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