Gold Tip’s Levi Morgan Wins First Leg of IBO Triple Crown
Gold Tip shooter, Levi Morgan, came out swinging for the fence on Day 1 of first leg in the race for the IBO Triple Crown and never looked back. On the long, difficult course that gave many of the world’s best archers absolute fits, Morgan ended the tournament, held in Bedford, Indiana, with a final score of 417; he was +21 on the weekend. Fellow Gold Tip shooter and 2013 IBO Shooter of the Year, Joseph Goza, who’s been hot all season, locked onto second position, coming in 5 points behind Morgan, with a 412; Goza was +18 on the weekend. Morgan was shooting Gold Tip’s Series 22 tournament shafts, while Goza was using Gold Tip’s Ultralight Pro X-cutters.
In the Women’s Pro Division, Gold Tip shooter, Sharon Carpenter, continued her hot streak by dominating the competition. By tournament’s end, Carpenter won by 16 points, with a final score of 392 and was +11 on the weekend. Carpenter was using Gold Tip 500 Ultralights throughout the tournament.
The recent event, hosted by White River Bowhunters, Inc., in Bedford, IN, May 16-18, presented a tough challenge for the entire field. The Pro Division of the IBO sanctioned 3-D event features a total of 20 unmarked targets shot on Day 1 and 20 unmarked targets shot on Day 2. Contestants shoot each target twice per day, scored as 5 (non-vital body), 8, 10, and 11-point rings per target, thus a perfect possible score of 440. Target distances varied in range out to a maximum of approximately 50 yards. No range finding equipment is allowed at the IBO unmarked event, putting additional pressure on shooters to accurately judge distances.
“Traditionally, this is a tough course, year in and year out, which offers up extreme elevation challenges on some targets,” said Gold Tip’s National Pro Staff Director, Tim Gillingham. “But the Gold Tip and Bee Stinger shooters hung tough and met the challenge with success at all levels.”