Olympic Archery Dream

About Me
My name is Nate Jones and I have always dreamed of being an Olympic Champion! I remember when I was first learning to write, my parents gave me a Dr. Seuss book called “My Book About Me,” where you write about yourself. The book asked me to fill in how many teeth I had, how many doors were in my house, etc. When I got to filling in what I wanted to be when I grew up, I asked my dad “what is the best thing you can do in archery?” He quickly responded, “Be an Olympic Archer.” Ever since that moment, I knew this was my path and I am ready to turn my dream into a reality.

It has been a long road filled with years of hard training, sacrifice, personal growth, and tens of thousands of arrows. However, I do not journey alone! Along the way I have found support in my family and friends, and most recently, the strength and drive from my wife Jonelle. I appreciate you being a part of my journey, and here is how you can help.

Archery Goals

I have three specific archery goals:

1. Qualify for Team USA
2. Become a resident archer at the USA Archery Training Center
3. Win a Gold Medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Financial Breakdown

To pay for coaching, travel to tournaments, tournament entry fees, and equipment, I need your help. Additionally, I also spend a large amount of time training; therefore I need to subsidize income since a part-time job does not cover all the expenses. As a college student, it has been challenging to balance my academics, work, and archery training.

I am currently gearing up for a strong summer season and plan to compete in 5 large national tournaments. Every cent will help me achieve my goal and ease the financial burden on myself and my loved ones. 

Voyager Cup: Anoka, Minnesota

136th USA Outdoor Nationals / U.S. Open: Decatur, Alabama

USA Team Qualifier Arizona Cup: Phoenix, Arizona

USA Team Qualifier SoCal Showdown: Chula Vista, California

USA Team Qualifier Gator Cup: Newberry, Florida

USA Team Qualifier Texas Shootout: College Station, Texas

One More Thing…

I truly hope that on my journey toward my Olympic dream I can instill a passion for archery in everyone I meet.  I want to be an inspiration for others, to shoot for their goals no matter what they may be. Dream Big!!!
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