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  1. UNDISPUTED CHAMPIONS

    September 2019

    Moscow, Russia - The finale of the 2019 international archery season took place in September 2019 with serious anticipation for several archers to make history. And Team Hoyt did not disappoint.

    To make it to the World Cup Finals, archers had to have won gold at one of the 4 World Cup Stages or earned enough points from strong finishes throughout the year. When you compete in the World Cup Finals, you are one of the best archers in the world and you are shooting against the best in the world. The competition is second to none and there is no room for error.

    Team Hoyt recurve archer Brady Ellison and Team Hoyt compound shooter Sara Lopez have been there many times before. In fact, both of them went into this World Cup Finals with a chance to make history by winning their fifth World Cup Championship Title. No shooter has ever won 5 World Cup Finals.

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    Sara Lopez stays focused while shooting to make history at the 2019 World Cup Finals in Moscow, Russia.


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    Brady Ellison competes to add to his World Chamipionship and 2X World Record season by winning his 5th World Cup Final.

    After intense qualifications and head to head matches, Ellison and Lopez found themselves in the Gold Medal matches. They were both one step closer to making history. The only thing that stood between them and history were two fierce competitors, but when the final arrows were shot Ellison and Lopez had made history, each winning their respective divisions and taking home their fifth World Cup Finals Championship.

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    Lopez celebrates her fifth World Cup Final Championship, making history as the first archer ever to win five World Cup Finals.

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    Ellison celebrates his World Cup Final victory, giving him five World Cup Finals Championships, adding him to the history books with Sara Lopez who accomplished the same feat just hours earlier.

    Joining Ellison and Lopez  from Team Hoyt was Mike “Mr. Perfect” Schloesser who battled his way to a Gold Medal in the Men’s Compound Division. Schloesser’s Gold Medal is a nice addition to the many World Cup medals already hanging in his trophy room. 

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    Mikey Schloesser watches another 10 land as he shot his way to victory and a Gold Medal at the 2019 World Cup Finals.

    It has been an amazing year for Team Hoyt! Congratulations to Hoyt archers from across the globe for another year of dominating performances. You’re an inspiration to the entire archery world.

  2. Hoyt Tagged Out

    While some hunters are still waiting for opening day to arrive in their home state, many other states have already been open for a few weeks. You won’t believe some of the bucks and bulls taken so far. Check out more awesome hunting success on our social media pages @Hoytbowhunting on Instagram and Facebook.  Good luck to everyone who still has a tag in your pocket. Enjoy the inspiration below.

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    John Dudley - Alberta Mule Deer

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    Allen Bolen - Utah Mule Deer

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    Brendan Burns - NWT Dall Sheep

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    Vicki Cianciarulo - Alberta Whitetail

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    Nick Mundt - Alaska Moose

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    Ralph Cianciarulo - Alberta Whitetail

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    Randy Ulmer - Colorado Mule Deer

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    Josh Bowmar - Montana Elk

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    Rihana Cary - Oregon Elk

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    David Houser - Montana Elk

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    Tate Morgan - Montana Elk

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    Matt Bateman - Alaskan Caribou

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    Jon Silks - Montana Elk

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    Shelby Arman - Montana Antelope

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    Marlon Holden - Wyoming Mule Deer

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    Zach Nicholson - Colorado Mule Deer

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    Grant Foster - Utah Elk

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    Kendall Golightly - Tennessee Whitetail

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    Lee Ellis - Georgia Whitetail

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    AJ Kissel - Utah Mule Deer

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    Eric Chesser - Idaho Elk

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    Jason Wright - Montana Antelope

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    Cohen Stone - Alaska Moose

  3. World Champion, World Record, World Class
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    September 4, 2019

    Team USA archer and Hoyt Pro Staff member, Brady Ellison, is currently the top ranked archer in the world heading into the 2019 World Cup Final. Having won gold in two of the season’s World Cup stages, Ellison is a favorite to win Gold at the World Cup final. 

    In addition to his two World Cup stage wins, Ellison shot his way to a World Championship Title earlier this summer in the Netherlands, set a new World Record with a score of 702 at the Pan Am Games last month in Lima, and set another World Record recently at the U.S. National Target Championships and U.S. Open in Dublin, OH. 

