Frank Pearson’s Archery Background
Archery has been a major part of my life since 1949; that’s when I began bow hunting. As time passed (about 15 years) I went from hunting to target shooting where I joined the professional ranks in 1966.
During my professional career, I have been sponsored by the following bow manufacturing companies: Wing Archery, Outers/Astro, Precision Shooting Equipment, Browning Archery, and Mathews.
AFC Carbon Arrow Co. sponsored me for 11 years. I not only shot for them I also did research and development for them. I shot for AAE and Toxonics Sight Company for over 35 years. Numerous other archery accessory manufacturers provide me with equipment and monetary support in exchange for promotion and research and development of their products.
Throughout the years, Frank worked for Astro Archery, Check-It Sights and PSE Archery, and was a technical advisor for Browning Archery and Bear Archery. This experience along with his years of shooting has provided invaluable information on bow setup, tuning, and repair.
When I worked for PSE, I managed the limb production lines and did research and development for 7 years.
I participate in as many tournaments as I can. I primarily shoot target archery, but I have and hope to continue to participate in the unmarked 3-D target tournaments, as well.
I have been ranked number one professional in men's freestyle three times, once in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, and have been in the top ten for many years. I was ranked number one Senior Professional in the National Field Archery Association for 2001 and 2002.
In the 80’s I came out with one of the first instructional archery videos (The Secrets of the Pros) and now have a line of instructional CDs. Some of them I’ve made in conjunction with Lanny Bassham of Mental Management Systems and others I made myself.
My wife Becky was my first student. I met her while working for PSE and helped her with her shooting. Her accomplishments are listed below mine.
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Frank’s Accomplishments (1966 to Date)
NFAA and NAA State Championships Wins
New Jersey – 20+ times
Wisconsin – 2 times
Illinois – 1 time
Arizona - 30+ times
NFAA and NAA Sectional Championships Wins
Mid-Atlantic – 5 times
Great Lakes – 1 time
Southwest -15+ times
Professional Archery Association – 3 times
NFAA – 2 times
NAA – 8 times
IFAA World Bowhunting in South Africa 1997
Costa Rica Cup – 3 times
IFAA North American Field Championships - 7 times
Vegas/World Archery Festival – 3 times
Professional Tour Shoots
Redding Trail Shoot in CA – Adult and Senior
Atlantic City Classic in NJ
10,000 Lakes Open in MN
Big Sky Open in CO - 3 times
Desert Shoot-Out in AZ - 2 times
Joy Valley 4th of July Shoot in WI - 3times
Maid of the Mist in NY - 3 times
Round Lake in NY
New England Open in CN - 2 times
Phoenix Open in AZ
Harrisburg Farm Show in PA - 2 times
North American Bowhunter 3D in AZ
Cabellas Sr. 3D in Phoenix , AZ
Huntsman World Senior Games 2010, 2011
I started shooting in 1978 and met my husband, Frank, at the local archery range a year later. Frank taught me a few important things about shooting and in 1980 I won my first National title at the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) Outdoor Championship. I turned professional in 1981 after winning the NFAA Indoor Championship.
I have been sponsored by the following bow companies throughout my career: Precision Shooting Equipment, Bear Archery, American Archery, Browning and Mathews. Numerous other archery accessory manufacturers have provided me with equipment and monetary support in exchange for promoting their products. Included among these sponsors are: arrow manufacturers, AFC, Gold Tip, and Carbon Express; sight manufacturers, Toxonics and Shibuya; other current and past sponsors include Brite Sight; AAE; TruFlight; and BCY.
I have been ranked number one professional in women's freestyle shooting more than a dozen times.
Throughout my career I have won numerous State championships in Arizona and NFAA Southwest Sectional championships. Nationally and internationally I have won:
NFAA (Indoor and/or Outdoor) – 7 times
NAA (Outdoor) – 2 time
PAA (outdoor and Indoor) – 2 times
IFAA World Field – 3 times
IFAA World Bowhunting Championship, South Africa
Costa Rica Cup – 8 times
North American Field – 5 times
Vegas/World Archery Festival – 4 times
Other professional tour shoots that I have won during my career include:
Big Sky Open – 5 times
Atlantic City Classic – 3 times
Redding Trail Shoot - 2 times
Desert Shootout – 2 times
Joy Valley 4th of July Shoot
In 2009, I dropped out of the pro division. I won the NFAA Amateur shooter of the year in 2010 and 2011.