Linda Ochoa

Linda Ochoa

Career Highlights

  • First place of the Mexican ranking for 6 years
  • Pan-American Record (FITA round)
  • Centro-American Record (FITA round)
  • 5 National Records

World Ranking:

10th

Years in Archery & on USAT

I've been in archery for 14 years

How you got your start in archery

I started in archery because of my dad; he loves hunting.  Since we were kids, he bough a little bow for us -just for fun. Years later, my sister started shooting in national and international tournaments, and I followed her steps.

Mentor/Inspiration in archery

My dad, my sister Almendra Ochoa, and my coach Fernando Becerra

Sponsors

Easton, Hoyt, Carton, FirstStrings, Bstinguer

Favorite place to shoot/compete

The field that we have in Guadalajara, Mexico is one of the best.  the weather is perfect to shoot great scores, and the people always go to watch competitions there.

Breakthrough moment in archery/the best shot you ever made

In 2006, I started to shoot really good scores and winning big tournaments.  Since that year, I only have one goal in mind: win.  My best shot was in 2010 in the Pan-American Archery Tournament.  I shot 1400 points (FITA round).

Birthday and place/where you live now

January 2, 1987 in Guadalajara, Mexico.  I still live in Guadalajara.

What Easton means to you

Easton means a great part of my success in archery.  I can't imagine myself in archery without my Easton arrows.

When I’m not shooting, you can find me

Spending time with my family, on the beach or going out with friends.

Favorite food

I love Mexican food.  I miss tacos al the time when I'm traveling.  We have different kinds of tacos, and I love them all!

When I’m on the line

Happiness is going through my head.

Tip for the average archer to shoot better

No matter what, always trust yourself.

Favorite style of music and what’s on your playlist right now?

I listen to all kinds of music.  Bruno Mars, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan are on my play list right now.

Favorite movie

Crazy, Stupid Love

Favorite book

The Neverending Story by Michael Ende

Favorite sports team

Chivas (Mexican soccer team)

Pets

I have one lab dog called "Negra".

Cars

I drive Crysler Attitude.  My dream car is a Hybrid car.

If you could have “coffee” with anyone in history, who would it be?

Walt Disney

Philosophy of life/motto

I do the things that make me happy, "Do what you love"