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Getting to know Elite Staff, Jillian Ballengee

Posted on 11 July 2016

Jillian Ballengee Archery Squad ELITE

Jillian is from West Virginia, 17 years old, and has been shooting for the last 5 years. She has recently graduated high school and she will be attending Union College in the fall where she will be apart of the archery team, while pursing a degree in accounting. Not only is Jillian an excellent example of what it means to be Elite competitively, she also spends her time volunteering and helping out a local archery team in her home state. The last 4 years is when Jillian started really shooting competitively and she has a made a big splash. She has won countless tournaments, one of them being the ASA Mathews Pro/Am in Illinois. We wanted to let her share her experience on that win with you all:

"ASA Metropolis was the hottest yet most exciting ASA tournament I have attended this year. I finally felt prepared and confident that I would finally be able to bring home my first ASA win in the Women’s known 45 division, this has been my first year ever shooting an ASA tournament and I was just beginning to get the hang of it and really understand how it works. I had been trying out several new techniques and was very anxious to try them out at the team shoot which was held on Friday where I was paired with four other amateurs and we shot against other “teams” on our range, we were able to finish 52 up and I was definitely feeling confident and comfortable with my shooting as the actual tournament was approaching the day after. After day one I was sitting in second only behind by two points, I was satisfied with my score although I walked off the range with the sense that I could have done better but I kept my mental game strong and put day one scores behind me. On day 2 of shooting I went for a more aggressive approach and shot for a lot more twelves even on difficult targets, I wasn’t holding anything back, I knew my equipment was preforming flawlessly and that it was up to me as the shooter at that point. I came off the range that day with a new personal best on twenty targets and ended up leading my class by 16 points! I truly felt like all the hours I spent shooting really paid off and it made everything much more worthwhile. I couldn’t have done it without the support of my family and friends and of course the great companies who believe in my abilities as much as I do." -Jillian Ballengee





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