I grew up in the small town of Rosman, NC. One red light kinda town and if you didn’t like to hunt or fish there just wasn’t much to do. Maybe thats the reason i grew to love archery so much at a young age. My dad was a big bowhunter so naturally i would shoot and spend time outdoors with him. He started taking me to local club shoots when i was 5 years old, and i won pretty much all of them.
From there he noticed something in me i guess and he took me to my first world shoot when i was only 6. I took first runner up in my age division. I was in love with competition and the bow and arrow. I continued on through my youth competing in ASA and IBO events and winning most that I entered. Bowhunting was also a huge part of my life and as i got older I grew to love it more than the competition. Through high school i quit competing and I focused on other sports. I loved basketball and baseball but in my heart i always knew what I was gonna do. My senior year I had full rides in both sports but turned them down to pursue my real passion…..Archery and Bowhunting.
Looking back its a little scary how as an 18 year old kid I threw scholarships away to chase an archery career. 2006 was my first year as a pro I was very successful but didn’t get a single win. Maybe because I spent the entire year trying to win the heart of a girl named Samantha Kline, now my wife. I did win rookie of the year that year and in 2007 I got my first professional win. I went on to win Shooter of the Year that year as well as the ASA World Championship. I have now won Shooter of the year 10 years in a row and several more World titles. Samantha and I also started a outdoor television show in 2008 and now that is a huge part of our lives. That show is now called “Bow Life” which really describes our past, present, and hopefully future. We have a 4year old son named Landon who is our world and I cant wait for him to start his own journey in the outdoors with mom and dad tagging along! God has been so good to our little family and we owe all of our success to HIM.