Fresh off his Indoor Championship win (that included six of the world’s top archers), 10-time world record holder Levi Morgan is looking forward to his summer. But despite being the most decorated archer in the world—including 8 World Championship titles and 50+ National Championships—it’s not the 2012 Olympic Games he is focusing on – it’s his new show, “Gold Tip’s Name the Game,” which debuts tonight at 10:30pm ET exclusively on Sportsman Channel. Levi, who went to his first worlds at age six, joins his equally talented wife, Samantha, on this new series as the duo take their professional archery skills to the outdoors for some unique, never-seen-before bow hunting. The show was featured in today’s USA Today.
Gold Tip’s Name the Game takes viewers across America as Levi and Samantha—who together have 11 World Championship and 92 National Championships—hunt big game in a style and manner unmatched by bringing their competitive archery skills to the field to hunt everything from whitetail to antelope to mule deer in locations across the nation.
The show’s primary focus is on the hunts but viewers will get glimpses into their lives as professional archers as they compete in archery competitions. And if their style of archery was an Olympic sport, both Levi and Samantha would be competing in the summer games with Levi standing a strong chance of grabbing gold.
“Guys I shoot against are competing this summer at the Olympics; in fact, a few I beat at Indoors (Levi won the NFAA Indoor Championships this spring) are on the U.S. Team… so, yes, I could be an Olympian,” said Levi reluctantly. “I want to shoot for my country at the Olympics one day but just don’t have the time now to dedicate to it with the new show. But 2016 could be different… I would just need to start competing more in different events to qualify. I’m only 25 years old and can do this for a lot longer.” (Olympic archery is a different style of shooting – marked distances and set shooting. Levi does this style but much more prefers and competes in a hunting-simulation style.)
“Viewers will see us shoot animals from a really long way away—something 99% of hunters can’t do,” said Levi Morgan. “Many don’t approval of shooting at long distances but it’s something we practice and do routinely in our competitions so it naturally translates to the outdoors and hunting. We are as good at 90 to 100 yards as we are at 30 and 40 yards. Nothing in hunting, especially with a bow, is perfection. But we are getting as close as you can.”
Tune in tonight at 10:30pm E/P on Sportsman to catch these world-class athletes and avid hunters.