Mossy Oak to Sponsor Connections Celebration During ATA Show and Other Industry News

Mossy Oak to sponsor Connections Celebration during ATA Show; Buck Knives names new VP of sales; USA Archery announces 2023 events calendar; and Team Easton dominates during Kings of Archery tournament.

Mossy Oak to Sponsor Connections Celebration During ATA Show and Other Industry News

Mossy Oak to Sponsor Connections Celebration During ATA Show

The Archery Trade Association recently announced that Mossy Oak has signed on as a presenting sponsor for the Connections Celebration during the 2023 ATA Trade Show. The Show is set for Jan. 11-13, 2023, in Indianapolis, Indiana, with the popular industry celebration taking place at 6 p.m. the first night of the Show in Sagamore Ballroom at the Indiana Convention Center.

“We’re thrilled to have Mossy Oak, such a trusted brand and a staple in the hunting world, join us in providing ATA Show attendees with another can’t-miss event,” said ATA President and CEO Jeff Poole. “Their support for this event, as well as their continued support of the archery and bowhunting industry as a whole, is greatly appreciated.”

Cole Chaney
Cole Chaney

The Connections Celebration is the ATA’s featured event and provides Show attendees with an opportunity to network and unwind in a laid-back atmosphere. The event recognizes ATA's annual award winners and provides free food, drinks, networking and entertainment you won't want to miss, including a performance by country artist Cole Chaney.

“Any time that we can support our dealers and provide a platform to show our appreciation for their contributions to Mossy Oak, we raise our hand," said Chris Paradise, senior vice president and chief sales officer at Mossy Oak Enterprise Brands. "As Mossy Oak is the presenting sponsor, this is a special opportunity that we share with ATA, Outtech, Bowhunter’s United and all of our dealers who will all be present at the Connections event as we kick off the 2023 ATA Show. It will be a great night for all as we see old friends, meet new ones and enjoy some great music from Cole Chaney, one of our good buddies in the music world.”

Registration is open for the members-only 2023 ATA Trade Show. Join the ATA to register for the Show. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available for the Show, with a variety of opportunities to fit your needs and help your brand stand out. Click here for more information on the Trade Show.


Buck Knives Names New VP of Sales

Mark Reasoner
Mark Reasoner

Buck Knives, Inc., a global leader in the outdoor, sporting, and everyday carry knife markets, recently announced that outdoors industry veteran Mark Reasoner has joined the company as vice president of sales. Reasoner will lead the company’s internal and external sales organization and independent rep groups serving more than 3,000 customers worldwide.

Reasoner has held executive-level sales positions at several industry-leading outdoor and sporting goods companies during his career. Most recently, he was VP of sales at American Outdoor Brands. Reasoner has also held top sales positions with: Drake Waterfowl, a premium hunting and lifestyle apparel marketer; Eastman Outdoors, a marketer of hunting and outdoor cooking equipment; and Pure Fishing.

“Mark Reasoner brings tremendous outdoor industry depth and experience to Buck Knives, as well as a long track record of success, and we’re very pleased to have him on the team” said Buck Knives President Lane Tobiassen. “I have no doubt that Mark will drive our sales organization and company to new heights as we continue building on our 120-year legacy of great products and superior craftsmanship.”

Reasoner will be based at the Buck Knives headquarters and factory in Post Falls, Idaho.


USA Archery Announces 2023 Events Calendar

USA Archery recently announced its 2023 national events schedule.

First up, the Indoor Nationals events will return to twelve regional locations across six weekends. The Indoor Nationals Final is on the schedule for March in 2023.

Indoor Nationals:

  • January 12-15 Lancaster, PA
  • January 13-15 Chula Vista, CA
  • February 10-12 Albuquerque, NM
  • February 15-19 Madisonville, KY
  • February 17-19 Newberry, FL; St. Michael, MN; Sacramento, CA; Harrisonburg, VA
  • February 24-26 Fiskdale, MA; Mason, MI; College Station, TX; Salt Lake City, UT
  • March 2023: Indoor Finals (location TBA)

USAT Qualifier Series Events:

  • April 14-16: AAE Arizona Cup (Phoenix, AZ)
  • May 12-14: Easton Foundations Gator Cup (Newberry, FL)
  • June 9-11: Easton Foundations SoCal Showdown (Chula Vista, CA)
  • July 28-30: Rebel Gear Buckeye Classic (Dublin, OH)

Outdoor National Championship Events:

  • May 18-21: USA Archery Collegiate Target Nationals (Statesboro, GA)
  • July 12-16: USA Archery JOAD Target Nationals (Des Moines, IA)
  • September 6-10: 139th USA Archery Target Nationals & U.S. Open (Malvern, PA)
  • 2023: USA Archery Field Nationals (location TBA)

2023 World Archery Youth Championships – U.S. Team Trials

  • Single Stage Wednesday, April 12, 2023, prior to AZ Cup

2023 World Archery Championships/2023 Pan Am Games Recurve and Compound

  • Stage #1 in conjunction with AZ Cup
  • Stage #2 Stand Alone Event, May 10, 2023, before Gator Cup
  • Stage #3 Stand Alone Event, May 10-11, 2023, before Gator Cup

2023 World Archery Para Championships/2023 Parapan Am Games

  • Stage #1 in conjunction with AZ Cup,
  • Stage #2 in conjunction with Gator Cup
  • Stage #3 Sunday, May 14, 2023, in conjunction with Gator Cup

Click here for more information on Team Trials and selection procedures.

See USA Archery’s full events calendar for more state, regional, and feature events.


Team Easton Dominates During Kings of Archery Tournament

For 12 years, the Kings of Archery (KOA) tournament in The Netherlands has kicked off the indoor season, gathering hundreds of the world’s top archers to a Vegas-style competition and becoming one of Europe’s largest indoor events.

Back for 2022 after a two-year hiatus, the KOA again delivered intense competition with top-ranked competitors from 46 nations. Once again, Team Easton shooters swept the gold medals, as well as the lion’s share of all the podiums.

In men’s compound, where Easton shooters represented 7 of the final 10 shoot-off competitors, India’s Rishabh YADAV made his international competition debut a memorable one for the win with the Easton Superdrive 23, getting past Easton X7 shooters Mike Schloesser and Mathias Fullerton to take the top podium step.

Both Men’s and Women’s recurve provided a total podium sweep for Easton X10, RX7 and X7 arrow shafts shooters, with Netherlands Olympian Steve Willer taking the men’s top slot, and Netherlands and Mexico Olympian Gaby Schloesser taking the women’s title.


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