In the final shoot of 2018 ASA Season, there were cheers and tears as Austin Jones clinched the championship in the crossbow class. Never before in ASA history was there so much emotion and camaraderie as Austin’s competitors hoisted his motorized wheelchair onto the podium so he could be honored for his incredible accomplishment.
Austin Jones Honors a Friend
Austin came into this competition more focused than ever and sporting a #charliestrong marker message on his forearm in honor of his friend he lost weeks earlier. After the first day of shooting, Austin was in the lead at 26 up. When the dust settled on day No. 2, Austin and trigger-dad Jason Jones finished at 16 up. This gave Austin 42 up for the weekend and after all the scores were tallied, there wasn’t a dry eye on the range as Austin was announced the champion crossbow shooter of the ASA Classic!
Austin shoots the Gearhead X16 that he nicknamed “Miss America.” He started shooting Gearhead last year after the London, Kentucky, shoot.
“I am so proud of Austin and Jason on their accomplishments,” said Gearhead Director of Operations Skip Peterson. “They prove anything is possible with dedication, hard work and the ability to adapt to the challenges that life throws at you. I am so happy they chose Gearhead and are part of the Gearhead family.”
Editor’s note: Be sure to check out the “Keepin’ Up With the Joneses” video below. This film by Austin Jones is about life and hunting. Archery is life to Austin and bowhunting is what he does. This film highlights his once-in-a-lifetime crossbow elk hunt in Michigan.
About Gearhead Archery
Gearhead Archery was launched to create innovative archery products that are designed for extreme shooting and hunting conditions. The company is made up of avid hunters that have a background in designing highly automated robotic equipment for various industries. The Gearhead Archery headquarters is in south-central Wisconsin. Gearhead facilities consist of 60,000 square feet of factory space with multiple departments specializing in the areas of engineering, design, fabrication, assembly and CNC machining. For more information, visit www.gearheadarchery.com.