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Both the Korean compound men and the women took gold medals in Salt Lake.

Compound teams from Korea took the Salt Lake City gold medal matches down to the last arrows, emerging victorious on both counts by putting in strong arrows when it counted most. It is the first time Korea has won both compound team titles at a stage on the Hyundai Archery World Cup circuit.

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Our picks for the compound individual medal matches at the third stage of the 2017 Hyundai Archery World Cup.

Even before the end of Salt Lake City, the third stage of the 2017 Hyundai Archery World Cup, two compound women are already locked for spots at the circuit finale. Sara Lopez and Sarah Sonnichsen, respectively the world’s numbers one and two-ranked compound women, will receive invitations to Rome.

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When the shot of a lifetime presents itself, we expect our archery equipment to terminally perform. In this episode from Pursue The Wild, Tips From The Wild, Kristy Titus shares a few basic maintenance tips that will keep your bow and equipment functioning at optimal levels, despite the abuse that our equipment endures while afield.

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The three steps to becoming a better archer are practice, practice and more practice.

But not all practice happens at the archery range. You can practice archery without shooting an arrow. How? By exercising your brain.

Anyone who wants to improve their shooting can learn from the world’s best archers, who take mental training seriously. Elite archers know archery is mostly a mental game. It’s all about focusing, ignoring distractions and calming your nerves. They sharpen these skills by exercising their brain with drills and mental practice.

Whether you’re showing off for friends in the backyard, shooting in front of other archers at the range, or competing in your first tournament, stepping up your mental game will spark more impressive performances.

These four drills for boosting brain power can be practiced at home or work.

VISUALIZATION

Visualize yourself releasing a perfect shot or attaining a lofty goal on the archery range. If you consistently see yourself succeed, you gain confidence, improve concentration and boost positive thinking. Photo Credit: World Archery

If daydreaming about archery consumes most of your day, you’re already on your way to practicing visualization. This means using your imagination to see yourself releasing a perfect shot or attaining a lofty goal.

A simple visualization exercise is to imagine yourself at a tournament or on the practice range. Walk through your shot process, focusing intently on each step. See yourself do each step and execute a perfect shot.

If you consistently see yourself succeed, you gain confidence and boost positive thinking. In turn, your concentration improves and you remove self-doubt. It’s a good substitute for actual practice when life gets busy.

SETTING GOALS

Goal setting is an important part of training mentally for archery. Start by choosing a lofty goal – such as winning a prestigious tournament – then set incremental goals that help you achieve your larger goal. Photo Credit: World Archery

Setting goals and visualization go hand in hand. Start the process by choosing a lofty goal, such as hitting a high score, shooting a longer distance, or winning a prestigious tournament. Then set incremental goals that help you achieve your larger goal. When practicing visualization, see yourself attaining each incremental goal and your ultimate goal.

Some archers find it helpful to write the goals on flash cards and put them in prominent places. By regularly seeing these goals, you’ll continually motivate yourself to achieve your potential.

DISTRACTION GAMES

Archery requires intense focus and the ability to block out distractions; noise can ruin your concentration and interrupt your shot process. Photo Credit: USA Archery

Archery requires intense focus and the ability to block out distractions. If you’ve ever been at full draw and then heard talking, a cell phone ringing, or a siren blaring, you know how noise can ruin your concentration and interrupt practice.

An easy drill to help you ignore distractions is to turn on the TV and slowly and silently count to 100. The goal is to not let the TV or anything else distract your counting.

Another drill is to read while listening to music. Tune out the music and focus on reading. When you finish the article or chapter, have someone quiz you to see how much you retained.

GLASS HALF FULL

An optimistic attitude contributes to the mental strength required to show out on the archery range. No matter where your arrow lands, stay positive and focus on small gains made over time. Photo Credit: World Archery

An optimistic attitude certainly helps in archery, but this drill actually requires a glass of water. Fill a glass and hold it in your nondominant hand.

With your arm extended, focus on the glass. Then try to keep the liquid as steady as possible for as long as possible. This is excellent practice for the focus needed when aiming a bow.

Archery requires extreme mental strength, both during routine backyard practice and when shooting 3-D targets, spot targets or field targets. Try some of these drills, and see if they improve your shooting.

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Technology has drastically changed bows from basic weapons into precise tools used in recreational and competitive sports.

