Youth Festival’s Individual Title Winners are Named
The last day of this year's Youth Festival is capped off with the individual medal matches.
The day kicked off with the recurve cub and cadet finals. First up was the recurve cub bronze final. where Zac Ibrahim was able to beat Ethan McKinney 7-3. In the gold final, Lewis Bodkin and Samuel Gulvin had a very close match, but it was Bodkin who took the win, 6-4. For the recurve cadet women bronze final, Alia Fallouh won 6-2 against Emelia Hughes, and in the gold final Imogen Newby won Charlotte Hempsall 6-0. Onto the recurve cadet men, in the bronze final Marco Costanza only let one point slip to Maxwell Oakley, winning 7-1. And in the gold final, Charlie Medhurst beat Riley Spencer-Nice to the title with 6-2.
Moving onto the compound, the cadet women bronze match was first where Patience Wood beat Isabella Bruguier 137 points to 132. In the gold final for the compound cadet women, Chole A’Bear took the top spot from Hallie Boulton 137-129. Before the start of the next match, the archers experienced a short break as decided by the organisers to allow for the heavy rain to lessen. Once the finals field was deemed safe to shoot again, the compound junior women took the stage for the bronze final. Jenny Bryan dominated the match over Grace Barrett-Rees taking the win with a comfortable ten point lead, 141-131. Up next in the compound junior women gold final, Grace Chappell was set to win with one arrow to go. However, she unluckily shot after her allotted 20 seconds, discounting her last arrow. Layla was then able to take the win, 135-126. The compound youth men bronze final was a much closer match, but in the end it was Ajay Scott who won over Aiden Elves, 142-136. Lastly for the compounds, the youth men shot their gold final where Lewis Haslam shot the highest score of the day with 143 against Thomas Lane’s 139 to take the win and the title.
In the afternoon, we went onto the recurve junior individual matches, starting with the women’s bronze final. After a closely fought match, it was Rachel Moon who won over Mirran Yule, 6-4. Next, in the recurve junior women’s gold final, Katie Tonkinson dominated the match against Nicole Burdett winning straight sets, 6-0. Onto the junior men, Austin Whitmarsh, just like Tonkinson before him, also won his match with straight sets to none against Cameron Radigan. And for the last match of the day, Monty Orton took the title for the junior recurve men’s gold with 6-2 against Gabriel Beese-Raybould.
Another successful year of the Youth Festival has passed and we have seen some excellent shooting throughout the week from all of the archers.
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