PORT TOWNSEND — Like Legolas in “Lord of the Rings,” Josiah Brown can raise his bow and send an arrow flying straight to its target.
In fact, Brown can hit a ring — the Lifesaver candy kind — with an arrow at 45 feet.
“I haven’t missed yet,” Josiah said.
Josiah, his brother Caleb and Simon Rowe impressed crowds last weekend at the Jefferson County Fair with exhibitions of their archery shooting skills.
But equally impressive was the display of trophies in the state, regional and national field archery championships the three Marrowstone Island youths won in their first year of competition.
“They all did very well,” said Angie McCubbins.
“They were willing to put in the time and worked hard. They also had fun.”
It was McCubbins and her husband, Frank, who encouraged the boys to enter competitive shooting.
Now living on Dabob Bay near Quilcene, both are national field archery champions.
————————————-The rest of this story appears in Wednesday’s Peninsula Daily News.