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Connecticut man advances

Posted by Greg Lee, Globe Staff August 9, 2008 06:43 AM

BEIJING -- Competing in his first Olympic Games, Brady Ellison (Glendale, Ariz.) shot a score of 664 to place 15th and lead the US contingent in men's archery competition at the Olympic Green Archery Field in Beijing Saturday afternoon.

Butch Johnson (Woodstock, Conn.) shot a 653, good for 40th place, just one point ahead of teammate Vic Wunderle (Mason City, Ill.). All three archers advance to the elimination round on Wednesday. In the team competition, the men placed 10th out of 12 teams and will vie for team honors on Sunday, with competition scheduled to being at 10 p.m.

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