ATHLETE BIOGRAPHY / PROFILE - Bob Hudson
Date of Birth: Feb. 2nd, 1968
Home Town: Leonville
Club: Spiritwood Spirited Arrows
Category: Senior Men Open Compound
Types of Archery Pursued: Outdoor Target – FITA 1440 and 720
Why and when did you get involved in archery?
In June of 2005, I tried out for the Canadian archery team and after a weekend camp inWinnipeg, I had made the team. I attended various shoots inSaskatchewanthroughout the spring and submitted my scores to Archery Canada. I was accepted on theSaskatchewanteam to compete in Provincials inReginathe third week in July. For the last elevenyears, I have continued with the sport of archery in competitions at the local, provincial, national, and international levels. It was a dream that I never expected to achieve in my lifetime.
Hours of practice per week:
- practice minimum of 30 min./every second day (outdoor target: 50 m- as it is the qualifying distance)
- attend competitions beginning May through August throughoutCanada(B.C.,Alberta,Sask.,Man.) and internationally
- practice 1-2 times/week (indoor target: 18m)
- attend competitions monthly starting in November through till May in Western Canada
Short Term Goals:
Goals for the upcoming year:
- to rank among the top 16 archers in the disabled division in the competitions I attend
- to improve my scores to reach an average of 660 per round overall
- to attend as many indoor or outdoor 720 competitions as possible throughout the year
1) to qualify to be on the Canadian Paralympic team
2) to receive an Olympic medal in the Paralympics
Previous National Team Member: Yes
Records Set / Held:
Canadian: Sr. Men’sParaOpen Compound 50m - match, score: 144, 08/10/2014, Lac La Biche, Alta.
World: Sr. Men’s Para Team Event, score: 230 , 07/15/2012,Nove Mesto,Czech Republic
Other Athletic Interests & Accomplishments Outside of Archery:
I have always been very involved in my community ofLeoville,Saskatchewan. I have been involved with numerous clubs within the community such as Minor Hockey, Minor Ball, Snow drifters’ Snowmobile Club. I believe the importance of daily physical activity is essential to life.
Personal Interests & Accomplishments Outside of Archery:
I also wanted to make a difference in people’s lives with disabilities. I have been a sports ambassador with Saskatchewan Wheelchair Sports and a spokesperson at schools surrounding the Leoville area. A poster-board has been made of me as a mentor to others in rehabilitation at theCityHospitalinSaskatoon,Saskatchewan.