It’s become a most welcome habit. Brady Ellison, an avid hunter and life member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation from Arizona, just qualified for his fourth Olympic games. Ellison will compete in archery at the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
Ellison has a very colorful and successful past on the big stage. He won a gold medal in archery at the 2019 world championships. Prior to that, he competed at Olympic games in 2008, 2012 and 2016. Ellison already owns a silver (team) and a bronze (individual) from the 2016 games in Rio and a silver (team) from the 2017 London Olympics.
Interestingly enough, but not surprising since he is a hunter, when asked about his most grueling workout ever, he told NBC it happened while chasing elk.
“Packing out an elk five miles after walking seven to get to him. I almost didn’t make it back to the truck,” said Ellison. “If it would have been any further I would have just stayed on the mountain and gone out in the morning. Was worth filling the freezer, but was tough.”
Ellison’s wife Toja is a world class archer from Slovenia. They had their first child last November.
Go here to view Brady and Toja’s Facebook fan page.
(Photo source: Brady Ellison)