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A Record of Success

I am a shooter, a competitor, and teacher in archery. I’ve been competing for more than 15 years, and chasing perfection for much of that time. I’ve celebrated great successes in this sport, including top ten finishes at nationals, plus national and international gold medals, and even celebrated my own students' victories in elite competition. 

 

When I’m not competing or training, I spend my time working at Texas Archery as Head Coach of one of the largest and fastest growing shops in the state and country. It’s there I work with archers of all ages and levels, introducing them to the sport or advancing their skills. I’m lucky to also help coach one of the most competitive JOAD clubs in the country, with numerous national titles and podium finishers in the club. My goal as a coach is to do what it takes to take archers to the most elite levels possible if they choose.


 

Outside of competing and coaching, I also work as a volunteer with the Texas State Archery Association, as a board member and secretary to help guide the organization and its USA Archery sanctioned tournaments here in the state. Plus as the World Archery Director for Buffalo Field Archery Club, one of the state’s largest outdoor archery clubs.

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AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

Awards

  •     2022 Texas State Archery Association Senior Male Compound Shooter of the Year

  •     2021 Texas State Archery Association Senior Male Compound Shooter of the Year

  •     2015 Texas Field Archery Indoor Male Freestyle Shooter of the Year

  •     2013 Texas State Archery Association Senior Male Compound Shooter of the Year

  •     2012 Texas State Archery Association Senior Male Compound Shooter of the Year

  •     2010 Texas State Archery Association Junior Male Recurve Shooter of the Year

Records

            

   TSAA Outdoor 50m 36 Arrow Record - 357 - Senior Compound

   TSAA Outdoor 50m 72 Arrow Record - 712 - Senior Compound

   TSAA Outdoor 50m 144 Arrow Record - 1416 - Senior Compound

   TSAA Field 72 Arrow Record - 412 - Senior Compound

   TSAA Field 144 Arrow Record - 813 - Senior Compound

TFAA Indoor State record – Adult Male Freestyle

2022

6th at Outdoor Nationals, 10th on USAT rankings

  •  14th Place - U.S. Open Matches

  •  1st Place - USA Archery Men’s Team Rounds

  •  1st Place - USA Archery Mixed Team Rounds

  •  6th Place (706, 706) - USA Archery Target Nationals

  •  Qualified 6th (706 score), finished 15th - 2022 Buckeye Classic

  •  1st Place - TFAA State Field - Men’s Pro

  •  Qualified 16th, finished 11th - 2022 Socal Showdown

  •  Qualified 21st, finished 18th - 2022 Gator Cup

  •  1st Place - TSAA State Field Championships - Senior Compound

  •  Qualified 4th (707 score), finished 13th - 2022 Arizona Cup

  •  1st Place - Texas State Open ($2,500 prize) - Compound

  •  2nd Place - TSAA State Indoor Championships - Senior Compound

  •  1st Place - TFAA State Indoor Championship - Male Freestyle

  •  19th Place - USA Archery Indoor Nationals - Senior Compound

  •  65th Place (898 with a 300x29) - The Vegas Shoot - Champ. Compound Open

  •  Qualified 63rd, finished 49th - 2022 Lancaster Classic - Open Pro

2021

  •   1st Place (355, 357) - TSAA State Outdoor - Senior Compound

  •   9th Place - U.S. Open

  •   11th Place (700, 692) - USA Archery Outdoor Nationals

  •   Qualified 4th (701 score), finished 7th - 2021 Buckeye Classic

  •   1st Place (706, 705 score) - Buffalo Stampede 1440 (50m x4)

