Alicia McHenry currently shoots the Prestige, Monster 7.0, and Z7, and competes in the Pro Female division.
“My dad, Todd Schultz, got me involved in the sport of archery when I was only 5. We would compete in local shoots, but then I began competing at the national level when I was 13. My entire family got involved, including my mom, grandmother, and grandfather. My dad opened up an archery shop in 1993, which I worked at until 1999 when I turned professional at age 18.”
She credits her dad and her husband Dennis as being the two most important men in her archery career. They’ve both supported her, and her father was the one who introduced her to the sport to begin with.
Her favorite part of archery is, not surprisingly, winning! “I am a very competitive person and I put 100% into everything I do,” Alicia says. And she’s won a lot. Some of her accomplishments include:
- 2011 – Lancaster Archery Classic – 3rd
- 2011 – ASA Newberry, FL – 3rd
- 2011 – ASA West Monroe, LA – 1st
- 2010 – ASA Shooter of the Year
- 2010 – IBO Ellicottville, NY – 2nd
- 2010 – IBO Wetumpka, AL – 1st
- 2010 – ASA Augusta, GA – 1st
- 2009 – ASA Gainesville, FL – 1st
- 2009 – ASA Hattiesburg, MS – 1st
- 2009 – ASA Paris, TX – 1st
- 2009 – IBO Rome, GA – 1st
- 2009 – ASA Shooter of the Year
- 2009 – ASA World Champion
- 2009 – IBO Shooter of the Year
Her biggest piece of advice to new archers is, “Practice hard and give it a chance. Being a good archer doesn’t happen overnight, but if you are dedicated and willing to work for it, there is no limit as to what you can do.” Her most memorable moment is when she won the IBO National Championship, IBO World Championship, ASA Shooter of the Year, and the ASA World Championship all in the same year (2006).
When not competing, Alicia enjoys fishing, bowling and golfing. She’s also drag raced a little with her husband.