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CUT Student Shines at National Archery Championships



CUT Student Shines at National Archery Championships

CUT Student Shines at National Archery Championships. Guillaume Pelser, a first-year Civil Engineering student at the Central University of Technology (CUT), recently made headlines by clinching the top spot at the International Field Archery Association (IFAA) indoor world championships in Wellington, New Zealand. Competing in the Freestyle Unlimited Young Adult Male category, the 19-year-old set a new world record with a perfect score of 900 out of 900.

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Discovering a Passion

Pelser journey into the world of archery began in October 2016 during the “I Love the Free State Festival” at Emoya Estate. Intrigued by the Tempe archery club stall, he picked up a bow and found himself enjoying every moment of shooting. Impressed by his natural talent, the club’s chairperson invited him to join. In November 2024, Pelser parents purchased a second-hand compound bow for him, sparking his enduring love for the sport.

Rising Through the Ranks

Pelser quickly progressed in the sport, earning Free State colours in 2017 and 2018. Despite missing the 2018 IFAA indoor nationals due to matric exams, Pelser previous achievements earned him an invitation to the world championships in New Zealand. Reflecting on his success, Pelser expressed gratitude for the recognition of his hard work and dedication to archery.

Aiming for Greatness

With his sights set on becoming a world champion and the best instructor in the sport, Pelser dedication and passion for archery continue to drive him. His success at the IFAA indoor world championships marks a significant milestone in his journey toward achieving these ambitious goals.


Guillaume Pelser remarkable achievement at the IFAA indoor world championships is a testament to his dedication and talent in archery. His success serves as an inspiration to others, demonstrating that with passion and hard work, any goal is attainable.

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