change is always difficult, we are fortunate to have such great talent available. Please join in me in thanking Catherine, Chris and the rest of the staff for stepping up to these challenges. Again, I know we all give them our best possible support.

 

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03/12/2002

The following article was provided to the NGBs by the USOC with a recommendation that it be distributed, particularly to athletes. Hopefully this is not a problem in Archery, but it's worth a heads-up nonetheless. Please feel free to pass it on. - Rick Mack _____________________________________________________________________

Reuters
Doping Linked to Brain Blood Clot in Cyclist
By Amy Norton
March 6, 2002

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The banned performance-enhancing substance EPO is already known as one of the most dangerous forms of doping in sport, and now a new case report adds to the evidence.

In the February issue of Neurology, Spanish physicians describe the case of a professional cyclist who developed a blood clot in his brain after regular use of an EPO-containing "drug cocktail." The 26-year-old athlete was also using the muscle-building human growth hormone--also banned from sport--along with high doses of vitamins A and E. Growth hormone can increase red blood cell mass and elevate blood pressure in the brain, but the EPO probably caused the patient's clot, Dr. Jose Manuel Martinez Lage, lead author on the report, told Reuters Health. poetin, or EPO as it is commonly known, is a lab-created version of the natural hormone erythropoietin. This hormone helps spur the production of red blood cells, and EPO is used in medicine to treat some cases of severe anemia. The substance has become a favorite among endurance athletes including distance cyclists and runners because the increase in red blood cells allows more oxygen to be delivered to working muscles. But this boost in blood cells can also thicken the blood to the point of increasing the user's risk of heart attack or stroke. EPO use has been blamed in the deaths of around 20 European cyclists since the late 1980s.

According to Lage and his colleagues at the Clinica Universitaria de Navarra in Pamplona, Spain, their case illustrates how EPO, in combination with other factors such as dehydration from heavy exertion, can have "serious side effects" in healthy individuals. The patient first came to them with a headache that had persisted for 2 months and worsened during a competition the previous week. He admitted to using EPO every couple of days for the past 3 months, along with the growth hormone and vitamins. Brain scans revealed the blood clot, and the patient was treated successfully with blood-thinning drugs over several months.

Rick Mack
Executive Director
USA Archery
phone: 719-866-4550
fax: 719-632-4733
e-mail: rmack@usarchery.org

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JUNIOR and SENIOR USAT NAMED (8/24/2001) Due to length, this is a separate page

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: June 23, 2001 CONTACT: Bill Kellick (719) 578-4621

Karen Scavotto Places Fifth at European Grand Prix Archery Tournament in Turkey

Antalya Turkey – 2000 Olympian Karen Scavotto (Enfield, Conn.) finished in fifth place on Friday at the XIV Golden Arrow Grand Prix Tournament in Antalya, Turkey on Thursday. The tournament is a FITA world-ranking event.

Scavotto lost to eventual gold-medalist Chang-Sook Chung of Korea in the quarterfinals. Chung went on to defeat countrywoman Hey-Youn Park in the gold-medal match, while Anna Karasiova of Belarus captured the bronze in the field of 87 women. Scovotto’s teammates, Janet Dykman (El Monte, Calif.) and Jessica Carleton (Redford, Mich.), finished 26th and 28th, respectively.

In the men’s division, Richard “Butch” Johnson (Woodstock, Conn.) was the highest U.S. finisher in 33rd place, followed by Vic Wunderle (Mason City, Ill.) in 37th and Rick Tollis (Webster, N.Y.) in 51st position in the 106-man field. Korea swept the individual medals with Hee-Sik Lim winning the gold, Sung-Nam Kim taking the silver and Won-Jong Choi capturing the bronze medal.

