Second U.S. Championship for Manitoba archer
Archery Manitoba congratulates provincial team member Austin Taylor for winning the 2021 U.S. Collegiate 3D Archery National Championship Oct. 16 in Foley, Ala.
Taylor, shooting for the Lindsey Wilson College Blue Raiders, seeded first in qualifications with a score of 462, then maintained his lead through the elimination round, for a total of 494 points to second-place Union College shooter Lane Brandt, who had 488 points.
Taylor’s score of 462 — or 62-up in 3D archery parlance — sets a Lindsey Wilson College school record. He competes in the Known-45 category using a PSE Citation compound bow. His category drew 57 archers from multiple schools across the U.S.
It was a strong start to the 2021-2022 season for the reigning No. 1-ranked U.S. Collegiate All-American, who now turns his attention to preparations for the 2022 U.S. Collegiate Indoor Championship, starting in January in various U.S. locations and ending in March with an invitation-only shootoff for the top-ranked archers. Taylor won the indoor title last year.
Taylor graduated from Kildonan-East Collegiate in 2018 and entered Lindsey Wilson College, located in Columbia, Ky., in 2019, studying business administration.
3D archery is a popular discipline in archery in the southern U.S. The Collegiate 3D championships are run in conjunction with the Archery Shooters Association (ASA) and has archers shooting 40 life-size animal foam targets over two days of competition. Unlike target archery, where shooters fire 60 or 72 arrows at a single target, archers shooting 3D get only one arrow for each of the 20 targets per day. Targets are at varying distances from five yards to 45 yards.
For more information:
Ryan Van Berkel, executive director, Archery Manitoba: 204-(insert preferred number)
Mark Elam, archery coach, Lindsey Wilson College: ph. 270-427-0233
Ryan Van Berkel Executive DirectorArchery Manitoba145 Pacific AvenueWinnipeg, MB R3B 2Z6204-925-5697 (office)204-291-1775 (cell)204-925-5792 (fax)www.archerymanitoba.c