BJM's Greg Poole is joined by Mike Pollard of the OPA to discuss the 2019 event.Greg and Mike discuss the uniqueness of the event and how when Mike and Levi Morgan began the process they wanted to create a challenging and fun event that would set the bar for archery world wide. Mike also goes into detail about how much work and preparation goes into putting on an event like the OPA hosted at the amazing Seven Springs resort
BJM's Greg Poole is joined by long time professional Female archer Paige Pearce to discuss women's growth and pay in archery along with the factors that are involved economically. Greg and Paige also discuss how women's archery has changed over the years and what women can do to continue raising their market influence and participation.
BJM's Greg Poole is joined by Sweet Spot archery inventor Donnie Thacker to discuss the recent announcement that Sweet Spot is going customer direct. Greg & Donnie discuss the technical and sales support aspects and how Donnie wanted to have faster turnaround and response to customers needs in addition to dropping the price of the new Pro 2 by $100. Donnie explains that the technological nature of the product made relationships between him and his customers more critical then most other products on the market.
BJM's Greg Poole is joined by Dale Perry of Evolution Outdoors to discuss his latest American made broadhead designs. Greg and Dale discuss his previous broadhead company and the process people might not fully understand of a business being purchased by a large private equity firm.
BJM's Greg Poole is joined by Steve Anderson to discuss his recent win at the Gator cup in addition to his unique methodology about setting up and tuning bows. Greg and Steve also discuss some things new archers want to keep in mind when deciding to get involved in tournament archery. Steve also details him and his wife Linda's plans to start their own Archery academy.
BJM's Greg Poole is joined by the 2019 World Archery Stage 3 in Turkey GOLD medal winner in the Men's Compound Jimmy Lutz. Greg and Jimmy discuss why he got into archery 2 1/2 years ago and how he has risen up the rankings so quickly after suffering a serious injury at the family business.
BJM's Greg Poole is joined by Women's professional archer and 2019 Redding champion Linda Ochoa-Anderson to discuss her victory at the coveted event in addition to her smashing the record with an incredible 1533. Greg & Linda also talk about her move to the USA from Mexico and how her training changed as she now coaches herself along with how her coaching experience will play a role in her's and husbands Steve Anderson's future plans. The continued growth of women's archery is also discussed and how the number of women shooting at an incredibly high level will benefit the growth of all female classes.
BJM's Greg Poole is joined by Ryan Erickson from the MAP monitoring software company Track Street. The ATA has endorsed Track street for any members looking to protect the value of their brand. Greg & Ryan discuss the issues facing the archery industry in regard to MAP protection and how companies can learn about the process. Ryan also explains how to deal with Amazon whether you sell on or to the worlds largest online marketplace.
BJM's Greg Poole is joined by legendary archer Levi Morgan to discuss the proposed new drug testing and change of Proctor call process at the ASA. Levi explains how drug testing is welcomed with open arms but the implementation was not well thought out and didn't offer archers time to comply.Greg and Levi also discuss the change in Proctor calls and how the new rule was abused at the very first event. According to Levi the ASA has quietly rolled back the Proctor rule to what it was previously.
BJM's Greg Poole is joined by ATA President Matt Kormann to discuss the issues facing the Archery industry and the Trade show. Greg & Matt discuss potential changes to the trade show, MAP monitoring and enforcement using Track Street, The ATA's dedication to dealers and what the ATA can do to adress the ever growing Amazon issue.
BJM's Greg Poole is joined by Female professional archer Paige Pearce to discuss the latest organization trying to implement drug testing and how the notification timeline wouldn't allow effected archers time to comply. Everyone agrees drug testing is needed but the implementation must allow for compliance.
In one of the funniest podcasts to date BJM's Greg Poole is joined by long time friend and professional archer Martin Archery shooter Keith Trail to talk about his back to back Vegas wins and becoming the first Championship Senior archer to ever shoot a 900. Greg & Keith discuss his Bug business, his archery shop called Southeastern Archery and what he has done since retiring from the military after 28 years of service to stay busy. Keith also explains how his relationship with his father has played a role in his life, where he lives and his archery career.
