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Park High School grad Nate Jones, 23, is taking up archery training full time in the hope of reaching his lifelong dream of being an archer on the U.S. Olympic team. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)

Olympic hopes: Park grad shoots his way to top regional archer

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Roughly 22 meters separates Nate Jones’ lightweight carbon arrow and the small, black bullseye on the target down range at High Five Archery in Stillwater. He loads his Win & Win Carbon Recurve Riser, a popular bow among sportsmen, steadies his grip, takes aim and lets it fly.


“That was a good one,” Jones, 23, said, following the hollow thud as the arrow slammed straight into the target’s ‘X.’

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Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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