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Santiago, Chile – Another big day at the 2022 Pan Am and Para Pan Am Championships where you were on the edge of your seat all day. Team USA Archery won gold, silver and bronze, had a tie-breaker and comeback moment. Here are the highlights.
Individual Recurve Men Open saw USA Paralympian Kevin Mather win gold against Samuel Molina from Mexico and individual Compound Men Open USA Douglas Godfrey won gold in a close match with Brazil’s Diogo De Souza.
The Individual Men W1 Open match was gut-wrencher to watch. USA Jason Tabansky vied for gold with Brazil’s Helcio Luiz Jaime Gomes Perilo. Tabansky overcame a 7-point deficit on the last end with a 30, winning gold 124-123.
Individual Women W1 Open USA Lisa Coryell easily won gold with Argentina’s Albina Yamila Torres taking silver. Lisa Coryell and Jason Tabansky also won gold in the W1 Mixed Team event against Chile.
The Recurve Men’s Team of Joonsuh Oh, Matthew Requa and Jack Williams won bronze in a tight match against Chile. Williams commented, “It’s such an honor to be able to represent USA and win our Pan Am Games slots. As a team we’ve practiced team rounds a lot.” He continued, “This is such a different experience having all of Team USA here at once. Normally, it is just 16 people, recurve and compound, however, having barebow and para here as well is a welcome change and brings a new group to these competitions.”
Recurve Women’s Team went into a tie-breaker with Mexico to win silver. In a highly competitive match, USA Casey Kaufhold, Jennifer Mucino-Fernandez, and Savannah Vanderwier shot their best but Mexico came out ahead in the tie-breaker by 1-point.
In another highly competitive gold medal match, Compound Men’s Team USA Nick Kappers, James Lutz, and Sawyer Sullivan defeated Colombia 234-233 to win gold.
Compound Women’s Team went up against El Salvador. USA Cassidy Cox, Paige Pearce and Alexis Ruiz won bronze in this close match. Cox commented, “It’s always awesome getting another opportunity to represent Team USA. It’s especially exciting to qualify for spots for the Pan Am Games.”
The 2022 Pan Am and Para Pan Am Championships wrap-up today with these exciting matches you can watch here:
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