METROPOLIS, ILL., July 7, 2023 The Mathew’s Pro/Am in Metropolis, Illinois, proved to be a scorching success, following the trend of exceptional events throughout 2023. As the 5th stop on the esteemed Delta McKenzie ASA Pro/Am Tour, the Mathew’s Pro/Am showcased outstanding attendance, with 1,834 registered shooters. This increase in participation was a year-on-year gain, demonstrating the event’s importance in the archery world.
In addition to its remarkable on-site attendance, the Mathew’s Pro/Am in Metropolis, Illinois, has also made a significant impact in the digital world. With nearly a quarter million views of the event on the Sportsman Channel, YouTube, and Facebook, viewership of the 2023 tours has now amassed over 2 million views.
The Mathew’s Pro/Am kicked off with a bang, as nearly 560 shooters eagerly participated in the always fun Zebra Bowstring Team Shoot. The excitement only escalated from there, culminating in a thrilling shootdown at Fort Massac with the picturesque backdrop of the Ohio River. Each of the six pro divisions delivered an awe-inspiring performance, and the Known Pro Division closed out the night with 4 of 4 hitting 14 rings on the “Last Chance Arrow”. Jimmy Lutz, currently ranked number 2 in the world, by World Archery, emerged as the victor, clinching his first Pro/Am title. Lutz’s exceptional performance included a record-setting achievement: shooting an incredible 66 for the entire weekend.
Competitors spanning from youth to seasoned pros battled it out for a remarkable prize pool of over $260,000 in payback and contingency money. These earnings contribute to nearly $1.5 million in prize money awarded year-to-date, solidifying the Delta McKenzie ASA Pro/Am Tour’s reputation as the highest-paying archery tour in the world. This remarkable achievement showcases the dedication and passion of the archers and the continued support of sponsors.
Looking ahead, the ASA family eagerly anticipates the pinnacle event of the season, the Delta McKenzie ASA Classic in Cullman, Alabama. This highly anticipated competition brings together archers of all ages and backgrounds, serving as the culmination of their tireless efforts throughout the year. Additionally, the Shooter of the Year race takes center stage as the season draws to a close, adding an extra layer of excitement and anticipation to the upcoming event.
The Mathew’s Pro/Am in Metropolis, Illinois, has once again proven to be an extraordinary showcase of archery talent and an unforgettable experience for participants and spectators alike. The success of this event serves as a testament to the continued growth and passion within the archery community.