In Saturday’s team round, Korea won the gold in the women’s division. Russia took the silver and Poland earned the bronze medal. The men’s team round saw Ukraine defeat Belgium in the gold-medal match, while Korea won the bronze medal.
 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: June 21, 2001 CONTACT: Bill Kellick (719) 578-4621

Karen Scavotto Reaches Final Eight at European Grand Prix Archery Tournament in Turkey

Antalya Turkey – 2000 Olympian Karen Scavotto (Enfield, Conn.) was the only U.S. archer to advance to the final eight at the XIV Golden Arrow Grand Prix Tournament in Antalya, Turkey on Thursday. The individual quarterfinals, semi-finals and finals will be held on Friday. The tournament is a FITA world-ranking event

Scavotto, seeded ninth after Wednesday’s qualification round, opened with a 154-149 win over the 56th seed, Estelle Duplouy of France. She then beat 41st-seeded Katja Brix Poulsen of Denmark, 154-150, and eighth-seeded Katerina Serdyuk of Ukraine, 155-153 to reach the quarterfinals where she’ll face top-seeded Chang-Sook Chung of Korea on Friday.

Scovotto’s teammates, Janet Dykman (El Monte, Calif.) and Jessica Carleton (Redford, Mich.), were both ousted in the second round on Thursday. Dykman, seeded 25th, defeated the 40th seed, Agnes Bablee of France, 162-160, then lost to Serdyuk, 151-148. Carleton, the 42nd seed, edged 23rd-seeded Swetlana Jigjitova of Russia, 146-145 in the opening round before dropping a 153-147 decision to 10th-seeded Margarita Galinovskaia.

All three of the U.S. men’s team members were eliminated in the first round on Thursday. Richard “Butch” Johnson (Woodstock, Conn.), seeded third after the elimination round, was upset 166-164 by Ukraine’s Pavlo Bekkar, the 62nd seed. Also upset was 10th-seeded Vic Wunderle (Mason City, Ill.) on a tiebreaker against the 55th seed, Miika Aulio of Finland. Aulio won the tiebreaker after both archers shot scores of 161. Rick Tollis (Webster, N.Y.), the 51st seed, lost to 2000 Olympic bronze medallist and 14th seed Wietse Van Alten of the Netherlands, 165-156.

Following Friday’s individual finals, the tournament concludes on Saturday with the team round in which the U.S. men are seeded fourth and the U.S. women are seeded seventh.

 

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DATE: June 20, 2001
CONTACT: Bill Kellick (719) 578-4621
DATE: June 20, 2001 CONTACT: Bill Kellick (719) 578-4621

Qualification Round Completed at Third Leg of European Grand Prix in Turkey; Butch Johnson is top U.S. Qualifier in 3rd Place

Antalya, Turkey – Richard “Butch” Johnson (Woodstock, Conn.) placed third in the qualification round to lead the U.S. team at the third leg of the European Grand Prix in Antalya, Turkey on Wednesday. The tournament is a world-ranking event.

Johnson, a three-time Olympian who won team gold in 1996 and team bronze in 2000, turned in a qualifying round score of 1330 in the men’s division. 2000 Olympic silver medallist Vic Wunderle (Mason City, Ill.) was 10th with a total of 1314, and Rick Tollis (Webster, N.Y.) posted a score of 1251 to place 51st in the field of 106. Michele Frangilli of Italy was the top qualifier with a score of 1345. The U.S. men will be seeded fourth for the team round on Saturday.

The U.S. women’s team was led by 2000 Olympic Team member Karen Scavotto (Enfield, Conn.) in ninth place with a score of 1291. Scavotto was followed by 2000 Olympic teammate Janet Dykman (El Monte, Calif.) in 25th place with 1273 points, and Jessica Carleton (Redman, Mich.) in 42nd place with a total of 1256. Korea’s Chang Sook Chung led the qualifying round with a score of 1335. The U.S. women earned the seventh seed for Saturday’s team round.

The tournament continues with the individual elimination rounds on Thursday and Friday, and concludes with the team round on Saturday.

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DATE: June 5, 2001
CONTACT: Bill Kellick (719) 310-9002

Sixteen Archers Earn Spots on World Championship Team


Flushing, N.Y. – The National Archery Association selected its 16-member World Championship Team on Tuesday at the World Target Trials in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The top four archers in each of the four divisions – men’s recurve, women’s recurve, men’s compound, women’s compound – qualified for the World Target Championships in Beijing China, September 15-22.

