The Archers and Bowhunters Association of Manitoba is proud to have had two Provincial Team Archers compete at the 2018 Salt Lake City 2018 Hyundai Archery World Cup in Salt Lake City, Utah, June 18 – 24 . Team Member Austin Taylor competed in the Junior Compound Male Division, while Team Member Bryanne Lameg competed in the Junior Compound Female Division.
(Shown above from left to right: Austin Taylor & Bryanne Lameg)
The qualification rounds proved challenging for the entire field with windy conditions. Following qualification Lameg was ranked 35th with a score of 622 and Taylor ranked 20th with a score of 680. In the elimination match play, Lameg was matched against former World Champion Albina Loginova of Russia, who ranked 30th. The close match started with Loginova leading slightly, before Lameg would tie it and fall again in the next end. In the final two ends Lameg pushed hard to close the gap and regained several points but, ultimately fell short with a final score of 141 – 142. On the men’s side, Taylor faced off against Gerardo Rivas (45) of El Salvador and took a decisive win with a score of 147 – 139. In the second round, Taylor matched up against the 13th ranked Romeo Alejandro Trevino Garza of Mexico. The archers went shot for shot staying tied through three ends, until in the fourth end Taylor took a one point lead and held out for the win with a score of 147 – 146. In the third round, Taylor faced off against the 4th ranked archer, Abhishek Verma of India. The first three ends were back and forth as each archer took a slight lead, before a tie led them into the final two ends. As the match closed out, Taylor fell short in the 4th end with a one point deficit, before ultimately losing to the eventual 2nd place archer with a score of 144 – 147. The three impressive rounds of shooting by first time World Cup shooter Austin Taylor ranked him tied for 9th overall, alongside world class shooters Sergio Pagni, Martin Damsbo and Sebastian Peineau. In addition to the individual event, Taylor competed in the Men’s Team and Compound Mixed Team Events for Canada. In the Mens’s Team event, Taylor, alongside teammates Brendan Von Richter and Robert Nott faced off against team Philippines, losing in the first round with a score of 215 – 219. In the Mixed Team Event, Taylor paired up with Saskatchewan Archer, Madison Hart to compete against Team Mexico. After a tight match, Team Mexico edged Taylor and Hart with a score of 152 – 150.
To access the official event page, please use the following link: Official Event Page