Written and Media by Miguel Fabela.
Daniel Weyers is a freshman at Greenville College who knows how to use a bow. He is a biochemistry major looking to further his studies in the medical field, as well as a member of the Greenville College soccer and bass fishing teams. Weyers grew up as the fourth child out of five siblings and has two sisters that graduated from Greenville, and one brother currently attending GC.
Weyers is an exceptional bowman with plenty of accolades to back him up. In his junior and senior year of high school, he won the Illinois state tournament. He attended NASP Nationals in Louisville, Ky his senior year and finished sixth out of 1,954 high school males, first out of 371 high school senior males and eighth overall out of 6,570 males, ranking with a score of 295.
To add to these achievements, Weyers also qualified for the US International All-Star team that was held this past summer at the NASP World Tournament in Nashville, Tenn. The countries at this competition were the United Kingdom, South Africa, Namibia and Canada. There were three categories he could place in, including two team events and one individual event. Team USA placed first, his separate team of four from USA placed second overall and he placed third overall in the tournament as an individual.
For Weyers, these achievements do not rest on pure talent. He perfects his craft every day. His father, Jeff Weyers, is his biggest influence and supporter in pursuing archery. Bow hunting with his father is an activity that the two shared in his childhood. Weyers started competitively when his school (Canton High School, Ill.) established an archery team to compete with other schools around the country.
Weyers said he would like to continue to teach archery and bow hunt. He is not currently competing for any team collegiately, but he would consider shooting competitive archery in the future.
With hours of hard work and a steady arm, Weyers has achieved much success in archery.