Hi, my name is Crystal Gauvin. I am the #2 ranked archer in the World AND a Senior Economist. In August of 2013, I left my job in corporate America to follow my dreams as a Professional Archer. Although I was successful on the archery field during my year away from a “real” job, I was not able to avoid going back to work, due to the high travel costs associated with competing internationally. I now work for FEA, while I travel the globe competing internationally. I still hope one day I will be able to turn this into a lifetime career, both as an athlete and as a coach. You can follow my journey this year as I attend these events throughout the World.
I’m not eligible to make the Olympics, as I shoot a compound bow (currently only recurve bows are allowed), but in two short years I have become a member of the US National, World Cup, and World Championships teams. My goals still include making the World Games and setting as many National and World Records as possible. Ultimately, I hope to bring the women’s playing field in line with the men, and I dream of the day compound is accepted into the Olympics.
I encourage you to look around this site, read my blog, follow me on one of my various social media channels, and to contact me with any questions, suggestions or just to say hi. For more detailed info, check out my full athlete biography, and make sure to send some love to all my fantastic sponsors!.