1911 - 1991
Born in Osage, Iowa
on November 19, 1911, Rube retired from the United States Navy as Chief
Master-at-Arms. He began shooting barebow with the straight end
long-bow made of Osage orange, lemonwood or yew wood and linen thread
strings while stationed in Jacksonville,
Rube moved to
in 1949, changed his style of shooting and won the 1951 N.F.A.A.
Freestyle Championship in Watkins Glenn,
using an "unorthodox high anchor" and a "high wrist."
(Later to be
known as the
He shot a 70", 52-53 lb. bow and a 31-1/2" arrow.
Rube spent countless hours working with city officials, citizens and
archers in the
area promoting archery, creating ranges and helping clubs. A straight
talking individual, he has contributed much to California Archery.
Notes of Interest
Archery in 1947 While Serving in
U. S. Navy
Field Archery Association Championships, 1951 thru 1956
Unorthodox High Anchor and High Wrist Method
Records in Field, Hunter, Broadhead, Animal, and Aggregate
of the Year” in 1955
Life Member of
the NFAA, San Diego Archers, Chula Vista Archers
Much to California
Archery, Promoting the Sport, Creating Ranges, and Assisting Clubs
Joe Rusinek and Rube Powell
at 1973 Induction
Rube with Ann Weber Hoyt 1950's