Gold Tip® and Bee Stinger™ archers win big on back-to-back weekends

Team finishes strong at NFAA marked-distance 3D Nationals, USAT Gator Cup

gold tip®industry leader in carbon arrows and bolts, along with Bee StingerManufacturer of the most advanced line of stabilizers and side bars for bowhunting and archery, congratulates its professional shooters on back-to-back weekends of impressive tournament victories.

At the NFAA Marked Distance 3D Nationals, held May 5-7 in Redding, California, it was a close race to the top of the podium. In the Men’s Senior Pro, staff member Mark Rubio showcased his depth of skill by taking first place, while staff manager Tim Gillingham took third place. In the Men’s Pro, Kyle Douglas also placed third after a tight three-way tiebreaker.

The tournament also featured a “best ball” style team event featuring two-shooter teams. In the Senior Pro division, there was a three-way tie for first place and Gillingham’s center shot secured the win for both him and his teammate, Gold Tip staffer Benton Christensen.

The Gator Cup of USA Archery, a qualifying event for Team USA Archery, was held the following weekend and again saw Team Gold Tip and Team Bee Stinger finish strong. Pro staff member Austin Taylor took home second place in the Senior Pro division, while KJ Polish dominated in the Para division and the team events, taking first place in both. Meanwhile, Gillingham finished in second place in the Masters Division, while Bee Stinger shooter Ken Brunko took home his first Gold Medal. Throughout the event, most of the Gold Tip archers shot at Pierce Tours for his upwind skills.

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