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GA Archery 25M Champion!

An interview with Julieta Moore (HPI Human Resources) and her daughter, Briana Moore

We are pleased to share that Briana Moore broke her own national record last month in the 25 meter shoot in Statesboro, Georgia! Last year she shot a 575/600 and this year a 582/600. Briana is preparing now for her upcoming shoots for 2023.

Julieta, what is your role at the company? How long have you been at HPI?

I work in Human Resources, I am part of the hiring process and orientation of new hires. I am in charge of the supply room and other daily duties such as handling Department of Labor claims and hearings, process of new hires and terminated employees, etc. I have been at HPI since 4/01/2004. I am very happy and proud to work for this company!

Briana, how did you get into archery? How long have you been doing this?

I actually got into archery after seeing the Disney movie "Brave" when I was 7. I thought archery seemed so fun since I watched that movie and wanted to try it out for myself! I'm 16 now, so I've been shooting archery for 9 years.

What kind of training is involved?

The training for competitive archery can be extremely repetitive. I shoot with my bow every day, and I try to shoot at least 60 arrows a day. It mainly consists of shooting at a target that is 18 meters away during indoor season, or 50 meters for outdoor season. Every shot should feel exactly like your last one, because consistent form is a major key to having consistent shots. Because of this, archery isn't very physically demanding, it simply requires a lot of focus and discipline to make your shot as perfect and accurate as you can. There are stretches I do for my arms and shoulders before I shoot, to warm up and help avoid a muscular injury. The other important extra step to training is working out and strength training, a strong core and strong legs are super important and useful when you're shooting in windy conditions because it'll help you stay still and firm against wind. I go to the gym 3 or 4 times a week to train mainly my legs or core.

Tell us about your latest competition and achievements.

My latest competition was the 25 meter GAA Indoor State Championship. I scored a 582 there which is a new national record for my division, compound cadet women. I've worked hard at this sport for a long time, so naturally some pretty cool achievements have ensued. I've shot three national records, been an NFAA indoor national champion twice, and podiumed at multiple national tournaments. I've broken a few state records and been a state champion multiple times. (I don't want to say I lost count of state tournaments but I honestly have haha.)

What’s next for you? What do you want to study in school?

My next big competition is part of the Indoor World Series in Nimes, France this January. I am really looking forward to it and representing USA! Academic wise, I am currently a junior in high school and planning on studying Finance in college. I have gotten a few college scholarship offers for archery, so I am not sure which school I will be attending just yet. I do have some in mind like University of Cumberlands in Kentucky, or Emmanuel College in Georgia.

Congratulations to both Briana and Julieta! What an amazing accomplishment! We are so proud of you!

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