Mission Crossbows Shooters Sweep The Vegas Shoot and Other Industry News

Mission Crossbows shooters sweep The Vegas Shoot; S3DA hosts 2022 Vegas National Championship; Easton shooters sweep Vegas Shoot premier recurve and compound categories; Kinsey’s announces high-profile vendor attendance for KDS22; Kinsey’s hires director of dealer sales; and Trophy Ridge reveals “Shoot to Win” giveaway truck for 2022 Total Archery Challenge Tour.

Mission Crossbows Shooters Sweep The Vegas Shoot and Other Industry News

Mission Crossbows Shooters Sweep The Vegas Shoot

Mission Crossbows shooters recently kicked off the 2022 tournament season with a dominant showing at The Vegas Shoot. With an average of 3,700 competitors divided into 27 divisions and classes, The Vegas Shoot is one of the most highly anticipated events in the archery tournament world.

Daniel Zintgraff took home first-place, Jason Wilkins finished second, and Derek Phillips third, meaning a podium sweep for Mission Crossbows. All three competitors use the company’s Sub-1 Series.


S3DA Hosts 2022 Vegas National Championship

On Feb. 10, 2022, Scholastic 3-D Archery (S3DA) in conjunction with the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) held their 5th annual S3DA Vegas National Championship with a record-breaking attendance. More than 180 archers from 55 S3DA Teams and 24 States gathered to compete at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada for the title of “National Champion” in their respective division. 

S3DA Program & Event Support Coordinator, Amanda Long said, “This event just exploded this year, fueled somewhat by the incredible growth we’re seeing in our western state, but we also had archers flying in from all over the continental United States. NFAA allowed us 45 bales for the S3DA Vegas National Championship. We completely filled those three weeks early and had a long waiting list. Next year S3DA members should register extra early to guarantee a spot! The competition was fierce but everyone had a great time, so the future is looking to be amazing!”

Several different colleges and universities sent college scholarship certificates to be presented to the Young Adult archers during the award ceremony. There were so many scholarships handed out that a lot of the archers were overwhelmed when they finally reached the podium with all their certificates and their individual award.


Easton Shooters Sweep Vegas Shoot Premier Recurve and Compound Categories

During The Vegas Shoot 2022, approximately 3,000 archers returned to live archery, and every championship title in the premier recurve and compound categories were won by members of Team Easton.

A young group of archers stole the show in Vegas, and at the top of that list was 14-year-old Liko Arreola of Hawaii, who captured her second straight Championship Women’s Compound title. Liko used the Easton SuperDrive 25 arrows. Celebrating his birthday over competition weekend, 15-year-old Bodie Turner of Washington took home the $50,000 Open Championship prize. He used Easton SuperDrive 27 arrows. Casey Kaufhold, who at only 17 has experienced tremendous success in her young career, dominated in Championship Women’s Recurve with Easton X10 arrows. Finally, there was another Vegas title for the world’s No. 1 ranked recurve male, Brady Ellison, who took the win in Championship Men’s Recurve. Brady used the Easton X7.

Easton has proudly supported The Vegas Shoot for 57 years in a row. 


Kinsey’s Announces High-Profile Vendor Attendance for KDS22

Those attending the Kinsey’s Dealer Show 2022 (KDS22) February 25-27 in Hershey, Pennsylvania, can expect to see The Outdoor Group, Pradco, Ravin, Pure Archery Group, CZ, PMC, Nosler, Chiappa, Sauer, Weatherby, Allen, and many more. In total, there will be 250 high-profile archery and firearms vendors in attendance at this year’s show.

KDS22 offers dealers the opportunity to save on products which helps to maximize their margins and contribute to their business’s bottom line. Dealers also have the ability to program their show orders with industry-leading ship dates starting with ASAP shipments through 8/1 depending on the item category.

Kinsey’s, in association with TenPoint Crossbow Technologies, will also be giving away more than $5,000 in grand prizes for this year’s dealer show, in addition to many other giveaways and deep discounts. Sponsors of KDS22 include FeraDyne, Easton, Vista Outdoor, LimbSaver and TenPoint.

Dealer registration for the show is open until Feb. 18, 2022. Registration is restricted to dealers who have a registered Kinsey Account. New dealers can attend the show, but must first apply by downloading the application at www.Kinseysinc.com. For more information on KDS22, or to register for the show, visit the website at www.kinseysdealershow.com.

Phillip Dixon
Phillip Dixon

Kinsey’s Hires Director of Dealer Sales

Kinsey’s continues to focus on strategic growth and investment in all aspects of its business. With that focus in mind, their company recently hired Phillip Dixon as its new director of dealer sales.

With the current growth in archery and recent expansion into FFL distribution, the changes were necessary to help better serve both their business and their growing customer base.

Dixon is an active user and outdoorsman, and brings his background of active-duty Navy, as well as an extensive management career in the wireless industry.

Dixon’s hiring will help Kinsey’s to stay ahead of the curve with resource investment and strategic planning. His position will also add additional resources to the distribution channel. 


Trophy Ridge Reveals “Shoot to Win” Giveaway Truck for 2022 Total Archery Challenge Tour

Trophy Ridge recently unveiled the 2022 Total Archery Challenge “Shoot to Win” Chevrolet Silverado. One lucky participant will have the opportunity to drive away in the fully capable off road 4X4 valued at more than $50,000 at the end of this year’s tour.

This year marks the Total Archery Challenge’s 10th national tour. The non-competitive event will have 10 stops at state parks and ski mountains across the United States in 2022. The golf-like event features several 3D-archery courses that vary in levels of difficulty and shot distances. Archers register for a “Nock-time” on one of the available courses, like a tee time in golf. The event is designed to push the boundaries and test archers in a fun and social environment. Each location also features a practice range with more than 100 3D targets at distances from 5 yards to 100-plus yards that is open to anyone. Participants can utilize the range at any point over the course of the event.

For 2022, Trophy Ridge is the premiere sponsor of the famous “Shoot to Win” truck giveaway. Trophy Ridge will be on site at each of the tour locations and will have archery accessories for shooters to test and purchase.

The Trophy Ridge “Shoot to Win” truck will be on site at each of the 10 locations this year. Archers will have the opportunity to make a 111-yard shot at a 3-D caribou target for $15 a shot. Every arrow that lands inside the smallest ring on the target, the 12-ring, earns that individual an entry into the truck drawing. One winner will be drawn at the end of the tour in August 2022.

The Total Archery Challenge will kick-off in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, the last weekend of March then will head to Texas, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Michigan, South Dakota, Colorado, Utah, and end in Montana the last week of July. Nock times at each event are limited and early registration is strongly encouraged.


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