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Anybody know this lady?
I got called out on a service call to a small farm town today, and came upon this display down near the city square. I thought it was pretty interesting. Anybody familiar with this gal?
Got the target set up across the street.
Quick Google search turned up Doreen Wilber
Don't know who she is but I bet she has very little pin float.
Too skinny for an Iowa girl?
Hey!! My wife is from Iowa!...
That really amazing! Inspirational story for sure. Is she still alive? Bet she would be great as a speaker for the sport of archery.
That’s an awesome sculpture and tribute. Thanks for the pics and history lesson.
Amazing Lady and would like to read more about her and her shooting.
Tavis.....She passed away in 2008.
Man, would have liked to meet her. I bet she would have been really neat just to sit back and listen to! What an incredible list of accomplishments!
Wow what a list of archery complaints- impressive!
Some folks just pick something up and naturally take to it.
Very interesting, thanks for posting.
What an informative Read.
Learn something new every day for sure.
Thanks for the thread t-roy
Good luck, Robb
Good stuff Troy! Very interesting!
Never even heard of her! Sounds like I should have! Quite the record - thx for sharing!
Wow cool, thanks for sharing...
That’s an impressive resume she has!
Doreen was a great competitor and person, very gracious and unassuming. The bow in the statue is a Hoyt Pro Medalist, without the TFC's and stabilizers. Here is a link to her induction in the Archery Hall of Fame and Museum. Munich Germany was the first time Archery was back in the Olympics after 52 yrs. John Williams, from the USA won the Men's Gold. Unfortunately, it was also when the Palestinian terrorist attacked the Israeli team, killing two and taking nine hostages.
And in Kuiu Major Brown none the less.
What an excellent and creative tribute to a life well spent. I didn't know she was a lefty. I name some of my special bows...I think there needs to be a Doreen on my bow rack.
Great story thanks for sharing did not know anything about her Lewis
Very cool Troy. Been a while since I've been to Jefferson. May have to drive over and check it out in person sometime.
WOW I did not know that. Thanks for sharing.
Wow. As they say.... Behind every great woman, stands a man named Skeeter....
Great tribute to an obviously dedicated & accomplished archer.
I sure hope nobody looks in her 1948 HS year book and finds a picture that offends someone somewhere. Next thing you know people from NYC, Chicago and SF will be demanding they take down the statue.
Very cool t-roy! Thanks for sharing. I grew up 20 miles from Rutland and still have all my family there and never knew about this!
I grew up twenty miles south of there and also have never heard of her. Cool find!
Always interesting that so many small towns, like Jefferson Iowa, across the mid west ( current pop is 4200) turned out so many named persons, some known and some not.
Just shows that, it is not where you were born, but what determination and passions you developed to move forward. my best, Paul
They had a shed with archery equipment and a target to use for kids, That's awesome! Just think how that would go over these days with the way everyone is now...............
Don K, went to a rural Iowa school and they had a shed full of archery equipment for the girls PT. When the targets were set up some us boys went down after school and did some shooting, never could figure out why it was just a girl's sport, baseball was king back at that time and the boys ruled. The archery course was shut down in the mid-60s and the shed went to tackling dummies.
Great story, thanks for posting.
What a great tribute to a great lady! Thanks for posting this t-roy, I'll bet you increased traffic to the Archery Hall of fame website too.
What town is the statue in have to make a road trip to see it.
As soon as you get the training wheels off that compound bow, you can shoot a real bow.” — Doreen Wilber (as stated to Don Orris). The cat eye glasses are timeless.
Doreen and her husband, Skeeter Wilber, along with Orris and Phil Siglin, started the Gang Greene kids archery program in the early 1980s. As of 5-6 years ago Orris, Siglin and Skeeter still were teaching archery to the group’s youngsters.
So why not have a little fun and have the recurve compound folks kid around a little bit??