The Texas A&M University Target Archers are hosting the Mathews Texas Shootout Sept. 22-24 at Veteran’s Park and Athletic Complex. This tournament will showcase archers of all ages and abilities while displaying varying types of bows and targets.
The Mathews Texas Shootout is perceived as a top global archery event. The competition holds the prestigious distinction as being registered as a World Archery Outdoor FITA Star Tournament. This designation heavily entices participants nationwide to attend, as the name recognition behind a FITA Star Tournament attracts a high level of talent.
The Mathews Texas Shootout also provides its participants the unique opportunity of Olympic stardom. The tournament is deemed the last of four qualifying events in the 2017 United States Archery Team qualifier series. The series features stops in Arizona, Florida and California, and the remaining decision for representing the U.S. Olympic team happens right here in Bryan College Station.
The economic impact of the Mathews Texas Shootout is substantial, with approximately 500 in attendance. Participants and their families spend dollars locally with not only area hotels, but also gas stations, grocery stores, restaurants, and other retail locations. Annually, tourism and sports events in the Brazos Valley contribute approximately $44.9 million in state and local revenue, $489.5 million in direct travel spending and support 6,000 jobs in B/CS related to travel.