May 28th, 2016, 05:01 AM
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Originally Posted by danthman114
ron morrett. some of the old timers in archery may know of him but overall his name was forgotten. his contribution to archery was also forgotten. he was the inventor of the adjustable draw weight bows. he ran a shop in Fontana California on foothill blvd (route 66) where he made world class bows for hunting and competition. I was fortunate enough to have him build me a bow and give me some pointers. I also shot on the morrett "team" after his death in the city of hope shoot dedicated to him. the "team" was his employees at the shop. it was a lot of fun and I came in second overall in my class.
he coached this woman. "Luann Ryon came to Riverside Community College in the fall of 1971. She enrolled in an archery class because all of the tennis classes were full. This was the start of a 17-year career, which includes two Pan-American Games, Olympic Games and numerous National and International Championships. She earned a gold medal as a 1973 College National Team Champion and 1974 Individual Women’s College Champion. Luann was named the 1975 RCC Female Athlete of the Year. In her first appearance on an international stage at the age of 23, Luann won a Gold Medal in the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games in the 70-meter individual archery competition with a world record 2,499 points. She was a five-time California State Champion (1976-1978, 1980 and 1982) and a gold medalist in the 1977 Women’s World Championship, shooting a 2,515 to set a women’s world record. Luann Ryon was well thought of as a competitor and was viewed as a “class act” by her opponents."
he was inducted into the Archery Hall of Fame in January of 2014 in Sacamento Ca.
This is Ron Morrett, an extraordinary bowyer and engineer who developed the first cam bow. Ron owned Morrett Archery in Fontana and sold the first Dyna-Bo offered on the market. This was a single cam bow with a traditional recurve limb on the upper part of the bow. Then he started experimenting with twin cams he designed and built on both limbs in the early 1970s. That was back when only wheel compounds were being made. His cam bows hurled arrows much faster than any wheel bow made and the development was copied and expanded to where we are today.
Thanks for that. After reading a bit about him Id dare say he was the JMB of the archery world.