Disney Pixar Film “Brave” Targets U.S. Olympic Team Nominees for Archery
OutdoorHub Reporters 06.14.12
Disney Pixar’s “Brave” targets archers this week with a special screening of the epic action adventure on Sunday, June 17, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. by the athletes of Team USA, including the archers nominated to the U.S. Olympic Team for Archery. The elite athletes, who will be in Ogden for the third stage of the Archery World Cup (which begins June 18), will attend the special screening to celebrate the film’s protagonist Merida, whose expert archery skills play a pivotal role in her attempts to change her fate in “Brave.” The screening takes place five days before “Brave” hits theaters on June 22.
Invited to attend are Brady Ellison, Miranda Leek, Jake Kaminski, Khatuna Lorig, Jacob Wukie and Jennifer Nichols, as well as Olympic Team alternates Heather Koehl and Joe Fanchin. Many of the U.S.’ number one world ranked compound teams are also expected to attend, including athletes Erika Anschutz, Jamie Van Natta, Christie Colin, Diane Watson, Reo Wilde, Dave Cousins, Braden Gellenthien and Rodger Willett Jr.
The United States currently holds number one world rankings in seven out of 10 world ranking categories, and the U.S. men’s recurve team, along with Ellison, are widely considered medal contenders for London.