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Jackie Caudle

Jackie Caudle
Event: Archery

2001 GOG Finish: Gold Medal
2000 GOG Finish: Gold Medal

Hometown: Gadsden, AL

Age: 48

Height: 5'10"

Weight: 200

Marital Status: Married

Children: Two

Occupation: Elevator sales, service and repair; pro archer

Background: Caudle became interested in bowhunting through a good friend named Billy Nailor. They both got into shooting archery and Jackie started competing locally in the Bowhunters of Alabama organization. Caudle's whole family eventually became interested in archery and they all began to practice and compete together. They are well known throughout the country as "the first family of archery."

Records Held: Archery Gold Medal, 2000, 2001 Great Outdoor Games; four World Titles; three Buckmaster's Titles; IBO World Title; Outdoor Trail Winner

Strengths: Ability to judge yardage

Weaknesses: Finding the time to train

Injuries: In 1995 Caudle accidentally shot an arrow through his hand, forcing him to endure surgery, a 45-degree cast and extensive physical therapy. Still, he competed the very next weekend. Why? Because it was for $50,000 dollars. Caudle continues to suffer scar tissue buildup from the accident and can't fully stretch out his hand.

Coaches/Mentors: "Ole' Man" T.B. McDaniel, a staple in Alabama shooting tournaments

Sponsors: Tracy Jay Cycles, Polaris, Matthews Archery, Zebra String Manufacturing, Golden Key Company, Rocky Mountain Broadheads, Easton Arrows, G and B Specialties, X-Ring, RealTree, Scent-Lok, Game Finder, All Treestand Southern Sportsman Hunting Lodge, BCY Fiber String Material, K-Bar Release Company

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