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    Default History lesson Anyone reconize this guy?

    Lets see if some of these oldtimers can reconize one of the greatest shooters of all time from my state.

    He won the world Fita Championships.
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    Default Wow

    Bunch of young guns here I can see!
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    Default Not many will know this one Dan

    but he was the best in his era and I'm proud to have met him and share a certain honor with them.

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    spill the beans...was he inducted to the archery hall of fame?

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    Default Waiting

    To see if someone besides us Okies knows this archer.
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    DB, I don't recognize him and I'm Old as Dirt but honestly I never followed competitive Archery much except what the local boys do.

    I met Fred Bear in 1982 and spent a long time talking to him. It was a honor and he was a Great Man & Bowhunter also.

    I would have loved to have shared a Mountain Bowhunting camp with him for a week or 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archerdad View Post
    spill the beans...was he inducted to the archery hall of fame?
    If so what year ? I would really love to do my homework and look him up .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Boone View Post
    Bunch of young guns here I can see!
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    Off the top of my head can it be Maybe " Floyd Eccleston " Its a guess . I am probably wrong.

    Thats my educated Guess
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    Default Another tip Oklahoma Archer

    1961 World Champion, Oslo Norway
    1962 British National Champion, Windsor, England
    1963 Silver Medalist at the World Championships, Helsinki, Finland
    1963 Silver Medalist at the World Championships, Vasteras, Sweden
    1961-63-65 member of the U.S.A. World Champion Archery Team
    XXX also won several State Championships in the 1960’s.
    XXX also served one term on the N.A.A. board of Governors, 1968 to 1971.
    XXX was also the leader of the movement to get archery into the 1972 Olympic games.

    His wife a good archer as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Boone View Post
    Lets see if some of these oldtimers can reconize one of the greatest shooters of all time from my state.

    He won the world Fita Championships.
    I suspect that's Ray Rogers
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAVI View Post
    I suspect that's Ray Rogers
    Nope that is not the correct answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Boone View Post
    Nope that is not the correct answer.
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    well Ray was certainly the best of his era and he did win the FITA World Championship..

    The last photo you posted is Joe and Helen Thornton...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAVI View Post
    well Ray was certainly the best of his era and he did win the FITA World Championship..

    The last photo you posted is Joe and Helen Thornton...
    Both pictures are Joe and Helen Thornton. Oklahoma Indian native from Stilwell, Ok.
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