Team USA Goes Wilde at Indoor World Cup Singapore
SINGAPORE – In a rematch
of last year’s Indoor World Cup stage in Singapore, US brothers Reo (Pocatello, Idaho) and Logan
Wilde faced off for compound men’s gold.
With the last two titles from 2011 and 2012 under his belt, older
brother Reo had an intimidating stance heading into the final. The two put on a
performance keeping everyone on the edges of their seats. Back and forth between each of the first four
sets, Reo got the final punch, taking the fifth set and the win for his third
Logan’s climb to silver
was not an easy one; seeded 8th, Logan battled through the 1/8th
in a tight match, which ended in a shoot-off with 10s from both archers.
Logan’s was closer to the center, sending him to face No.1 seed, the
Netherland’s Mike Schloesser. Another close match, at 6-4, Logan continued his
triumphant streak to shoot against Tjentland Oddmund from Norway.
Logan’s excitingly close
matches continued in the semifinals, back and forth to another one-arrow
shootoff. Logan put out another strong ten for the win to face big brother Reo.
Meanwhile, Oddmund took on
USA’s Steve Anderson for the bronze. No.2 seed Anderson posted high scores to
eliminate opponents throughout the head to head matches until conceding a 6-4
loss to Reo. However, Anderson kept the podium all stars and stripes,
destroying Oddmund in the bronze final and clinching the third place finish.
US archers dominated the
compound women’s brackets as well. Erika Jones competed against very familiar
opponent, Albina Longinova of Russia for the gold. Jones was confident and
determined, and closed out the match in three straight sets, leaving no hope
Christie Colin, after
falling to Jones in the semifinals, found her rhythm in the bronze final
against No. 1 seed Linda Ochoa of Mexico. Only allowing one tied set, Colin
also left little room for Ochoa to take a lead as she claimed the match and the
Brenda Wilde also competed
for the US compound women, qualifying 8th to shoot against Brenda
Merino of Mexico. The two Brendas battled it out, but a 6-4 final score ended
Wilde’s run. Jay Hayden also competed for the US compound men and qualified 11th.
Olympic teammates Brady
Ellison and Jake Kaminski represented the US in the recurve men’s division.
No.1 seed, Ellison had no trouble shooting through to the quarterfinals, but
India’s Tarundeep Rai was on a roll and shocked the world with his performance.
Only managing two set points, the eventual silver medalist stopped Ellison
For the second year in a row, France’s Jean-Charles Valladont claimed the gold,
his final victory over dark horse, Rai. Kaminski also was knocked out by
Valladont in a very close quarterfinal, from which he said he “learned
some things to help roll into the rest of the indoor season. Today renewed my
confidence in where I'm headed. Just need more time behind the bow.”
With one month until the next stage of the Indoor World Cup in
Telford, all the US archers will get that extra time behind the bow. Ten
archers from America are already poised for seats in the final, and the
compound shooters remain untouchable as the indoor season heats up. For
complete results from Singapore, visit http://www.ianseo.net/Details.php?toId=318
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Some information attributed to World Archery Communication.