Jonathan Truitt

Archery

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Hometown: Corona, CA
Year Began Archery: 2004
Year Selected JDT: 2009
Personal Coach: Mark West
JOAD Club: West’s Archery Inc. JOAD
Indoor Olympian: Bronze
Outdoor Olympian: ()
2009 Season Category: Cadet
Age: 16
Jr USAT Rank: 9th

I’ve loved archery all my life. When I was little I would make my own “stuff” and run around the back yard shooting anything mom let me shoot. Shooting arrows is a big part of my life – I love it!!! For my 10th birthday my sister, 3 brothers, and I received our first set of real instructions. We’ve been hooked ever since. In 2006 I went to my 1st big tournament – the California State Championship – and took 3rd behind a couple of guys that were setting records. In 2007 I took 1st overall in State. Then in 2008, I was 2nd overall in State and 9th in nation. 2008 Was a year of extreme learning for me. I learned humility and to wait upon the Lord. To this day, nothing else has fascinated me more than just making that perfect shot and focusing on the inner peace of the Lord that gives me strength. My short-term goal is to be the 2012 Olympic gold medalist.