WPA Featured Archer: Cal Vogt

Arcehry Magazine Cover - Vegas Edition

Arcehry Magazine Cover – Vegas Edition

On March 16-18 in 1962, the first ever Vegas Tournament was held at the Sahara Hotel in Los Vegas, Nevada. This prestigious NFAA event has continued to this day uninterrupted, although there was question one year if the tournament would continue because of low attendance. Thankfully, however, the following years continued to show record entrances and, to this day, the Vegas Shoot is one of the most popular and well-attended archery events in the world.

The history of the Vegas Shoot. (Click to see a larger image in a new window.)

The history of the Vegas Shoot. (Click to see a larger image in a new window.)

Woodley Park Archers is proud to note that Cal Vogt is listed in Archery Magazine’s 2015 Fourth Quarter Vegas Edition as one of the winners in the 1981 Vegas Shoot. Each year, this tournament grows larger and the payouts increase significantly. Cal worked hard to achieve this honor, shooting one of the first Jennings compound bows for the win. Cal continues to shoot his Jennings bows almost daily, logging arrow counts into the thousands every month. Additionally impressive, aside from his sustained ability for accurate shooting, is that Cal shoots fingers and no sights.

Cal Continues to shoot at Woodley Park Archery Range and can be seen shooting many days out of the week.

Cal Vogt, at the Woodley Park Archery Range, shows his shooting form. (Photo Credit: Andrew Robertson, 2016)

Cal Vogt, at the Woodley Park Archery Range, shows his shooting form. (Photo Credit: Andrew Robertson, 2016)