Discover the amazing technology that takes Olympians even further in the “The Tech Race”:

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With archery being one of the oldest sports in the world, Corpus Christi has one of the hardest ranges in the country to practice and compete on.

Tejas Bowmen Archery Club is a non-profit organization that brings shooters from all ages together for, “The enjoyment, mastery and furtherance of archery as a sport through cooperation and good fellowship.” The club has been around since 1938 and holds tournaments frequently throughout the year.

KRIS 6 had a chance to talk to Clyde Miller from Clyde’s Archery, an archery shop off Ayers, about the championship happening this weekend as well as the archery club itself and what it has done for him and his life.

Presley Hartman, an instructor who has worked with Clyde, said that archery is one of the best stress relievers for anyone who may need some time to themselves.

If you are new to archery and would like to take shot at trying it out, Clyde’s Archery is the place to head to first. Clyde also has plenty of nice and knowledgeable gentlemen that will help teach anyone from 9 to 70 years old, how to shoot a bow.

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#4 Wonder Woman Of Bollywood

This wonder woman from Bollywood has always been much more than a silver screen sensation to us. And Shilpa Shetty is very fit after being a mom also and only seems to be furthering her feats, with each passing day.

The Bollywood diva has been holidaying in London for a while. But the snapshots she has shared on social media, from her London diaries, prove that this trip has been more than just about mere Happy-making.

#3 Inspiring Actress

If you have already been a fan of her fitness system, here’s something else that will inspire you. The actress recently posted videos of her archery lessons in London. She absolutely nails her target like a boss! But what moves you is the message conveyed through the act.

This is what Shilpa had to say read ahead.

#2 Shilpa’s Motivational words of target

‘An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backwards. When you get pulled backwards in life with difficulties just remember life is going to launch you into better opportunities and greater achievements, just stay focussed and aim.’

check out the thrilling video ahead

Indeed, there are so many examples in life when we get demotivated, with even a small failure. One realises that for every obstacle we stumble upon in life, this message should be our driving force–our mantra.

#1 After 24 years Bicycle Ride

This is all the motivation that you need on a weekend to start your journey freshly. There can always be a new beginning, by riding a cycle after around 24 long years.

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Simon Kenton archers Holly Snow (black pants) and Paige Robbins (grey shirt, blue jeans) led the Pioneers this year. (Photo: The Enquirer/ James Weber)

The Cincinnati Enquirer announces the 2017 Northern Kentucky archery all-stars.

Co-Archers of the Year: Holly Snow and Paige Robbins, Simon Kenton – Both Pioneers were consistently the two leading archers on the top Northern Kentucky team. Snow, a freshman, was Region 6 individual champion with a 296 out of 300, and she shot a 291 at the state tournament to finish sixth among girls. Robbins, an eighth-grader, shot 293 in the regional tournament, then shot 294 at state to finish second in the girls division. SK was Region 6 champion and 11th at state.

Coach of the Year: Glenn Keith, Simon Kenton. He led the Pioneers to the Region 6 championship and a school record 3,386 points at state to finish 11th.

 

First team

Bryson Blake, Ryle

Justin Lambert, Pendleton County

Chris Miller, Grant County

Matt Morehead, Beechwood

Mikayla Owen, Ryle

Paige Robbins, Simon Kenton

Austin Segbers, Cooper

Holly Snow, Simon Kenton

Hannah Ubelhor, St. Henry

Jacob Vogelpohl, Simon Kenton

 

Second team

Jaiden Baldwin, Grant

Kirkland Brannen, Pendleton

Carson Caudill, Covington Catholic

Mason Hammons, Simon Kenton

Chris Hess, Pendleton

Ryan Huesman, Simon Kenton

Brett Kohler, Pendleton

Ian Roberts, Ryle

Lydia Smith, Simon Kenton
Madiline Strain, Simon Kenton

 

Honorable mention

Nick Korzenborn, Covington Latin; Joe Helmer, St. Henry; Austin Fessler, Scott; Jared  Feitl, Conner; Noah Davis, CovCath; Lily Gamel, Notre Dame; Emily Russ, Beechwood; Brennan Eilers, St. Henry; Kellie Shafer, Simon Kenton; Mackenzie Myers, Simon Kenton; Brady Richie, Simon Kenton; Blake Sebree, Simon Kenton; Taylor O’Brien,Simon Kenton; Owen Bohman, Ryle; Katie Henderson, Ryle; Carter Mcintire, Ryle; Rieley Miracle, Ryle; Nicholas Kolkmeyer,Ryle; Koehler Widner, Ryle; Caleb Engstrom, Ryle; Tyler Evans, Ryle; James Blazina, Ryle.

