EASTON FOUNDATION IN THE NEWS

Archery World Cup Returns to Salt Lake City in 2017

Press Release:
Archery World Cup – 3rd Leg
2017, 2018 and 2019
1/06/15

The Easton Sports Development Foundation is excited to announce that we have been awarded the Third Leg of the Archery World Cup for 2017, 2018 and 2019 to be held in Salt Lake City at our Easton Salt Lake Archery Center. Archers from more than 40 countries are expected to participate in the event.

“We are excited to host this prestigious event at the new world class Easton Foundation Salt Lake Archery Center, stated 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.”

The Easton Foundation hosted this event in Ogden, Utah in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

To learn more about the Easton Salt Lake Archery Center visit www.esdf.org/saltlake

2011 World Cup – Ellison Strikes Gold

Ellison Strikes Gold at Archery World Cup

Ogden, Utah (August 5, 2011) – Brady Ellison of the United States won three gold medals during the recurve championship on his home soil championship at the 2011 Archery World Cup in Ogden, Utah. Ellison, the Scottsdale, Arizona native won gold in individual men’s, and led the USA to gold in mixed team and men’s team events.

“Winning three golds in a row is awesome, but winning in front of a home crowd was so awesome,” said Ellison. “The home crowd was great and behind us all night.”

Overall the United States walked away as the biggest winners, taking home four total medals. Ellison picked up gold in men’s individual. In the same event, American Joe Fanchin won the bronze medal. In the men’s team recurve event Ellison joined Fanchin and Jake Kaminski to defeat the Chinese team in the gold medal match 220-216. In the mixed team event Ellison once again took gold with teammate Miranda Leek, prevailing over India by a score of 145 to 136.

“I’m really glad that we were able to win the gold in the United States. They are playing the national anthem, and we have all the spectators singing along with it. That was pretty amazing,” said Leek.

India finished the night with three silver medals, taking second place in women’s team and mixed team. Deepika Kumari took silver in women’s individual. Ukraine and China both finished with a gold, silver and bronze medal. China won gold behind Cheng Ming in women’s individual, took silver in men’s team and bronze in women’s team. Ukraine’s Dmytro Hrachov fell to Ellison in the men’s individual.

The Ukrainian team defeated India to win gold in women’s team and bronze in men’s team recurve. Alejandra Valencia of Mexico rounded out the medal winning, taking a bronze for women’s individual.

The Archery World Cup continues on Saturday night (August 6) with compound bow events at Lindquist Field. Doors open at 5:30 pm with the first arrow shot at 6:30 pm. For additional information on the US Team visit www.usarchery.org  and for additional World Archery information and live scoring can be found at World Archery, www.archery.org.

The 2011 Archery World Cup in Ogden is made possible by partnerships between the International Archery Federation (FITA), Easton Sports Development Foundation, USA Archery, the Ogden Weber Convention and Visitors Bureau and Utah Sports Commission.

Sponsors of the 2011 Archery World Cup third stage include Hoyt, Easton Technical Products, Easton Sports Development Foundation, Lancaster Archery, Utah Sports Commission, Leven Industries (Doinker), Arizona Archery Enterprise, Getaway Today Vacations, Costco and Grounds for Coffee.

For additional information visit www.ogdenwc.com.

For the latest updates on community activities, standings and newsworthy events visit:

About the Archery World Cup: Established in 2006, The Archery World Cup is a popular event for athletes, sponsors, media and fans. The FITA-sanctioned event allows organizers to select unique competition venues, which include shooting over a canal at the 2009 Archery World Cup in Demark and competing on a floating platform at the 2006 final in Dubai. In 2011 archers will compete surrounded by the towering Rocky Mountains of the West during the third stage. The Archery World Cup has grown into one of the annual premiere events for the international federation that attracts approximately 300 athletes from 30 countries at each of the various qualifying stages.

