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Gold Tip Archers Dominate First Leg of IBO National Triple Crown
Gold Tip Shooters Earn Top Spot in Three Pro and Nine Amateur Divisions
Four men holding awards

 FLORA, Mississippi – Gold Tip, an industry leader in carbon arrows and bolts, would like to congratulate its professional and amateur competitors for delivering a dominant performance at the first leg of the International Bowhunting Organization (IBO) National Triple Crown in Pipestem, West Virginia. Gold Tip shooters claimed top finishes in three Pro and nine Amateur Divisions, with professional archer Levi Morgan finishing 1st Overall in the match. Fellow Gold Tip pros, Tim Gillingham and Tim McWilliams also turned in top ranking finishes with each winning their respective divisions.

In the Pro Male Release (PMR) Division, former world and national champion archer Levi Morgan continued his dominance in the sport with another 1st Place Overall finish. Shooting his trusted Gold Tip X-Cutter shafts, Morgan won his division and turned in the highest score of the tournament.

Competing in the Pro Senior Release (PSR) Division, fellow Gold Tip teammate Tim Gillingham also recorded a strong performance earning the divisional title using X-Cutter shafts. Elsewhere in competition, Tim McWilliams won the Pro Hunter Class (PCR) Division, again using Gold Tip X-Cutter shafts. Both Morgan and Gillingham captured their wins shooting Bee Stinger stabilizer systems.

Gold Tip amateur shooters added nine more division titles to the tally, marking one of the best overall performances by the team in recent history. As competitors in the IBO look ahead to the second leg of the series, Morgan and Gillingham lead their division by 11 and 7 points respectively, as they continue their pursuit for the elusive Triple Crown Championship.


Amateur Divisional Wins for Team Gold Tip include:

1st Place Semi Pro Male (SPM) – Reece Lauffer

1st Place Advanced Hunter Class (AHC) – Luke Lacey

1st Place Male Bowhunter Release (MBR) – Robert Edwards

1st Place Senior Master Class (SMC) – Harold Cogar Sr.

1st Place Senior Hunter Class (SHC) – Brent Lavy

1st Place Master Senior Release (MSR) – Dave Brooks

1st Place Master Class Bowhunter Release (MCBH) – Damien Considine

1st Youth Hunter – Jordan Golde

1st Cub – Ethan Conway


The IBO (International Bowhunting Organization) holds a National Triple Crown series consisting of three events, and then culminating in the IBO World Championship in August. An event round consists of 40 targets at unmarked distances, with 20 targets shot each day.


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