OGDEN -- A rivalry that started in 2007 will be renewed for the fifth time on Saturday night at the 2010 Archery World Cup men's compound division finals.
This duel in the Rocky Mountains will take place between Team USA's Braden Gellenthien and El Salvador's Jorge Jimenez. Both archers climbed their way through the elimination rounds on Thursday at Weber State University.
Gellenthien, coming into the elimination round ranked No. 3, opened with a pair of wins to set up a quarterfinal matchup with teammate Jesse Broadwater. Gellenthien came out on top 5-3.
The semifinal was another contest between teammates as Gellenthien met up with No. 2-ranked Rodger Willet Jr., where a three-arrow shoot-off was needed for Gellenthien to rekindle his rivalry with Jimenez.
"It's going to be tight on Saturday," Gellenthien said. "This is what all of these hours of training is for. It is right here, right now."
Jimenez, who has the most World Cup medals to date, won his three matches 5-3, 6-2 and 6-2.
In the last meeting, Gellenthien eliminated Jimenez by shooting a perfect score and setting a new world record of 120, at the 2009 World Cup Final semifinals in Copenhagen. The first time the duo met was at the 2007 World Cup where Gellenthien was victorious 119-118.
The favorites prevailed in the women's compound, Doris Jones of Canada and Sandrine Vandionant of France.
In men's recurve, the Koreans dominated the individual eliminations on Thursday. U.S. Olympian Brady Ellison, who came in ranked first, lost in the quarterfinals.
The Korean team will take home all of the medals in the women's recurve division. Moon Jung Kim will shoot against Bo Bae Ki for the gold.
Today's action begins at 9 a.m.