Brady Ellison wins Longines Prize for Precision after dominant qualifying at season opener

Brady Ellison shoots during finals at the first stage of the 2021 Hyundai Archery World Cup in Guatemala City.

Brady Ellison won the Longines Prize for Precision stage award at the Hyundai Archery World Cup season opener in Guatemala City after shooting 64.3% of his competition arrows into the 10-ring.

“I felt like I shot good all week and this is the first time I’ve won a stage for the Longines prize, so that’s pretty awesome,” he said. “I shot really good all week.”

The reigning circuit champion had a disappointing individual result at the tournament, losing his first elimination match to Gijs Broeksma. Having dominated qualification, however, his 10-point percentage was more than 15% higher than any other recurve man shooting in Guatemala.

He received a Longines timepiece as a prize.

The stage awards in the Longines Prize for Precision are calculated on the individual ranking round and matchplay.

Ellison won the circuit award – presented to the archer with the most total 10s throughout the season – in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016. (Recurve compete in the side ranking in even years, compound in odd years.)

Mike Schloesser (132 10s) and Tanja Gellenthien (101 10s) lead this year’s Longines Prize for Precision circuit award ranking after one of three stages.

Prize for Precision – Guatemala City

The Longines Prize for Precision stage award in Guatemala City was presented to the recurve man with the highest 10-point percentage.

  1. Brady Ellison, USA – 64.3%
  2. Max Weckmueller, Germany – 48.9%
  3. Crispin Duenas, Canada – 48.8%
  4. Josef Scarboro, USA – 47%
  5. Matthew Requa, USA – 46%