Gator Cup 2013

photo by Teresa Iaconi
photo by Teresa Iaconi

Here is my next tournament round-up!  I am back at home to pack up, move to Florida and then head to Ohio.  Oh, and I still have to train!  🙂

Practice Day:

I arrived to the field confident and ready to shoot.  When we finished putting my bow together, I stretched and walked to the field just as they were closing it for an hour to finish set up.  I decided to get my equipment inspected and go through registration.  By the time I was finished, it was almost time for the field to open back up, so I sat down and waited.  The field opened so I started to shoot and I shot really well and was ready for tournament day.

Emma-Gator Cup2
photo by Teresa Iaconi

The day of the tournament I was going into it prepared mentally and physically; because I had listened to my music and got myself psyched up.  It was 20 minutes before the tournament and I got my book and iPod out to spend my time reading and listening to music.  It was down to one minute until we started so I got up and grabbed my bow.  I shot my first end and my arrows were low so I moved my sight and I was level.  I shot well through out the tournament and ended up beating my score by 51 points!

Olympic rounds:

When I got to the field on Olympic round day I was so excited because OR’s are fun to me!  I started shooting some practice rounds and I was shooting really well.  I had to sit down because I had a bye (this is a thing where you don’t have to shoot in the first matches).  I waited until the other rounds were done and then started shooting mine.  I shot well for the first end, then in my second I hit my arm two times and my arrows went into the four ring.  Because of those, I lost my match.

photo by Teresa Iaconi
photo by Teresa Iaconi

I was still happy over all because I set goals to improve each time.  Since I am moving to Florida so that I can train year round, I am excited to see what happens in each tournament next year!

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