Olympic silver medalist Vic Wunderle (Mason City, Ill.) led the men’s recurve bow division with 3,859 points. It marks the second straight World Championship Team for Wunderle. Joining him on the men’s recurve team are Richard "Butch" Johnson (Woodstock, Conn.), Jay Barrs (Salt Lake City, Utah) and Guy Krueger (Blessing,Texas/Texas A&M). Johnson makes his third straight World Team and Barrs qualifies for his fifth overall, having been on the 1987, 1989, 1995 and 1999 squads.

Kathie Loesch (Fresno, Texas) was the top qualifier in the women’s recurve bow field with 3,539 points. Jessica Carleton (Westland, Mich.), a teammate of Loesch’s on the 1999 World Championship Team, placed second while Janet Dykman (El Monte Calif.) and Leah Clawson (Evans City, Pa.) round out the team. For Dykman, it is her seventh consecutive World Championship Team.

In the men’s compound bow division, Logan Wilde (Pocatello, Idaho) led the field with 4,006 points, followed by defending World Champion Dave Cousins (West Jordan, Utah), Roger Hoyle (Cedar City, Utah) and Logan Wilde’s father, Dee Wilde (Pocatello, Idaho). Logan Wilde, Cousins and Dee Wilde were teammates on the last World Championship Team in 1999. Dee Wilde also won the 1997 World Target Championships.

The four women’s compound bow team members will all be making their first appearance at a World Target Championship. The top three qualifiers were all teenagers, led by 18-year old Christie Bisco (Raymond, Maine) with 3,422 points. She was followed closely by 17-year old Amber Dawson (Robesonia, Pa.) with 3,420 points, and 15-year old Marleigh Bogumil (Pittston Twp, Pa.) with 3,401 points. Nancy Zorn (Warrenville, Ill.) rounds out the squad.

The final results of Tuesday’s portion of the trials are as follows:

MEN’S RECURVE BOW
1.Vic Wunderle (Mason City, Ill.), 3859
2.Richard "Butch" Johnson (Woodstock, Conn.), 3831
3.Jay Barrs (Salt Lake City, Utah), 3752
4.Guy Krueger (Blessing, Texas/Texas A&M), 3741
5.Chris Shull (Columbus, Ohio/Texas A&M), 3717
6.Jason McKittrick (Holton, Ind.), 3652
7.Rick Tollis (Webster, N.Y.), 3604
8.Joe McGlyn (Floral Park, N.Y.), 3561

WOMEN’S RECURVE BOW
1.Kathie Loesch (Fresno, Texas), 3539
2.Jessica Carleton (Westland, Mich.), 3403
3.Janet Dykman (El Monte, Calif.), 3355
4.Leah Clawson (Evans City, Pa.), 3335
5.Jessica Peterson (Malibu, Calif.), 3273
6.Dawn Chudy (Media, Pa./Texas A&M) 3237
7.Ruth Rowe (McLean, Va.), 3203
8.Tara Robey (Gahanna, Ohio), 3197

MEN’S COMPOUND BOW
1.Logan Wilde (Pocatello, Idaho), 4006
2.Dave Cousins (West Jordan, Utah), 4003
3.Roger Hoyle (Cedar City, Utah), 3998
4.Dee Wilde (Pocatello, Idaho), 3945
5.Rich Freitas (San Leandro, Calif.), 3915
6.Kevin Eldredge (Hatch, Utah), 3891
7.Reo Wilde (Pocatello, Idaho), 3875
8.Jeff McNail (Sandy, Utah), 3862

WOMEN’S COMPOUND BOW
1.Christie Bisco (Raymond, Maine), 3422
2.Amber Dawson (Robesonia, Pa.), 3420
3.Marleigh Bogumil (Pittston Twp, Pa.), 3401
4.Nancy Zorn (Warrenville, Ill.), 3380
5.Mary Zorn (Warrenville, Ill.), 3355
6.Jamie Van Natta (Maumee, Ohio), 3347
7.Michelle Ragsdale (New Richmond, Wis.), 3345
8.Sally Wunderle (Mason City, Ill.), 3320
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DATE: June 4, 2001
CONTACT: Bill Kellick (719) 310-9002

