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United States National Thread | Road to Tokyo 2020

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Rdbc    12
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:USA  Week in Summer #4 - United States  :USA

April 1st - April 8th 




The 2018 Archery World Cup starts next week in Shanghai, but this week we saw some of our top Archers compete at the USAT #1 AAE Arizona Cup 


Men's Recurve

In the Qualification Round we saw Brady Ellison top the charts with a score of 670 which is expected as he is the best American Recurve Archer! 2nd in the Qualification Round was Matthew Nofel who got a score of 654. In third was Jack Williams with a score of 651!

The final four archers were Brady Ellison, Matthew Nofel, Adam Heidt, and Jack Williams. Brady Ellison ended up winning 1st place and Matthew Nofel got 2nd, which is great for an 18 year old! Gotta watch out for him. and 3rd place went to Jack Williams. 




Women's Recurve

The Qualification Round for the Women went as expected Mackenzie Brown got rank 1 with a score of 635, Khatuna Lorig got rank 2nd with a score of 634 and LaNola Pritchard got rank 3rd with a score of 629. 

To the surprise of many the final four archers were Mackenzie Brown, Khatuna Lorig, Casey Kaufhold, and Ana Umer. Mackenzie Brown got 1st, Kahtuna Lorig got 2nd, and 14 year old Casey Kaufhold got 3rd!









No major Badminton events took place this week








The 2018-20 Men's National Team Roster was Announced on Friday! 

Harrison Barnes (Dallas Mavericks)

Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards)

Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns)

Jimmy Butler (Minnesota Timberwolves)

Mike Conley Jr. (Memphis Grizzlies)

DeMarcus Cousins (New Orleans Pelicans)

Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)

Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans)

DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors)

Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons)

Kevin Durant (Golden State Warriors)

Paul George (Oklahoma City Thunder)

Eric Gordon (Huston Rockets)

Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors)

Blake Griffin (Detroit Pistons)

James Harden (Houston Rockets)

Tobias Harris (Los Angeles Clippers)

Gordon Hayward (Boston Celtics)

Kyrie Irving (Boston Celtics)

LeBron James (Clevland Cavaliers)

DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers)

Kawai Leonard (San Antonio Spurs)

Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers)

Kevin Love (Cleveland Cavaliers)

Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors)

CJ McCollum (Portland Trailblazers)

Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks)

Victor Oladipo (Toronto Rapids)

Chris Paul (Houston Rockets)

Isaiah Thomas (Los Angeles Lakers)

Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors)

Myles Turner (Indiana Packers)

Kemba Walker (Charlotte Hornets)

John Wall (Washington Wizards)

Russel Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder) 

The Roster is 35 players, 17 of which are Olympic Gold Medalists and 29 are past members of the USA Men's National Team pool. These 35 players are expected to attend the July 25-27 USA Men's National Team minicamp in Las Vegas. It's expected that the official 12-member 2019 USA World Cup and 2020 U.S. Olympic teams, should the USA qualify compete in China and Tokyo will be compromised of 12 of these 35 players. The next Men's game is on June 28th vs Mexico






No top Americans competed/No Major events






Still figuring all this Canoe stuff out!





No events this week the 2018 FINA Diving World Series picks back up in 2 weeks!




Field Hockey

The 2018 Women's Field Hockey World Cup takes place in 2 weeks here is their group, the USA Women are currently ranked 7th so if rankings are correct on finishes we will place 2nd in the group stage. 






Water Polo


The 2018 Men's Water Polo World League took place this week and USA went 4-0 in their group beating Japan, New Zealand, China, and Saudi-Arabia! With this great finish we qualify to the Super Final on June 18-23. We also beat the top team from Group A (Australia) and beat them 9-6 to secure 1st place overall in the World League! 




The 2018 Women's Water Polo World League also took place this week and the Women's team went 1-1 in their group qualifying them for the Quarterfinals. 



We then saw the Women's dominated the competition and end up winning this stage of the World League, they are now qualified for the Super Final! 







NOTE: Much more indepth this week (I can still add more though) I'm currently on Spring Break this week but I will be in Las Vegas until Thursday. Expect next weeks post to have lots of more information as I will be able to do much more sports! 


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Rdbc    12

:USA  Week in Summer #5 - United States  :USA

April 8th - April 15th 




No Archery news this week were just waiting for the 2018 Archery World Cup to start on April 23rd!






No major Badminton events took place this week




No Baseball news or events this week







The USA Women's National Team is set to face China in Exhibition Game on April 26th in Seattle! Prior to the April 26th game the USA team will train on the 24th and 25th in preparation for the 2018 FIBA World Cup which will be in Sept. 22-30 in Spain. Here is the 2018-20 USA Basketball Women's National Team 







Road - UCI World Tour



Amstel Gold Race

We just had one major finish this race with Lawson Craddock finishing in 9th place earning 100 points moving him to 666th place in the World Ranking and 96th in the UCI World Tour Ranking! 






