Pro Staff: Bill Ruck

Bill Ruck got involved in archery after going to an archery shop and getting set up.  From that point on, he was hooked.  After shooting and hunting for quite a few years, he became a professional shooter.  He currently competes in the Senior Pro division and lives in Ohio.  He shoots the Conquest Triumph, Conquest 4, and Monster 7.0.  Here are some of his accomplishments as a professional archer:

  • 2009 – Gainesville, FL – Senior Pro – 9th
  • 2009 – Shooter of the Year – 6th
  • 2010 – Paris, TX – Senior Pro – 3rd
  • 2010 – Augusta, GA – Senior Pro – 6th
  • 2011 – Augusta, GA – Senior Pro (right handed) – 27th out of 59

Shane Hyme, who owns Fairfield Outdoors, Inc, has had a significant impact on Bill’s career as a professional archer.  Along with Shane, Bill says that Mathews has had a huge impact on him for all of the “opportunities and support that they have given me.”

His favorite part of competition is going up against some of the best shooters in the world.  “Having the opportunity to shoot with all of these people has made me work harder to become a better shooter!”

One of his favorite singular memories, however, is getting to compete in the shoot down in Paris, TX in 2010.  “It was very challenging due to my nerves and the high winds!”

To any new archers, Bill says to practice and have fun with it.  Also, “go to your local archery shop to be fitted with the right draw length, poundage, etc.  It’s important!”

When not shooting archery, Bill spends much of his time helping out at Fairfield Outdoors, Inc. with the NASP program.  He also helps new shooters that come in with questions or concerns, and he is a part of the archery committee at their club and helps to set up for shoots.  He also has helped children at archery shoots and functions such as Pheasants Forever and the archery club, Anglers Paradise.

Some of his other interests/hobbies include “hunting for deer, fishing, riding my quad, and spending quality time with my grand-daughters!”

Bill Ruck’s personal testimonial regarding Mathews bows and Zebra strings:

“Mathews bows are great quality and great shooting.  Customer support is second to none!  Their Zebra strings are high quality with no stretch.  These strings hold up well through the archery season!”



Key Stats

Competitive Category:
Conquest® 4™