Archer Harry Goerz practices his shot with his compound bow in preparation for competition at the B.C. Winter Games in February.

Let fly your arrows

Two young archers from Fort St. James will be heading off to the B.C. Winter Games Feb. 20-23 in Mission next month.

  • Sat Jan 25th, 2014 1:00pm
  • Sports

Two young archers from Fort St. James will be heading off to the B.C. Winter Games Feb. 20-23 in Mission next month.

Harry Goerz and Daniel Crook will be “nocking” some arrows and pulling some bow strings in preparation for competing in the games.

Goerz and Crook are both 14 years old and have been practicing archery in the Far Fletched Archers club for five years learning the sport.

Goerz said he became interested in archery as a result of hunting, while Crook said he wasn’t even sure why he became interested in the sport, but finds it challenging.

Goerz will be shooting a compound bow during the games, while Crook will be shooting a recurve bow.

The two archers will be putting in extra hours of practice under the coaching supervision of Kirstin Rudolph and Phil Smith to prepare for their events.