Compounds at the Olympics

Check out this article I was linked to from the NY Times.

Compound Bow, a Sport’s ‘Ugly Stepchild,’ Is Still in Exile

Doug Mills/The New York Times

At the 2012 Games, archers used recurve bows at Lord’s Cricket Ground.



LONDON — More than 100 athletes competed for 12 Olympic archery medals over eight days at the majestic Lord’s Cricket Ground, but the archer who may be the most dominant in the world spent most of the time sitting at home in Idaho.

Bill Schaefer/Associated Press

Reo Wilde is the top-ranked compound archer in the world but cannot compete in the Olympics with that bow.

The archer, Reo Wilde, won the past four World Cups. He holds six world records. And at a recent competition, he twice fired 10 X’s, or shots to the innermost ring on the target, in a 15-arrow sequence. The most X’s anyone else has recorded in 15 arrows is seven.
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Fall Club Meeting

There will be a club meeting

Thursday, October 4th at 6:30 PM

at the Archery Building.


We’ll be discussing Fall and Winter Leagues

as well as changes in the presidency.

So we would like to have as many people as possible show up.

I’ll bring doughnuts.

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Video of Local Archers from Cache Valley Daily


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Cache Valley Daily Article About Club Archers

You can see the article on Cache Valley Daily’s site or read below.

Seven local archers are making noise in the world of archery and putting themselves on the map.
Based out of Cache Archers in Logan and Bear River Archers in Preston, Idaho, Riley Whiting, sisters Lindsay Argyle and Amber Christensen, father and son Kerry and Darrin Baird, and best friends Seneca Francis and Nicole Bassett have each left their own mark on the sport.“We all shoot at the two local clubs,” Bassett said. “We all met there, though some of us have shot together for years. You meet some of the best people in the world. You can go to one meet a year, see those people once a year and it’s still big smiles and fun.”

Leading the way is recently-crowned national champion Whiting and national tournament participant Lindsay Argyle. At the 128th National Target Championships held on June 28 in Hamilton, Ohio, Whiting overcame a tough field of competitors to bring home the compound junior men’s title.

And while Whiting came home victorious, Argyle struggled at the competition due to illness. The 23-year-old from Weston, Idaho suffered from food poisoning the second day of the tournament, and struggled, losing her first match.

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Club Meeting

There will be a club meeting on Thursday, August 2nd at 6:00 PM at the outdoor range.

We’ll be pulling targets and working on filling some positions in the presidency.

Hope to see every one there.

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Tom Edwards


PRESTON – Thomas Len Edwards, 50, passed away peacefully at home July 10, 2012, from a short bout with cancer. He was cared for lovingly by his wife, Suzanne.
He was born Aug. 11, 1961, in Twin Falls, Idaho, the third of four children of Frank and Pauletta Kershaw Edwards. From an early age, he developed a love of the outdoors. He participated in FFA and showed sheep. He graduated from Twin Falls High School in 1980.
Shortly after graduation, he moved to Preston, Idaho. He started working for Preston City at the waste water treatment plant. He was an EMT for Franklin County for many years. He was an avid archer and over the years he helped with the Bear River Archer Club. He loved to hunt and fish. Many of his fondest memories were of spending time in the outdoors with family and friends in Grey’s River, Wyo.
Tom married Suzanne Leishman on June 18, 1999, in Elko, Nev. They spent their days playing with their kids and grandchildren, teaching them about the outdoors and passing down campfire stories. He was known for his big heart and sense of humor. His favorite saying was, “Want to know what goes good with that? … Biscuits and gravy!” He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He is probably off exploring new fishing and water holes. He will be greatly missed by those that knew him.
He is survived by his wife Suzanne of Preston; parents Frank (Zandra) Edwards of Twin Falls, Idaho; four daughters and one son, Sandal (Kyle) Camphouse of Logan, Utah, Angie Wiser of Richmond, Utah, Amy (Jason) Jensen of Logan, Utah, Jessie (Chris) Warren of Logan, Utah, and Tyrel (Stephanie) Edwards of Logan, Utah; nine grandchildren; four sisters and two brothers, Toni Marie Edwards of Spokane, Wash., John (JoDawn) Edwards of Preston, Mike (Tami) Funke of Twin Falls, Idaho, Suzy (Tony) Collins of Twin Falls, Idaho, Stormy Edwards of Seattle, Wash., and Dusty (Dustin) Olsen of Carey, Idaho. He was preceded in death by his mother Pauletta K. Edwards and brother Paul (Pete) Edwards.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2012, at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 East in Preston, Idaho. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Webb Funeral Home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made at Ireland Bank in care of the Tom Edwards family.
Published in Logan Herald Journal from July 11 to July 25, 2012

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