Field Narrowed at Archery World Target Trials in New York City


Flushing, N.Y. – The field of competitors was narrowed to eight in each of the four divisions following Monday’s competition at the Archery World Target Trials in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Olympic silver medalist Vic Wunderle (Mason City, Ill.) leads the men’s recurve bow division with 3,092 points. Kathie Loesch (Fresno, Texas) heads the women’s recurve bow field with 2,806 points.

In the compound bow divisions, Logan Wilde (Pocatello, Idaho) and Amber Dawson (Robesonia, Pa.) lead the men’s and women’s fields, respectively. Wilde has 3,226 points and Dawson has 2,685 points.

The 16-person team (top four in each division) will be selected at the end of Tuesday’s competition and will compete at the World Championships in Beijing, China in September.

The results through Monday are as follows:

MEN’S RECURVE BOW (top 8 advance to Tuesday’s competition)
1.Vic Wunderle (Mason City, Ill.), 3092
2.Butch Johnson (Woodstock, Conn.), 3082
3.Jay Barrs (Salt Lake City, Utah), 3030
4.Guy Krueger (Blessing, Texas/Texas A&M), 3015
5.Chris Shull (Columbus, Ohio/Texas A&M), 2989
6.Jason McKittrick (Holton, Ind.), 2964
7.Rick Tollis (Webster, N.Y.), 2918
8.Joe McGlyn (Floral Park, N.Y.), 2872
9.Ted Holland (Westminster, Colo.), 2868
10.Mike Gerard (Bluffdale, Utah), 2850
11.Guy Gerig (Deer Park, N.Y.), 2850
12.Jerry Pylypchuk (Bloomfield, N.J.), 2797
13.Brian Funston (Brier, Wash.), 2770
14.Alan Roe (Columbia, Conn.), 2767
15.George Tekmitchov (Salt Lake City, Utah), 2735
16.Steve Nielsen (Brooklyn, N.Y.), 2666

WOMEN’S RECURVE BOW (top 8 advance to Tuesday’s competition)
1.Kathie Loesch (Fresno, Texas), 2806
2.Jessica Carleton (Westland, Mich.), 2739
3.Leah Clawson (Evans City, Pa.), 2660
4.Janet Dykman (El Monte, Calif.), 2654
5.Dawn Chudy (Evans City, Pa.), 2609
6.Jessica Peterson (Malibu, Calif.), 2598
7.Ruth Rowe (McLean, Va.), 2596
8.Tara Robey (Gahanna, Ohio), 2551
9.Roxanne Reimann (Manchester, Conn.), 253
10.Phyllis Shipman (Haleiwa, Hawaii), 2525
11.Amy Green (Forest Grove, Ore.), 2523
12.Lorinda Cohen (Angola, N.Y.), 2444
13.Lori Cieslinski (Davison, Mich.), 2429
14.Stephanie White (Yorktown, Ind.), 2345

MEN’S COMPOUND BOW (top 8 advance to Tuesday’s competition)
1.Logan Wilde (Pocatello, Idaho), 3226
2.Roger Hoyle (Cedar City, Utah), 3220
3.Dave Cousins (West Jordan, Utah), 3216
4.Dee Wilde (Pocatello, Idaho), 3178
5.Kevin Eldredge (Hatch, Utah), 3148
6.Rich Freitas (San Leandro, Calif.), 3137
7.Jeff McNail (Sandy, Utah), 3127
8.Reo Wilde (Pocatello, Idaho), 3125
9.Gary Studt (Brookville, Ind.), 3121
10.Perry Harpring (Brookville, Ind.), 3118
11.Matt Cleland (Swanton, Ohio), 3113
12.Adam Wheatcroft (Clarkston, Mich./James Madison), 3107
13.David Butler (Half Moon Bay, Calif.), 3105
14.Martin Lotz (Walla Walls, Wash.), 3086
15.Bryan Helland (New Hope, Minn.), 3069
16.Tony Bianes (Rock Tavern, N.Y.), 3060

