Frank Pearson’s Archery Background
Archery has been a major part of my life, since 1949; that’s when I began bow hunting. As time passed (about 15 years) I went from hunting to target shooting where I joined the professional ranks in 1966.
During my professional career, I have been sponsored by the following bow manufacturing companies: Wing Archery, Damon Howatt, Outers/Astro, Precision Shooting Equipment, Browning Archery, and Mathews.
AFC Carbon Arrow Co. sponsored me for 11 years. I not only shot for them, I also did research and development for them. I shot for AAE and Toxonics Sight Company for over 35 years. Numerous other archery accessory manufacturers provide me with equipment and monetary support in exchange for promotion and research and development of their products.
Throughout the years, I worked for Astro Archery, Check-It Sights and PSE Archery, and was a technical advisor for Browning Archery and Bear Archery. This experience along with my years of shooting has provided invaluable information on bow setup, tuning, and repair.
When I worked for PSE, I managed the limb production lines and did research and development for 7 years.
I participate in as many tournaments as I can. I primarily shoot target archery, but I have participated in the unmarked 3-D target tournaments, as well.
I have been ranked number one professional in men's freestyle three times, once in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, and have been in the top ten for many years. I was ranked number one Senior Professional in the National Field Archery Association for 2001 and 2002.
In 1984, I decided it was time to try my hand at instructing in hopes of keeping a few disgruntled archers in the sport of archery. I enjoy teaching and seeing my students improve and get even more enjoyment out of the sport. In the 80’s, I came out with one of the first instructional archery videos (The Secrets of the Pros) and later worked on other instructional CDs, some of which I made in conjunction with Lanny Bassham of Mental Management Systems
I started out conducting seminar and have conducted seminars all over the United States as well as in Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Denmark, Scotland, England, and South Africa. I enjoy doing seminars and sharing information with fellow archers.
The Frank Pearson’s School of Archery was started in 1991 and I primarily teach individuals. I am not a coach. I like to help my students out of problems and give them ideas on how to help themselves.
Since I has been in archery for so long, I have experience in all types and styles of archery: Bare Bow – String Walking – Recurve – Compound, fingers or release, for target, 3-D or hunting.
I am a NFAA Certified Master Coach.