Colin & Gellenthien Represent the USA and Mathews in World Cup Finals
World Cup Stage 3 in Ogden, Utah wrapped up this past weekend with fantastic results from Mathews shooters.Â Pro Shooters Christie Colin and Braden Gellenthien will be representing Mathews and the USA in the World Cup Final event to be held in Tokyo, Japan in late September.Â At the end of each season, the top 8 archers from the three World Cup stages are selected to shoot in this prestigious event.
In the Womenâ€™s Compound class, Christie Colin qualified in the 8th position with a score of 684. Sarah Prieels was 9th with a score of 628 and Irina Markovic qualified in the 21st spot with a score of 669.Â Colin grew stronger as the event went on. Â Knowing that she needed a podium finish in Ogden to punch her ticket to Tokyo, Christie navigated her way through a difficult field of the best female archers. After a nail biting two point win in the semifinals to secure her spot in the final, Christie was facing fellow US Teammate Jamie Van Natta for gold.
After head to head 15 arrows of match, these two remained tied and needed a single arrow shoot off to determine the victor.Â Christie overcame Ogden’s high winds to find the ten ring and seal victory.Â “I’ve been testing several different bows this year, including the Apex 7 and Prestige, and have had success with each one.Â But there’s something about the Conquest 4′s stability, consistency, and speed that seems to be the perfect fit for me.”
Christie catapulted her way into 3rd, in the women’s compound class, by following up her 7th and 9th place finishes at the earlier stages with a dramatic shoot off win in Ogden.
With two 5th place finishes to go along with his 2nd place finish in Turkey last month, Gellenthien qualified in the 2nd highest position in the Men’s Compound division.Â Martin Damsbo qualified in 8th place, Michael Cauwe sat in 17th place and Guy Phillips was in 35th place as well. Gellenthien and Damsbo worked their way through theÂ elimination rounds and made it to the quarter finals.Â When all the shooting was done, Gellenthien finished in fifth place and Damsbo finished in eighth place.
Christie and Braden both compete with the Conquest 4 equipped with the Minimax cam system.