OGDEN -- They're back, more focused than ever.
Archers from more than 30 countries will travel to the Top of utah this week to compete in the pivotal third stage of the Archery World Cup.
Competition runs Tuesday through Saturday, culminating with the medal matches on Friday and Saturday evenings at Lindquist Field
The action at Weber State University on Tuesday through Thursday as well as the finals are free to the public.
"We are fortunate to host the world's best archers," said Greg Easton director of the Easton Sports Development Foundation.
The USA Archery Team continue its quest for excellence in men's, women's and mixed teams in recurve and compound classes on their home turf.
Record holders, world champions and archers bound for the 2012 London Summer Game will contend for the gold. This is the only archery World Cup stage in the Western Hemisphere.
Contenders include top-ranked Brady Ellison (recurve) and Roger Willet Jr. (compound), both coming off historic back-to-back World Cup victories. They will be joined by reigning world champion Reo Wilde (compound), four-time Olympian Khatuna Lorig and two-time Olympian Jennifer Nichols as well as 2008 World Cup champion Jamie Van Natta.
In archery, athletes battle for individual as well as team medals in their respective divisions.
This year's World Cup consists of stage events in Antalya, Turkey, Porec, Croatia and Shanghai, China. The World Cup Finals will be held Sept. 24-25 in Istanbul, Turkey.
Ogden will host its second consecutive World Cup stage following a successful competition in 2010.
Ogden will also host the Archery World Cup in 2012.
For competition information, visit www.ogdenwc.com.