Twenty-three men shot perfect 900s in the compound championship open division to set a new record for the shootdown at the largest Vegas Shoot in history, while the women’s championship had multiple archers clean for the first time ever.
The previous highest number of 900s under current Vegas rules was 19 in 2012. With the lucky dog, Pierre-Julien Deloche, the 2019 championship shootdown line will feature 24.
Chaewon and Sara bring that number to five and set the stage for this tournament’s first perfect-900-point shootdown in the compound women’s championship.
Keith Trail added a perfect score in the compound senior championship, and Trevor Silverson and Connor Sears shot 900s in the compound young adult championship.
Compound championship open 900s
Mike Schloesser (86X): Two-time Vegas Champion (2014, 2017), world number one and multiple world champion.
Stephan Hansen (84X): Third time in the 900 club, 2015 World Archery Champion and world number two.
Levi Morgan (83X): Seventh 900 at Vegas, previously in shootdown 2008, 2009 and 2012-2015.
Sergio Pagni (83X): Was the first lucky dog to ever win the Vegas Shoot at its 50th edition in 2016.
Chance Beaubouef (82X): Three-time Vegas Shoot Champion (2003, 2004, 2007) and his 14th 900 at the event, the most of any shooter.
Jesse Broadwater (82X): The 2012 Vegas Champion and his 12th 900, the second-most of any shooter.
Tate Morgan (82X): First made the Vegas Shootdown in 2017, this is his second 900.
Paul Tedford (80X): Third consecutive 900-point round in Vegas.
Steve Anderson (77X): Second 900-point round in Vegas after 2017. A multiple world champion.
Sebastien Peineau (77X): The reigning World Archery Champion and his third trip to the 900 line after 2014 and 2018.
Richard Bowen (76X): Second consecutive perfect round in Vegas.
Roberto Hernandez (76X): First Vegas 900 and the first by any archer from El Salvador; Central American Games Champion in 2018.
Sebastian Arenas (74X): First Vegas 900 and the first by any archer from Colombia (joint with Lopez).
Peter Elzinga (74X): Second 900-point round in Vegas after 2013.
Anthony Ferraro (74X): First trip to the championship shootdown.
Jeremiah Starks (72X): First trip to the championship shootdown.
Riku van Tonder (72X): First Vegas 900 and the first by any archer from New Zealand.
Matt Sullivan (70X): Second 900-point round in Vegas after 2014.
Jesse Clayton (69X): First trip to the championship shootdown; multiple world youth medallist in 2017.
Nicolas Girard (69X): First trip to the championship shootdown.
Mikko Juutilainen (68X): First Vegas 900 and the first by any archer from Finland.
Donnie Thacker (68X): First trip to the championship shootdown.
Richard Jackson (65X): First trip to the championship shootdown.
Pierre-Julien Deloche (lucky dog – 899 75X): First trip to the championship shootdown; won the lucky dog spot after shooting multiple 899s in Vegas.
Compound women’s championship 900s
So Chaewon (76X): World number six, multiple Hyundai Archery World Cup medallist and member of Korean professional team Hyundai Mobis. First Vegas 900 and the first by any archer from Korea.
Sara Lopez (70X): Voted World Archery athlete of the year for the past four seasons, four-time Hyundai Archery World Cup Champion and holds the record for the longest consecutive time in the number one spot in the world rankings. First Vegas 900 and the first by any archer from Colombia (joint with Arenas).
The championship shootdowns at the 2019 Vegas Shoot are expected to start at 17h30 local time and will be broadcast live on World Archery’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.