Anybody know this lady?
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From: t-roy
20-Feb-19

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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?

From: t-roy
20-Feb-19

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Got the target set up across the street.

From: kscowboy
20-Feb-19

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Quick Google search turned up Doreen Wilber

From: 12yards
20-Feb-19
Don't know who she is but I bet she has very little pin float.

From: Deerplotter
20-Feb-19
Too skinny for an Iowa girl?

20-Feb-19
Hey!! My wife is from Iowa!...

From: t-roy
20-Feb-19

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kscowboy got it.

From: t-roy
20-Feb-19

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20-Feb-19

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From: Treeline
20-Feb-19

From: Treeline
20-Feb-19
That really amazing! Inspirational story for sure. Is she still alive? Bet she would be great as a speaker for the sport of archery.

20-Feb-19
That’s an awesome sculpture and tribute. Thanks for the pics and history lesson.

From: SteveD
20-Feb-19
Amazing Lady and would like to read more about her and her shooting.

From: t-roy
20-Feb-19
Tavis.....She passed away in 2008.

From: Treeline
20-Feb-19
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!

From: Scoot
21-Feb-19
Wow what a list of archery complaints- impressive!

From: JL
21-Feb-19
Some folks just pick something up and naturally take to it.

21-Feb-19
Very interesting, thanks for posting.

From: BULELK1
21-Feb-19
What an informative Read.

Learn something new every day for sure.

Thanks for the thread t-roy

Good luck, Robb

From: midwest
21-Feb-19
That's super cool!

From: Brotsky
21-Feb-19
Good stuff Troy! Very interesting!

From: Lee
21-Feb-19
Never even heard of her! Sounds like I should have! Quite the record - thx for sharing!

Lee

From: elvspec
21-Feb-19
Cool stuff.

From: Zbone
21-Feb-19
Wow cool, thanks for sharing...

From: Ole Coyote
21-Feb-19
Great legs!!LOL.

From: Chris S
22-Feb-19
That’s an impressive resume she has!

From: hud
22-Feb-19

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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.

From: hud
22-Feb-19

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From: Genesis
22-Feb-19
And in Kuiu Major Brown none the less.

From: mangonboat
22-Feb-19
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.

From: lewis
22-Feb-19
Great story thanks for sharing did not know anything about her Lewis

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
22-Feb-19
Very cool Troy. Been a while since I've been to Jefferson. May have to drive over and check it out in person sometime.

From: GBTG
22-Feb-19
WOW I did not know that. Thanks for sharing.

From: N8tureBoy
23-Feb-19
Wow. As they say.... Behind every great woman, stands a man named Skeeter....

From: Knothead
23-Feb-19
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.

From: deerhaven
23-Feb-19
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!

From: Hawkarcher
23-Feb-19
I grew up twenty miles south of there and also have never heard of her. Cool find!

From: Paul@thefort
23-Feb-19
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

From: Don K
23-Feb-19
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...............

From: jjs
23-Feb-19
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.

From: Bowboy
23-Feb-19
Great stuff!

From: Two Feathers
24-Feb-19
Great story, thanks for posting.

From: Boreal
24-Feb-19
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.

From: Hans 1
24-Feb-19
What town is the statue in have to make a road trip to see it.

From: t-roy
24-Feb-19
Jefferson, Iowa.

From: Tonybear61
24-Feb-19
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??

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