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January 20, 2017

Brady Unbeatable With Second World Record in Two Months

NIMES, France - Brady Ellison (Globe, Arizona) scored an incredible 599 out of a possible 600 points in qualification at the Indoor World Cup in Nimes, France today, breaking his 598 record from the opening stage of the series in Morocco in late November.

After ending the first 30 arrows with only his last arrow out of the ten-ring, Ellison needed a clean second half for the record. With three arrows to go, he was on track for the perfect score, but told World Archery he was not feeling too much pressure: "I wasn't really stressed but I did get nervous after the first shot. The way I was thinking about it was I already have the world record. I'm ranked number one whatever I really do this end, so might as well just go up there and shoot three good arrows and keep my timing. It's a lot less likely to miss if I get it off quick than if I hold too long."

The first two arrows were clear, but the last kicked a little left: "I pushed a little too much on my front arm, but it's still a half-shaft in. It's good," commented Ellison.

"I shot one of the best rounds I've ever shot today. For eight ends, I didn't miss a baby [compound] X. I think I probably shot 55 X's today, and even with the one nine it's just really good shooting."

With two rounds of qualification to go, Ellison is looking strong for the remainder of the competition sitting confidently in first.

USA's Steve Anderson (Bountiful, Utah) and David Houser (Creekside, Pennsylvania) are sitting in the top five for the compound men's division while Cassidy Cox (Albuquerque, New Mexico) is currently 4th for the compound women and is the only U.S. compound woman to shoot so far. Khatuna Lorig is currently 9th for the recurve women as the leading scorer from the U.S.

A large squad of U.S. juniors traveled to France for great international competition experience and Roy Green III (Cumberland, Wisconsin), Carson Sapp (Cairo, Georgia) and Eli Hughes (Haw River, North Carolina) are solidly in the top 10 thus far for the compound junior men while Hannah Bartos (Yankton, South Dakota) scored an impressive 587 for a strong lead on the compound junior women's field and Caroline McCracken (Midlothian, Virginia) is sitting in third.

Complete results from today and photos from the event are available at www.worldarchery.org. A live stream of the finals will be on ArcheryTV on Sunday. For more, follow USA Archery on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Some information attributed to World Archery Communciation.

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