Matthew Bamberg

Matthew started shooting Olympic recurve archery in 2016, and entered his first USAT events in 2018. He took 2020 off due to covid restrictions. He has shot multiple state and local events as well as National events.

His first coach was Mel Nichols. He spent quite a bit of time with Coach Nichols learning how to tune a recurve bow, build custom strings and mastering NTS form.

In 2017 he hired Gary and Nathan Yamaguchi as coaches. He worked with them over the next two years.

In 2019 he started a coaching relationship with Jake Kaminski, primarily because Gary was moving to Seattle WA. and he found myself wintering in Florida just a few miles from Jake's home.

Jake helped him understand all the benefits of fine tuning, and shared much of what he had learned while living at the Olympic training center under the watchful eye of Coach Lee.

Recently, he changed his coaching staff to Dick Tone and Kevin Ikegami. He is an active member of the Papago Archery Association in Phoenix and on the coaching staff of the American Archery Academy located in Tempe AZ.

Matthew volunteers as a coach at the Wapsie Warrior Joad Cedar Rapids IA under head coach Vance Patrilla. They have more than 40 students on a weekly basis. Several past students went on to become resident athletes at the Olympic training facility.

In addition, Matthew is the head archery coach for the Quad Cities, IA Chapter of the Izaak Walton League. He currently has 8 student recurve archers and that number is growing. He are currently in the process of raising funds to complete an outdoor range and officially become a JOAD organization.

Matthew spent most of 2021 ranked 2nd in the master's division of USAT.

Overall, he finished 4th in the US for the year, and made the USAT Masters Team for 2022.

Competition Accomplishments:
2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021 Iowa State Masters Champion
2021 Ohio State Masters Champion
2017,2018, 2019 Midwest region Masters Indoor Champion
2021 Arizona State champion, however as an out of state residence, he was not able to podium
2021 Buckeye Classic, led the tournament in qualifying, finished second in Eliminations
2021 USAT Outdoor Nationals, finished 3rd in the Master division
2022 Made the USAT Masters team ranking 4th overall for the year
2022 Arizona Cup, led Masters qualifying and finished 6th in Eliminations
2022 currently 3rd in the USAT rankings
2022 Staff Shooter for Win & Win
2022 Staff Shooter for Shibuya

Matthew is a USA Archery level 2 certified coach, working towards level 3 by the end of the season.

He builds his own strings, as well as strings for many of his students. He uses 8125 low wax, 3D for end servings, and Halo for a center serving.

Matthew promotes BCY products as a Brand Ambassador.

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