Taken by TexARC at the 2003 NAA National Traditional
Along with Clout, Field, Target, now .....Amphibian
From Rome: Giuliano Perugini in the water, because of one of most
hot summers in memory and to fight the mosquitoes in love with his feet!
Picture submitted by Chiara Barbi of CUS ROMA - tiro con
l'arco, with their website at
Well, not archery-related, but
I find it fun: (of course, maybe they didn't want anyone stealing the
George Tekmitchov's Inner Eye for Archery
AZ Cup 2003
or, as Aya LaBrie says:
"The Denver snowstorm doesn't stop a serious archer..." (Aya has won the
gold medal in the OR in BOTH the AZ Cup and Texas Shootout for 2003) and
is the 2003 recipient of the prestigious NAA's Shenk Award. Way to
Can you see the gold?
And what you need to do next is...are you listening to me ???
Charlie Palmer (right), Chairman of Gainesville, Florida-based Fred Bear
Equipment Co., is shown presenting Actor/Director Burt Reynolds with a Fred
Bear TakeDown traditional bow in recognition of the 30th Anniversary of the
release of the film "Deliverance." Bear Archery provided technical
consultants (including Fred Bear, himself) as well as bows, arrows and
accessories used in the making of the 1972 award-winning film, in which
Reynolds starred. The commemorative TakeDown is now on permanent display at
the Burt Reynolds and Friends Museum, located at 100 North U.S. 1 in
Jupiter, Florida. Hundreds of unique items are on display at the museum,
including the canoe used in the making of Deliverance (shown behind Reynolds
and Palmer). The Fred Bear Equipment Co. is represented by such well-know
archery brands as Fred Bear, Jennings, Golden Eagle, Buckmasters®,
Brave and Satellite.
Photo Credit: The Fred Bear Equipment Company Contact: John Bell (954)
Vittorio Frangilli of Italy mentioned that in order to
the World Field Championships in Canberra, Australia, 2002, his
son (and world champion several times over) Michele Frangilli went
undercover downunder to do some special training before the event.
This picture was recently released showing Michele on location doing serious
training for the World Field Event!
Rick Stonebraker was competing in the Clout competition at the US NAA
Nationals in Canton during July, 2002. Shooting 165 meters distance, 6
arrows per end, Rick managed to cut the clout flag in half, and then on the
very next arrow, split the remaining stub!
In 2004 at the Alamo Area JOAD's Clout Tournament, Rick
once again hit the clout stick from 165 meters out - unfortunately they had
used a steel rebar for the stick, so the arrow was a complete writeoff!