To say that Parkersburg native Rita Daley has dominated the world of 3D target archery would be an understatement.
She is the two-time reigning West Virginia state champion.
She won the 2013 International Bowhunting Organization's National Triple Crown.
Rita Daley of Parkersburg displays the form she has used to become a state, national and world champion in the sport of 3D target archery.
She is the IBO's indoor world champion and quite naturally, it follows she is the IBO's Shooter of the Year.
Sine 1989, the IBO has conducted a series of 3D target archery tournaments in which foam animal targets are used.
The most points an archer can score on any attempt is 11 for a bullseye, or the center of the heart, which ranges in size from a dime to a silver dollar.
During IBO tournaments, the targets are set at yardages unknown to the archers, who have two minutes to judge the yardages and shoot one area at the target.
State tournaments generally involve 30 targets with national and international competitions increasing to 40.
After the required number of targets are completed, the top five competitors advance to the 10 target finals.
At the IBO Indoor World Championships, Daley dominated the field with a score of 431, hitting the the bullseye 33 out of 40 times and recording what is believed to be the highest score in the history of the female hunter class.
Following her total domination of her competitive class, Daley was informed under IBO rules she must move up to the female open class, which requires archers to shoot from longer range.
Daley is grateful for the support she has received from Dan and Deb Farnsworth and the staff at Boone's Bow Shop in Parkersburg and Ted Harpham at Darton Archery in Hale, Mich.