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Julie Bergen

Archer & Stringmaker

I've been making things my whole life and when I do something, I do it 100%. So when I started shooting archery, I wanted to know all about my equipment and do everything myself. I learned how to make strings for my own bow. Then before I knew it I was making them for most of my team.  Now as a Level 4 NTS and RED program coach I understand what an archer needs in a string.
 
I have been making jewelry for as long as I can remember. For 7 years, I was a professional flute-maker, making customized musical instruments. I have been a glassblower since 2006. It is the precision and attention to detail I learned from these pursuits that I bring to string-making.

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Ellie Howe

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Barebow

Hi! My name is Elizabeth Howe, and I am a competitive barebow archer. I have been shooting competitively since late 2022. Since the day I got my first bow, my passion for archery has only continued to grow. I really enjoy the challenge and the focus required to execute a good shot, and how I can put all of my mental energy into the moment.

 

Since I started competing, I have participated in numerous events on both the state and national level. One of my favorite events lately include the Indoor National Finals in 2024, ranking 6th across all age categories of women’s barebow. I also placed first in qualifications and eliminations at SoCal Showdown in both 2023 and 2024, as well as at AZ Cup in 2024. I am currently ranked first in my category in the state of California, and hold all state records for U18 women’s
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I work everyday to do my best to grow as an archer, to grow my sport, and to make it more accessible to more members of my community. In doing so, I have been working with local municipalities to establish a new outdoor archery range in my community. I also hope to qualify for the United States Archery Team this year and to have the opportunity to compete internationally one day.

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Gabi Sasai

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Olympic Recurve

I’m Gabi Sasai, a senior Olympic recurve archer. I’ve been shooting since I was 6 years old and it has been one of my greatest passions for a majority of my life. I have had the honor to shoot for team USA on the World Cup circuit as well as other international events such as the world youth championships and the Junior Pan American games. 

In the future I would like to make the 2028 LA Olympic team and represent USA on home soil. There’s a long road ahead for me and my short term goal for now is making the 2025 Senior Recurve Women’s team.

If you are interested in being sponsored by OCD Strings, you may reach out to info@ocdstrings.com. Please note priority will be given to existing loyal customers and those who offer something other than shooting high scores.

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