Kristin Madeleine Braun

 
 
Born in coastal Rancho Palos Verdes, Kristin Madeleine Braun shot her first arrow on her tenth birthday. She began shooting competitively a few years later and since then the Olympics have always been on her mind. After attending the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California (USC) for one week in the fall of 2008, she decided to put her education on hold to become a Resident Athlete at the US Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California and pursue that gold medal at the 2012 Olympics. Talented even as a junior shooter, she immediately established herself as a top competitor in local, state, and national championship competitions, winning several State Indoor and Outdoor Championships. By 2005 she was ranked 3rd in the United States in her Junior Olympic Archery Division and had captured 7 California State records, 4 of which she still holds.


Throughout the 2009 competition season Kristin Madeleine emerged as a formidable US challenger, placing within the top three at nearly every nationally ranking tournament, including the New Jersey Gold Cup, the US Indoor National Championships, and the US World Team Trials in Conyers, Georgia. That May, she had the opportunity to make her Archery World Cup debut in Porec, Croatia where after the ranking round she came from behind to finish in 10th place. As a member of the USA World Team, she traveled to Ulsan, Korea early this Fall to represent the United States of America in the biennial World Archery Championships.


2010 was another successful year for her, when she took Gold in several national events and Silver and Bronze medals in many others. A high point in her year was setting a new national record in the mixed team event with teammate Jacob Wukie at the Florida Gator Cup, that October.


Aside from Olympic Gold, her main goal in Archery is to revitalize the sport’s image. Her ability to portray sport and the athlete with artistry lends her a unique perspective and attitude towards the ancient sport of archery. Rather than an activity for hunting, or a back woods, archery is contemporary, beautiful, and sophisticated.

 

Results


2011


US World Cup Team member


bronzeworld indoor archery shoot off

gold         arizona cup team round

bronze       SoCal shootout mixed team event



2010


US World Cup Team member


goldtexas shootout*

south dakota cup*

SoCal Showdown team round

gator cup team round

silverUS indoor joad national championship*

gator cup mixed team event

bronzegator cup*

world archery festival

easton cup


Broke national record: mixed team event


overall 3rd place national ranking


U.S.olympic training center “athlete of the month” November



                   2009


US World Team member


silvernew jersey gold cup*

cal state championship

easton cup

bronzeUS indoor national championship*

texas shootout*

baja grand prix olympic round

baja grand prix FITA

baja grand prix 60m distance

baja grand prix 30m distance

team goldbaja grand prix

texas shootout

US open international OR

arizona cup


10th placeworld cup stage II †


8th placearizona cup †


overall 4th place ranking


U.S.olympic training center "athlete of the month"  March


                                                                *   US ranking event

                                                             †    world ranking event

“Archery needs a fresh take. I am that new take. I want to revitalize the image of archery in people’s minds. Archery is beautiful, and elegant, and full of the immediacy and creativity that stirs the imagination, and I can to exemplify that in my work and the way I share it with others “ April 2011