The first leg of the 13th Annual 3-Star Tour concluded last weekend as archers took to the floor to compete for a chance to partake in the World’s largest archery purse totaling over $500,000 in cash and prizes. Known as the world’s largest and most prestigious indoor archery competition, the Vegas Shoot pits the most accurate archers from around the globe in an intense 3-day competition with absolutely no room for error.
After the grueling 3-day tournament, the field of 1800 archers was narrowed down to eleven of the best of the best. Team Easton X7 archers, Reo WILDE (USA), Jesse BROADWATER (USA) and Peter ELZINGA (NED) put on an unbelievable display of accuracy in front of a live crowd of thousands, and tens of thousands of internet viewers, as they faced each other in the sudden death shoot-off for the Men’s Unlimited division. In the end, WILDE took first place and the coveted $25,000 1st prize with BROADWATER taking second and ELZINGA third for a Team Easton sweep in the premiere class. “What a rush!” commented Reo. “You can’t describe the feeling being in that sort of pressure cooker but I just tried to relax. It gives me so much confidence knowing I am shooting the X7.”
In the top pro Women’s Freestyle Unlimited division, it was X7 shooter Erika JONES (USA) completing an amazing “three-peat” by winning the Vegas tournament for the third year in a row. Holly Larsen took second while two-time World Champion, Albina LOGINOVA (RUS), placed third for team Easton.
The Easton X7 arrow was the predominant choice in Vegas and is the “go-to” arrow for world-class indoor competitors because it offers more precision over any other type of shaft. The X7 arrow is made in Easton’s Utah facility from their 7178 aerospace-grade aluminum alloy. The attributes of 7178 allows the factory to produce arrows with a level of precise consistency in spine, straightness, and weight that really no other material can match. With the tolerances that the factory is able to hold on the X7, it’s the clear choice for indoor compound archers shooting at this high level.
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