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Top 10 Things to See and do at 2015 ATA Show

Shannon Rikard January 2, 2015

The ATA Trade Show returns to Indianapolis for its annual three-day run Jan. 8-10, 2015, marking its first visit to Indy since 2011. The Archery Trade Association’s leaders expect a balance of new and improved features will make the 2015 Show the biggest and best yet. Returning to Indy – the favored Show location based on ATA-member surveys – is a positive, much-anticipated move. Extra space, educational opportunities and customer-appreciation events also are slated. Here are 10…

Olympic-style archery targets

Archery Industry, Meet World Archery. Prepare to Get Excited.

Teresa Johnson December 12, 2014

World Archery – formerly known by the acronym “FITA,” which stood for the French words for International Archery Federation – is the international governing body for the sport of archery, and this global organization is going places. Just ask ATA President Jay McAninch, who recently spent three days meeting with World Archery at the organization’s headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. “With the growth and visibility in archery, we truly need to see our industry…

A Martin bow in action

Martin Archery Reborn

Carolee Anita Boyles December 9, 2014

Martin Archery was near extinction two years ago. The iconic American company, started in 1951 by Gail Martin and his wife Eva, fell on hard times after Martin died in July 2013. The company’s assets were about to be auctioned off. That’s when Rich Weatherford stepped in. As a seasoned executive with experience in other industries, Weatherford saw potential in the venerable company. “I had worked in the Fortune 500 world,” he said. “I’d hit a point in my life…

Scoring archery

USA Archery Memberships Skyrocket

Teresa Johnson November 20, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - On the eve of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I" premiere, USA Archery has released membership statistics proving that archery interest has continued to increase dramatically since the premiere of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" in 2013, especially among women and teens. USA Archery, the sport's National Governing Body, has seen youth memberships increase 121 percent since November 2013. This is up from the previous two-year period, in which…

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