“Guiness Book of World Records” Record Holding Archer Randy Oitker to Perform at 2013 Expo
Randy Oitker was born March 2, 1987 and lives on the family farm in Plainville, IL. Randy started shooting a bow at the age of 8 and by the age of 10 he had won 5 North American Bowhunters (NABH) qualifiers , The NABH World Championship and the NABH Shooter of the Year. Randy continued shooting the Pro archery tournament circuit winning over 17 national titles, 2 World Championships and and 3 Shooter of the Year awards by the age of 12.
Randy stopped competing and focused on introducing others to the sport of archery that he enjoys doing so much. When Randy was 12 years old, he was asked to write a monthly column for 5 different magazines. By age 14, Randy was performing at Outdoor expos, fundraisers and grand openings and special events for Bass Pro and Cabela's stores . He has performed at Buckmaster's Expos,NWTF conventions, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundations events and Weatherby Foundation Events. He also performs at corporate events, private functions and numerous other events related to the archery and outdoor industry. Randy has even performed at the Bristol Motor Speedway at a Nascar Nextel Cup Race, the Food City 500 in 2005 and was featured in a commercial at the pre-race ceremony on the Speed Channel. Randy is also an avid bowhunter and has been featured on several hunting TV shows.
Currently, Randy is a regular exhibition shooter on Shooting USA'S Impossible Shots TV Show on the Outdoor Channel that airs on Wednesdays.
Randy recently returned from Hollywood,CA. where Randy broke another Guinness World Record on the Jimmy Kimmel Live TV show on Nov.4,2010. Randy burst 7 balloons with one shot at 7 targets with 7 arrows simultaneously.
Randy was recently honored by the Topps Card Company as the first archer to be featured on their cards. Randy is on the 2010 Allen and Ginter World Champion Series of cards. Randy's goal is to introduce as many people to the sport of archery and to the outdoors.
Randy always says that if he can "get one kid interested in archery and the outdoors than he has done his job."