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March 18, 2022

USA Archery Adds National Elite Development Programs to High Performance Offerings

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Archery is debuting two new offerings for 2022 in its suite of high-performance programs designed to help the nation’s best emerging athletes take their skills to the next level. The National Elite Development Program and National Elite Development Program U18, which are the next step up from the Regional Elite Development Program (RED), are designed to provide support to recurve athletes who are training to be internationally competitive and to identify and develop high performing athletes to represent the United States of America in both U.S. and World competitions.

The National Elite Development Program is aimed at athletes age 18+ who are currently enrolled in a collegiate archery program or are pursuing a career while continuing personal archery training to be internationally competitive. A maximum of eight archers per year will be selected to this prestigious program. Archers will be provided a minimum of seven user nights at the Easton Archery Center of Excellence in Chula Vista, CA and receive year-round support from the USA Archery National Coaching Staff.

The U18 Program is for emerging youth recurve talents who aim to be internationally competitive and will feature three camps for up to 16 archers at the Easton Archery Center of Excellence in Chula Vista, CA led by the USA Archery National Coaching Staff.

All archers will be provided custom training plans, virtual coach support and access to online trainings to further development within the framework of USA Archery’s High Performance Ethos, athlete competencies and Athlete Development Model.

The following athletes have been selected for the 2022 National Elite Development Program:

  • Molly Nugent
  • Brianna Laux
  • Eleanor Rodriguez
  • Jackson Mirich
  • Alex Gilliam
  • Chris Austin
  • Conner Chia

The following athletes have been selected for the 2022 National Elite Development Program U18:

  • Michelle Ahn
  • Ailene Pak
  • Cindy Wu
  • Gabriella Luo
  • Eun Hye Lee
  • Ruby Hirsch
  • Christian Stoddard
  • Davis Beauvais
  • Nathan Wilson
  • Aidan Zhoung
  • Logan Plaag
  • Carter Merchant
  • Ewan An
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