"Hunger Games" Coach and Five-Time Olympic Archer Coaching in Reno

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Updated: 3/17/2014 6:33 pm
RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- Archery has grown in popularity in part to the Hunger Games novels and blockbuster movies. Actress Jennifer Lawrence, prepared for her lead role as the bow-wielding heroine, Katniss Everdeen, with the help of five-time Olympian, Kahtuna Lorig.

This weekend, young archers with Olympic aspirations got their chance to train with Katniss Everdeen's coach herself. “It's pretty amazing having a 5-time Olympian come down and teach you how to shoot,” said Weldon Pitts. “It’s just amazing, that feeling of: she's correcting you, and getting that experience of how she shoots.”

Lorig is the number-one archer in the United States and an inspiration for young archers in the Junior Olympic Archery Development Program at Wasting Arrows in Reno. Lucky for them, she hosted a traveling workshop.

“When I saw that, [I thought] 'okay, we're bringing her here.' This is too good of an opportunity,” said owner Lystra Pitts.

During the workshop, Lorig bestowed her knowledge as a professional by correcting posture and encouraging improvement. “To bring any archer to that level, it takes a lot of patience and believing in yourself. So that’s why I’m here to give them an example, and give them more confidence.”

Pitts said Lorig is one of the best coaches he’s ever seen. “As far as working with these kids, they're improving leaps and bounds. In just the short amount of time she's worked with them."

And it's more than just a how to hold the bow or shoot the arrow. In a sport that requires calm and patience, Lorig teaches the students lessons beyond the target.

“The one big thing I took away from her is that I shouldn't be afraid to improve myself,” said Chloe Wyatt.

She teaches them that it’s up to you to believe the odds be ever in your favor.
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