Striving for Excellence: Tamara Grujicic’s Story

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When talking about sports, archery is usually never mentioned. However, known as one of the oldest sports in the world, archery was turned into a modern-day sport in the mid 1800s. It’s ancient purpose of serving as a defense weapon and tool for hunting hasn’t been it
s aim as of lately. With many new types of bows, archery is practiced in many different forms. Some types would include Olympic competitions, recreational archery, and disciplined martial artists. In some parts of the world, archery is still used to hunt, but rarely for defense.
A good example of a competing archer would be Tamara Grujicic, a freshman at ACP. Tamara competed in the Arizona State Indoor Championship last weekend and made second place in her division. The championship was held at Ben Avery Shooting Range over two days this January.

Q: How long have you been practicing archery?

A: Almost two years now.
Q: What does it take to be a good archer?
A: You have to be very determined and keep practicing. Practice is very important, and you have to make sure to focus on your goals, too.
Q: How many competitions have you competed at?
A: Maybe 20 or 25. It’s hard to keep track of them now.
Q: Can you explain what the championship was like?
A: It was very nerve-racking at first, but once you get focused and start concentrating, it’s a lot more easy-going.
Q: What inspired you to take up archery?
A: There is an archery place close to my house, and I was curious about it. I decided to try it out, and I ended up liking it a lot!
A huge congratulations to Tamara on her success at the archery competition! ACP wishes you luck on your next championship, and don’t forget to “shoot” for the impossible and be extraordinary!