JMU’s Jacob Wukie’s archery run in Tokyo ends in Round of 16 against Brady Ellison

Japan 2020

TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 31: Jacob Wukie of Team United States competes in the archery Men’s Individual 1/8 Eliminations on day eight of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Yumenoshima Park Archery Field on July 31, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

TOKYO (WFXR) — After a pair of upsets, Jacob Wukie couldn’t pull off the biggest one of his career.

The James Madison graduate’s run in Tokyo ended in the men’s individual round of 16 at the hands of fellow American Brady Ellison by a final score of 7-3.

Ellison took an early lead by grabbing set one before the two split the next three sets. Wukie, competing in his second Olympics and first since London 2012, trailed 5-3 heading into the fifth and final set, needing a win to force a single-arrow shootout.

Wukie’s second arrow hit an eight, which ultimately made the difference in the final set despite shooting tens in the first and third arrows.

Ellison, the No. 1 ranked archer in the world heading into Tokyo, advanced to the quarterfinals, where he fell to Turkey’s Mete Gazoz, who eventually won the gold medal.

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