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Archery is for everyone because it’s a personalized experience, featuring different disciplines and bow types to match your interests and personality.

Do you want to ride a horse and shoot a recurve bow? You can do that. Do you want to take a hikeand shoot targets with a compound bow? You can do that, too. Or you can just relax and have fun shooting arrows in your backyard.

Personalizing archery includes choosing the right bow for you. Do you want to shoot recurves, crossbows, compound bows or all three? The choice is yours alone because one bow isn’t any better than the others. All are fun to shoot, and each has unique characteristics that make it special. With so many options, there’s a bow for everyone.

RECURVE BOW

Recurve bows are the only bows the Olympics allow. Many archers also shoot recurve bows in field archery and 3-D archery, and when bowhunting with higher poundage bows. Photo Credit: USA Archery via Facebook

Recurve bows have graceful curves and classic good looks. They’re the iconic bow you’ve seen in movies like “The Hunger Games” or in the hands of Olympians like Brady Ellison. Even though Katniss’ bow in “The Hunger Games” doesn’t look like Ellison’s, they’re both recurves and both are awesome.

Recurves offer many options. They’re available from classic wooden bows to modern recurves made of metals, fiberglass and carbon fibers. Recurves can be shot with or without sights. If you shoot a recurve without sights it’s called “barebow” archery. With so many types of recurve bows available, shoot as many as you can to help decide which bow best fits your needs.

Shooting a recurve is relaxing and puts you in touch with archery’s roots. It’s a Zen-like experience that melds mind and body into one fluid action. Recurves are such fun to shoot that they feel like a natural extension of the body.

CROSSBOW

A crossbow’s mechanical latch holds and locks the bowstring in place, rather than the archer holding the bowstring at full draw with physical strength. They also have a mechanical trigger and can be fitted with magnified telescopic sights for precise aiming. Photo Credit: Paul Sherar

Crossbows possess an undeniable cool factor. Although historical in design, they look futuristic and they’re fun to shoot. Maybe that’s why zombie hunter Daryl Dixon from “The Walking Dead” chose the crossbow.

Crossbows have many features that separate them from recurves and compounds. For instance, archers don’t hold a crossbow at full draw. Crossbows have a mechanical latch that holds the bowstring for you. That means you can take more time to aim, even though your arm supporting the crossbow’s forend will tire soon enough. Crossbows also have a mechanical trigger and can be fitted with magnified telescopic sights for precise aiming.

These design features give crossbows a shorter learning curve, which means you can start shooting bull’s-eyes faster.

COMPOUND BOW

Compound bows are known for their widespread use in field and 3-D archery, and bowhunting. Many archers also shoot compounds in target archery. Photo Credit: USA Archery via Facebook

Compound bows are a compromise between recurves and crossbows, in that they’re easier to shoot than recurves and more challenging than crossbows.

Compound bows differ from recurves because they use a pulley system that lets the archer hold a fraction of the bow’s drawn weight. This feature is called let-off. For example, if you have a 40-pound bow with 80 percent let-off, you only hold about 8 pounds at full draw. Let-off helps archers practice longer and take more time aiming.

Today’s compound bows are engineered for accuracy and ease of use. They’re excellent for recreational shooting, bowhunting and competitive archery.

Choosing a bow is a personal choice, but wise choices aren’t possible without shooting the different bows to learn your likes and dislikes about each. To do that, visit nearby archery shops, whose pro staff will help you pick the best bow for your budget and tastes. Once you decide on your preferred bow style, the pro can tailor the equipment to fit you.

If you’re ready to find your perfect bow, find an archery store here.

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Archery pundits think these athletes will rise to the occasion over the course of the season.

Every year, there’s at least one notable athlete that finds a seam of form, who increases his or her arrow average, takes any nerves in a two-handed grip and raises their game, breaking-out from being one of the pack to climbing international podiums as one of the best on the world stage.

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