Media Contact: Aimee Edwards. Tel: (801) 755-3085 Email: aimee@aedwardspr.com

2011 Archery World Cup: U.S. Defends Home Turf – Compound Championship

U.S. Defends Home Turf at 2011 Archery World Cup

USA Team Emerges Victorious in Ogden, Utah with Ten Medals

Ogden, Utah (August 6, 2011) – The United States continued their dominance on the final day of the third stage of the 2011 Archery World Cup in Ogden, Utah. On their home turf, Americans finished the compound events with a total six medals, four gold and two silver medals. The American’s efforts in the recurve events on Friday night combined with the compound results Saturday night yielded ten total medals – seven gold, two silver and a bronze.

Saturday night events began with women’s team competition. Team France struggled in the first two ends, and team Canada took advantage jumping to a nine point lead. The French women rallied in the final half, but Canada was able to hold them off for a 222-216 victory to take the bronze medal. In the gold medal match, the United States team consisting of Erika Anschutz, Christie Colin and Jamie Van Natta combined for a ten point victory over India to take home USA’s first gold medal of the night.

Men’s team competition began with Iran narrowly defeating France with a 232-231 score. The two teams proved to be evenly matched. They were tied after the first three ends. Iran was able to pull away with a final end of 59 to take home the bronze medal. Team USA continued its gold streak by defeating Canada in the men’s gold medal match, 234-229. The USA team of Braden Gellenthien, Logan Wilde and Reo Wilde shot ten straight tens to help put away from the Canadians.

The fireworks continued for Gellenthien and Colin of the United States in the mixed team event. USA tied the world record, shooting 158 out of a possible 160 to defeat Italy’s (151). The gold medal was the second of the night for both Gellenthien and Colin. They previously medaled in their respective team events.

Italy emerged as the big winners of the women’s individual event, taking home a gold and bronze medal. Laura Longo began the competition for the Italians defeating Mahtab Parsamehr of Iran 143-138 in the bronze medal match. The gold medal match was much closer as Anschutz of the United States erased an early deficit by hitting four tens on her last arrows to force a shoot-off with Marcella Tonioli of Italy. Anschutz’s comeback attempt fell short. Tonioli emerged victorious in the shoot-off and took home the gold medal.

The Americans dominated the men’s individual event as Rodger Willet Jr. won his third straight World Cup gold medal by defeating fellow teammate Gellenthien in the finals. Willet Jr. shot a near perfect score shooting a 147/150. In the end, Gellenthien was unable to defeat Willet Jr. with scoring 145. In the bronze medal match, Sergio Pagni defeated American Reo Wilde 147-145.

The world’s best archers will return to Ogden next June as part of the 2012 Archery World Cup. The next stage of the 2011 Archery World Cup will be held in Shanghai, China September 5-10. Shanghai is the final stage of the World Cup before the Finals in Istanbul, Turkey September 24-25.

The 2011 Archery World Cup in Ogden is made possible by partnerships between the International Archery Federation (FITA), Easton Sports Development Foundation, USA Archery, the Ogden Weber Convention and Visitors Bureau and Utah Sports Commission.

Sponsors of the 2011 Archery World Cup third stage include Hoyt, Easton Technical Products, Easton Sports Development Foundation, Lancaster Archery, Utah Sports Commission, Leven Industries (Doinker), Arizona Archery Enterprise, Getaway Today Vacations, Costco and Grounds for Coffee.

For additional information visit www.ogdenwc.com.

For the latest updates on community activities, standings and newsworthy events visit:

About the Archery World Cup

Established in 2006, The Archery World Cup is a popular event for athletes, sponsors, media and fans. The FITA-sanctioned event allows organizers to select unique competition venues, which include shooting over a canal at the 2009 Archery World Cup in Demark and competing on a floating platform at the 2006 final in Dubai. In 2011 archers will compete surrounded by the towering Rocky Mountains of the West during the third stage. The Archery World Cup has grown into one of the annual premiere events for the international federation that attracts approximately 300 athletes from 30 countries at each of the various qualifying stages.

Media Contact:  Aimee Edwards (801) 755-3085 at aimee@aedwardspr.com

2011 World Cup – World’s Best Archers to Compete in Ogden, Utah

Ogden, Utah  – Elite archers from more than 30 countries will travel to Ogden, Utah to compete in the pivotal third stage of the Archery World Cup, August 2-6. The event is free and open to the public.

