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On Target

Filed under: Articles — Jennie @ 8:09 pm August 3, 2010

by: Robin Roenker

World Champion female archer Jennie Richardson’s true passion is to bring archery to school kids across Kentucky and the world

It had come down to the final shot. Jennie Richardson had come back from a nine-point deficit to tie for first place at the August 2007 finals of the Archery Shooters Association Realtree Classic in Ft. Benning, Georgia.

As she pulled back her bow and released during the final head-to-head shoot-out, 3,000 people sat behind her watching, holding their breath. But Richardson didn’t notice any of them.

“I didn’t even know anyone was there,” says Williamsburg’s Richardson. “I was so in the zone.”

When her arrow hit its mark, Richardson sealed her first-place win and took claim to the title of World Champion female archer that year. With everything on the line, Richardson approached that target like she does every one: knowing she can make it.

“Whenever I’m shooting, I expect to hit what I’m aiming at. I think, ‘This is no big deal, I do this all the time.’”

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At Richardson’s lovely Williamsburg home–which she and her husband, Mike, built 25 years ago from stones (more…)

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