College Station to Host Archery Olympic Trials

26 Aug, 2015

The Texas Shootout and U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Archery will be held September 3-7, 2015, at Penberthy Rec Sports Complex, College Station, TX.

The event webpage is here: http://bit.ly/1hfJ2uv

With 400 archers registered to compete in the final event of the United States Archery Team (USAT) Series, College Station will host the hottest national archery event of the year. The Texas Shootout (Sept. 4-5) will be the top U.S. archers' final chance to earn points for national ranking. 

Then, Sept. 6-7, the same field will host the top 16 male and female recurve archers in the first nomination shoot for the Rio 2016 Games. The U.S. Olympic Team Trials will feature archery superstars: 2012 Olympic men's team silver medalists, Brady Ellison (Globe, Arizona), Jake Kaminski (Gainesville, Florida), and Jacob Wukie (Fremont, Ohio), five-time Olympian and Olympic bronze medalist Khatuna Lorig (West Hollywood, California), who taught Jennifer Lawrence archery for her role as Katniss in the Hunger Games and was recently featured in ESPN's Body Issue.  Three-time Olympian and Olympic silver medalist Victor Wunderle (San Antonio, TX) will also compete on his alma mater field.

Local Texas archers are poised for great success at this event.  Collin Klimitchek (Victoria, TX), who just returned from World Championships in Denmark, made his first World Cup podium in his breakout season and trains full time at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center. Mackenzie Brown (Flint, TX) also trains full time at the CVOTC and is a top-five contender for the women. Other Texans to watch: Ryan Fortenberry (Bulverde, TX) and Texas A&M top shooters: Heather Koehl (2012 Olympic Team Alternate) and Michelle Gilbert.

About USA Archery: USA Archery is the National Governing Body for the Olympic sport of archery in the United States. USA Archery selects and trains Olympic, Paralympic, World Championship, and World Cup teams, as well as developing archery at the grassroots level across the United States.  For more information, visit http://www.usarchery.org.


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