For the second consecutive year, Ogden will host the only Archery World Cup stage in the Western Hemisphere. The third stage will be contested at Weber State University on August 2-4 starting at 9 a.m. continuing until early evening. Finalist will advance to picturesque Lindquist Field to the medal matches on August 5 and 6. Event begins at 5:30 p.m. with first arrow shot at 6:30 p.m.

“We are fortunate to host the world’s best archers and invite everyone to attend this thrilling international world-class competition,” said Greg Easton director of the Easton Sports Development Foundation.

The USA Archery Team will continue their quest for excellence in men’s, women’s and mixed teams in recurve and compound classes on their home turf. Record holders, world champions and archers bound for the 2012 London Summer Game will contend for the Gold. Contenders include first ranked Brady Ellison (recurve) and Roger Willet Jr. (compound), both coming off historic back-to-back World Cup victories. They will be joined by reigning world champion Reo Wilde (compound),

The World Cup brings archers from more than 30 countries. The best of the best from France, Australia, Chile, Germany, India, Italy, Malaysia, Russia, Turkey, Venezuela, Netherlands and Great Britain are anticipated to attend.

The Archery World Cup consists of four stages – Antalya (TUR), Porec (CRO) and Shanghi (CHN), and Ogden (USA). The World Cup Finals will commence on September 24-25 in Istanbul, Turkey.

The 2011 Archery World Cup in Ogden is made possible by partnerships between the International Archery Federation (FITA), Easton Sports Development Foundation, USA Archery, the Ogden Weber Convention and Visitors Bureau and Utah Sports Commission.

Sponsors of the 2011 Archery World Cup third stage include Hoyt, Easton Technical Products, Easton Sports Development Foundation, Lancaster Archery, Utah Sports Commission, Leven Industries (Doinker), Arizona Archery Enterprise, Costco and Grounds for Coffee.

For additional information visit www.ogdenwc.com.

For the latest updates on community activities, standings and newsworthy events visit:

About the Archery World Cup: Established in 2006, The Archery World Cup is a popular event for athletes, sponsors, media and fans. The FITA-sanctioned event allows organizers to select unique competition venues, which include shooting over a canal at the 2009 Archery World Cup in Demark and competing on a floating platform at the 2006 final in Dubai. In 2011 archers will compete surrounded by the towering Rocky Mountains of the West during the third stage.  The Archery World Cup has grown into one of the annual premiere events for the international federation that attracts approximately 300 athletes from 30 countries at each of the various qualifying stages.

Contact: Aimee Edwards at (801) 755-3085 aimee@aedwardspr.com

Archery World Cup Makes First U.S. Appearance

For the first time ever, the United States will host one of the qualifying stages of the 2010 Archery World Cup season in Ogden, Utah. The four-day event, set for Aug. 3-7, will feature some of the best elite-level archers from across the world. Archers will be earning valuable points at Ogden’s third of four stages in hopes of qualifying for the 2010 World Cup Final in Edinburgh, Great Britain in September.

The pivotal third stage will be held at Weber State University with the championship finals contested at picturesque Lindquist Field. Ogden will also play host for the 2011 and 2012 Archery World Cup. The 2010 World Cup season started in Porec, Croatia, and was followed by the second leg in Antalya, Turkey. The fourth qualifying event will be in Shanghai, China.

The Archery World Cup, which started in 2006, has been a popular event for athletes, sponsors, media and fans. The FITA-sanctioned event allows organizers to select unique competition venues, which included hosting the finals by shooting over a canal at the 2009 Archery World Cup in Denmark, and competing from a floating platform at the 2006 final in Dubai.


35 Countries Registered
The Archery World Cup has grown into one of the annual premiere events for the international federation that attracts approximately 300 athletes from 30 countries at each of the various qualifying stages. As of June 18, the preliminary list of attending countries stands at 35.”We are extremely excited about the positive response to date from our international counterparts,” said Greg Easton, President of the Ogden World Cup Organizing Committee. “I attribute some of our attraction to the overall success of the Youth World Championships, which was held in Ogden last summer and brought 50 countries with almost 600 athletes.”


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