Venezuelan shooters Mayra Mendez (Left) and Leidys Brito (Right) won the Gold and Silver medals in Colombia at the Olympic qualification tournament for the 2016 in Rio de Janeiro games. Both were shooting X-Appeal risers with Expression limbs. Congratulations from PSE to both shooters and their coach, PSE’s own Alexander Kirillov.
It was an unbelievable weekend for PSE as Stephan Hansen competed and won in his first ever NFAA Indoor Nationals with his PSE Xpression. Hansen has been on a roll this last year, winning the 2015 Senior World Championships, World Cup 1, and being selected as World Archery’s 2016 Athlete of the Year.
Hansen went into the final shoot down of Male Pro Freestyle, shooting all inside out X’s only to take the win. According to Hansen it was his first time shooting on a five spot target, but his 2016 Xpression helped him take home the crown.
Also shooting in the final shoot down was PSE’s Nathan Brooks, who shot lights out all throughout the tournament before placing 3rd. Brooks had a nearly perfect run with his 2016 PSE Xpression, and with Hansen taking the top spot and Brooks finishing on the podium, this new target bow from PSE continues to impress.
Male Pro Freestyle wasn’t the only class where PSE dominated though, as Lee Ford won the Pro Women’s Recurve Division and Larry Boone won the Amateur Silver Senior Men’s Freestyle. Meanwhile, Team PSE’s Ryan Lock took 3rd in Male Freestyle and Tim Silverson took 2nd in Men’s Bowhunter Freestyle Unlimited.
Team PSE knew that with the best shooters in the world shooting the best new target bow in the world that it was primed for a huge breakthrough win.
Denmark awaited PSE Archery staff shooter Stephan Hansen’s compound men’s final match at the Copenhagen 2015 World Archery Championships. They were not disappointed.
Hansen had won bronze with the Danish compound men’s team during the morning session on Saturday in Copenhagen. He missed the 10-ring just once in his eight arrows in that match, something of a good omen.
On his way to the gold medal match, Stephan Hansen beat no less than previous World Champion Mike Schloesser in a shoot-off, maybe another sign of destiny.
Hansen still had to pass by Rajat Chauhan, 2014 Asian Games Champion in the team event and fifth at the Archery World Cup Final in Lausanne the same year. The Indian has been one of the most consistent archers on the international circuit.
It was a huge weekend for Team PSE and shooter Chris Perkins, with Chris taking the top spot at the 2015 NFAA Dakota Classic in Yankton, SD. Chris was the first shooter in the field to shoot an entire round with a 600, and he also managed to break an event record, shooting an incredible 1199 out of 1200.
The NFAA Dakota Classic was the third leg of the Three Star Tour, with Chris’ performance on the tour placing him among seven shooters in the running for a one million dollar prize. Unfortunately, Chris didn’t take the million, missing the cash prize with an arrow that landed just barely outside the ten ring, which was his only miss for the entire tour.
He may not have won the million dollars, but Chris came up huge with another great win for both him and for Team PSE.
Team PSE posted an impressive win over the weekend at the 2015 IBO Spring Nationals in Pipestem, WV. PSE Pro Staff Shooter Joseph Hershberger took 1st Place in Men’s Pro with his Full Throttle bow, topping the podium and notching another huge win for PSE in the 2015 tournament season!