The Spooky Nook Sports Complex in Manheim, PA played host to the largest Lancaster Archery Classic to date, with nearly 1,500 archers in attendance. Of those participants, four Winner's Choice shooters earned podium finishes: Chance Beaubouef, Jillian Ballangee, Dee Wilde and Junior Sizemore.
Beaubouef endured round after round of incredible archery that earned him a second seed into the top eight brackets. He shot through some of the world’s best, and prevailed through a heartbreaking misfire during match play with Paul Tedford which landed him in third place and ended his impressive winning streak in the Men’s Open Pro division.
“Lancaster being my first tournament of the year I was a little nervous to see how I would handle my nerves and perform under pressure – I honestly couldn’t be happier with how my equipment is performing and I couldn’t have asked for more of my bow setup,” said Beaubouef. “I’m definitely going to focus on all the positive from this past weekend, learn from my mistakes and focus on Vegas.”
“Chance’s ability to bounce back and deliver consistent X’s after a misfire is a true testament to his ability, fortitude and character,” said Darrin Christenberry, The Outdoor Group pro staff manager. “The entire team is proud of Chance for his performance and we’re excited to see him compete in Las Vegas in a couple weeks.”
In her first season as a pro, Jillian Ballangee showcased a solid performance in the Women’s Open Pro and earned a third-place finish.
Other notable wins from Team Elite and Winner's Choice were archery-industry-veteran Dee Wilde’s first place finish in the Senior Open, and Junior Sizemore’s second place triumph in the Men’s Open.
“It’s always a treat to watch the Wilde family compete, and just as much so to see athletes like Jillian on the rise, and a newcomer in Sizemore impress through this tough competition,” Christenberry said.
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