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April 08, 2021

Olympian and World Champion Rick McKinney Joins Students in USA Archery Achievement Awards Pin Shoot

USA Archery’s Achievement Award Program is designed to celebrate the accomplishments of archers of all ages and abilities as they progress in the sport from the most beginner to incredibly advanced levels of success. The JOAD Olympian and Adult Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards mark the highest of those achievements and USA Archery is proud to congratulate many archers on their achievements this spring.

Olympic Medalist (‘84, ‘88) and multiple-time World Champion Rick McKinney joined his archers in a 12-week indoor league for the JOAD and Adult programs at Timber Mesa Archery Club to prepare for Indoor Nationals and state championship events. McKinney shared: “I decided to shoot with them to encourage them and show that even an old guy like me can shoot and have fun while trying to earn pins. Each week they had to shoot with a different person so that they would learn to shoot with different people. 

“We set up teams so that it was important to encourage your teammate to do well in order to win. The age variance was from 10 to 67. Most of the adults are very instrumental in encouraging the kids to learn how to score, call arrows and make sure the entries are accurate. Thus, more of a learning moment. After the league we had a banquet where we highlighted all of the many accomplishments. The goal is to make sure the kids and parents enjoy the experience so that they will continue to shoot archery, making it a lifetime sport.”

McKinney, while famed for his recurve shooting, earned his bronze adult award with a compound bow: “I did it on a whim and to see if I could earn the pins like anybody else. Next year I have promised one of the kids I will shoot barebow with them! I have shot a compound in one shape or another since the mid-1970's, the same as I have shot barebow during that time as well. I have shot in Vegas with a compound and Outdoor Nationals with a compound. This was after my competitive years shooting recurve. However, since my family owned archery lanes in the 1970's I have played around with all types of equipment. I can even shoot left-handed and behind my back!  Just for fun though!” 

These awards are part of the USA Archery Achievement Program, which provides achievement award pins for progressive scoring achievements, and encourages youth and adult archers to accomplish goals in the sport of archery.

In addition to a certificate and pin, Bronze JOAD Olympian awards are recognized with a backpack, Silver JOAD Olympian awards are recognized with a lightweight jacket, and Gold JOAD Olympian awards are recognized with a belt buckle. 

Archers wishing to shoot for these awards must be current youth, adult, or family members of USA Archery and part of a registered USA Archery JOAD or Adult club. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Congratulations to our recent JOAD Achievement Award winners:

Victoria McClung

Bronze

Indoor

Barebow

Emily Moore

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

Cheyenne Clyde

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

Parker Baker

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

Layne Larson

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

Cole Lickfeldt

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

LeeAna Burley

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

Hope McCool

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

Easton Beezley

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

Jack Jones - C

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

William Bakkestuen

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

Sam Tracey

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

McCord Smith

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

Hudson Brown

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

Katie Smalley

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

William Mills

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

Mikayla Cassady

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

Aiden Limoco

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

Jackson Lykins

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

Grady Kane

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

Mikie Kolb

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

Emily McGill

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

Alexis Carter

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

Lauren Matheny

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

Carson Krahe

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

Brooke Sears

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

Kolbe Borrelli

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

Jayden Andreasen

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

Brock Myers

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

Brady Myers

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

Brady Myers

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

Ethan Myers

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

Jayden Gerberding

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

Jack Chen

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

Presley Pyper

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

Colton Ingersoll

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

Marcus Anderson

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

Ethan Williams

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

Adeline Williams

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

Alex Anderson

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

Jacob Nicely

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

Kayley Kershner

Bronze

Indoor

Recurve

Natalie Chicombing

Bronze

Indoor

Recurve

Abigail Kippes

Bronze

Indoor

Recurve

Reid Garrity

Bronze

Indoor

Recurve

Hailey Franzone

Bronze

Indoor

Recurve

Shiv Patel

Bronze

Indoor

Recurve

Ohm Patel

Bronze

Indoor

Recurve

Addison Starr

Bronze

Indoor

Recurve

Alice Lee

Bronze

Indoor

Recurve

Ethan Chan

Bronze

Indoor

Recurve

Joshua Culwell

Bronze

Indoor

Recurve

Tyler Barton

Bronze

Indoor

Recurve

Abigail Rutledge

Bronze

Outdoor

Recurve

Jerod Focht

Bronze

Outdoor

Recurve

Ryan Gunderson

Silver

Indoor

Compound

Brayden Luke

Silver

Indoor

Compound

Jaydon Soderlund

Silver

Indoor

Compound

Isabelle Burley

Silver

Indoor

Compound

Samantha Ensign

Silver

Indoor

Compound

Rachel Ruggerio

Silver

Indoor

Compound

Brielle Ochnich

Silver

Indoor

Compound

Grady Kane

Silver

Indoor

Compound

Michael McNall

Silver

Indoor

Compound

Wyatt Weston

Silver

Indoor

Compound

Parker Baker

Silver

Indoor

Compound

Paige Clyde

Silver

Indoor

Compound

Adriana Griebe

Silver

Indoor

Compound

Joey Williams

Silver

Indoor

Compound

Tyler Thomas

Silver

Indoor

Compound

Brayden Meigs

Silver

Indoor

Compound

McCord Smith

Silver

Indoor

Compound

Kolbe Borrelli

Silver

Indoor

Compound

Abigail Kippes

Silver

Indoor

Compound

Carson Krahe

Silver

Indoor

Compound

Katie Smalley

Silver

Indoor

Compound

Lexi Everett

Silver

Indoor

Compound

Mikie Kolb

Silver

Indoor

Compound

Jacob Nicely

Silver

Indoor

Compound

James Arlinghaus

Silver

Outdoor

Compound

Rachel Withers

Silver

Outdoor

Compound

Whitney Williams

Silver

Indoor

Recurve

Ceridwyn Salyers

Silver

Indoor

Recurve

Casey Card

Silver

Indoor

Recurve

Nathan Wilson

Silver

Indoor

Recurve

Ethan Chan

Silver

Indoor

Recurve

Tyler Barton

Silver

Indoor

Recurve

Kayley Kershner

Silver

Indoor

Recurve

Abigail Rutledge

Silver

Outdoor

Recurve

Haly Grine

Gold

Indoor

Compound

Ceridwyn Salyers

Gold

Indoor

Recurve

Whitney Williams

Gold

Indoor

Recurve

And Adult Achievement Award winners!

Jasmin Full

Bronze

Indoor

Barebow

Hayley Halbrook

Bronze

Indoor

Barebow

Noel Hoffmann

Bronze

Indoor

Barebow

Jun Luo

Bronze

Indoor

Barebow

Ted Light

Bronze

Outdoor

Barebow

Ryan Kucker

Bronze

Outdoor

Barebow

Terry Coleman

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

Caleb Fisher

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

Sara Mayotte

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

Rick McKinney

Bronze

Indoor

Compound

Binh Tran

Silver

Indoor

Barebow

Noel Hoffmann

Silver

Indoor

Barebow

Hayley Halbrook

Silver

Indoor

Barebow

Stephen Seymour

Silver

Indoor

Barebow

Ryan Kucker

Silver

Outdoor

Barebow

Gary Rigney

Silver

Indoor

Compound

Robert Mead

Silver

Indoor

Compound

Hayley Halbrook

Gold

Indoor

Barebow

Ryan Kucker

Gold

Outdoor

Barebow

 

 

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