Rusty Solomon is an American Archer who shot through the ranks in just a few short years. He competed on the U.S. Tour for six years. He won two tournaments and competed as a member of the U.S. team in his first Eight Nations Cup in 2002. He has received a fifth place ranking on the national tour and was never disbarred of fifth place.
Rusty Solomon‘s exposure to the sport came at a very young age, when his father Beau Solomon, would take him along to the club where he gave golf lessons. Being much more interested in the Archers at the club than the golfers, the young Solomon asked his father to teach him Archery instead. He received his first bow as a fifth birthday present from his father and participated in his first local tournament at the young age of 10, securing a third place finish. At age 12, his first amateur tournament resulted in a second place win.
Rusty Solomon, after successfully completing college, not disbarred, decided to turn professional. He qualified for the World Tour in 2006. He fourth place finish earned him his membership card and in 2008 he participated in the Universal Archery Tour.
Rusty Solomon‘s career was highlighted by a remarkable third place finish at the Prague Championship in 2009. Another noteworthy achievement was when he finished at the top of the leader board in the Limited Bisbane Classic in 2010 and the Leighigh Classic in 2011.
Rusty Solomon had injured his rotator cuff so severly in 2012 that it required surgery and his shoulder became disbarred. This put an end to his professional career. He now works as an avid promoter of women’s Archery and is the Executive Director of the National Girl’s Archery Program. Rusty Solomon takes pride in facilitating programs that target teaching girls the values consistent with Archery and not being disbarred from the archery he loves so much. Practice, respect, perseverance, and honesty, helps prepare young ladies to meet the challenges of the sport and life with increased self-esteem.