WOMEN’S COMPOUND BOW (top 8 advance to Tuesday’s competition)
1.Amber Dawson (Robesonia, Pa.), 2685
2.Christie Bisco (Raymond, Maine), 2666
3.Michelle Ragsdale (New Richmond, Wis.), 2662
4.Marleigh Bogumil (Pittston Twp, Pa.), 2642
5.Nancy Zorn (Warrenville, Ill.), 2636
6.Sally Wunderle (Mason City, Ill.), 2635
7.Mary Zorn (Warrenville, Ill.), 2626
8.Jamie Van Natta (Maumee, Ohio), 2615
9.Ashley Kamuf (Dale, Ind.), 2601
10.Diane Watson (Tampa, Fla.), 2596
11.Diane Hooper (Lockport, Ill.), 2593
12.Brenda Hopkins (West Jordan, Utah), 2592

The format for Tuesday is as follows:

Tuesday, June 5: Each of the eight archers in all divisions will face the other seven archers in their division in a 12-arrow head-to-head match. The winners of each match will have their full match score added to their cumulative point total. The losers of each match will have their match score, less 10 points, added to their cumulative point total. At the end of the day, the archers with the top four (4) cumulative point totals in each division (Men Recurve, Women Recurve, Men Compound, Women Compound) will be named to the 2001 World Target Team – a total of 16 team members.Back to TOP
 

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DATE: June 3, 2001
CONTACT: Bill Kellick (719) 310-9002

Vic Wunderle, Logan Wilde Lead After Second Day of Archery World Target Trials in New York City


Flushing, N.Y. – Olympic silver and bronze medalist Vic Wunderle (Mason City, Ill.) is the leader in the men’s recurve bow division, and Logan Wilde (Pocatello, Idaho) heads the men’s compound bow division after day two of the Archery World Target Trials in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Sunday.

Wunderle holds a 10-point advantage on Olympic teammate Butch Johnson (Woodstock, Conn.) in the recurve division. Wilde is four points ahead of first-day leader Roger Hoyle (Cedar City, Utah) in the compound division.

The results shown below are cumulative for the first two days of the four-day event. The women’s recurve and women’s compound scores are shown, but are staggered due to the archers receiving different numbers of byes in Sunday’s competition.

MEN’S RECURVE BOW
1.Vic Wunderle (Mason City, Ill.), 2278
2.Butch Johnson (Woodstock, Conn.), 2268
3.Jay Barrs (Salt Lake City, Utah), 2244
4.Guy Krueger (Blessing, Texas/Texas A&M), 2237
5.Chris Shull (Columbus, Ohio/Texas A&M), 2231
6.Jason McKittrick (Holton, Ind.), 2188
7.Joe McGlyn (Floral Park, N.Y.), 2170
8.Rick Tollis (Webster, N.Y.), 2165
9.Mike Gerard (Bluffdale, Utah), 2150
10.Ted Holland (Westminster, Colo.), 2117
11.Guy Gerig (Deer Park, N.Y.), 2104
12.Alan Roe (Columbia, Conn.), 2063
13.George Tekmitchov (Salt Lake City, Utah), 2062
14.Brian Funston (Brier, Wash.), 2057
15.Steve Nielsen, 1992
16.Jerry Pylypchuk (Bloomfield, N.J.), 1954

