22 shoot perfect 900s in championship open category at Vegas Shoot in 2020

9 February 2020
Las Vegas, USA
World number one Brady Ellison shot the first 900 by a recurve archer in the 54-year history of the Vegas Shoot.

Twenty-two archers in the championship open category shot perfect 900-point scores at the Vegas Shoot in 2020, setting up the second-largest shootdown in the main event’s history.

Last year, 23 shooters were clean.

Among the names on the list are defending champion Sergio Pagni, previous Vegas winners Chance Beaubouef, Mike Schloesser, Chris Perkins and Jesse Broadwater, and seven first-timers.

They will be joined by Glen Bordwell, the lucky dog, who won a sudden-death shoot-out between the 44 archers who finished on 899 for the ticket to the arena.

Paige Pearce became the sixth compound woman to shoot 900, winning her category outright, and Brady Ellison also made history as the first recurve archer to complete the 90 arrows of the Vegas Shoot without dropping a point.

Main event line-up

Christopher Perkins (84X): The 2018 Vegas Champion.

Jesse Broadwater (83X): The 2012 Vegas Champion and his 13th 900, which is second all-time.

Kyle Douglas (83X): First trip to the championship shootdown.

Louis Price (82X): First trip to the championship shootdown.

Mike Schloesser (82X): Two-time Vegas Champion (2014, 2017) and reigning Hyundai Archery World Cup and Indoor Archery World Series Champion.

Richard Bowen (79X): Third consecutive perfect round in Vegas.

Chance Beaubouef (78X): Three-time Vegas Champion (2003, 2004, 2007) and his 15th 900 at the event, which leads all shooters.

Justin Hannah (78X): Third trip to the championship shootdown.

Michael Hulburt Jr (78X): First trip to the championship shootdown. Won the compound flights in 2019.

Jacob Marlow (78X): Second trip to the championship shootdown.

Dan McCarthy (78X): Third trip to the championship shootdown.

Jacob Pettit (78X): First trip to the championship shootdown.

Levi Morgan (77X): Eighth 900 at Vegas, previously in shootdown 2008, 2009, 2012-2015 and 2019.

Lee Gibbs (76X): First trip to the championship shootdown.

Travis Tracey (76X): First trip to the championship shootdown.

Dane Johnson (75X): Second 900 at Vegas; previous perfect score won him the young adult championship in 2018.

Sergio Pagni (75X): Two-time and defending Vegas Champion.

Jean Pizzaro (75X): First trip to the championship shootdown.

Jeremiah Starks (75X): Second consecutive trip to the championship shootdown.

Mikko Juutilainen (72X): Second consecutive trip to the championship shootdown.

Shane Wills (72X): Third trip to the championship shootdown. Previously shot perfect scores in 2004 and 2006.

James Ball (67X): First trip to the championship shootdown.

Glen Bordwell (lucky dog – 899 73X): Second trip to the championship shootdown. Beat out 43 other 899-point shooters to take the lucky dog spot.

The championship shootdowns at the 2020 Vegas Shoot are expected to start at 17h30 local time and will be broadcast live on World Archery’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.