To: Arizona State Archery Community
From: 2006 USA Archery World Field
Championship; Barebow Team member, Harold Rush.
I want to thank the ASAA for their
financial and moral support for my participation in
the FITA World Field Tournament. It was an honor to
represent the state of Arizona and the United States
at this event.
The short version is that the
tournament was well organized, excellent courses, 3 of
The weather was cool to moderate.
Daytime 65 – 72 F. It did rain on the practice days
but the 5 days of competition were rain free during
the shooting times. The courses were boggy or slick
but not to the extent of being dangerous.
The courses were not flat but did not
involve extreme angles. Yes, there were up and down
shots (mainly down) but none worse than our nationals.
Personally, I shot average and at that
level of competition, it wasn’t good enough to make
the cut to the top 16. Italy was a surprise in
placing many medal winners. The US showed well. See
NAA results for more details:
did injure my right shoulder but I think I have
figured out why. It was not in launching arrows and
the doctor said I should be healed in about a month.
Maybe I can get ready for the indoor season.
The long version with all the details
available at this link: