Archery Stereotypes

Posted: August 21, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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Is it Fall yet?

Posted: July 8, 2016 in Hunting

This week my video is all about getting my hunting bow set up and ready for hunting season. Fall can’t get here fast enough. We have planted the beans and are keeping an eye on our trial cameras . . . now my bow is ready. Is it Fall yet?

A Day in the Life

Posted: June 23, 2016 in Practice & Tips

This week I put together a video on a day in my life with some tips for your archery practice. Hope you enjoy. I’ll be traveling the next two weekends for tournaments, but will post again soon. Thanks for watching.

Kentucky ASA – 2016

Posted: June 8, 2016 in Competitions

Last weekend I was in London, KY for the ASA 3D tournament. You can catch a glimpse of our adventures in food, storms and slinging arrows in my video below:

 

I’m still learning how to edit videos so the awards ceremony video is below. . . . I shot well and took first place. It was an exciting weekend. Illinois is in a couple of weeks. . . Stay tuned.

This is my first official vlog for Urban Archer. Thanks for you patience as I switch from writing to video. I’m confident the videos will get better and better and I get more comfortable with the filming and editing.

3D is so different from indoor competitions, but I’m learning some great techniques to be successful along the way. Right now, my top tips for 3D are practice, practice, practice. Soon I’ll blog about what to do when you can’t see that 12 ring due to shadowing or the positioning of the animal.

Enjoy, Culli

I know it’s been a while since I posted. Sorry about that. I’ve traveled so much over the past few months, I decided to take a month off of blogging while I had a break in travel. Last weekend was the ASA 3D tournament in Augusta, GA. It was a beautiful spot and a lot of fun to see friends I’ve made from other tournaments and meet new ones. Taking second place to my friend Luke wasn’t bad either. 3D is a great switch up from indoor for the summer . . . until it gets really hot. Adding temperature, humidity and constant location and target changes to the list of variables in your shooting certainly keeps you on your toes in 3D tournaments.

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In other news, I’ve been homeschooling the past three years and it’s given me the opportunity to blog much more often, but next year I’m going back to public school. Don’t worry, it’s not going to change my travel schedule for tournaments. My mom is all about sending in those educational excused absence forms. So I have decided to start doing videos. Below is my first shot at this.  Thanks for your patience while I get used to putting myself out there and not hiding behind words and getting them posted after I edit them.

Thank you to everyone who reads (and now watches) my blog. Family, friend or sponsor you are all vital in helping me make it to tournaments. Your encouragement and support mean a lot to me.

 

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On the road again! That’s the theme over the past few weeks. This past weekend, I was in Snellville, GA to shoot in the JOAD and U.S. Indoor National Championships. Excited to be surrounded so many great archers, the two tournaments and three days of shooting flew by. On Friday, I shot the JOAD championship. This included sixty arrows with inner ten scoring which means the ten ring was the size of a penny and makes it very challenging. I was very pleased with my final score of 565 for the JOAD championship and ended up placing in first place for the Snellville location and third in the nation.

Saturday and Sunday brought the U.S. Indoor Nationals. I was a bit disappointed with this outcome, but had a great time. On Saturday my score was 551 and Sunday a 555 which put me in 7th place in the U.S. Nationals.

Most exciting, was the fact that I was able to stay in Georgia for another day with my friend Eli and his family to have a one-on-one lesson with George Ryals. George is an incredible archery coach who has a helped many young archers move on to become very successful. Go Hornets! Skillfully, he was able to access my equipment and form to offer some insightful and very helpful suggestions to further my progress as an archer. When you get into archery, you quickly learn how important it is to find the equipment that is best for you and it isn’t always the equipment that is most popular and expensive either.

I’m so grateful for the opportunity to have older friends who encourage and support me in archery like Eli and for coaches like John, George and my dad who teach and guide me as I grow and love this sport  more and more.

I’m off to Kentucky on Friday for the NFAA Indoor Championship! Last indoor tournament of the season and then it’s full-time outdoor! Bring it on.

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