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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The sport of archery has recently lost three individuals who made important contributions to the sport - German Alcibia, Tito Galvez, and Allan Martin. Each has been recognized for touching the lives of other archers and fans of the sport through their kindness and generosity.
Alcibia, a 16-year-old archer, was a top student and avid archery competitor. He attended high school in San Diego, California, and was a member of the Roadrunner Archery Club at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista. Alcibia could often be seen at national and international archery tournaments in the United States and Mexico. Friends who celebrate his life recall him as an extremely friendly, polite and kind individual, who displayed great dedication to his family, his education and archery. Alcibia's life was recently celebrated at the "Copa GH" tournament, hosted by the Roadrunner Archery Club in memory of Alcibia.
Galvez was a competitive archer as well as a Level 3-NTS archery coach and a tournament judge. Galvez served as a coach and mentor to many young archers at the Granite City Junior Olympic Archery Development club. Galvez is remembered by many as a competitor who could be seen shooting at national events such as the Gator Cup and Arizona Cup. According to his obituary in the St. Cloud Times, "Tito's life can be summed up in these three words: family, home and archery. His sense of humor and his generosity will be missed by many."
Allan Martin, inducted into the Archery Hall of Fame in 2003, made numerous contributions to the growth of archery. Though he began as a recreational and competitive archer, Martin served in administrative capacities with the Pan Am Committee, FITA (now World Archery) Congress, and the United States Olympic Committee. Martin also served as a board member for the National Archery Association (now USA Archery). Martin was a respected National and International tournament judge, and was a retired U.S. Navy pilot. Martin was also a competitive track and field, gymnastics and weightlifting athlete.
USA Archery acknowledges these individuals for their contributions to the sport of archery and the archery community, and extends its condolences to their loved ones.
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