The 28th running of the Cornhusker State Games will get underway on Friday, and you better believe Randy Meyer will be among the 11,000 contestants that take part in the annual event.
Randy is what you might call a CSG veteran. He's been competing in the state games since it got started in 1985.
Randy Meyer has been an archer all of his life, "I just challenge myself everytime I shoot my bow to get better and better and better. It's just rewarding to be good at what you do."
In fact, he can't remember a time when he wasn't making his own bows as he grew up on a farm near Malcolm.
Randy says one of his favorite things about archery is that it's just a matter of him and his equipment. There's no defender standing in his way and no teammate to rely on, "I don't think about beating other people. I just concentrate on doing what i need to do, making the shot everything works out like it's supposed to then it'll take care of itself."
Randy has now been a competitive archer for the past 25 years, "I don't go to the tournaments and want to beat everybody. I just put the added pressure on myself to just get better at what I do."
This 48 year old prefers 3 dimensional archery to target archery, "It's more fun to shoot at a 3-D target because you're reenacting a hunting scenario."
Randy can't get enough of sharing his archery knowledge. And he's does a great deal of that assisting at the Blue River Archery Shop in Fairbury.
Coming up on August 18th, Randy will be down in Fairbury to help hunters prepare for the archery deer season.