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June 15, 2009

2009 Sr. World Target Team Selected in Georgia

Twelve top USAA archers earned slots at the recent World Target Team Trials in Conyers, Georgia which includes all members of the 2008 Olympic Archery Team.  At the conclusion of this two day selection event, the following men and women archers were named to the team:

Recurve Men-

Brady Ellison, Glendale, AZ, Vic Wunderle, Mason, IL and Richard "Butch" Johnson, Woodstock, Ct.

Recurve Women-

Jennifer Nichols, Cheyenne, WY, Khatuna Lorig, Los Angeles, CA and Kristin Braun, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.

Compound Men-

Braden Gellenthien, Woodbridge, VA, Dave Cousins, Standish, ME and  Reo Wilde, Pocatello, ID

Compound Women-

Erika Anschutz, Hamilton, OH, Kendal Nicely, Gorham, ME and Diane Watson, Hudson, FL.

Samantha Pruitte, Harlem, GA earned a second place position in this Division but following the competition declined her spot thus moving Kendal to second and Diane to third. 

Congratulations to this outstanding team of talent who will represent the USA and compete for World Championship honors in Ulsan, Korea in September.  The team staff accompanying them will be Coaches  KiSik Lee,  Bob Romero, Sheri Rhodes and Linda Beck and High Performance Manager Robby Beyer. 

For the complete FITA Round results click here. Special thanks to Tournament Director Kenny Compton for running this tournament and to the Georgia Archery Association and Rockdale Country Parks and Recreation Department for hosting it.


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