Elmarie Erasmus

Who Is Elmarie Erasmus?

After almost half a century and just when I thought I knew myself, along came archery, and I discovered a whole new person. A very competitive one, at that.
While watching the 2012 Olympics, I expressed the fact that I think I would like to try archery. This came as a great surprise to my husband, who had been asking me to be his archery-buddy for the longest time. The next morning I got my first bow.

We started competing in the ABO in January 2013. In 2015 we shot a couple of 720’s at club league level and I enjoyed this even more. October 2015, I competed in my first WA Indoor Nationals.
I’ve come to love the sport because it is both social and also a very private affair. It is a very rewarding experience to be out on the range by myself. I love the feeling of being totally absorbed in the process of going through my sequence, executing a shot and analysing a good or bad shot. I’ve also discovered that I enjoy competing under pressure and nothing is more rewarding than a medal around your neck.

Started: 2012
Bow:
Bowtech Fanatic (WA Indoor and 720, ABO)
Bear Siren (Hunting)
Bow Strings:
OEM
Arrows:
Gold Tip Ultralight PRO 500
Sight:
CBE single pin housing
Rest:
Trophy Taker, micro adjust blade
Release:
STAN Just-X
Scott Wrist Release
Truball HT Hinge
Truball Champ Thumb Release
Stabilisers:
Paradox 30″ front and 12″ side stabiliser

Goals:

To focus on WA 720 and WA Indoor
To obtain SANAA/WA provincial colours in Indoor
To establish a competitive profile at WA 720
To obtain national colours in the ABO’s FAE class

Archery Styles:

I enjoy shooting longer distances most of all. On the other hand, preparing for and shooting WA Indoor, force you to focus on your form and this is a good place to return to whenever you are faced with external influences such as the weather.

  • Indoor (WA 3 spot)
  • WA 720
  • ABO

Member of:

  • ABO
  • SANAA

Supported By:

  • Archers Edge
  • Bowtech SA

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Accomplishments

  • Bowtech SA Staff Shooter (2016)
  • Silver – IFAA Indoor Bojanala Platinum Champs (2016)
  • Gold – ABO Gauteng Champs (2016)
  • Bronze – IFAA Indoor Limpopo Championships (2016)
  • Silver – IFAA Indoor Bushveld Championship (2016)
  • 4th Overall – ABO Triple Crown, Leg 2 (2016)
  • Qualified for National Colours IFAA Indoor (2016)
  • Qualified for Provincial Colours IFAA Indoor (2016)
  • Gold – ABO North Gauteng Championships (2016)
  • Bronze – North West Championships, WA Indoor (2016)
  • Silver – ABO Freestate Championships (2016)
  • Gold – IFAA Provincial and National Qualifier (2016)

Last updated: 25 July 2016