Meet the Killer Beez Pro Staff
Jim is the owner of Spot Shooter Archery and Killer Beez archery products. He picked up his first bow in 1993. After 7 years of shooting leagues and bow hunting he wanted to take his shooting to another level. Jim became a student of Terry Wunderle and started shooting tournaments around the state.
In the early days Jim shot 3D and Spot tournaments with his daughter Holly who won the Canadian Nationals and set a national record at 10 years old. Holly now has a Masters degree and works as a social worker. Jim enjoys his time with his girlfriend BIBI who supports him in all of his archery activities. He is a member of Flint Bowmen Archery Club in Grand Blanc, Mi and Oakland County Sportsmen’s Club in Clarkston, MI.
Jim currently is the 2010 National Outdoor Champion, with 60 meter and 70 meter national records and 11 time state champion. He also has 4 state records, and was the 2009 NAA North Region champion. He won 2nd in the Badger Pro-Am in Wisconsin this year and set a NAA national record for the Star FITA Outdoor Compound Master 50+ at Single 70 meters in Renssaeler, IN during the July 2009 tournament.
Jim’s competitive bow setup consists of a Hoyt Vantage Elite with Spiral X cams at 27inch draw 57# ,Killer Beez custom strings, pro tuner rest, sure loc sight, 6x specialty lense, B Stinger 40inch stabilizer, 15 inch B Stinger V bars, both weighted with Killer Beez custom lock weights, Easton 2314 with 5 inch Duravanes weighted with Killer Beez 140 gr. Stinger points. Check out Jim's shooting form below by clicking the "Watch Video" link.
In 2001 I started shooting archery to extend my deer hunting season and consequently entered into competitive indoor archery. I also started shooting 3D archery at our local clubs in the area. Since then I set a Michigan Archer Association record in the amateur senior division, with a 300-58X on the NFAA 5 spot. I was invited to join the senior male professional ranks in 2006.
I shot the 2010 Lancaster Classic in the Championship Masters class and came in first. In 2009 I competed in the World Archery festival In Las Vegas in the Senior Male Championship Division. I won that competition with an 899-73X score. In 2009 I finished 7th at the First Dakota Classic in Yankton S.D.
As well as winning dozens of archery leagues, here are a few of his accomplishments. He has more than 20 MI state championships, 5 US North region championships, 2 National Championships and currently holds 5 US National records in Star FITA Outdoor Compound Master 50+.
In December 2007, I finished 2nd to Steve Boylan in the Presley’s Midwest Open in Peoria Ill. In the 2008 Presley’s Midwest Open I again finished 2nd to Steve Boylan by 1 point. In 2008, I competed in the Iowa Pro Am and finished 2nd . In 2009 I competed again in the Iowa Pro Am and finished 2nd to Steve Boylan by 1 point. In 2009, I competed at Louisville in the NFAA Nationals and finished 3rd after a shoot off with Steve Boylan.
Jeff is from Kalamazoo, MI and shoots a Hoyt Contender Elite
We're excited to have John Pero of Hillsboro, NJ on our Killer Beez Pro staff. Here's what John has done so far just in 2011.
2011 Feather Vision Triple Crown Overall Champion (Gold Buckle)
2011 Feather Vision Triple Crown Leg 1- Silver
2011 Feather Vision Triple Crown Leg 2- Gold
2011 Feather Vision Triple Crown Leg 3- 10th place
2011 World Archery Festival Championship Division 30th.
2011 NJAA State Indoor Championships -Gold
2011 SE Regional Championships 598 44X 1st. Place
2011 Lancaster Star FITA 1st. Place
2011 Palmyra Invitational 599 54X 1st. Place
2011 Ephrata Invitational 600 52X 1st. Place
2011 Mid Atlantic Indoor Sectional PMFS 6th. Place
2011 NAA Indoor Championship FITA East -Gold
2011 Wo-Pe-Na Open 649 LAS Scoring 1st. Place
We’d like to welcome Robert Reedinger of Lykens, PA to the Killer Beez Pro Staff of shooters. Robert is from Lykens, PA. All we have room for here is Robert’s activity in 2010-11. Congratulations Robert.
