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  1. Podcast: Olympic archer Mackenzie Brown

    Podcast: Olympic archer Mackenzie Brown

    Mackenzie Brown is one of the top female Olympic recurve archers in the world. Rising as high as No. 3 in World Archery's rankings of female recurve archers, Brown represented the United States at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil She's also the two-time defending champion in the Women's Recurve Division of the annual Lancaster Archery...
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  2. Guide to watching archery at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio

    Guide to watching archery at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio

    Opening ceremonies for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are less than two weeks away. Archery is one of the first sports to feature competition, and so you need to be ready to follow the action. Here are some things you need to know. NBC is the lead sponsoring network for televising the Olympics, although several others...
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  3. Lancaster Archery Supply is exclusive U.S. distributor for Spider Vanes, other key Olympic archery companies

    Lancaster Archery Supply is exclusive U.S. distributor for Spider Vanes, other key Olympic archery companies

    When Brady Ellison releases his arrows on the field of Sambodromo in Rio this summer, they will be guided by Spider Vanes. Same goes for his teammate, Zach Garrett. Ellison, USA’s top male archer and one of the most recognizable archers in the world, helped design these new-to-market vanes, which come in varieties for both recurve and compound archers. Lancaster...
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  4. Olympic Archery Explained: Draw Weight

    Olympic Archery Explained: Draw Weight

    There’s no question the archers who will compete in the Olympic games in Rio this summer are the best Olympic recurve archers their home countries have to offer. They train hard, shooting their bows for many hours every day. And they’ve been doing that for years. So it’s no stretch to think of these athletes as the strongest Olympic recurve...
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  5. Mackenzie Brown's Olympic Archery Dreams Are Taking Her to Rio 2016

    Mackenzie Brown's Olympic Archery Dreams Are Taking Her to Rio 2016

    When Mackenzie Brown steps to the line in Rio de Janeiro this August, and nocks her first arrow at the 2016 Olympic Games, she will fulfill a dream she has worked for since she picked up a bow and arrow at 10 years of age. Photo courtesy of World Archery “I started in NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program...
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  6. Olympic Archery Explained: The Plunger

    Olympic Archery Explained: The Plunger

    Every archer you see shooting in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this summer will have a device on their bow called a plunger, or cushion plunger. It’s a small piece of gear that kind of looks like a spark plug, which works in concert with the arrow rest. And it’s absolutely critical to accuracy. The plunger is mounted...
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  7. U.S. will send only one female archer to Rio Olympics

    U.S. will send only one female archer to Rio Olympics

    Competing at the final Olympic qualifier in Turkey this week, the U.S. failed to secure two additional spots to send a full team of three female archers to Rio in August. That means Mackenzie Brown alone will represent the U.S. at the 2016 Olympic games. Hye Youn Park will be the alternate team member. Shooting with Brown in Turkey, Park...
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  8. What's the difference between Olympic recurve and recreational recurve?

    Summer is beginning, and archers are heading to their backyards to sling arrows. For many recreational archers, the bow of choice is the recurve. It’s fun and simple to shoot. The recurve also is the bow archers will be using in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this summer. But the recreational recurve and an Olympic recurve...
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  9. Brady Ellison talks Olympics - past and present

    Brady Ellison talks Olympics - past and present

    His face is the face of U.S. Olympic archery. There’s no mistaking who’s behind the bow, when you see the grimacing, whiskered jaw and the shaggy, dirty blond hair sticking out from beneath the curled brim of a baseball hat. Photo courtesy of Dean Alberga Brady Ellison has been one of the most dominant Olympic recurve archers in the world...
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  10. U.S. Archers head to Turkey in search of two more Olympic spots

    U.S. Archers head to Turkey in search of two more Olympic spots

    This is it. A full team of U.S. archers is heading to Turkey this week for Stage 3 of the 2016 World Cup, June 14-19, but all eyes will be on the women's recurve competitors - Mackenzie Brown, Hye Youn Park and Khatuna Lorig. The three must win a team medal in order for the U.S. to qualify to send...
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