Strong Finish at Gator Cup and USA Trials

CLAY CITY, KY – GAS Bowstrings is excited to celebrate its shooter’s successes from the Gator Cup and USA Team Trials this past weekend! The heat was a major factor that archers had to deal with, but Team GAS held strong!

In the women’s compound senior class, Tanja Gellenthien and Paige Pearce shot well for the weekend qualifying in third and fourth respectively. Both shooters fought their way through eliminations to compete against each other in the gold medal match. By end five, they were still tied resulting in a shoot-off, which Tanja won! Paige then took silver for the weekend.

In the men’s recurve senior division, Brady Ellison had an incredibly strong weekend! He qualified in first place in the division, then held his position through the elimination matches to take gold! He won his gold medal match 6-5!

In the open classes, Eric Bennett took second place in the recurve men’s open division! In the men’s compound open division, KJ Polish and Matt Stutzman both took to the podium for the Gator Cup where KJ placed first and Matt placed second!

Several of these archers made the USA Team for the World Championships as well. Jimmy Lutz made the compound men’s team and Brady Ellison and Jack Williams were able to make the recurve men’s team. These shooters will be competing in the 2023 World Championships in Berlin! In addition, Brady and Jack will be a part of the USA Team that will compete at the Pan American Games in Santiago this fall.

Three GAS Shooters made the team for the World Para Championships that will be held in the Czech Republic! Eric Bennett made the recurve open team and KJ Polish and Matt Stutzman made the compound open team!

Congratulations to all these archers and their successes from this past weekend! Make sure to stay tuned to these upcoming competitions to root for Team USA and Team GAS Bowstrings!

About GAS Bowstrings

GAS Bowstrings is a family-owned and operated company, located in Clay City, Ky. The GAS team is comprised of experienced string builders and professionals. We are committed to delivering the best bowstrings made while providing industry-leading customer service. For more information call us at (606) 612-5156 or visit us at

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