Team PSE shooter Jack Wallace II won the Men’s Open Pro division this weekend at the ASA Pro/Am in Phenix City, AL. This was Wallace’s second straight major ASA win with his PSE Perform-X after also taking the top spot at the Foley ASA event in February.
According to Wallace, he wasn’t feeling much in the way of extra pressure at the chance to win his second ASA Open Pro title in a row, he was just happy to make find himself in the situation to do so…
“I just felt a sense of relief and happiness that I made it to the dance. On the first day of the tournament, I was not able to capitalize on three different 12 rings at shorter distances, so I thought I left points on the board. On day two I went six targets before I was able to hit my first 12, so I started very slow. By the time I was able to make it to the shoot down, I felt very fortunate and just happy to be there.”
In addition to Wallace’s impressive victory, Team PSE also rocked the Senior Division, with Darin Watts taking the top spot in the Senior Hunter class. PSE shooters Keith Hensley and David Parson took 1st and 3rd respectively in the Senior Known class. Randy Holley took 2nd in Super Senior.
Team PSE also had nine other Top Ten finishes across a variety of classes, including Briley Davis placing 3rd in Women’s K40, Jonathan Shadell taking 2nd in Semi-Pro, and Kody Gregg placing 4th in the Known Pro shoot down.
Team PSE had an amazing weekend at the ASA Pro/Am in Foley, AL.! Jack Wallace took first place in Men’s Pro, with Scott Darnell taking the top spot in the Senior Pro division and Michael Braden taking 2nd. Meanwhile, Christine Harrelson shot lights out on her way into the Women’s Pro shootout before ultimately finishing fourth. Congratulations to Team PSE on a great performance!
Each week, PSE spotlights one of our amazing dealers or staff shooters. This week it’s young up and coming PSE shooter, Kyle Douglas…
Shooter: Kyle Douglas from Harrisville, UT
Bow: PSE Xpression – Shooting PSE: 6 years
1. How did you get into archery?
I started it in a kid’s league and then transitioned into bowhunting. Eventually, I started doing local tournaments and things just kept going from there.
2. Why do you shoot PSE?
When I was first getting into target archery I tried a bunch of different bows and nothing felt as good as the PSE. Their bow designs just fit me best. I like the way they shoot and they’ve always worked out for me…I’ve never thought about switching to anything else.
3. Do you hunt as well?
Yep. I love hunting elk, it’s my favorite game by far.
4. Do you prefer indoor tournaments, Field Archery or 3D?
I don’t have a preference; I need all the experience I can get. I shoot whatever is available to me locally, I’ve shot Vegas, Lancaster, ATA, some outdoor target stuff. Right now I shoot everything I can.
5. What’s your proudest moment as a competitive archer?
Winning Young Adult in Vegas back in 2015.
6. What advice would you give other competitive archers just starting out?
There are so many different thing you can focus on…getting your bow set-up correctly is an easy one. But my biggest piece of advice is to find a coach you trust and focus on their advice. Sometimes you can get to the point where you listen to too many people and things can get jumbled. Pick one good coach and stick with their advice.
7. What are your goals for the next five years of competition?
Get more experience. Compete at the highest level every shoot. Podium at some high profile events.
8. What makes the PSE brand unique in your opinion?
They stand behind their product, and they have something to offer for everyone. Top level professional shooters, kids, traditional archers. PSE does it all and stands behind every product.
Thanks to Kyle Douglas for taking the time out to speak to us this week. Best of luck at your next shoot, Kyle!
Team PSE had a dominant weekend at the 2016 ASA Classic in Georgia, with Nathan Brooks taking the Men’s Open Pro championship and Chris Perkins winning the Men’s K50! Perkins also took 2nd Place in K50 Shooter of the Year with Tim Gillingham taking 3rd place in the ASA Shooter of the Year competition.
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.