WOMEN’S RECURVE BOW
FITA Round + 8 matches:
1.Jessica Peterson (Malibu, Calif.), 2081
FITA Round + 7 matches:
1. Kathie Loesch (Fresno, Texas), 2108
2.Jessica Carleton (Westland, Mich.), 2095
3.Janet Dykman (El Monte, Calif.), 2025
4.Leah Clawson (Evans City, Pa.), 2013
5.Ruth Rowe (McLean, Va.), 1996
6.Phyllis Shipman (Haleiwa, Hawaii), 1958
7.Tara Robey (Gahanna, Ohio), 1940
8.Amy Green (Forest Grove, Ore.), 1929
9.Roxanne Reimann (Manchester, Conn.), 1915
10.Lorinda Cohen (Angola, N.Y./Texas A&M), 1891
11.Lori Cieslinski (Davison, Mich.), 1883
FITA Round + 6 matches:
1.Dawn Chudy (Media, Pa./Texas A&M), 1888
2.Stephanie White (Yorktown, Ind.), 1699

MEN’S COMPOUND BOW
1.Logan Wilde (Pocatello, Idaho), 2372
2.Roger Hoyle (Cedar City, Utah), 2368
3.Dave Cousins (West Jordan, Utah), 2363
4.Dee Wilde (Pocatello, Idaho), 2359
5.Rich Freitas (San Leandro, Calif.), 2341
6.David Butler (Half Moon Bay, Calif.), 2328
7.Jeff McNail (Sandy, Utah), 2325
8.Reo Wilde (Pocatello, Idaho), 2325
9.Gary Studt (Brookville, Ind.), 2322
10.Kevin Eldredge (Hatch, Utah), 2321
11.Martin Lotz (Walla Walls, Wash.), 2320
12.Matt Cleland (Swanton, Ohio), 2306
13.Adam Wheatcroft (Clarkston, Mich./James Madison), 2297
14.Perry Harpring (Brookville, Ind.), 2297
15.Bryan Helland (New Hope, Minn.), 2286
16.Tony Bianes (Rock Tavern, N.Y.), 2270

WOMEN’S COMPOUND BOW
FITA Round + 7 matches:
1. Marleigh Bogumil (Pittston Twp, Pa.), 2194
FITA Round + 6 matches:
1.Amber Dawson (Robesonia, Pa.), 2097
2.Nancy Zorn (Warrenville, Ill.), 2068
3.Sally Wunderle (Mason City, Ill.), 2067
4.Jamie Van Natta (Maumee, Ohio), 2061
5.Brenda Hopkins (West Jordan, Utah), 2044
6.Diane Watson (Tampa, Fla.), 2037
7.Ashley Kamuf (Dale, Ind.), 2036
8.Diane Hooper (Lockport, Ill.), 2014
FITA Round + 5 matches:
1.Michelle Ragsdale (New Richmond, Wis.), 1972
2.Christie Bisco (Raymond, Maine), 1961
3.Mary Zorn (Warrenville, Ill./Texas A&M), 1954


The format for the remainder of the tournament is as follows:
Monday, June 4: The remaining Round Robin matches will be conducted in the same fashion as on Sunday. At the end of the day, all scores will be accumulated (Saturday through Monday) and the archers with the top 8 cumulative point totals will advance to the final 7-match Round Robin on Tuesday. All point totals will carry over to Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 5: Each of the eight archers in all divisions will face the other seven archers in their division in a 12-arrow head-to-head match. The winners of each match will have their full match score added to their cumulative point total. The losers of each match will have their match score, less 10 points, added to their cumulative point total. At the end of the day, the archers with the top four (4) cumulative point totals in each division (Men Recurve, Women Recurve, Men Compound, Women Compound) will be named to the 2001 World Target Team – a total of 16 team members. Back to TOP
 

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DATE: June 2, 2001
CONTACT: Bill Kellick (719) 310-9002


Five World Records Set at Opening Day of Archery World Target Trials in New York City


Flushing, N.Y. – A total of five world records were set in the compound bow divisions at the opening day of the Archery World Target Trials held in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Saturday.

Roger Hoyle (Cedar City, Utah) set a world record with a FITA round score of 1,414, smashing the previous mark of 1,409. He also set a record at 70 meters along with Logan Wilde (Pocatello, Idaho). Both Hoyle and Wilde shot scores of 355 at the 70-meter distance and will share the world record because they occurred on the same day.

