Fremont, Ohio’s Jacob Wukie finished ninth in archery at the 2020 Olympic games in Toykyo over the weekend. A story on the site, usarchery.org, reports on his final match of the games that pitted him against teammate Brady Ellison. A portion of that story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. (Wukie is a member of Grace Community Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Fremont, and is the son-in-law of Pastor Kevin and Pam Pinkerton.)
Brady Ellison and Jacob Wukie Finish Top 10 At Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
It has been a difficult Olympic Games for Team USA Archery; surrounded by high expectations in the midst of great challenges from the global pandemic that shifted the Tokyo Games by an entire year. The Games allows no room for error when so few arrows determine your fate, and in a stadium with a very tricky wind and incredibly high pressure, the most important takeaway throughout the Games was to not second-guess yourself.
For the men’s finals day today, hype surrounded World No. 1 and World Champion Brady Ellison’s quest for the elusive Olympic champion title that has evaded him through four Games. The first round matched Ellison with teammate and friend Jacob Wukie. While that may have caused mixed emotions for some; wanting the best for a good friend but also wanting to win, Ellison and Wukie entered the venue sans coaches and seemed to joke around between ends, enjoying shooting together.
It was a great match. Ellison took the first set and then the two split the next three, scoring 29, 29 and 28 each. Ellison closed with a perfect 30 to advance and was shooting the way he needed to continue on to the podium as Wukie finished 9th.
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