BJM's Greg Poole is joined by the 2019 Foley Open Pro champion Ken Lantz to discuss the first professional win of his career. Greg and Ken talk about his career, family and how he manages to stay competitive with his busy schedule. Ken also talks about how special it was to have his wife Angela there this weekend as he reach this milestone he has worked so hard for.
BJM's Greg Poole is joined by 3 time Vegas champion and long time professional archer Chance Beaubouef to talk about his 2nd place finish at the 2019 Vegas shoot and how he managed the emotions of not winning the event in order to turn around and shoot events back to back weekends following. Greg and Chance also discuss his shooting schedule and how he managed to remain so consistent over his career. Chance also tells the story of how he cured his target panic when he was 17.
BJM's Greg Poole is joined by the 2019 3rd place Championship open finisher and co-owner of Caveman Archery in New Zealand Riku Van Tonder to discuss his journey to the highest profile archery tournament in the world culminating in a podium finish. Greg and Riku also discuss how he is working to grow the sport of archery in New Zealand and some of the all too familiar battles archery shops face on a daily basis. Riku also lets us know how he was able to deal with the nerves and emotions of shooting his first ever 300 in Vegas working up to the coveted 900.
BJM's Greg Poole is joined by the 2019 Female archer of the year, 900 Vegas club member and 2019 Vegas Champion Sara Lopez to discuss her incredible performance at the 2019 Vegas shoot. Greg and Sara discuss the injury that didn't let her shoot until 10 days before the event and the difficult decision to forego school for another year to focus on her shooting. Sara also discusses the growth or archery in her home country of Columbia and how hard it has been to get the equipment and facilities archers in other countries have access to. Sara also talks about what it will take for female archers to break through and show the world they can perform on the same stage as the men and why she feels its so important.
BJM's Greg Poole is joined by the 2019 Vegas Champion Sergio Pagni to discuss the 2nd Vegas title of his career. Greg & Sergio also discuss how his coaching and mental training played a role in his success and longevity in the sport in addition to how winning the most important shoot of the year impacts compound archery in Italy. Sergio also explains some of the battles archery shops face competing with online sales overseas and how the shop where he works deals with it.
BJM's Greg Poole is joined by long time professional archer Braden Gellenthien to discuss his win in Nimes followed by a perfect 660 qualification round at the Classic. Greg and Braden discuss the ever growing tournament schedule and the stress it puts on archers that are expected to attend more and more events. Braden also gives us his thoughts on handling pressure and what he has done over his career to remain so consistent.
BJM's Greg Poole is joined by Social Circle Ace Archery's Robbie Surface to discuss some of the challenges facing dealers today. Greg and Robbie talk about how Social Circle Ace Archery has established itself as the premier archery shop in Georgia through equipment knowledge and customer service. Robbie also explains their youth programs and how they have used their indoor facility and coaching to build the future of the sport.
BJM's Greg Poole is joined by John Appleton owner of Alpine archery and fly in La Grande Oregon to discuss the battles facing dealers in this ever changing market. Greg and John talk about how dealers have to change their business model if they want to survive and the importance of service and a willingness to help NEW archers that come into the shop with online purchased items for set up.
BJM's Greg Poole breaks down why archery equipment prices keep rising and the associated costs nobody wants to talk about. Greg goes over the manufactures financial burden of running a business, huge increases in taxes, labor, materials and the fact they are paying for the entire sport without any help from outside sponsors. The current decline in Archery pro shops as a result of buying habits combined with massive online sales is also explained.
BJM's Greg Poole is joined by long time professional archer Tim Gillingham for some REAL TALK on the state of the sport including what archery needs to change in order to achieve the next level. Greg & Tim discuss what archery has done and continues to do that holds itself back and how archers have played a role in the overall culture that prevents change in a positive direction.