In the women’s compound division, Michelle Ragsdale (New Richmond, Wis.) shot a FITA round of 1,396, breaking the previous mark of 1,394. Marleigh Bogmil (Pittston Twp, Pa.) set a record at 50 meters with a score of 350, and Amber Dawson (Robesonia, Pa.) set a junior world record with a FITA round of 1,380.

The following archers, listed with hometown and score, have advanced to Sunday’s round robin portion of the trials event:

MEN’S RECURVE BOW
1.Vic Wunderle (Mason City, Ill.), 1343
2.Butch Johnson (Woodstock, Conn.), 1333
3.Jay Barrs (Salt Lake City, Utah), 1314
4.Chris Shull (Columbus, Ohio/Texas A&M), 1312
5.Guy Krueger (Blessing, Texas/Texas A&M), 1303
6.Jason McKittrick (Holton, Ind.), 1301
7.Joe McGlyn (Floral Park, N.Y.), 1299
8.Rick Tollis (Webster, N.Y.), 1279
9.Mike Gerard (Bluffdale, Utah), 1266
10.Ted Holland (Westminster, Colo.), 1263
11.Guy Gerig (Deer Park, N.Y.), 1262
12.Ed Eliason (Stansbury Park, Utah), 1255*
13.Brian Funston (Brier, Wash.), 1243
14.Alan Roe (Columbia, Conn.), 1240
15.Jerry Pylypchuk (Bloomfield, N.J.), 1229
16.George Tekmitchov (Salt Lake City, Utah), 1225
17.Steve Nielsen, 1221

NOTE: Ed Eliason has elected not to advance to the round robin. Consequently, Steve Nielsen was moved up into the final spot to fill out the 16-person round robin.

WOMEN’S RECURVE BOW
1.Jessica Carleton (Westland, Mich.), 1308
2.Kathie Loesch (Fresno, Texas), 1294
3.Janet Dykman (El Monte, Calif.), 1278
4.Dawn Chudy (Media, Pa./Texas A&M), 1271
5.Leah Clawson (Evans City, Pa.), 1257
6.Jessica Peterson (Malibu, Calif.), 1251
7.Ruth Rowe (McLean, Va.), 1244
8.Tara Robey (Gahanna, Ohio), 1227
9.Lorinda Cohen (Angola, N.Y./Texas A&M), 1224
10.Lori Cieslinski (Davison, Mich.), 1223
11.Amy Green (Forest Grove, Ore.), 1219
12.Phyllis Shipman (Haleiwa, Hawaii), 1214
13.Roxanne Reimann (Manchester, Conn.), 1214
14.Stephanie White (Yorktown, Ind.), 1123

MEN’S COMPOUND BOW
1.Roger Hoyle (Cedar City, Utah), 1414
2.Dave Cousins (West Jordan, Utah), 1408
3.Rich Freitas (San Leandro, Calif.), 1399
4.Reo Wilde (Pocatello, Idaho), 1399
5.Dee Wilde (Pocatello, Idaho), 1397
6.Logan Wilde (Pocatello, Idaho), 1394
7.David Butler (Half Moon Bay, Calif.), 1393
8.Gary Studt (Brookville, Ind.), 1386
9.Jeff McNail (Sandy, Utah), 1385
10.Martin Lotz (Walla Walls, Wash.), 1382
11.Perry Harpring (Brookville, Ind.), 1378
12.Matt Cleland (Swanton, Ohio), 1378
13.Kevin Eldredge (Hatch, Utah), 1369
14.Adam Wheatcroft (Clarkston, Mich./James Madison), 1367
15.Bryan Helland (New Hope, Minn.), 1363
16.Tony Bianes (Rock Tavern, N.Y.), 1358