    To say Ellison is at the top of his game would be an understatement. Winning the World Championship and setting two new World Records in the same season is no easy task in any sport at any level, but to do it in today’s archery landscape with so many top shooters in the world shooting so many incredible scores is truly amazing.

    Follow along with @hoyttargetarchery Instagram for regular tournament updates from the World Cup Finals as we watch Ellison and all the other top shooters in the world compete for Gold.

  4. Pre-Season/Mid-Season Bow Inspection

    Chances are, you’ve been shooting your bow a lot lately, getting ready for the upcoming archery season. With all that recent shooting, it’s a good idea to check out a few areas on your bow to make sure it’s as ready as you are. It’s also a good idea to inspect these areas regularly during the hunting season to make sure everything is always ready to go.

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    Secure your Peep Site

    If your peep isn’t tied in or isn’t tied in very well, it’s important to have your archery shop secure your peep by tying it in properly. Not only is it important for safety considerations, but if your peep slides up or down your string even just a little bit, you’ll find yourself missing high or low.


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    D-Loop Inspection

    After a lot of shooting, your D-Loop can start to show wear and tear. If it’s starting to fray or look worn out, get it replaced. Your dealer can help you replace it, but don’t wait until the day before the hunt. You’ll want to put a few shots through it before you head out on your hunt so make sure you give yourself at least a week or two.


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    String Wax

    You don’t need to apply string wax just for the fun of it, but if your string is getting worn and has little fuzzies, a light coat of string wax will help prolong its life. (If any strands are cut or broken, get a new string right away.)


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    2nd and 3rd axis sight leveling

    Sigh leveling is often overlooked - maybe because a lot of shooters don’t know about it or don’t know how to do it. However, it’s critical for accuracy and consistency, especially when shooting at up or down angles. If you don’t know how to level your sight, visit your archer shop and have them help you. It’s worth every minute and every penny you spend doing it.


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    Arrow Straightness  

    You can get away with imperfect arrows when shooting field tips, but once you screw on the broadheads, any wobble in that arrow turns into a big problem. With your broadheads installed, spin your arrows on an arrow spinner to find all your best arrows, mark them so you know they are the “good” ones. Those should be your hunting arrows. (Keep the “bad” arrows for practice.) 


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    Broadhead Accuracy and Sharpness

     If you haven’t already done so, choose one or two of your good hunting arrows and take a few practice shots with your broadheads installed. You want to make sure your broadheads are sighted in before you go hunting. More times than not, you’ll need to make a slight adjustment to your sight to be dialed in with broadheads after being sighted in with field tips. Also, make sure you always have fresh, sharp broadheads when hunting. Razor sharp blades make clean cuts, causing more bleeding and getting more penetration than dull broadheads. You never know when that one extra drop of blood will keep you on the blood trail versus losing it all together.

    If you have any question or concerns about your hunting gear, visit your local Hoyt dealer and get a thorough bow inspection to make sure your rig is ready for the season. Good luck!

  5. Archery World Cup: Antalya, Turkey

    ANTALYA, Turkey — The 2019 World Cup series continues in Antalya, Turkey, a venue most international archers have competed at. The Hoyt Team displayed incredible talent showing mid to late season scores on the board. 

    Brady Ellison displayed a strong performance taking him all the way to the gold medal match where he was able to win his 100th medal. And no sweeter way than to steal Gold 6-0. Teammate Steve Wijler was able to fight for gold with Brady Ellison, coming home with a silver medal. Mete Gazoz rounded off a Hoyt podium sweep with winning the bronze medal. 

    Another Hoyt standout is Danelle Wentzel. Danelle won her very first World Cup representing both Hoyt and South Africa. 

    Danelle standing tall as she receives the gold medal.

    Kris Schaff fought hard for the gold, winning the silver with a 149.

    Mike Schloesser, Mr. Perfect, wins the Bronze medal with a perfect 150. 

    Jeanine Van Kradenburg and Reuben Brent-Meek stand tall as they receive their gold medals on the podium. 

    Brady Ellison standing tall with his 100th international medal win.

    A Hoyt podium sweep for recurve men. Brady Ellison (GOLD), Steve Wijler (SILVER) and Mete Gazoz (BRONZE).

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