Monthly Archives: July 2015

Outdoor Nationals – 2015

I am finally back and getting caught up!  This is my journal for Outdoor Nationals…man it rained so much!

Official Practice Day

nationals1As I was shooting during practice most of my arrows were going low and I knew I wasn’t dropping my arm so I moved my sight down and begun to shoot in the middle.

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First Qualification Day

When I woke up this morning I had a huge pain in my front shoulder, realizing that my arrows were going low because I had too much pressure on my front shoulder. I hadn’t been sighted in that way at home! As we arrived at the field I soon realized that the wind was very fast and normally I would do great (I LOVE WIND) but my shoulder hurt so bad, I knew it would be rough. In addition to it being hard because of my shoulder, it was also hard because of the wind would change speed and/or direction after every arrow.

Second Qualification Day

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nationals4There was a really bad storm this day and our shooting was delayed for 6 hours and we only got 42 arrows done. I did a lot better during those arrows.

OR Rounds

During OR’s I won the first one so we were (0-2). My competitor won the second, third and last bringing it to (6-2). I was bummed but we had a good time.

Team Rounds

 

nationals2I was really happy because for team rounds I was paired with people I already knew and that were nice as well as great shooters. We were paired against a great team and it made for a great competition! They won the first and second round making it (4-0) then we came back and tied (4-4). This meant ONE ARROW SHOOT OFF! Each person goes up and shoots one arrow, three total. Each shot performed by my team and the other team were great; we knew we were close. When we got down there and scored, WE TIED AGAIN! At first, the judges said they were going to make us shoot again but then they decided to go by closest to the center…theirs was a 9 and ours was an 8. L

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