Local Archer Notices A Pointed Interest as Olympics Approach
POSTED: Monday, July 9, 2012 - 6:48pm
UPDATED: Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 11:27am
EL PASO — The sport of archery hits the bull's-eye in growing popularity... as films like "The Hunger Games" target movie-goers.
Archery Instructor Ricardo Urias says he's begun teaching more classes in an effort to take aim at the increased demand.
"A difference that the movies make is that I think they kind of empower women because we're having a lot of girls and actually ladies and we hadn't had that a lot the past years," said Ricardo.
Ricardo's niece... Susy... says the skills she began developing as a child certainly add an arrow to her quiver.
"I feel like if someone charges at me, I can take them," said Susy.
Ricardo expects the 2012 Summer Olympics to also generate more interest.
"It's always nice to see those guys hitting those small targets at those distances and it's a lot of fun. Every four years we have a lot more people coming," said Ricardo.
Ricardo says anyone can participate in archery.
"As long as you can be patient and concentrate on what you're doing, you're going to do good even if you're not very athletic," said Ricardo.
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