The 2010 3D season in Arizona ended this past weekend with the 31st annual Bowhunter Happening. This shoot is the final of four shoots in the state and is typically considered to be one of the largest in the state. These four shoots are titled the Triple Crown. The triple crown consists of taking two of your three best scores along with your score at the Bowhunter Happening. The individual with the highest score is considered the triple crown champion.
Going into this shoot I was sitting in 6th place overall and I was hoping to make up some ground. I was roughly 25 points behind first and 15 behind second and third. Last year I was able to make up considerable ground during this shoot and I finally won the shoot for the first time so I was hoping to defend my title. My wife was also competing. This was her first year of competition and she was tied for first going into the weekend. Pretty good for her first year of competition.
The weather was less than favorable. It rained and it rained and it rained some more. Arizona is not really known for its rain but you would not have known that.
After the first day I posted a 190 on twenty targets and I was sitting in 2nd place 5 points back of the leader. Nicole was able to post a 148 and she was also sitting in second place. Sunday brought much of the same weather but I was able to keep it together and I posted a 200 taking first place in the Bowhunter Happening for the second year in a row and moving me up to 2nd for the Triple Crown. Nicole posted a second day score of 160 securing her second for the tournament and 2nd in the Triple Crown. I can not begin to express how proud I am of Nicole. It took me nearly ten years to place and she did it in her first year of competition.
It was truly a great weekend and it was amazing to share it with my wife and good friends. I grew up wanting to win this tournament so bad and know I have been fortunate to win it two years in a row. I could not have done it without my Elite GT500. I would like to give a special thanks to Maggie for helping get me set up with Elite.
Here are a few pictures hope you enjoy.