2022 ASA Women’s Pro Shoot Down | Russell County, AL
all right welcome back everyone to the pro pressure points
shootdown here at the elite archery pro-am uchi creek campground in alabama we're ready to get started with our
women's pro class we're going to go to louie holmes who's going to bring in our archers all right qualifying in our fifth spot with a 394 from chapel hill north carolina christine harrelson and qualifying in the fourth spot with a 398 dublin georgia kaylee johnston and in the third spot from lapeer michigan with a 398 cara kelly sitting in the number two spot from a zika wisconsin with a 409 emily mccarthy the number one qualifier in the
shootdown from town phil south carolina with a 418 sharon wallace all right as we mentioned earlier and you saw in the video all right darren we're gonna see that leaderboard here in a second uh but sharon wallace i want to point out look at that score 4 18. yeah that's great and doing some math there sharon hit 12 bonus rings so that means she hit 12 12s in qualifying so 12 12 would be 24 up potential she ended up with a 418 so she only shot three eights this weekend she only made three mistakes really getting through 40 targets and only doing minimizing the damage like she did a 418's a fantastic score to be top of the leaderboard so that score the men's and
women's pro both shot the same course her score there would have been on the leaderboard for the men's division she would have lost on bonus rings but 418...
would have got her in there sharon
shoots at a very high level along with all these other girls out there but a 418 she's got a 9 point lead um the wind is going to be tricky tonight so i usually can try to predict and say oh yeah this should be an easy race it's never over till it's over that's why we
shootthem all out the wind will be a factor this is a totally different setting than what they saw on qualification so you just never know what's going to happen yeah this is going to be exciting we certainly have seen metropolis last year we saw the wind just blow things up yes yeah you never know what's going to happen no pun intended there exactly the wind's not bad right now i feel like sometimes it's swirling it's hitting me from the left and it's coming in from the right so they'll get calibrated on their yardage here and figure out the win aim accordingly and this should be a pretty good
shootdown so sharon wallace there's christine harrelson let's start with her just missed on that bear i don't emily i don't think anybody called for sharon wallace did and we'll talk about that that's a new part of her game that she and her husband jack who we'll see later jack has worked on with her to play that upper game and sharon said hey that's why i won this weekend yeah well good for her i have yet to figure that upper game out so i need to go visit jack and sharon it sounds like did we have an archer...
didn't she get her i'm not sure cara's playing with her site there's target one oh all right we're scoring already we'll find out what happened on that pant there there's a 10 for sharon that's what she needs to do is keep it in the tin ring here's the turkey this is emily next up emily mccarthy currently at 409. you can see that line there around that that's a core line that's a replaceable core in that target so that will be an 8 right there now this is the one as soon as our score our stores call it donald called up the number immediately okay she got the car was that i'm not sure did kaylee
shootthe black panther that might have been we have a restricted view here from where we're at in the booth so bear with us as we call these out there's a good 10 on that feeding doe that's for cara said kaylee i'm not even going to call that you're making number crazy there we go down to that there's an arrow oh we just missed it we missed it christine
shootthat brown bear i think she's just a touch wide we'll see what they say here in a second and christine harrelson we have an eight also that moves her to a 402 if my math is correct yep all right so pretty much held same positions there sharon did extend her lead to 11 points and what we will do we're going to
shootfive targets in regulation any female any archer that's within 10 points of the leader after five targets will get a
sixth and final arrow that louis talked about there's a wolf back there if they decide to bring it out but archers have to be within 10 points of the leader for that to happen so if sharon maintains an 11.3 lead through these five targets we won't see a sixth arrow that's always she she said her game plan coming in was to be safe and make the other ladies catch yeah and they do they have to be aggressive to catch her there's car always holding steady as usual you can watch the ends of their stabilizers in those pictures and see how good they're aiming those bows sharon will explode in this shot here she's putting good tension on that release and you can see her arm fly back oh just tall she did go a little high on that one there's a little gust there just as she shot that's where you want to get lucky and gust into that 14 ring there's kaylee johnston works as a nurse when she's not out here
shooting so she's busy oh there's a 12 i think christine hit a bonus ring for sure there we go that'll put her to 414. next up our leader sharon wallace currently 428 and 10 points ahead of anybody else in the class which was the final error breeze is blowing pretty good yeah she's got an eight on turn target might be opening a door slightly for emily mccartney she's got room but i'm sure she didn't like that no within 10 points of our leader
shooting at either 12 is risky you can see the low 12 sits low in the 10 ring...