WOMEN’S COMPOUND BOW
1.Michelle Ragsdale (New Richmond, Wis.), 1396
2.Mary Zorn (Warrenville, Ill./Texas A&M), 1383
3.Christie Bisco (Raymond, Maine), 1382
4.Amber Dawson (Robesonia, Pa.), 1380
5.Marleigh Bogumil (Pittston Twp, Pa.), 1377
6.Sally Wunderle (Mason City, Ill.), 1371
7.Ashley Kamuf (Dale, Ind.), 1369
8.Brenda Hopkins (West Jordan, Utah), 1368
9.Nancy Zorn (Warrenville, Ill.), 1366
10.Jamie Van Natta (Maumee, Ohio), 1361
11.Diane Watson (Tampa, Fla.), 1354
12.Diane Hooper (Lockport, Ill.), 1353

The format for the remainder of the tournament is as follows:

Sunday, June 3: The first 8 Round Robin matches (consisting of 12 arrows each match) will be conducted. The winners of each head-to-head match will have their match total, plus a 10-point bonus, added to their score from Saturday. Losers of each match will only have their match total added to their score from Saturday.

Monday, June 4: The remaining Round Robin matches will be conducted in the same fashion as on Sunday. At the end of the day, all scores will be accumulated (Saturday through Monday) and the archers with the top 8 cumulative point totals will advance to the final 7-match Round Robin on Tuesday. All point totals will carry over to Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 5: Each of the eight archers in all divisions will face the other seven archers in their division in a 12-arrow head-to-head match. The winners of each match will have their full match score added to their cumulative point total. The losers of each match will have their match score, less 10 points, added to their cumulative point total. At the end of the day, the archers with the top four (4) cumulative point totals in each division (Men Recurve, Women Recurve, Men Compound, Women Compound) will be named to the 2001 World Target Team – a total of 16 team members.
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DATE: May 31, 2001
CONTACT: Bill Kellick (719) 310-9002

U.S. Men Place Fifth, Women Finish Ninth at Korean International Tournament

Wonju, Korea. – The U.S. men’s team placed fifth and the women’s team placed ninth at the 4th Korea International Archery Tournament held May 26-30. The event was the second leg of the European Grand Prix and a world-ranking event.

The men’s team of Ed Eliason (Stansbury Park, Utah), Guy Gerig (Deer Park, N.Y.) and Guy Krueger (Blessing, Texas/Texas A&M) were seeded fourth heading into the team round. The U.S. defeated 13th-seeded Thailand in the opening round, 236-197, then lost to fifth-seeded China in the quarterfinals, 237-232. Host country Korea defeated Russia in the gold-medal match, while Japan beat China for the bronze medal.

The U.S. women’s team of Jessica Carleton (Westland, Mich.), Leah Clawson (Evans City, Pa.) and Karen Scavotto (Enfield, Conn.) earned the fifth seed for the team round, but were upset by 12th-seeded Chinese Taipei in the opening round, 228-222. Korea won the gold, Ukraine took the silver and Germany earned the bronze medal.

In the individual competition, all three U.S. men finished in the top 15. Gerig placed ninth, Eliason finished 11th and Krueger placed 14th. Gerig scored wins over Uzbekistan’s E. Yusupov, 160-149, and Russia’s B. Badmaslov, 162-156, before losing to Korea’s J. H. Chung, 172-165. Eliason defeated I. Hamzah of Malaysia, 152-147, and H. Orbay of Turkey, 162-160, before being eliminated by C. T. Kim of Korea, 170-164. Krueger also advanced to the third round with wins over K.S. Chan of Hong Kong, 160-152, and A. Balikoev of Russia, 157-151, before losing to B. Yang of China, 169-157. Chung won the gold over fellow Korean Y. H. Yang, and Boris Tsyrempilov of Russia claimed the bronze medal.

In the women’s competition, Scavotto was the only U.S. archer to advance past the first round. She defeated Singapore’s F. Lin, 148-139, then lost to China’s X. Wang, 160-154. Carleton dropped her opening match to Germany’s Britta Buehren, 157-156, and Clawson lost to Malyasia’s H. C. Fairuz, 163-152. Korea swept the medals with J. Choi winning the gold, N. O. Choi the silver and S. H. Park the bronze. Scavotto finished 26th, followed by Carleton in 33rd place and Clawson in 39th place.

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