Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Wade Hudson To Test The Best In Argentina
Gunnedah archer, Wade Hudson, will fulfill a long held dream when he flies out of the country early next week headed for Argentina where he will represent Australia at the 2012 IFAA World Field Archery Championships. Hudson has been in stellar form over the last couple of years and has been selected in the official Australian seven member team to contest the Team of Nations event at the World Championships to be held in the city of Mirimar, Argentina. Mirimar is located 450 kilometre’s south of the capitol, Buenos Aires along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean and is a popular tourist area in Argentina. The week long event commences on October 28th and finishes with the medal presentations on November 3rd. Australia won the prestigious Team of Nations trophy at the 2010 World Championships held in Dahn, Germany for the first time and will be seeking to repeat the effort in Argentina. Hudson who will be competing in the Bowhunter Compound division will be chasing team glory as well as looking for individual honours in his first taste of archery on foreign soil. Over the last few years Hudson has proven himself Australia’s best Bowhunter Compound archer at Pacific Region and Australian Championships and is looking forward to the challenge of taking on the world’s best field archers in Argentina. The International Field Archery Championships are a true test of archery ability and stamina with the event conducted over five consecutive days with archers required to shoot a minimum total of 476 scoring arrows. Each day will consist of 28 targets set in natural bush settings, with extreme uphill and downhill shots a feature of past World Championships, sure to be part of the courses. Namoi Valley Archers are extremely proud of Hudson’s selection as he becomes only the second archer from Gunnedah to be a member of an Australian Team of Nations squad joining Steve Jaeger who represented Australia in the 2006 Team of Nations event held in Hervey Bay, Queensland. Hudson joins the elite group of Gunnedah archers who have competed in a World Championship on foreign soil, Matt Wittman, Ken and Shane Thompson in Dahn, Germany 2010 (IFAA) and Steve Jaeger in Sopron, Hungary 2006 (3D).