Todd Mead Wins IBO World Championship

AO Staff

  Todd Mead of Queensbury, NY won this year’s International Bowhunting Organization (IBO) Championship.  He has come close many times but never made it to the finals for the head-to-head shoot off. This year he posted the highest score of all the competitors on day one and ended up in third place for the qualifying round where the top five make it to the shoot-off. He shot the highest score on the final day and surpassed the two competitors in front of him, winning by two points.

For being the World Champion he received the belt buckle which is the most coveted prize you can win in 3D archery, along with a nice check. Todd was shooting very well going into the championship. He won the Vermont and Maine state championships, and narrowly missed out on winning championships in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire by a total of five points.

Todd has been a successful competitive archer over the years and has worked very hard to win this coveted award. A few years ago after surgery the doctors told him he would never shoot a bow again. Todd was determined that somehow he would get back to the level he used to be at. Obviously he did!

Congratulations to Todd for his skill, determination, and hard work.