DeWitt teen looks at world championship

 

Is it a wonder that someone in their third year of a sport could possibly be world champion? It may happen this year for Justin Dixon of Fordtran.
 
Dixon is a 17-year-old archer in his third year of competition. He competes in the compound junior men making his second appearance in the world archery field championship.
 
“My dad always bow hunted and when I was six or seven years old I wanted to go hunt with him. Then I got involved with the DeWitt County 4-H club and then I started to go to Straight Arrow Archery Learning Center in Victoria,” Dixon said. 
But being a champion did not happen overnight for Dixon. 
 
“In my first year, I was still using my hunting bow. I was not very competitive,” Dixon said. “My second year, I bought some fancier stuff to see what it was like. I got into all the tournaments and got a little better but I still needed more practice.”
 
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