Pro Staff: Gary Rigney

Gary Rigney got started in archery after shooting a co-workers bow.  He loved it and decided to go ahead and get his own bow, and everything evolved out of that to what it is today.  He now has a large variety of his own bows including the Triumph, Conquest 4, Apex 8, Prestige, Monster, and both the DXT and Black Max 2 for hunting purposes.

Gary’s favorite archery memory is winning his first tournament, and Gary says that he’s loved shooting against the best archers in the world.  Here are a few of his recent accomplishments:

  • 2011 – Illinois Senior Olympics 50-54 years – 1st/gold medal
  • 2011 – State Field – 1st
  • 2011 – State Indoor – 1st
  • 2008 – Made two ASA shoot downs.  Mississippi 4th place; Illinois 4th place; Presleys Indoor Tournament 1st place
  • 2009 – NFAA/IAA State Indoor, Field and 3D Championships all 1st place; NFAA Unmarked 3d 4th place; Presleys Indoor Tournament 3rd place
  • 2010 – NFAA/IAA Indoor, Field and 3D 1st place

When Gary’s not shooting, he helps out at a local pro shop, volunteers on the state and national level of NASP, and enjoys going to church with family and friends, and watching the Cubs.  His advice to anyone that is starting out in archery is to “buy the best equipment you can.  And find a good pro shop to get started in the right direction.”

Gary Rigney’s personal testimony regarding Mathews bows and Zebra strings:

“Mathews bows are simply the best on the market, and a first class company to shoot for!  And Zebra bowstrings are the best string out there for the money.”

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Key Stats

Location:
IL
Competitive Category:
Pro
Bows:
Conquest® 4™