CLAY CITY, KY– Last weekend marked an event both exciting in ASA and GAS Bowstrings history! February 24th marked the first day that women were able to compete in a known pro class! This has been a class that these archers have been pushing for the past couple of years and this year they were granted that opportunity! Now pros and aspiring pros both have a place to be or work towards in the women’s known class
The biggest questions of the weekend were, who would be the first person to claim the title, and who would be the first three to claim podium spots? Of all of the competitors in the class, the three pros who made the podium were all GAS Bowstrings shooters!
Paige Pearce made this weekend one to remember as she made it her mission to get out in front of the pack as much as possible! After day one, she led her class 26 up and 12 points away from her closest competitors. On day two, she finished 42 up, sitting at least 18 points away from her competitors! Then at the shootdown, she dominated the stage, and received the very first Women’s Known Pro Champion title!
New to the professional stage, Madison Cox made her incredible pro debut! After day one, she sat comfortably in the middle of the leaderboard with 10 up. Then she dug deep on day two, to finish 18 up on the weekend and tied for second going into the shootdown! Madison shot two 12s in the shootdown and three 10s to secure her second-place finish!
Finally, Tanja Gellenthien continued her podium streak with nine straight podiums after her third-place finish at the Foley ASA! After day one, Tanja was 8 up and was tied for fourth place going into day two. She finished her weekend 18 up putting her tied for second place going into the shootdown. During the shootdown, Tanja shot four solid 10s and a 12 to put her in a tie for 3rd place! She and her competitor had to shoot one arrow closest to the center to break the tie. While both ladies shot 12s, Tanja’s was the closest to the center of the 12 to win third place!
Congratulations to all the ladies shooting in this new class and a huge round of applause to those who made the first-ever ASA Women’s Known Pro Shootdown! This is a landmark in women’s archery, and we are excited to see what more this class and these incredible ladies can bring to the sport!
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