LAS Classic-9th overall BHFS
World Archery Festival(Las Vegas)-29th Place in 2nd Flight
PFATA Indoor Championship-1st Place 300/60X
PSAA State Championship-11th Place
Lancaster Archery Classic-73rd Place
World Archery Festival (Las Vegas)-2nd Place in First Flight (Bow Hunter Freestyle)
NFAA Indoor Nationals-2nd Place in 2nd Flight (tie)
NFAA Mid-Atlantic Indoor Sectional-5th Place in 1st Flight
NFAA Mid-Atlantic Outdoor Sectional-2nd Place in 1st Flight
PFATA Indoor Championship-2nd Place
PFATA Outdoor Championship-1st Place
PA FITA Outdoor Target State Championship-1st Place
Lehigh Valley Sports Fest (double 900 round)-1st Place
PSAA State Indoor Championship-15th Place
PSAA State Target Championshiop-1st Place (state record 1200 round)
PSAA State Field/Hunter Championship-1st Place
PSAA State Animal Championship-1st Place
2010 PSAA State Aggregate Winner (Men’s UNL Shooter of the Year)
Robert’s current set up:
Elite XLR with Easton X7 2712 300gr KB stinger points, or Easton X7 2314 230gr KB stinger points
James Harden of Davie, FL, picked up archery in college in 1979. He was later injured in 1992 in Hurricane Andrew, which caused him to take some time off. He began shooting again in 1999 and hasn’t been able to stop since. He’s been competing in 3D and paper for the last several years. He retired in April of 2009 after serving more than 28 years as a law enforcement officer in South Florida. Now that he’s retired, it gives him the time he needs to concentrate on archery.
James is currently a staff shooter for Archery’s Best Edge, which is a pro shop located in Miami, Florida. He’s also sponsored by National Armory in Pompano Beach, FL. They allow me to shoot indoors in the gun range when the weather is bad. I also belong to two archery clubs, Gold Coast Archers, located in Palm Beach County, FL and Everglades Archers, in Miami, FL. Also sponsored by Dr. Paul Grillo of Correct Care Chiropractic located in Coral Springs, Florida. "He keeps me shooting straight!"
My indoor bow setup consists of a Alpine Concorde Target, #50, 30.5”, Trophy Taker SS Pro rest, Axcel Tournament sight with a 4x Sure Loc scope, B-Stinger stabilizers, My arrows are Easton 2314’s with Killer Beez custom Stinger points.
"Killer Beez, Stinger Tips are extremely consistent in weight. They are also durable, as I have shot them into several types of targets. They make my arrows fly like needle's!!!!"
We’d like to welcome Bruce Trimble of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, to the Killer Beez Pro Staff. Bruce shoots a PSE MoneyMaker, with a Trophy Taker rest True Spot scope; Zenith release, and Victory or Easton arrows and Stringworks Strings.
Here are some of his accomplishments and background:
• NFAA Senior Pro
• NASP State Trainer
• NASP State Tournament Director
• WAA Indoor Director
• Badger Pro Am Tournament Director
• 2009 Wisconsin Archery Alliance Senior Pro Indoor Champion
• Great Lakes Indoor Sectional 3rd Place
• Shooting Professionally for 6 years and competitively for 15.
• Owner of StringWorks Archery
Mike Jablonski, of Bay City, MI, has been involved in archery for the better part of his life. For the past three years, he’s been shooting on a competitive level and is a member of the local Bowmen’s Club, Michigan Archery Association and the NFAA.
Mike is currently shooting a Mathews Triumph with Doinker’s new fatty system. It’s also set up with: CBE Target Elite sight; Trophy Taker Rest; Scotts Longhorn Release and Carbon Express arrows.Mike’s 2010 accomplishments are:
• MAA Indoor State Champion MAA Round. Bow hunter Freestyle. State Record
• MAA Indoor and Outdoor State Champion MAA Round. Freestyle State Record
• Great Lakes Indoor Sectionals Adult Male Freestyle 1st Place
• NFAA Indoor Nationals Championship; Louisville, KY - Adult Male Freestyle, 2nd place.
• Saginaw Valley Champion
• Michigan Cup Champion
• Michigan Outdoor 900 Round State Champion
• NAA State Champion
• Lancaster Classic 23rd Place
• NAA Indoor National Championship 28th Place
Derrick Poet has been shooting competitively for 16 years and currently shoots Pro Staff for PSE Elite, Carbon Express and Truball/Axcel. He’s also had 17 years experience working at an Archery Pro shop. His arrow set up is a Carbon Express XJ27 cut to 29” with Blazers and Killer Beez 200gr. Stinger Tip
Derrick is from Clare Michigan and is Jay"s Sporting Goods Online Products Manager
6 amateur state championships (IBO, ASA, MAA)
2 Great Lakes Indoor Sectional Championships
1 Great Lakes Indoor Sectional Record (AMFS)
1 IBO National Triple Crown Championship (AHC)
2 MAA State Championships in the Professional Male Freestyle Division
Gary's info should be added soon