Our Junior Members President is Jace Walters who is a national podium level archer that travels all around Ohio, the U.S.A and Canada competing in archery tournaments. Jace is 12 years old and a high honor roll student in the 7th grade; he is also an avid hunter, enjoys fishing and likes to race dirt bikes.
Thanks to The Corona the 2020 archery season was all over the place, but Jace still managed to travel the state and country to compete as events were rescheduled. Jace moved up to the 14 and under class this year in most of the series he competes in, which does put him at a disadvantage being only 12 and very tiny. But he still recorded about 20 state level podiums, 2 national podiums and a top 10 in his first United States Archery Team – Qualifier (17 and under class).
In 2021 Jace’s primary goal is the IBO (International Bowhunting Organization) National shooter of the year. The official schedule has not yet been posted; but tentatively has us competing in Ohio, North Carolina, West Virginia, Indiana and Pennsylvania. Within Ohio Jace intends to compete for 5 State level shooter of the year; NFAA, USA Archery, JOAD, S3DA and Ohio 3D Group. And if that’s not enough already, Jace also plans on competing for the S3DA National shooter of the year and many other ProAm and national level events across the country as time and funds allow.
The LaGrange Hunt Club is proud to be a supporter of Jace in his archery endeavors and is proud of all that he has done and continues to do to involve youth in our club.