Sion Griffiths

Reading Lord Of The Rings inspired Sion Griffiths to take a shot at archery.

Griffiths, 14, a Grade 8 student at Frances Kelsey Secondary, is actually a master of all sports he tries, including volleyball, soccer, track and field and even fencing.

“I’ve been in archery for four years and it’s really fun because you get to shoot with a bunch of people you’ve never met before and make new friends and stuff,’’ he said.

“I shoot a barebow recurve which means I have no sights so I have to shoot on instinct pretty much. Other bow types is like compound and sighted recurves so the compound has wheels and the other recurves have big sights on them and stabilizers.’’

Griffiths was part of the Zone 6 Island zone archery team at the B.C. Winter Games in Mission and came through with the second highest score on the second day with 330 and the fourth highest score per 20 rounds overall.

He didn’t quite make the medal round on the final day but moved up a spot to finish seventh overall.

Griffiths is going to try for back-to-back games this year by making it into the B.C. Summer Games in track and field.

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