the high 12 sits high and obviously if you misjudged by one yard emily drilled that she smoked it if you misjudge one of these targets by one yard that's usually about an inch per yard out there so you have to get really close on your guesstimation to to hit those rings that is a four point swing right there and now emily is within reach yeah now it's only a seven point lead so that's how accurate these ladies are judging they're getting usually within one yard to hit those bonus rings kelly that's incredible not an easy task whole other skill set out there i mean you got to be a good archer but then on top of that you got to be able to judge distance for sure and you'll see later when we get into some of the other rounds how the senior men and the open pros judged how high their scores are they killed it this weekend so people are people are judging well and they're
shooting well for it to be this early in the season the uh
women's pro and the open pro shot of course yesterday that was stout there were some bombs and some tricky shots so today was a little bit easier than yesterday wasn't an easy course but yesterday was rough they didn't
shootlike it was too rough there's some pretty big scores on my sheet in front of me i know they they ran wild today there were some joseph goes when we see him later he really came on strong but uh sharon today she had a real good day there's a good looking emily mccarthy you see a lot of...
these she's got four veins on her arrow there's a lot of people going to a four-fletched arrow out here i haven't tried it yet but there may be something to it because a lot of people are doing it good shot on that bear from car there's a good look at sharon you'll see her arm explode again she's now she's gonna let down she's
shooting a thumb trigger release and what she'll do when she gets to full draw she'll wrap her thumb around that barrel and she'll start pulling with her arm elbow shoulder and extend that bow a little bit you'll watch this thing break she explodes really good out of her shot see that thumb wrap now she's going to start pulling with everything in her back end boom oh and she nailed the oven she knows what she's doing they do have a minute we should say to
shootand she shot that with about 22 seconds left so she was all right there yeah they're
shooting at hyena pretty well i think personally judging in these open venues like that it's easier to get the numbers where we qualify with all those pines yeah it's so tough to get the distance and depth perception 10 for christine harold christine here's a bush she's wishing she had the other side of that moves her to 424 all right for our leader sharon wallace a seven point lead she called up her i couldn't see her she should not so she goes to 446. now only trillion by seven points going to this arrow and also ahead in bonus...
rings and i'm sure she's looking for another one that black panther and this bright sunlight i can see it from here those rings are glowing down there a lot of times they can't see them too well but today they can yeah out in the woods when the shadow from the trees are on those targets you can't hardly you can see the rings in binoculars but naked eye and sometimes through your scope you cannot see those rings you're aiming at silhouettes so you mentioned the scopes so talk about that some archers
shootmagnification they do they do technology's changed this game so much out on the end of their site they have a scope which is a magnified lens you can get a two power three power four or six and an eight typically and then you can run in your peep which is like the rear side of a rifle the peep site sits in the bow string and there's different size apertures three thirty seconds three sixty fourths one sixteenth one eight three the list goes on and on and then there's little pieces of glass you can put in there so you can literally make these targets look like you're looking through binoculars you can zoom them in they get really clear sometimes when you run a clarifier it blurs your pin out some but there's just a million options out there for you to get the right kind of target clarity you're looking for something that suits your eyes so these girls can probably see some of these rings in their scope at full draw and we should...
