Austin Taylor wins second US Collegiate Championship

Archery Manitoba congratulates provincial team member Austin Taylor for winning the 2021 U.S. Collegiate 3D Archery National Championship Oct. 16 in Foley, Ala. 

Taylor, shooting for the Lindsey Wilson College Blue Raiders, seeded first in qualifications with a score of 462, then maintained his lead through the elimination round, for a total of 494 points to second-place Union College shooter Lane Brandt, who had 488 points. 

Taylor’s score of 462 — or 62-up in 3D archery parlance — sets a Lindsey Wilson College school record. He competes in the Known-45 category using a PSE Citation compound bow. His category drew 57 archers from multiple schools across the U.S. 

It was a strong start to the 2021-2022 season for the reigning No. 1-ranked U.S. Collegiate All-American, who now turns his attention to preparations for the 2022 U.S. Collegiate Indoor Championship, starting in January in various U.S. locations and ending in March with an invitation-only shootoff for the top-ranked archers. Taylor won the indoor title last year.