Richard "Butch" Johnson

Archery

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 Event:                          Recurve

Height:                         6' 3"

  

Personal:

Richard "Butch" Andrew Johnson will be competing in his fifth consecutive Olympic Games the summer of 2008 in Beijing, China...Butch started shooting archery at the age of 15 because it was fun and he enjoyed the challenge...Thirty-eight years later, the 52-year-old Johnson continues to challenge himself in the sport of archery as he will be shooting for medals at his fifth consecutive Olympic Games...Johnson says the biggest challenge of his career was making the switch from a compound bow to a recurve bow...He shot a recurve bow from age 15-18, and then switched to compound release...He went from compound release to compound fingers in 1983, then in 1992, switched back to recurve, made the U.S. Olympic Team, then went back to compound right after the Olympics...He switched back to recurve for good in 1994...Butch has one son, Richard...His parents are Richard and Dorothy Johnson and he has one sister, Sandra Deana...He graduated from Bartlett High School in Webster, Mass. in 1973 with high honors...Butch currently manages Hall's Arrow in Woodstock, Conn...Besides archery, Johnson is most passionate about hunting and motorcycling...He owns one Harley-Davidson motorcycle and rides whenever he can, mostly when the weather is nice and when he's not at an archery tournament...Butch listens to rock music...His favorite movie is the Bourne Identity and his favorite television show is the Tonight Show...He says that his father, Richard, is his role model because of his hard work and dedication...He said he is proud of his own determination and control under pressure...Says his greatest accomplishment in the sport thus far has been winning the team gold medal at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Ga...In his time in the sport, Butch has accumulated an incredible 46 national championships, two IPAA World Championships, several world records and too many national and international wins to mention.

 

Competition Highlights (Recurve):

 

2008 Results:

U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Silver Medal

 

2007 Results:

Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Bronze Medal Team

 

2006 Results:

U.S. Indoor National Championships, Gold Medal

Gold Cup, Silver Medal

Arizona Cup, Fourth Place

Texas Shootout, Silver Medal

 

2005 Results:

World Outdoor Archery Championships, Seventh Place

World Archery Target Trials, Gold Medal

World Indoor Archery Championships, 10th Place

World Indoor Archery Trials, Silver Medal

U.S. National Outdoor Championships, Silver Medal

U.S. Indoor National Championships, Gold Medal

U.S. Open Archery Championships, Fourth Place

Texas Shootout, Silver Medal

 

2004 Results:

2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, 52nd Place Individual and Fourth Place Team

2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Silver Medal

U.S. National Outdoor Championships, Gold Medal

U.S. Indoor National Championships, Gold Medal

Italian Grand Prix, Gold Medal Team

Gold Cup, Bronze Medal

Texas Shootout, Silver Medal

 

2003 Results:

World Outdoor Archery Championships, 24th Place

World Archery Target Trials, Gold Medal

U.S. National Outdoor Championships, Gold Medal

Croatian Grand Prix, Gold Medal Individual

U.S. Open Archery Championships, Gold Medal

National Archery Association Male Athlete of the year

 

2000 Results:

2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, Bronze medal in team event

2000 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Fourth Place Overall

 

1999 Results:

World Outdoor Archery Championships, 22nd Place Individual and Bronze Medal Team

World Archery Target Trials, Bronze Medal

Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Bronze Medal Individual and Gold Medal Team

U.S. Pan American Games Team Trials, Bronze Medal

U.S. National Outdoor Championships, Silver Medal

U.S. Indoor National Championships, Gold Medal

U.S. Open Archery Championships, Bronze Medal

Arizona Cup, Bronze Medal

 

1998 Results:

U.S. National Outdoor Championships, Fifth Place

U.S. Indoor National Championships, Gold Medal

U.S. Open Archery Championships, Bronze Medal

Gold Cup, Silver Medal

Arizona Cup, Gold Medal

German Grand Prix, Gold Medal Individual and Gold Medal Team

National Archery Association Male Athlete of the year

 

1997 Results:

U.S. National Outdoor Championships, Gold Medal

World Outdoor Archery Championships, Eighth Place Individual and 11th Place Team

World Archery Target Trials, Gold Medal

World Indoor Archery Championships, 10th Place Individual and Ninth Place Team

World Indoor Archery Trials, Gold Medal

U.S. Indoor National Championships, Gold Medal

U.S. Open Archery Championships, Seventh Place

Moscow Grand Prix, 9th Place Individual and Gold Medal Team

Gold Cup, Gold Medal

 

1996 Results:

1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Ga., 11th Place individual and Gold Medal in team event

1996 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Fourth Place Overall

U.S. National Outdoor Championships, Gold Medal

U.S. Indoor National Championships, Gold Medal

 

1995 Results:

World Indoor Archery Championships, Fourth Place Individual and Gold Medal Team

World Indoor Archery Trials, Gold Medal

World Archery Target Trials, Seventh Place

Pan American Games, Silver Medal at 70 meters

U.S. Pan American Games Team Trials, Bronze Medal

U.S. Indoor National Championships, Gold Medal

U.S. Olympic Festival, Gold Medal Individual and Gold Medal Team

Las Vegas Open, Bronze Medal

 

1994 Results:

World Field Championships, 14th Place

U.S. Indoor National Championships, Bronze Medal

U.S. Field Championships, Bronze Medal

U.S. Olympic Festival, Bronze Medal Individual and Gold Medal Team

 

1993 Results:

World Indoor Archery Championships, Seventh Place Individual

World Indoor Archery Trials, Bronze Medal

                                                                                                    

1992 Results:

1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain, 18th Place Individual and Sixth Place Team

1992 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Bronze Medal

 

1974 Results:

U.S. Indoor National Championships, Gold Medal

 

1973 Results:

U.S. Indoor National Championships, Gold Medal

 

Records:

Member of the 1995 World Champion indoor men's Olympic bow team that

broke the world record with a score of 266, which was later tied by Italy ...

Holds World Records for Olympic Round Match 18 arrows (179), 36-arrow

Finals Total (344), and indoor 12-arrow match (with a perfect score of 120).