mention though the more you magnify it the more you move yep and you see that movement if you can hold a bow rock steady magnification's good center 10 now that hyena i think that is kara sharon back in the middle yeah she just missed that upper and she didn't call that one she's probably an eighth of an inch under it i'd say get there first we should say we don't know these distances yet we'll get it later in the known pro division but we don't know how far that grazing dough is the farthest tell ever next up kaylee johnston the 10 here keeps her tied with karma these girls are so consistent if you've watched this in the past you see car you see kaylee she's sharing you see emily sometimes you know christine's been in several of these but these girls have a lot of experience and they can really play this game kaylee will shout that 12. moves 440 is that right next up we're to see eight for christina christine she was down in that core line there all right our leashes are 432. 446. all right here's sharon on that black panther for chris yeah we have an upper 12th call let's see if she got that oh it's close i think it's just short eighth inch maybe taking a look at it 456 so depending on what emily does here she's still going to enjoy a seven point lead with a ten emily can cut to five with the 12. she did not call upper there's no orange cone out in front of her she just left in the 12 there she judged it...
perfect she just hit left right now we just got a gus to stay within 10 points of our leaders kaylee johnson there's a good guess they're thankful they're not
shooting right now it's intermittent and like i said i feel like it's coming from the left at times i feel like it's coming from the right at times probably hard to probably hardly guess where to aim out there because it will move those arrows to 12 to get back into a tie with haley if she takes the 10. if kelly takes a 12. mike tyrell is explaining the parameters for this last arrow who needs what to get into that sixth arrow
shootoff if there is one we'll start your one minute now right now if i had to guess barring disaster i'd say it's going to be a two lady
shootoff on the sixth arrow okay he makes such a good strong shot he's got a good 10 on that long deer took emily a few seconds to get settled in there there she's at full draw now you talked about sharon's shot process emily
shoots a hinge different style of yours tell us about that a hinge is a hook that rides on the back of a half moon so there's no trigger you know you don't put pressure on and get it to actually trigger like a like a rifle trigger you have to rotate that and that hook slides around that moon and once it gets to a falling off point that hook will release so tension is what sets that off they call it back tension they have to actually rotate that release it it's a surprise release...
a lot of people
shootthem they're a great release to use in tournaments and to train with but it's different than the thumb trigger emily made that one work she inside out nailed that height so that's 461 is that right yeah yep confirmed carl kelly currently at 438 that'll make the last last arrow more interesting if it's just a five-point swing just missed them 10 for cara 10 for car so these are ladies now car kaylee christine don't really have a shot at getting into that
shootout but they want third place there's kaylee johnson kaylee on that deer good 10 yeah they're fighting for that third place podium spot 50. so that'll move her to third i believe christine third place is important because manufacturers who whatever bow they're
shooting the bow manufacturers pay contingency on first second and third place and it's thousands of dollars out here first place in this contingency can be as high as 10 000 in this division yes my math is correct the tv screen says my math was correct sharon was she said it makes her uncomfortable because she hasn't done it that much but it's different we shot for years you know asa's been around since the 90s and the upper 12 was never a thing it wasn't even in the target so the low 12 was the only 12 you had a chance to
shootat but if you get a group of five people out there on the range in qualifying and everybody puts their arrow in the 12 ring the fourth and fifth guy...
don't even have a shot you don't even want to
shootat it for fear of a glance out hit a knock and glance into an eight or five it can be bad so the upper 12 has changed that game and some of these guys and gals have adapted that and they
shootall uppers and i don't know i'm a creature of habit it's hard to get off that low 12. so our sixth shot is going to be at the brown bear and don bailey and scott parent they're going to move the
shooting stake is what they'll do they'll
shootthe same target they've been
shooting but they'll move the
shooting position to a different spot looks like scott parrott's going wow up quite a ways he's moving it up a bunch so the 14 ring will definitely be in play now with emily being five points behind sharon the worse she can finish a second because there's only two of them left so she really has no option other than
shootthe 14. scott likes the number gives a big smile even if emily hits the 14 i think sharon yeah she just has to
shoota 10 to win if emily does hit the 14 a 14 would put her to 75 at 10 points for sharon would put her at 76. so having a five point lead at this final arrow is a pretty and he moved him up a good i don't know 10 yards possibly at least probably yeah which one brown bear yeah brown bear we're just confirming that it's the target and boy oh we just had that shot there of the target it's lit up you can see everything you can see emily's going...
