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Gold Tip and Bee Stinger Pro Shooters Position for Summer Olympics with Strong Showings at Outdoor World Cup in Shanghai, China
Gold Tip Pro and Australian Team Member Mike Brosnan Debuts Pierce Platinum Arrows with Podium Trip in Outdoor World Cup

AMERICAN FORK, Utah  – Archery leader Gold Tip’s new micro-diameter  Pierce arrow shafts are already having an impact in world competition, setting the stage for a strong showing at this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. During the First Stage of the Outdoor World Cup in Shanghai China this week, top archers from around the world competed for prize money, and more importantly, ranking that will lead into the upcoming Olympic Games.   

Gold Tip Pro Shooter and Australian team member Mike Brosnan captured the Bronze Medal in compound competition. Brosnan is a new member of Team Gold Tip and Team Bee Stinger and was debuting his new Gold Tip Pierce Platinum shafts.

“This was also my first major outing representing Gold Tip,” Brosnan said. “My Platinum Peirce 340s have been a revelation. I couldn't be happier with how they perform. I'm firmly of the belief there isn't a better arrow on the market.”

In addition, Bee Stinger Pro Shooter and U.S. Olympic Team hopeful Brady Ellison qualified with an incredible score just three points off the World Record.

Gold Tip and Bee Stinger are Vista Outdoor brands and two of the most recognizable and trusted names in tournament archery and in bowhunting. For more information, visit and

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