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James Norwood

From: Bend, Oregon

How long you have been shooting?

I started shooting trad and compound in 2017. I've been shooting Olympic Recurve barebow since July of 2018.

What is your current set up?

Hoyt XCeed with long Hoyt Integra limbs, 39# otf., Beiter plunger, Spigarelli ZT rest and. X60 Custom strings. I'm currently shooting Easton X10's both indoors and outdoors.  You'd think X10's with 110 gr. points and 50mm XSwings wouldn't be the best choice for indoor, but I tuned them well and I'm getting as good a score and as many or more 10 ring hits with them as any other arrow I've tried indoors. So I like not having g to continually switch my arrows and tune around for different games. I will not shoot X10's for 3D though - way too expensive to be losing those in the woods.

What are your biggest shooting accomplishments?

Showing up!? This last years' s tournaments were all firsts for me competing. Never done these before so I was the total rookie. :) I got 8th place right behind John Dillinger at 3D World Trials on my first ever big 3D shoot, and got to shoot the whole thing with Mr. Demmer which was really cool. I at least broke the 1000 mark  for a 1006 result on my first ever Indoor Nationals. I'm ranked #15 in Barebow Masters Men and #42 in the U.S. for Indoor combined barebow, but hey, you have to start somewhere, right? I was really nervous my first time out and was shooting ends like 10,10,5. haha! I also have my first Lancaster and Vegas under my belt now and they were all fun to go to. I'm very sad that Covid-19 happened and ruined all the plans for outdoor season this year though. My next big accomplishment is going to be: Relax at the tournaments, never worry about score, and just have fun and see where it all goes!

Favorite product you are using right
now? My favorite Yost product is my Yost Brass tab and I have been using Yost tabs since day one shooting barebow! I also have a lot of other Yost tabs, weights and release bag. No plans to switch. You don't fix what isn't broken. Yost tabs have always done right by me.

What hobbies other than archery do you have? Art, fly fishing, video games, I'm also a certified PADI Assistant Instructor but diving in Oregon has proved a bit challenging so getting out there has been rough lately

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Dewayne Martin

From: Christiansburg, Va

Who is your favorite Archer and why?

Erik Johnson...seen his struggle on the course and always cool calm and collective and a great role model.

What got you started in Archery?

Wanting to have a longer hunting season.

Do you have any superstitions when shooting? I always carry 7 arrows

What is your favorite event to go to and why?  

World Archery 3D Championships. I get to compete against the top BB archers in the world.

What is your current set-up and poundage you shoot? CD WF 29 with MK Zest limbs at 41#, Victory 500 spine 3DHV 110 grains upfront, Yost Tabs, Better plunger, and AAE Free flyte elite.

What is one piece of advice you would give to any Archer? Develop a method...gotta have something to fall back on no matter the pressure.



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