Brady's Story


     Brady started his competitive archery career in 2002 on the local and State 3D circuit winning numerous competitions. In 2003, Brady began his journey in target archery. He shot a compound bow and continued to win local and State competitions along with National competitions. Brady made his first Jr. Outdoor World Championship team in 2004, winning team Gold. The following year, he made the Indoor World Championship team and won both individual and team World Champion titles. That summer Brady attended a Gold camp for elite youth archers at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Ca. Brady was shooting his compound bow when his string broke. He did not have a bow to shoot, so he picked up a friend’s recurve bow and shot that. That moment changed Brady’s life and put him on the path to being one of the top recurve shooters in the World.

     Brady called home explaining what had happened with his bow string and that he had shot a recurve. His question was “What do you think about me switching to recurve and going for the Olympics?”. Everyone was 100% behind his decision to switch. Brady made the switch to recurve in 2006 and became a Resident Athlete at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista. His original goal was to make the 2012 London Olympic Games, but it soon became apparent that he had a natural affinity for shooting a recurve bow. The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games became the new goal. Brady made that goal in May of 2008 finishing the Olympic Trials in first place. He has since made another Olympic team and has shot for Team USA at every Outdoor World Championship and most World Cup events since. Brady had one of the longest runs of being the Worlds number 1 archer in recent history. Brady has maintained a top 10 World ranking since 2009.

     Brady enjoys everything outdoors in what little spare time he has. Fishing, camping, golf, snorkeling, spearfishing and spending time with all his family. He currently divides his time between training at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista and at his home in Globe, Az.