University of the Cumberlands Wins Back-to-Back Archery National Championships and Other Industry News

University of the Cumberlands wins back-to-back archery national championships; Easton X10 shooters dominate at World Cup; register now for USA Archery Virtual Symposium; and watch live coverage of the ASA TRU Ball Pro/Am.

University of the Cumberlands Wins Back-to-Back Archery National Championships and Other Industry News

University of the Cumberlands Wins Back-to-Back Archery National Championships

The University of the Cumberlands (team photo below) retained its National Team Champion title recently as the curtain came down on the 2023 USA Archery Collegiate Target Nationals at Georgia Southern University.

The University of the Cumberlands archery team celebrates its 2023 USA Archery Collegiate Target National title.
The University of the Cumberlands archery team celebrates its 2023 USA Archery Collegiate Target National title.

“It’s absolutely been an incredible weekend,” said Cumberlands Head Coach Kris Strebeck. “The kids came out and showed what they’ve been working hard for all year, day in and day out, and it’s just sweet relief at the end of a wonderful season to do it here, and to be back-to-back champs, is amazing.”

The final day of the Collegiate Target Nationals began below rain clouds with the individual gold medal matches, and ended with mixed team finals and the sun shining. The day was filled with color, characters, passion, smiling faces and plenty of cheering.

The University of the Cumberlands claimed gold in the fixed pins mixed team, as well as barebow. The recurve mixed team and compound were both won by Texas A&M University (TAMU), the latter coming against rivals from the Cumberlands.

Earlier, with heavy rain adding to the challenge, the individual gold medal matches were played out in front of a vocal crowd.

Micheal Plummer (Mount Marty University) gave a fist pump as he defeated TAMU’s Nikolas Swidryk 6-2 in the recurve men’s event. Judith Gottlieb (Columbia University) started well against Casey Kaufhold, but the TAMU archer proved too strong as she fought back to win 6-2 in the recurve women.

Sawyer Sullivan (TAMU) overcame Chase Herndon of Union College 147-145 in compound men. Marissa Harding beat her University of the Cumberlands teammate Danielle Woodie 145-140 in the compound women.

There was tremendous drama in the barebow women, which needed a second one arrow shoot-off. Sierra Nation from Metro State University, Denver (MSU) battled back to level at 5-5 after the fifth end, forcing a shoot-off. Both Nation and Britney McCarthy of Lindsey Wilson College scored nines in the first shoot-off, and after inspection they again could not be separated. McCarthy held her nerve for the second shoot-off to take gold, triggering tears of joy.

Barebow men was won by Kyle Coffey from Union College. Coffey got the better of teammate Johnathan Stanley 6-2.

Clay Dempsey of Wabash Valley College was the fixed pins men’s champion. He proved too strong for TAMU’s Gage McCallum. The final day began with an emotional Kimber Wheeler overcoming top seed and teammate Kaitlyn Shields in the fixed pins women 141-130.

Click here for all the results, including All-American Team and All Around Archers of the Year.


Easton X10 Shooters Dominate at World Cup in Shanghai, China

With the second leg of the 2023 Archery World Cup now in the history books, it was another incredible performance for Team Easton, taking every gold medal at the second Archery World Cup event of the season and cementing the finals later this year for Team Easton standouts.

Every single winner, and 59 of 60 medalists, shot made-in-USA Easton X10 and X10 ProTour shafts for their victories.

  • Recurve men: Marcus D’Almeida, Brazil
  • Recurve women: Lim Sihyeon, Korea
  • Compound men: Prathamesh Samadhan Jawkar, India
  • Compound women: Su A Cho, Korea
  • Recurve men team: Korea
  • Recurve women team: Korea
  • Recurve mixed team: Korea
  • Compound men team: Netherlands
  • Compound women team: Mexico
  • Compound mixed team: India

The same technologies that make X10 the most-winning arrow in modern archery history are available in every Easton shaft, from the highly affordable all-carbon Vector, to the advanced technology Avance, and Superdrive Micro. See the entire line of Easton arrows, visit


Register Now for USA Archery Virtual Symposium

Registration is open for the 2023 USA Archery Virtual Symposium, which runs across 15 sessions from June 20 to August 15.

