The Texas Shootout 2005

April 1-3,2005
College Station, Texas

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A cold front made the official practice day into an ordeal of 20 to 35 mph winds.  One joke heard was that if the archer wasn't pulling at least 30 pounds, the arrows would actually blow downwind of the archer upon release.   (ta-dump-dump)

After such a blustery and difficult practice day, the first day of competition started at 7am with a chill in the air and nearly dead calm.   Once the sun was in the sky the field's dew quickly dried and the temperatures rose, to an eventual high of around 80 degrees. The winds remained kind, consistently low and never posed a problem.  There were almost no clouds to be seen the entire weekend, and the second day of competition was nearly identical, though at midmorning the winds rose to between 5 and 10 mph as a direct crosswind, spicing up the final matches of the event.

The Aggies once again pulled off a smoothly run, well organized archery competition, but unfortunately I could not persuade Frank Thomas to guarantee next year would be the same fine weather.


Here is the NAA's Release:

Wunderle, Kamuf, Gellenthien and Nancy Zorn Claim Gold at Texas Shootout

by Mary Beth Vorwerk – USA Archery

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Over 125 archers from 21 states competed at the 2005 Texas Shootout, which was held April 1-3 at Texas A&M University (TAMU) in College Station, Texas. The TAMU Target Archers hosted this Senior United States Archery Team (USAT) qualifying event.

In the male recurve category, two-time Olympian and recent World Indoor Silver Medalist Vic Wunderle (Mason City, Ill.) defeated four-time Olympian Butch Johnson (Woodstock, Conn.) 108-106 in the finals to bring home the gold. TAMU’s Anthony Kaune (Fariault, Minn.) won the bronze medal after beating George Tekmitchov (Salt Lake City, Utah) 93-90.

Indiana University’s Ashley Kamuf (New Albany, Ind.) won the gold in a very close match after defeating 2004 Paralympian and University of Texas student Lindsey Carmichael (Lago Vista, Texas) in a one-arrow shoot-off 9-6, after being tied at 97. Joy Fahrenkrog (Castle Rock, Colo.) defeated 2004 Olympian Stephanie Arnold (Portland, Ind.) 98-85 in the bronze medal match.

James Madison University Freshman Braden Gellenthien (Hudson, Mass.) won his second straight Texas Shootout title in the male compound category by defeating Patrick Parsons (TAMU) 109-95 in the gold medal match. Dave Cousins (Standish, Maine), who recently won a team gold at the World Indoor Championships in March third place, beating Robert Baskind (North Hills, N.Y.) in a close 110-109 bronze medal match.

Winning the women’s compound final and taking home the gold was Nancy Zorn (Warrenville, Ill.). Zorn beat out TAMU Sophomore Jessica Grant (Waddell, Ariz.) 106-99. Amanda Raffaelli (TAMU) defeated 2005 World Indoor Champion Mary Zorn (College Station, Texas) 105-101 to claim the bronze.

For complete Texas Shootout results, please visit, or the Texas A&M Archery Web site at:

Mary Beth Vorwerk
Media & Public Relations Manager
USA Archery
1 Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
719.866.4621 (phone)
719.632.4733 (fax)

KUDOS from Lindsey's dad (the webmaster):   Lindsey Carmichael set 4 new Paralympic World Records in shooting this event, on her way to second place in the senior female recurve division.

LINK TO FITA RESULTS ON A&M's website    Mirrored Site(TSAA)

Olympic Rounds (acrobat files):

Female Compound Brackets  OR Scores
Female Recurve Brackets  OR Scores
Male Compound Brackets OR Scores
Male Recurve Brackets  OR Scores