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March 18, 2019

USA Para Archers Make Strong Showing at Mexican Grand Prix

MONTERREY, Mexico – The Mexican Grand Prix World Ranking Event and Para World Ranking Event hosted archers from nine countries in individual, team and mixed team competition. The USA para squad dominated the open events and brought home lots of shiny hardware.

In the compound open men’s events, Andrew Pike qualified first ahead of 2nd seed Richard Burkett and 4th seed Keith Sekora, but in eliminations, the U.S. trio took the podium sweep. Pike finished with the gold, Burkett with silver and Sekora with bronze. They also crushed a team gold medal final with a 220-199 decision over Mexico.

Also competing in the able-bodied events, the team again took an impressive gold victory over Mexico’s World Championship team 224-220. Sekora climbed the individual brackets from a 13th place qualification to finish 6th overall.

In the compound open women’s events, Martha Chavez qualified 2nd and finished with silver in the elimination matches. Teamed up with Pike, the duo finished 4th in the able-bodied mixed team event, but smoked a 143-135 gold victory over Mexico in the para compound open mixed team final.

Jason Tabansky and Lia Coryell also had strong showings in the W1 events, qualifying 3rd and 2nd respectively, and taking home the silver and bronze in elimination matches.

Complete results from the event are available here.

Photo courtesy of Lia Coryell.

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