Sessions will be bursting with topics that have the largest impact on coaching, training and performance.

On the value of the symposium, USA Archery Director of Education Guy Krueger, said, “Usually, the feedback we get is ‘Wow, you’ve totally changed my perspective on this area, and impacted our development’.

“Ideally, we try to not just provide information but key takeaways that people can use right after the presentation.”

Symposium Schedule (subject to change)

Series 1: June 20, 8pm ET

  • ArcheryPath Performance Analytics & Equipment Tuning Optimization - Tom Stevenson
  • Equipment and Tournament Rules for Archers and Coaches - Kristy Wapniarski and Andy Neville

Series 2: June 22, 7pm ET

  • Coffee Talk with the National Coaches - Kisik Lee, Chris Webster, and Jonathan Clemins
  • Coaching for Neurodiversity - Dr. Donna Ricci
  • Being a Professional Archer - immy Lutz and Danelle Wentzel-Lutz

Series 3: July 18, 5pm, 8pm ET

  • Understanding Skill Acquisition to Optimize Practice in Archery - Dr. Oliver Runswick
  • Strength Training to Improve Performance in Archery - Christian Williams
  • How to Build Community Through Archery Programs - Brad Fiala

Series 4: July 20, 8pm ET

  • Finding the Balance - Fernando Lopez

Series 5: July 26, 8pm ET

  • Periodization-Based Training Designs for Archer Athletes: Necessary and Not Sufficient - Kyle Bissell
  • Coaching Athletes in Competition - Guy Krueger

Series 6: August 2, 8pm ET

  • Developing Coaching Through Effective Training - Sarah McQuade
  • Marketing Yourself - Richard Fleming

Series 7: August 15, 8pm ET

  • Creating Value and Growing Your Program - Brandon Wright
  • Research-Based Characteristics of Elite Archers - Judi Adams and Dr. Debbie Crews Ketterling

Whether a seasoned professional or just starting out, the USA Archery Virtual Symposium is an outstanding opportunity to enhance skills and stay up-to-date with the latest trends in sports science, psychology and coaching.


Competition Archery Media Will Provide Live Coverage of ASA TRU Ball Pro/Am

The highlight of Competition Archery Media’s (CAM) coverage of the TRU Ball Pro/Am will be the live broadcast of the Pro Pressure Point Shootdowns, scheduled for 4 p.m. EST June 3. That broadcast will be aired on The Sportsman’s Channel, as well as CAM’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.

The Pro Pressure Point Shootdowns are the final shoot-offs that determine the winners of the six ASA pro classes – Women’s Known Pro, Senior Known Pro, Women’s Pro, Senior Pro, Open Pro and Known Pro.

Besides the live broadcast, CAM will provide on its Facebook and Instagram pages regular updates of the pro action during the two days of qualification June 2 and 3. CAM also will publish many galleries of photos of amateurs and pros alike throughout the weekend.

After the tournament has ended, CAM will publish several feature videos produced at the event on its Facebook page and YouTube channel in the days following. These features will provide an entertaining review of many facets of the TRU Ball Pro/Am, to give a more in-depth look at what these events are like.

The official media partner of ASA, CAM is able to produce its coverage thanks to its sponsors: Easton, Hoyt, Elite, Mathews, PSE, TRU Ball/Axcel, Black Eagle, B3 Archery, Hamskea, Conquest, Darton Archery, CBE, Scott Archery, Shrewd, Last Chance Archery, Bear Archery, STAN, GAS Bowstrings, TAC, Specialty Archery, Tecomate, Zeiss and Lancaster Archery Supply.


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