Joliet archer makes it to quarterfinals at Paralympic Games

2012-08-30T21:00:00Z 2012-09-01T00:49:10Z Joliet archer makes it to quarterfinals at Paralympic GamesGazette Staff The Billings Gazette

Dugie Denton, the archer from Joliet and member of U.S. national archery team, will compete in the quaterfinals on Sunday after beating out two opponents Friday at the 2012 Summer Paralympic Games.

Denton beat Kevin Evans of Canada on Friday 6-4 in five sets in the second round of competition of the open men’s individual compound event.

Earlier in the day he beat Marian Marecak of Slovakia 6-2 in four sets.

The men’s individual compound event quarterfinals are set for 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, Billings time. Denton will shoot against teammate and top-ranked Matt Stutzman of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Stutzman is known as the “Armless Archer.”

This is Denton’s first time competing in the Paralympic Games. All the archers competing in the open individual compound event shot Thursday to determine their ranking for Friday’s events.

Denton scored a 656, ranking ninth in a field of 28 competitors. Stuztman ranks first.

Competition at the Paralympic Games streams live for free online at youtube.com/user/ParalympicSportTV.

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