Utah’s Kyle Douglas beat 21 other perfect men plus the lucky dog to take the compound open championship title at The Vegas Shoot 2020 and collect the biggest prize check of the tournament at $54,000 on Sunday, February 9.
“It’s insane, nothing like it, nothing like it for sure,” said Kyle, taking a deep breath. “It’s such a rush.”
“I was super nervous, but pretty confident and pretty solid, I was shooting pretty well.”
Kyle scored 900 83X to book his spot on the final line alongside his fellow perfect shooters Christopher Perkins, Jesse Broadwater, Mike Schloesser, Richard Bowen, Chance Beaubouef, Justin Hannah, Michael Hulburt Jr, Jacob Marlow, Dan McCarthy, Jacob Pettit, Levi Morgan, Lee Gibbs, Travis Tracey, Dane Johnson, Sergio Pagni, Jean Pizarro, Jeremiah Starks, Mikko Juutilainen, Shane Wills, James Ball and 2020 lucky dog Glen Bordwell.
All 23 men shot 30 points for the first end, scored using the big 10-ring.
In the second, with the small (2cm) 10-ring in place, Schloesser and Morgan were eliminated. Just 10 remained after the third end and going into the fifth the field was cut to five.
Top qualifier Perkins, Broadwater, Bowen, Hannah and Douglas remained.
The five released their first arrow, then the second and the crowd went loud. With the third one in the target, Douglas raised his arms and celebrated.
He was the only one of the five who had three 10s.
“The first one went off pretty solid, went off quick, went off good. Second one went fairly smooth and I started hearing the crowd kinda mumble and stuff,” he said.
“I looked and it seemed that some guys had a miss, so I knew I just had to sink the last one to have a chance. I knew I’d be sitting pretty good if I could sink that last one.”
“I was super nervous, but pretty confident and pretty solid. I was shooting pretty well.”
The 22-year-old previously won the Compound Young Adult division in Vegas. After shooting the tournament for seven years and making his first-ever final line, he also took the main event title.
“It’s just crazy, I never thought I’d win Vegas before. There’s nothing like it, for sure,” he said.
Jesse Broadwater finished second and Christopher Perkins third.
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