5: Crystal Gauvin

My guest on Upshot today is Crystal Gauvin, a professional compound archer who burst onto the scene with a breakout win at the 2013 Indoor World Cup event in Marrakesh, Morroco. Since then Crystal has continued to compete at a high level across the U.S. and around the world finishing second at the final stage of the Indoor World Cup in Las Vegas and two gold medals in the 2014 Outdoor World Cup season.

Crystal and I talked about how she found her way to archery after a prior athletic career in swimming and mountain biking. We also chatted about her experience getting started as a professional and her training regimen and preparation for competitions. And most shockingly, I learned the secret to maintaining proper focus during tournaments.