The Easton compound squad and an all-French recurve team called The Golden Arrow lead the 2021 Indoor Archery World Series rankings after the second stage.

Three of the top four teams in the recurve leaderboard at this halfway point were new entrants for December. The Golden Arrow, consisting of Thomas Chirault, Clement Jacquey and Lisa Barbelin, scored a combined 1772 – or nearly a 591 average – to claim the top spot. (The maximum is 1800.)

Both Chirault (596) and Barbelin (591) shot at the Lausanne Invitational in Switzerland.

Barbelin delivered a particularly impressive performance at that live event. The left-hander seeded top in the recurve women’s competition and eventually beat Dutch international Gaby Schloesser in a thrilling five-set final.

“I was very stressed but I am happy and very relieved. It was a hell of a match,” she said. “It’s weird to find yourself in a competition after so long… but it’s really great to come back.”

They sit two points up on defending circuit champions Lancaster Archery Supply.

Brady Ellison, who won the recurve men’s competition for the second online stage with 598 out of a possible 600 points, returns as part of the same squad line-up this season with Jack Williams (594) and Casey Kaufhold (578).

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