side to side there she's working her number whether she's looking at the target looking at the detail looking at the ground she's seeing how far something moves in her in her you know perception her depth perception of that target she'll figure out a number and you can see how big that 14 is out there high right of that 10 ring so again she's got nothing to lose this is 14 or bust right here i'm sure the crowd wants to see her hit that 14. she can miss it and still take second so this is i think she hits it what do you think i'm gonna say yes okay last year she just crushed it in the
shootdowns she came in and just shot as good as anybody i've ever seen in the
shootdown so she excels in this platform for those of you that don't know her last name is mccarthy yes she's married to mr dan mccarthy and as they said in the preview package earlier dan's won six in a row going for seven and he is leading he is leaving so jack's married or sharon's married to jack wallace so we'll see him yeah we'll see him after a while these couples they if they live together they practice together they probably work on equipment together they have a really good feel for this game and i'm sure if they do practice together they're all helping each other yeah emily's got her game face on she was looking serious 14 girl get it just low right over right good show so an eight i'll put her at 469. that means sharon needs four...
points to win this tournament basically hit the target you get five she's feeling pretty good right now i'd say now i we want to hear the crowd start pushing her to
shootthe 14. why not yeah if she just hits the target she wins so not super risky they're not too far i don't know what their distance is but they moved them up yeah 10 11 12 yards from where they were i once told jeff hopkins that he shot the turkey in the head i'd let him have it he did he did it i remember that roanoke virginia mike tyrell just said he told jeff hopkins in a
shoot-off one time if he shot the turkey in the head he'd give it to him and jeff did that was in roanoke virginia in probably 2005 i'm guessing let's see if sharon goes for that 14. she might want to just lock it up she's holding so good good ten go for the ten why not 476 and another victory for sharon wallace that is incredible that's a good way to finish off her weekend as well as she shot and she did what she needed to do she didn't
shootan eight on that turkey out there but she kept it in a tin ring having a nine point lead these girls really had to
shootan aggressive round and it's not easy with a little bit of breeze out there so sharon put herself in a good position to win this tournament and she has won her share there you saw her husband jack wallace he gave her a big hug and a kiss hey that takes precedence over talking to us so we certainly won't give her hay for that but...
she's making her way over to the interview station and i believe she can hear us now sharon wallace yes how's that for finishing off that weekend uh uh i don't even have words uh i just uh i really came in this weekend with a completely different game plan um because i was tired of
shooting low eights low fives and uh i shot a lot of uppers a lot of lowers and if the upper was blocked and i could
shootat the lower so it became very versatile for this tournament and it really helped me a lot so and changed a couple things on my bow and of course jack has been playing uppers for years and been begging me to play uppers and finally i gave in after foley and it worked out perfectly hit a couple out here today even but didn't call them no didn't call it over judging maybe just a tad but i just wanted to really just stay in the 10 with the wind and everything and just uh just i i'm just over the moon happy very blessed happy to be here congrats on a new game plan do you think you'll continue to
shootthis up are you going to try to refine that are you going to stay with that lower lower 12 game no i think i'm gonna keep sticking with this and i'll probably start
shooting at even more uppers there's just a couple targets i'm still not quite uh used to aiming up there yet because it took me a while to even feel comfortable because i've been
shooting at lowers for years so i'm going to keep going at it congratulations sharon good...
show thank you so much congrats great weekend sharon all right sharon wallace is our