U.S. Men's Recurve Team Wins Gold
and Earns Media Mentions U.S. Men's Recurve Team Wins Gold and Earns Media Mentions

When Joe Fanchin’s final arrow hit the target at the World Archery Championships in Belek-Antalya, Turkey, on Oct. 6, it earned the U.S. men’s recurve archery team its first world championship in 30 years.

Suddenly, Fanchin and teammates Brady Ellison and Jake Kaminski were hot topics in print, visual and social media, starting with USA Archery. You’ll recall that Ellison, Kaminski and Jacob Wukie won Olympic silver in the men’s competition at London in 2012.

The 214-211 victory over a strong team from the Netherlands was the culmination of a grueling week of ups and downs at the World Championships. Winds gusting in excess of 40 mph plagued the archers in individual and team preliminaries, knocking out every single individual athlete by the 1/8 round, including archers who currently hold the top spots in the world rankings.

3WireSports praised the U.S. men’s resilience in battling tough conditions to beat the Dutch team, and featured exclusive interviews with all three team members.

In this kind of tournament, there were three opponents: The ones wearing the other uniforms. The one inside your head. And the invisible one howling across the field at 10, 20, sometimes more than 40 miles per hour. It took a special kind of fortitude to win. In defeating the Dutch last Sunday, 214-211, the U.S. men’s recurve team claimed their first world title in 30 years. Recurve is the kind of straightforward bow and arrow set-up that evokes the kind they would have shot on the frontier; compound is a much more complicated contraption.

Other media outlets also featured U.S. archers’ performances at the World Archery Championships.

Around the Rings and The Shooting Wire also reported on the big win.

The West Hollywood Patch and WeHoVille covered Ellison and five-time Olympian Khatuna Lorig’s mixed-team silver.

PennLive (Patriot News, Central PA) recapped both wins, while USA Today and The Crowd Goes Wild also offered archery coverage.

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