SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – October 5, 2016. The Easton Sports Development Foundation proudly won the North American bid to host the Archery World Cup Salt Lake. After three successful years hosting this event in Ogden in 2010, 2011 and 2012, the prestigious archery series returns to Utah with the collaboration of the Utah Sports Commission and Visit Salt Lake. Thanks to these partnerships, the Easton Salt Lake Archery Center has been awarded the World Cup third leg for 2017, 2018 and 2019. The 2017 competition dates are June 21-25.
The Archery World Cup circuit consists of four world-ranking events in four different countries and the top eight archers in each category of competition are invited to the Archery World Cup Final. As the only annual series of world-ranking archery events, the World Cup titles are highly sought after as Olympians and World Champions battle for top honors. Next summer, as the circuit continues to grow, more than 300 athletes from 40 countries are expected to participate in the event.
“We are excited to host this prestigious event at the new world class Easton Salt Lake Archery Center,” commented President of Easton Foundations, Greg Easton. “We built this facility with hosting major events in mind and are proud we can bring a leg of the World Cup back to Utah and to Salt Lake City.”
“It is an honor to have the Archery World Cup return to the United States,” added USA Archery CEO Denise Parker. “Thanks to the contributions of the Easton Foundations, we are lucky enough to have one of the finest archery training facilities in the world in Salt Lake City and we look forward to supporting the organizing committee to make this a fantastic event for all. It is also our hope that a World Cup event in the U.S. will continue to support and sustain the tremendous growth in participation and interest our sport has experienced in the last several years.”
On behalf of the Utah Sports Commission and Visit Salt Lake “Hosting these three Archery World Cup events is a key part of our Olympic legacy efforts and anticipate these events to be a success and look forward to having the world’s best archers come to our state,” said Jeff Robbins, Utah Sports Commission President & CEO.
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