The warehouse below the stands of the Juárez Stadium is the space where Juarense goalkeeper Roberto Escamilla stopped training without closing all other venues and was therefore able to participate in the XXV Pan American Archery “Monterrey 2020”, where he recently obtained the bald bow silver medal.
“I went to the Pan American Archery team with the bare bow and arrow bow model. This style is not new. Maybe it has been used more before, but recently it has been more developed.” Escamilla said. “That championship was eligible for the Olympic qualification for the recurve bow, but my category has not yet appeared in the Olympics. In fact, this is the first time it has been accepted for international competitions. Maybe we are like trailblazers.”
Escamilla has been a goalkeeper for 14 years, but in the past two years, he has been more dedicated to bald bows and even has his own academy, where he trains people of all ages.
In the Monterrey competition, the archers shot 72 arrows in qualifying and ranked according to the results, laying the foundation for a match in the Olympic round.
“The truth about qualifying is not good for me. I am second to last. This is another matter. There is no line of sight, no stabilizer, not much help, nerves will eat you up,” said the border guard .
For Roberto, fortunately, there was a day off between the two rounds. He first used mental work to help him control his nerves.
“For the rest of the day, I rearranged the schedule. In the final round, I said,’I want to come more.’ In the quarter-finals, I defeated Victor Ur of Argentina. Barney (Victor Urbani), then defeated Fabian Leal in the semifinals, who was the first person in the qualifying round. In the final I lost to Danny Quinn from Colombia. Danny Quintero.
Due to a health emergency, the 27-year-old goalkeeper risked being unable to train, but that was the opportunity to represent Professor Alberto Molina and Jesu at the Chihuahua State Sports Academy. Juárez appeared with the support of Jesús Pacheco.
“Through the teachers Molina and Pacheco, they gave me the opportunity to train under the stands. This is where I train 50 meters away, because in my space, my shooting line It’s 18 meters. The space is located outside the stadium, under the stands. They borrowed a glass of soft drink as a wine cellar. When I went there, I kept the straw bales and the podium there. That’s where he can enter because other places are It’s closed. It’s important because if it doesn’t, I won’t be able to distance myself. Who knows it will be the same thing.”
Although he played basketball in elementary school and was even the captain of the team, when he arrived at Tecnológicode Monterrey High School, Escamilla began to show a greater interest in archery and even made his own bow and arrow with hooks and garters. His first mentor was Alex Ávila, who was also a member of the UACJ team.
Since 2019, Roberto has his own school, the Sweet Spot Academy, where goalkeepers of all ages are trained. The youngest is 11 years old and the oldest is over 60 years old, although most of his students are between 14 and 19 years old. between.
Name: Roberto Escamilla Cisneros
Date of Birth: April 1, 1994
Place of birth: Cd. Juárez
Age: 27 years old
Height: 1.77 m
Weight: 93 kg
XXV Pan American Monterey 2020 Silver Medal (Naked Bow) in Bow and Arrow Mode