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IGUAZU, Argentina – For the second time in November, the USA will return from South America with an impressive haul of medals, this time from the 2023 Pan American Field Championship.
After the success of Team USA at the Pan American Games in Chile, where they won 10 medals, the archers competing under the Stars and Stripes flag in Argentina head home with 29 medals.
That collection includes 21 individual and eight team medals. Of the individual medals won, eight were gold out of the 14 on offer. The USA topped the medal table, ahead of hosts Argentina, Mexico, the US Virgin Islands, Uruguay, Chile and Paraguay.
The flow of medals began on Saturday, with golds won by the barebow mixed team pairing of Fawn Girard and Marcus Cooley, as well as Joella Bates and Shiloh Butts in the longbow mixed team.
Silver medals went to the women’s team of Girard, Lea Jarrett and Molly Nugent, the compound mixed team of Jarrett and Eric McNutt and the traditional mixed team of Jessica Garcia and Cody Hasson.
There were bronze medals claimed by Marcus Cooley, Martin Holzman and Michael King in the men’s team event, as well as Nugent and Holzman in the recurve mixed team.
Individual competition brought the curtain down on the Pan American Field Championship on Monday. Gold medals were won by Molly Nugent (recurve women), Eric McNutt (compound 50+ men), Carrie Lin (compound 50+ women), Marcus Cooley (barebow men), Fawn Girard (barebow women), Marcel Laurens (barebow 50+ men), Shiloh Butts (longbow men) and Joella Bates (longbow women). There was also a third team gold won on Monday, which went to the men 50+ of Aldridge, Laurens and McNutt.
There were silver medals for Lea Jarrett (compound women), Michael King (compound 50+ men), Ginger Morehead (compound 50+ women), Jessica Garcia (traditional women) and Kristen Johnston (longbow women).
Carissa Craghead made sure of a USA clean sweep in the compound 50+ women as she took bronze. Other bronze medal winners included Melissa McAvoy (recurve women), Stuart Aldridge (recurve 50+ men), Allison Eaton (barebow women), Cody Hasson (traditional men), Anna Gonzales (traditional women), Joshua Miller (longbow men) and Caryn Carmichael (longbow women).
The six-day world ranking event included barebow, compound, longbow, recurve and traditional bow, and took place in Puerto Iguazú, a city in northeast Argentina, near Iguazú Falls and Iguazú National Park.< Back to All News