Woods and Waters An outdoor blog by John McCoy

W.Va. archer joins Hoyt pro staff

addington.jpgFrank Addington Jr., a Winfield-based archer who travels the country shooting aspirins out of the air with his arrows, has been named to Hoyt Archery’s staff of professional archers.

This year marks the silver anniversary of Addington’s “instinctive archery” shows. He began exhibition shooting as a protege of the legendary Stacy Groscup, and quickly branched off to try his own brand of “bow and arrow razzle-dazzle.”

A shoulder injury several years ago forced Addington to begin shooting from behind his back, a practice he continues to this day. His most notable feats include hitting three baby aspirins tossed into the air at once, and hitting a single mustard seed tossed into the air.