ATHLETE BIOGRAPHY / PROFILE - Dawn Groszko
Date of Birth: July 25/1967
Home Town: Calgary
Club: Bighorn Bowhunters and Archers (Outdoor) and Jim-Bows Archery (Indoors)
Bow: Hoyt Contender
Types of Archery Pursued (indoor target, outdoor target, 3D indoor, 3D outdoor, field): I have done a lot of everything over the years. I started off shooting recurve and shot that for about 10 years then moved onto the compound. Love the variety in archery. Bonus are all the people you meet from near and far.
Personal Coach’s Name: Kevin Brayford
School (if applicable):
Career (if applicable): Production Revenue Accountant
Why and when did you get involved in archery? Many, Many years ago (too many too remember). Got started as a result of a cousin giving my brother a bow, the rest is history (as they say). I loved archery from the get go, it is a sport where you can go out by yourself or you do as a group.
Hours of practice per week: 20 hours
Short Term Goals: With my life the way it is currently, I approach each practice and tournament to do the best I can for that day. I know in the future this will change and I can restart pursuing goals I have currently had to set aside.
Long Term Goals: to win a World Championships, World Cup or set a world record plus remain shooting until I’m 93.
Previous National Team Member:
Yes / No: Yes
Event(s) & Year(s): National Team member consistently since 1999.
Major Canadian Tournament Results:
Event: Spring Classic, Canadian Nationals,CanadaCup. Most recent Spring Classic 2010
Year: Various. Most recent: 2010
Division: Compound Women
Placing: 1st at most of the Major Canadian Tournaments over the years
Ranking (if applicable)
Major International Tournament Results:
Division: Womens Compound
Placing: in the Top 20 many times
Ranking (if applicable)
Records Set / Held (division, score, year, place):
Provincial: 1440 Fita: 1391 set in 2001 (at World Championships) plus many more along the way
Canadian: 1440 Fita: 1391 set in 2001 (at World Championships) plus many more along the way (many have been broken over the years – that’s a good thing, means womens compound archery in Canada is getting stronger all the time)
Other Athletic Interests & Accomplishments Outside of Archery:
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Personal Interests & Accomplishments Outside of Archery:
Let see, I also do yoga and run (not the fastest turtle out there but I’m doing it) and enjoy spending time with my Husband Kevin and our dog, Emma. Also enjoy watching TV(my PVR gets a work out), crafts or reading when I get a chance. I have been told I have a bit of a shopping habit. My 3 S’s of going to any tournament are Shooting, Sightseeing and Shopping. Maybe if I stopped this shopping habit, I could retire and spend more time shooting!
Making time to care for my parents; My mom has Huntington Disease and my dad’s youth is catching up to him (with many medical issues). We cherish the good days and get through the bad, it is a tough go sometimes and I have had to give up allot things but if I had to, I would do it again in a heart beat. Families that care and love each other are priceless.