Brady Ellison Arrives in Yankton on the Hunt for Greatness
The World's number one recurve archer, Brady Ellison, arrives at the world’s largest dedicated archery facility as the reigning World Archery Champion and reigning Hyundai Archery World Cup Champion, poised to perform in front of a crowd for the first time since late 2019.
“I have two more events that I have to put the most effort that I can into right now,” he said. “And then get a little bit of a break and not look at my bow for a few weeks.”
The world championships started yesterday, with qualifying, in Yankton.
And then next week, Ellison has a shot at the more-than-$25,000 top prize if he can win his sixth Hyundai Archery World Cup Final.
For the World Archery Championships, archers must shoot qualifying and through the early eliminations to make the televised top-eight finals session. In World Cup Final, athletes are already into the quarterfinals and it’s just three matches for the victory.
“I like shooting in the finals. It’s only three matches. Get in, get out, try to win, go home,” he said.
It‘s been a long season – but there’s time for one last push.
“I think it’s stubbornness, more than anything else.”