Thomas Truitt

USA 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: ()
Outdoor Olympian: ()
2009 Season Category:
Age: 14
Jr USAT Rank: ()

When I was about 2 yrs. old, my brother and I enjoyed shooting the trees in our yard (and sometimes the roof) with our homemade archery equipment. We used sticks, string and twigs and had loads of fun. When I was 9, my big brother received “real” archery lessons as a birthday gift. My sister, 2 brothers, and I got to partake in them as well. I have been loving it ever since! In 2006 I went to my first big tournament – the California State Championship – and took 2nd. In 2007 I was ranked 2nd in state just behind my brother. Then in 2008 was ranked 1st in state and 2nd overall in the nation. I hope to use this gift from the Lord to win the gold medal for my country at the 2012 Olympics. I am motivated by the thought that in everything I do, I want to honor my God.