Youth Olympic Champion named US Olympic Committee athlete of October

9 November 2018
Cowles won the USA’s first Youth Olympic archery medal in Buenos Aires.

Sixteen-year-old Trenton Cowles was named the United States Olympic Committee’s male athlete of October 2018 for his gold-medal-winning performance at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Cowles was the most impressive archer during the elimination phases of the event.

He never shot less than 28 out of a possible 30 points in a single set, gave up just a single set point throughout his matchplay, and increased his per-arrow average by .28 to 9.52 between qualification and head-to-heads.

“It shows my hard work is paying off, has paid off, and that for future tournaments I can just trust my shot and relax,” said Cowles in Buenos Aires.

His gold is the USA’s first archery medal at the Youth Olympic Games since the quadrennial event was launched in 2010.

The United States Olympic Committee issues monthly awards to one male, one female and one team, which are nominated by national federations.

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