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Who is... Jake Kaminski

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Jake Kaminski is an archer for the U.S. In 2012, he won an Olympic gold medal in the team event alongside Brady Ellison and Jacob Wukie. Kaminski qualified for the Rio Olympics by finishing third at the U.S. Olympic Trials. 


Archery beginnings

Kaminski started shooting archery at six years old at a Junior Olympic Development Club near his hometown of Elma, New York. When he was 15, he switched from compound shooting, a non-Olympic event, to recurve shooting with the hopes of becoming an Olympian. 



Major competitions/medals

2011 Pan American Games, gold (team)

2012 Olympics, silver (team)

2012 Ogden World Cup, gold (team)

2013 World Championships, gold (team)

2014 Medellin World Cup, bronze (team)

2016 Antalya World Cup, bronze, (team)


Olympic experience 

Kaminski made his Olympic debut at the 2012 London Games. He won a silver medal in the team event. 


Off the range 

Kaminski lives in Gainesville, Florida with his wife, Amanda, who coaches archery at the Newberry Easton Sports Development Foundation. When he is not competing, Kaminski enjoys racing R/C cars and developing new archery equipment with his sponsors. 



Social media

Facebook: Jake Kaminski

Twitter: @jakekaminski

Instagram: @jake_kaminski_



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