  •   Qualified 4th (704 score), finished 14th - 2021 SoCal Showdown

  •   Qualified 23rd, finished 17th - 2021 Gator Cup

  •   Qualified 7th (697 score), finished 16th - 2021 Arizona Cup

  •   1st Place - TSAA State Field Championships – Senior Compound

  •   11th Place (590 score)- USA Archery Indoor Nationals - Senior Compound

  •   1st Place – USA Archery Indoor Sectionals – Senior Compound  

  •   1st Place – TSAA State Indoor Championship – Senior Compound

  •   1st Place - TFAA State Indoor Championship - Male Freestyle

2020

  •   31st Place - USA Archery Indoor Nationals - Senior Compound

  •   1st Place – USA Archery Indoor Sectionals – Senior Compound  

  •   1st Place – TSAA State Indoor Championship – Senior Compound

2019

  •   17th Place – USA Archery USAT standing for 2019

  •    32nd Place, USA Archery Outdoor Nationals and the US Open – Senior Compound

  •    29th Place – Texas Shootout – Senior Compound

  •    19th Place - USA Archery SoCal Showdown – Senior Compound

  •    20th Place – USA Archery Arizona Cup – Senior Compound

  •    42nd Place – USA Archery Indoor Nationals – Senior Compound

  •    1st Place – TSAA State Outdoor Championship – Senior Compound

  •    2nd Place – USA Archery Indoor Sectionals – Senior Compound  

  •    1st Place – TSAA State Indoor Championship – Senior Compound

  •    1st Place – Texas A&M Aggie Invitational – Senior Compound

2018

  •     Qualification 23rd Place, Final 19th Place, USA Archery Outdoor Nationals and the US Open – Senior Compound

  •     Qualification 27th Place, Final 12th Place, USA Archery SoCal Showdown – Senior Compound

  •     3rd Place - TSAA State Outdoor Championship - Senior Compound

  •     Qualification 40th Place, Final 33rd Place – USA Archery Arizona Cup – Senior Compound

  •     19th Place - USA Archery Indoor Nationals - Senior Compound

  •     1st Place – USA Archery Indoor Sectionals – Senior Compound

  •     1st Place - TFAA State Indoor Championship - Male Freestyle

2017

  •     3rd Place - Texas A&M Aggie Invitational - Senior Compound

  •     3rd Place - TSAA State Outdoor Championship - Senior Compound

  •     24th Place – USA Archery Indoor Nationals – Senior Compound

  •     1st Place – USA Archery Indoor Sectionals – Senior Compound

  •     1st Place – TFAA State Indoor Championship – Male Freestyle

  •     1st Place – TSAA State Indoor Championship – Senior Compound

2016

  •      1st  Place – Texas A&M Aggie Invitational – Senior Compound

  •      3rd Place – TSAA Outdoor State Championship – Senior Compound

  •      2nd Place – TSAA Indoor State Championship – Senior Compound

  •      2nd Place – TFAA Indoor State Championship – Male Freestyle

  •      31st Place – USA Archery Indoor Nationals – Senior Compound

  •      3rd Place – USA Archery Indoor Sectionals – Senior Compound

 

2015

  •       3rd Place – TSAA State Field Championship – Senior Compound

  •       12th Place – Lancaster Classic –-Men’s Open

  •       1st Place – TSAA Indoor State Championship – Senior Compound

  •       1st Place – TFAA Indoor State Championship – Male Freestyle

  •       26th Place – NFAA Indoor Nationals – Male Freestyle

  •       49th Place – USA Archery Indoor Nationals – Senior Compound

  •       1st Place – USA Archery Indoor Sectionals – Senior Compound

2014

  •       32nd Place – USA Archery Outdoor Nationals – Senior Compound  

  •       23rd Place – USA Archery SoCal Showdown – Senior Compound

  •       21st Place – USA Archery Arizona Cup – Senior Compound

  •       25th Place – USA Archery Texas Shootout – Senior Compound

  •       3rd Place – TSAA Outdoor State Championship – Senior Compound

  •       1st Place – Texas Cup 2014 – Senior Compound

  •       27th Place – USA Archery Indoor Nationals – Senior Compound

  •       3rd Place – USA Archery Indoor Sectionals – Senior Compound

  •       1st Place – Lone Star Cup 2014 – Senior Compound

2013

  •       1st Place – Ranking Mundial Guatemala – Compound mixed team

  •       5th Place – Ranking Mundial Guatemala – Senior Compound

  •       1st Place – TSAA Outdoor State Championship – Senior Compound

  •       32nd Place – USA Archery Indoor Nationals – Senior Compound

  •       3rd Place – USA Archery Indoor Sectionals – Senior Compound

  •       1st Place – TSAA Indoor State Championship – Senior Compound