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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Archery has announced the dates and a tentative schedule for the Texas Shootout, which will be immediately followed by the first stage of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Archery. Interested in learning how to make the U.S. Olympic Team? Learn more here.
The Texas Shootout, a United States Archery Team (USAT) Qualifier Series Event, will take place at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, on September 3, 4 and 5.
The first stage of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Archery will be held at the same location, on September 6 and 7. Archers hoping to compete in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials are strongly encouraged to read the Athlete Selection Procedures for the 2016 Olympic Games. The Selection Procedures explain the team selection process in detail.
The top 16 recurve women and top 16 recurve men from the Texas Shootout qualifications, in the combined senior and junior divisions, will advance to the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Archery.
For those archers advancing to the U.S. Olympic Team Trials, their qualification scores from the Texas Shootout will be counted toward their point totals for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials. The Athlete Selection Procedures for the 2016 Olympic Games contain complete information on how point totals will be calculated.
Information on the U.S. Paralympic Team Trials for Archery is forthcoming, and an announcement will be posted on USA Archery's website as soon as information becomes available.
The tentative event schedule for the Texas Shootout is noted below. Currently, all compound archers, as well as cadet recurve archers, will compete on September 3 and 4 only. Senior and junior recurve archers will compete in the Texas Shootout on September 5 only.
All compound archers, and cadet recurve archers, will participate in an elimination round for the Texas Shootout. Senior and junior recurve archers will participate in a qualification round only.
The tentative schedule is below, and is subject to change.
Stage 1, U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Archery
Schedule is subject to change
Thursday, September 3
Friday, September 4
Saturday, September 5
**U.S. Olympic Team Trials Begin for participating archers**
Sunday, September 6
Monday, September 7
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