Brady Ellison

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Brady Ellison
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Ellison at International Archery Federation Word Cup 2010 in Poreč, Croatia
Personal information
Born October 27, 1988 (1988-10-27) (age 25)
Glendale, Arizona

Brady Ellison (born October 27, 1988 in Glendale, Arizona) is an athlete from the United States, who competes in recurve archery. He is currently a Resident Athlete at the United States Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. He holds the record for the longest continuous period as the world number-one-ranked men's recurve archer, from August 2011 to April 2013. Ellison shoots a pink recurve bow because he is a strong supporter of breast cancer research.

2008 Summer Olympics[edit]

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Ellison finished his ranking round with a total of 664 points, which gave him the 15th seed for the final competition bracket in which he faced John Burnes in the first round. Ellison won the match 111–89 and advanced to the second round. Here he was unable to beat another Canadian Jay Lyon, who was too strong with 113–107.

Together with Butch Johnson and Vic Wunderle he also took part in the team event. With his 664 score from the ranking round combined with the 653 of Johnson and the 652 of Wunderle the Americans were in 10th position after the ranking round. In the first round they lost to Chinese Taipei, 222–218.[3]

Current standings[edit]

Ranked #1 in the world, Summer 2010.[4]

Ranked #1 in the world, Summer 2011.[5]

2012 Summer Olympics[edit]

Brady secured his spot at the USA Archery's Olympic Trials in Colorado Springs, Colorado.[6] He is sponsored by Solve Media,[7] Hoyt Archery, Easton Arrows, and Axcel Sight and Scopes, among others.[8]

Pop culture[edit]

Ellison appeared in an episode of the American-based TV show Mythbusters, where he helped to test the myth of the Ancient Greek 'arrow machine gun' (a mythical device that could fire arrows in a way similar to modern machine guns). With Ellison's help, the myth was deemed Plausible.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ":: FITA / Web Site Management Screens::". Archery.org. Retrieved July 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Previous winners". Tournoieuropeen.arcclubdenimes.com. Retrieved July 27, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Brady Ellison - Olympics Athletes - 2008 Summer Olympics". ESPN. Retrieved October 6, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Field Archery ranking - Seniors Recurve / Seniors Arc Classique". Archeryranking.org. March 16, 2005. Retrieved July 27, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Shooting Staff". Hoyt Recurve. Retrieved July 27, 2012. 
  6. ^ Robinson, Tom. "Olympic Weekend Wrap-Up: June 4, 2012". teamUSA.org. Retrieved July 18, 2012. 
  7. ^ Heitner, Darren. "American Olympians Competing For Gold In Archery And Weightlifting Find Timely Financial Support". Forbes. Retrieved July 18, 2012. 
  8. ^ "A WORD FOR BRADY'S SPONSORS...THANKS". BradyEllison.com. Retrieved July 18, 2012.