Amstel Gold Race

Alexis Ryan one of our current best Road cycler competed in this event and placed 5th giving her 85 points and moving her up 3 spots to 10th place in the Women's World Tour Rankings, and to 29th place in the World Rankings! Here is an update on where our USA Women stand in the Road World Rankings.








No news this week I hate the USA Canoe website so difficult to find information! 






Still waiting for the 3rd stage of the FINA Diving World Series to start back up in Montreal on April 27-29! 






Field Hockey


The Women's team completed their final match of their test series against 15 ranked Chile with a 1-1 tie. The Women's team will travel to Tucuman, Argentina from June 10-17 for a five-game test series against the host country as their final preparation before the Women's Hockey World Cup in London in July!







Water Polo

No news this week




NOTE: Back from vacation, in the next two weeks there will be much more events I think because of the commonwealth games there was a pause in lots of the events! 

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Rdbc    12

:USA  Week in Summer #6 - United States  :USA

April 15th - April 29th




2018 Archery World Cup - Stage 1 (Shanghai)

Men's Recurve

Qualification Round

The Qualification Round went great for Brady Ellison placing 3rd behind him was his teammates Jack Williams (54th), Matthew Requa (68th) and Thomas Standwood (87th).



Bracket Round - Matthew Requa

At the top of the Bracket Matthew Requa (68) got placed against Oibek Saidiyev (45) and ended up winning which was a great upset for him! The next round he got placed against Zurab Mestvirishvili (93) and ended up winning that match 6-2! Moving onto the 3rd round Matthew got paired up against Mateusz Ogrodowczyk (61) and upset him in a close match with a final score of 6-5. On the 4th Round Matthew got placed against Taylor Worth (4) and ended up loosing 4-6 overall it was a good finish for Matthew as he was ranked 68 after qualification round.

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Bracket Round - Brady Ellison

Brady Ellison got a first and second round bye as he was ranked 3rd after qualification round. In the 3rd round he faced against Faith Bozlar (78) and won that match 6-2. On the 4th round Brady won against Denis Gankin (19) 6-5 in a very close match. Moving onto the Quarter Finals Brady played against Mauro Nespoli (22) and won again 6-5. In the Semi finals Brady was against Lee Woo Seok (2) and won 6-5! Moving onto the finals Brady Ellison played against Kim Woojin (1) and endded up loosing 6-2 overall it was a very good showing from Brady and he ended up getting the silver medal! 



Bracket Round - Jack Williams

Jack started out his bracket stage run going against Yuriy Havelko (59) and won that match. Sadly, Jack lost the 2nd round match against Steve Wijler (11) 5-6.



Bracket Round - Thomas Stanwood

Thomas lost his first round match up against Kuraya Tomoaki (26) of Japan



Men's Recurve Team

We ended up with a 8th after the qualification round which let us get a 1st round bye in the bracket stage. After our Bye round we got matched up against Italy (9) beating them 5-4! After that we had the hardest match as we played #1 ranked Korea loosing 0-6


Women's Recurve

Qualification Round

We didn't have the best of Qualification Round for the Women but we can only go up from here! Our highest ranked was Khatuna Lorig with 43rd! 



Bracket Round - Mackenzie Brown

Our currently highest ranked archer Mackenzie Brown had to face Celmence Tellier (64) first round and ended up winning 7-1. In the 2nd round Mackenzie got beat by Kawanaka Kaori 0-6. This was not the best of Mackenzie's performances so hopefully the stage of World Cup she can improve!



Bracket Round - Khatuna Lorig

Khatuna Lorig also had an underwhelming performance as she got knocked out 1st round by Luiza Saidiyeva (70) 3-7.




Bracket Round - La Nola Shepherd

La Nola also didn't do well as she got beat 1st round by Alexandra Longova (42)



Bracket Round - Erin Mickelberry

Lastly, Erin Mickelberry got upset by Alicia Marin (50) 1-7!





Women's Recurve Team

Somehow our Women's Team actually put on a good show so something good came out of them! We got ranked 19th which is not the best but ended up beating Russia and Georgia! 





Mixed Recurve Team

Our Mixed Recurve Team also performed quite well we ended the qualification round ranked 11th and 1st round beat Thailand (22) 5-4. In the 2nd round we also beat China (6) 6-2! 3rd round we did a great upset against India (3)! Sadly though we lost the Semifinal to Turkey and the bronze medal match against Indonesia! Either way we proved our Mixed Team can compete quite well! 





Pan Am Badminton Championship


Men's Doubles

Great to see Ryan and Phillip Chew competing again and they did great! They made it to the finals but ended up loosing to team Canada.







The USA Women's National Team beat China 83-46 in a Seattle Exhibition match!







NOTE: Had 5 tests last week so last Sunday I was studying so I didn't have time for this, currently I've got a massive stomach ache so I tried to do this quickly so sorry there are not many sports on here this week but wanted to get this up nontheless to make sure you guys know I didn't quit doing these! See you next Sunday! 

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Olympian1010    12

Good Showing from the archers, too bad Ellison couldn’t pull off the win. The Mix Team result is quite good as well.

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