- 2012 Team Olympic Silver Medalist
- 2012 Individual Silver Field World Championship
- 2012 Team Gold Field World Championship
- 2011 Individual Silver Indoor World Championship
- 2011 Team Gold Indoor World Championship
- 2011 Pan Am Games Team Gold Medalist
- 2010 National Indoor, Outdoor Champion
- 2 time Indoor World Cup Finals Silver Medalist
Years in Archery & on USAT
Shot my first arrow on my 6th birthday, shot compound for 9 years then switched to recurve in 2003. 4 years on SR USAT 1 year on JR USAT. 3 world teams
How you got your start in archery
My dad won a bow at a gun raffle at the local Fire department. We bought a bow for me at K-Mart started shooting in the back yard and found a local JOAD club down the road, been shooting ever since.
Mentor/Inspiration in archery
Really any compound shooter - they are amazing at what they do.
Stabilizers- Easton (hopefully)
Strings- Viscosity Bowstrings
Optics- Leupold Optics
Distributor- Lancaster Archery Supply
Apparel- Bro Activewear
Apparel- Loudmouth Golf
Supplements- Wilderness Athlete
Supplements- Just be Natural
Indoor- X7 Eclipse
Hunting- A/C Injexions
Favorite place to shoot/compete
Really anywhere Field archery is, its always beautiful. Field Worlds in France was amazing.
Breakthrough moment in archery -and the best shot you ever made
Beating the Korean team in London during the semi-finals.
Winning several shootoffs at the 2011 Indoor World Championships to get to the Gold Medal match.
Birthdate and Place Where are you based now?
August 11th 1988 (same day as my dad) Buffalo, NY
Based in Gainesville, FL
What Easton means to you
Easton is a Lifestyle. Archery is what I do and Easton has every aspect of the sport covered.
When I’m not shooting, you can find me
Enjoying Time with my wife Amanda
Working on/Tuning my Car
Racing R/C Cars
Buffalo food ie Pizza, Wings, Beef on Weck etc.
Post Game win- Anything delicious as long as it is accompanied with an ICE COLD Drink.
When I’m on the line shooting for the gold,
"shot execution" is going through my head
Tip for the average archer to shoot better
Get form changes out of the way ASAP you will always gain more points from proper shooting technique then any equipment change ever will.
What’s on your playlist right now?
On my Pandora list I have,
Alice In Chains
Sail by AWOLNation
Too many to list, but anything comedy or something that leaves you thinking
Favorite TV show
Favorite sports team
I'd rather be playing sports
Pets and name of spouse
4 cats: Tyson, Thursday, Eydoh, Maverick
I drive a 2003 VW GTI 1.8T
Dream car: 1967 Shelby GT 500
Philosophy of life
have passion for anything you do
X10 Protour Shafts
Early on in my archery life, I shot compound which helped to develop skills that were pivital when a discipline change to recurve shooting in 2003. It just seemed to fit me better. With immediate successes at the Empire State Games, a desire to become an Olympian was ignited. I wanted to represent my country at the Olympic Games. That dream came true in 2012 when I secured my spot to compete at the London Olympic Games. When that Silver Medal that Brady Ellison, Jacob Wukie and myself eventually won was placed around my neck, I had one word "WOW." The heavy mass of it was a direct reflection of the sacrifices and the literal blood, sweat and tears that were shed not only by myself but by all of the people who supported me.
Archery is what my wife Amanda and I do; she coaches, and I shoot. Currently we live just outside of Gainesville, Florida where she coaches archery at the Newberry Easton Sports Development Foundation. When I'm not traveling to tournaments around the world, I am working with my sponsors to develop new equipment.