Long Story Short

     Jake started shooting compound archery at the age of six in his backyard flinging arrows as a hobby. In 1997 he began his competitive shooting career by entering into several State and Regional Tournaments. Starting out with a bang, Jake won the New York State Indoor Championships. In 2000, Jake reached a new level when he finished 6th at the Outdoor National Championships.

     In late 2002 Jake Kaminski switched from Compound Archery to traditional Olympic Archery.  Olympic Archery is much more difficult to compete in offering Jake more of a challenge. In 2003 he competed in the prestigious Empire State Games, winning individual Silver and securing team Gold.

     Moving to the ARCO US Olympic Training Center located in Chula Vista, California during September of 2006 was the best decision in Jake’s archery career. Now training under the most decorated Olympic coach in archery’s history, Mr. Kisik Lee, Jake is training rigorously mentally and physically towards his Olympic dream.

Life as a Coach

    During 2002 Jake started coaching and mentoring at his local Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) program. Volunteering to help young up and coming archers from grass routes training brought experience not only as a coach but as an archer too. He continued supporting archers up through the ranks until he moved to the Olympic Training Center. Once he moved there he started to aid in the training of USA’s leading youth archers at the Junior Dream Team Camps once every quarter. In early 2008 Jake became a Level 2 Certified coach then in the fall  the OTC had its grand opening of the Road Runner Archery Club which opened it’s arms to the surrounding Southern California Community.

About Me

Career Highlights

Jake Kaminski, a passionate archer dreams about becoming an Olympic Gold Medalist every day since he started shooting Olympic Archery in 2003.

Jake with Ted Nugent

Jake shooting at the Olympic Training Center

Jake at the Australian Institute of Sport