Archery finals come down to a shootout

Archery finals come down to a shootout

By Simone Blais

Author: BC Winter Games/Sunday, February 28, 2016/Categories: 2016 BC Winter Games, Archery

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 *Please note this story has been updated to correct information regarding BC Winter Games medal winners

It was down to the wire during the archery finals at the Penticton 2016 BC Winter Games.
Two shootouts were required to close out the gold medal matches in compound and recurve male finals Sunday.

Dwight Vanderveen, representing Kootenays Zone 1, edged out Coquitlam's Matteo Jang from Fraser River Zone 4. Ultimately Vanderveen captured gold with just a razor's edge, 114-113.

"Today was totally insane," Vanderveen said after the finals. "He was ahead of me all weekend, until the last day, and I did my best to hold on... Everyone hopes to get a gold medal, and I tried really, really hard. I surprised myself today.

"All you can do is take it one arrow at a time."

Jesse Meister of Langley, representing Fraser Valley Zone 3,  rounded out the field with his bronze-medal finish.

Matteo Jang took top spot in the boy's aggregate compound competition with Dwight Vanderveen earning silver and Jesse Meister with the bronze medal.

On the girl's side of match play compound competition, Kyra Adachi from Cranbrook captured gold over Emerie Watson from Quesnel, in the tie-breaking final competition that came down to one arrow.

"I'm proud of myself, she was a great opponent," Adachi said.

Allaina Procter, from Prince George and representing Cariboo-North East Zone 8,  won bronze.
The trio found themselves back on the podium for the girls aggregate compound competition this time with Emerie Watson winning gold, Kyra Adachi silver and Allaina Procter awarded the bronze medal.

On the boy's side of the aggregate recurve competition, Matthew Lange from Victoria eked out a win over Brenan Formanek from Port Coquitlam in a nail-biting final that had the crowd gasping in Princess Margaret Secondary in Penticton. Jesse Hubbard from Maple Ridge finished in the bronze medal position.

In boy's match play recurve competition Brenan Formanek walked away with the gold medal with Matthew Lange getting silver and Mission's Benjamin Seeley earning bronze

Elissa Foley (Surrey/Fraser River Zone 4) won gold in the girls match play recurve competition with silver going to Mikaela Francis (Maple Ridge/Fraser Valley Zone 3) and Victoria O'Brien (Chilliwack/Fraser Valley Zone 3) winning bronze.

In the girl's aggregate recurve Elissa Foley (Surrey/Fraser River Zone 4) won gold, Mikaela Francis (Maple Ridge/Fraser Valley Zone 3) won silver and Autumn Kelbert (Kelowna/Thompson-Okanagan Zone 2) took the bronze.

Daniel Gustafsslon from Victoria won gold in aggregate barebow competition, beating Aiden Hare from Parksville in the finals. Sean Williams from Prince George won the bronze medal.
In the match play barebow Aiden Hare (Parksville/Vancouver Island-Central Coast Zone 6) won gold, Geoffrey Lau (Burnaby/Fraser River Zone 4) won silver and Sean Williams (Prince George/Cariboo-North East Zone 8) won bronze.

Quesnel's Kelly Murray won first place over Kaytlyn MacInnes from Prince George in the girls match play barebow competition. Hana Stewart rounded out the field in third, bringing bronze back to Coquitlam. in aggregate barebow Kelly Murray took gold, Hana Stewart won silver and Kaytlyn MacInnes bronze.

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