A Gloucester man won the World Cup in men’s compound bow in archery during the finals in Istanbul, Turkey, in October.
Rodger Willett Jr. of Pinetta is now ranked number one in the world in men’s compound bow. In addition to taking the World Cup title, Willett set a record by winning back-to-back cups, then broke his own record by winning a third. His three-man team won the gold medal in every World Cup event, and he also won gold in mixed team. At age 49, he said he’s the senior member on the U.S. Archery Team.
The World Cup is a competition sponsored by the Federation of International Target Archery, the organization that governs the sport for the Olympics.
Willett said that he competed in 21 tournaments around the world this year, not including the many in Virginia of which he was a part. Sponsored by Hoyt Bows, Easton Arrows, Tru-ball Releases & Sights, B-Stinger Stabilizers, and other archery companies, he traveled this year alone to tournaments in...
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