Eric Peters takes aim with his bowThomas Skrlj/COC
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Eric Peters

Biographie

  • Won silver in men’s individual recurve at the 2023 World Archery Championships, Canada’s best ever result in the event
  • Achieved a career-high world ranking of 13th in September 2023
  • Earned his career-best Archery World Cup individual result in April 2023, placing fifth in Antalya; also reached the quarterfinals at the World Cup in August 2023 that served as the Olympic test event for Paris 2024, placing seventh overall  
  • Was a double medallist at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games; won bronze in men’s individual recurve after losing to teammate and eventual champion Crispin Duenas in the semifinals; had upset world record holder and reigning world champion Brady Ellison in the quarterfinals; won gold in men’s team recurve with Duenas and Brian Maxwell
  • Competed at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, winning bronze in the international mixed team event and placing 17th in the individual competition
  • Competed at his first World Archery Championships in 2019, where he posted his international competition best score of 683 out of 720 in the qualification round
  • Competed in his first career Archery World Cup in April 2019
  • Finished fifth in individual and team recurve at the 2022 Pan American Championships

A Little More About Eric

Getting into the Sport: Took up the sport at age 11, because of his interest in fantasy books and games… Began competing at age 13… Outside Interests: Enjoys Magic the Gathering, rock climbing, video games, and cooking while not training… Graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in 2022…

Palmarès international

Youth Olympic Games: 2014 – BRONZE (international mixed team), 17th (individual)

Pan American Games: 2019 - GOLD (team), BRONZE (individual)

World Archery Championships: 2023 – SILVER (individual), 17th (team), 17th (mixed team); 2021 – 33rd (individual), 17th (team); 2019 – 9th (team), 9th (individual), 32nd (mixed team)

Pan American Championships: 2022 - 5th (individual), 5th (team)

World Archery Youth Championships: 2013 – 57th (cadet individual), 22nd (cadet team)