Pro Line Archers find Gold and Silver at the Empire State Games

July 30, 2008 - Press Release

The Empire State Games were held on July 25 – 29 at Binghamton University. 14 archers affiliated with Pro Line Archery attended the nation’s largest armature sporting event with close to 7000 athletes and coaches in attendance. Archers shoot 288 arrows spanning 4 distances the longest being 90 meters to determine the champion in each age category.

The NYC Open team finished in 3rd place, besting their competitors from the Long Island region by 9 points to claim the bronze medal. The NYC team roster consisted of Matthew Miller, David Ontell, Tung Ying Chu and Mei Hua

The Men’s open division saw Matthew Miller finishing in 3rd place. David Ontell finished in 4th place and George Mejewski finishing in 6th.

The Women’s open division saw Valerie Gerig finish in 4th, Tung Ying Chu finished in 5th, Rachel Cronemeyer in 9th and Mei Hua rounded out the field in 12th place.

The Boy’s scholastic division was dominated by Benjamin Chu from the first arrow fired. Benjamin was  the defending ESG Gold Medalist from NYC in 2007. New archer Daniel Strahan finished in third place taking home a Bronze medal in his first ESG appearance. New archer Dylan Mcmenamy had a solid tournament finishing in 6th place also his ESG appearance.

The Girls scholastic division had returning archer Lauren Sharman finishing in 2nd place earning a silver medal in her last scholastic appearance. Laura Guggenhiemer had a come from behind finish to take the bronze medal on the last day. Valerie Gerig finished in 8th place and Nicole Mejewski rounded out the field in 9thplace.

The team coaches were Randel Turner and Joseph McGlyn.

For more information regarding this event please send an e-mail to or call 718-845-9280

by: Bruno Lopes