Justin Hannah became the first winner of the $10k-a-Day Championship Shoot-Off, beating out 71 other perfect 300-point shooters on day one of competition at The Vegas Shoot 2020.
“It feels good to get a bonus, but we are still going to try to shoot for a 900, so builds a lot of confidence for the rest of the weekend for sure,” said Justin.
“I got lucky, I guess. It was good. I shot a big arrow, so you got to break a good one but there’s definitely some luck involved, for sure.”
The $10k-a-Day Championship Shoot-Off was introduced in 2020 to give shooters who post perfect 300-point rounds on either Friday or Saturday (or both) a chance at an extra $10,000. The prize is decided on Lucky Dog rules.
It only took two rounds to leave four archers on the line. It was Justin who came out on top.
“It’s fun, it’s good, it’s a good bonus for us. It keeps people in it. I paid $25 dollars trying to win $10,000, so it’s good to get rewarded for a 300,” added Justin.
Across the 27 divisions of The Vegas Shoot, a total of 105 archers scored 300 points.
In the Compound Open Championship division, 62 shooters had 300s. (Eight less than the number after the first day in 2019.)
Leading the pack was Steve Anderson, Kyle Douglas, Braden Gellenthien, Elijah Hultman, Tate Morgan, Christopher Perkins, Paul Tedford and Abhishek Verma on 29X.
Last year’s winner, Sergio Pagni, also shot 300.
Seven archers in the compound female championship division, including defending champion Sara Lopez, came in clean for the 30 arrows.
World Archery Champion Brady Ellison was the only recurve archer to shoot 300 points on day one. The first perfect score of his career in Vegas also put him into the first $10K-a-Day Shoot-Off.
He was eliminated in the first round.
The other divisions with perfect scores were:
Compound senior championships – 4
Compound flights – 27
Bowhunter flights – 2
Compound youth female – 1
Compound young adult female – 1
The second day of competition starts at 7:00 AM on Saturday, February 8.
Check full results at info.ianseo.net