Share Share: May 30, 2016 Brady Ellison through the years Brady Ellison made his Olympic debut at the 2008 Beijing Games. He finished 27th in the individual competition. Ellison enjoys the outdoors. Away from the archery range he likes to go camping, hunting and fishing. Ellison has been referred to as the “Cowboy Archer.” At a World Cup event in 2012, he competed in cowboy boots. Ellison went into the 2012 London Olympics as one of the favorites in the men’s individual competition. Ellison faltered in the individual competition at the London Games, finishing tied for 17th. In the 2012 Olympic team event, Ellison found his shooting form and helped the U.S. reach the Gold Medal Match. Ellison, alongside teammates Jake Kaminski (center) and Jacob Wukie (right), won silver at the 2012 Olympics. Ellison won the 2016 U.S. Olympic qualifying tournament to secure his third Olympic appearance. Ellison is once again one of the favorites to win gold at the Rio Games. Brady Ellison has been a top archer for the U.S. since his Olympic debut in 2008. He qualified for Rio as the top scorer in U.S. qualifying and will be a favorite to take home gold this summer.