I was extremely excited about the Texas Shootout tournament because I was ready to use my new riser in a competition as well as see my archery family. During practice I shot well considering the wind was pretty bad, so I was confident going into the tournament. In addition to being not stressed about archery, I wasn’t stressed about school either because I have great teachers this year who actually gave me my homework in advance. Anyone who knows me know that school normally stresses me out so much. I think that helped my performance as well.
I started off really well and had nice people on my target so I was excited. During the tournament, I shot really consistently despite not being in the center every time. I ended up with a 504 with two 252s. This was good because I am finally seeing my numbers go back up after so many form changes. I placed 27th.
Going into OR’s I was really confident because there was barely any wind. We got practice in and it only made me more confident because I did well. As soon as the whistle came on for the first end, I was ready to go. I won the first (2-0) won the second (4-0) then I started to shake because I was so excited. I was doing well then I thought my clicker went off when it was actually the girls next to me so I shot a 3 so my competitor and I tied (5-1). This was it if I got this I would win. I have never gotten past the 1/32 in a tournament before. I stepped up to the line and shot three great shots and won! The second match I was against my friend and I was excited about the friendly competition. My shoulders had begun hurting around this time so it made it harder to rotate but I got through it. She won the first two and then I was on fire and one the third putting it at (4-2). She won the next end because she is a great shot and won (6-2). I had a great time!