Miss Kansas Theresa Vail

Miss Kansas Bowhunts

Shannon Rikard September 13, 2013

It’s hard to believe Miss Kansas Theresa Vail was ever the victim of bullies. But the 22-year-old beauty, who will compete for the Miss America title on Sunday, Sept. 15, told People she endured bullying as a child, and that hunting saved her.     "I was bullied when I was a kid. It got so bad that I nearly took my own life ... My dad [an Army dentist stationed in Germany] took me hunting with him and it saved my life. Ever since then, I've been an outdoors girl.”…

Copper John Troy Gentry ATA

ATA Member Signs Country Star

ATA Staff July 30, 2013

Copper John Corp., an Archery Trade Association member, has something to be proud of: a new deal with Troy Gentry of country music duo Montgomery Gentry. Gentry is an avid hunter and co-owns patented bow site technology with Jeremy Hall, inventor and owner of ATA-member retailer The Archery Den in Franklin, Tenn. Gentry and Hall finalized a licensing and promotional agreement with Copper John Corp. of Auburn, N.Y. The deal also includes a celebrity endorsement for Gentry.

Nikki Haverstock Nock Out

“Nock Out” Premiers Today on NBC Sports

Shannon Rikard July 26, 2013

Nikki Haverstock, a longtime archer, coach and host of “Nock Out,” said the show will stir excitement about various archery styles, including 3D, USA Archery, National Field Archery Association, Next Step Archery and Archery Shooters Association. The show premiers July 26. “The show will broadcast archery to a broad audience, which will help archery interest explode,” Haverstock said. “Young people are excited, but they don’t know how many different types of competitive…

espys archer nominated

Archer Nominated for ESPY

ATA Staff July 16, 2013

Paralympic gold medalist and California native Jeff Fabry has been nominated for an ESPY Award in the "Best Male Athlete With a Disability" category. The ESPY's will be broadcast live on ESPN July 17 at 9 p.m. ET. Fabry, who shoots a compound bow and had a breathtaking rise to the podium in London after an equipment failure that nearly eliminated him from competition, is one of 11 Paralympians nominated for an ESPY this year.

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