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Waiting Child: Hitting bulls' eyes with Demetrius
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — Scott Keck at Archery Outpost on South Mingo knows a thing or two about teaching archery. That's where 16-year-old Demetrius got his first lesson.
Demetrius had a number of successful shots, but soon realized archery was more difficult than he thought it would be.
"It's hard, tiring, got sweaty a little bit for the first time. I thought it was easy but it was kind of hard," he said.
Hard yes, but Demetrius loves challenges and felt that after few months, he could start hitting bulls' eyes.
It's the same at school for Demetrius. Concentration is key and he knows what his weak points are. "Some subjects are easy like I don't pay attention, like English, reading or physical science. In math, I've really got to focus and study when I get home."
He, also, focuses on sports like track. Where his training includes tracking what he puts into his body. "My coaches tell us don't forget what you're eating this summer. Go outside and run. It got into my head a lot when I was younger so I'm always trying to make sure I eat the amount of carbs I need. "
Although, Demetrius is not doing a lot of running right now. A leg injury has slowed him down this summer. "I guess they said it had tendinitis and a little fractured, inflamed, bone spurs, so they got me a brace just to keep it locked."
He's locked in on what he wants with a family, and it starts with the basics. "It really doesn't matter, it's just how it's set up...if it's a good foundation then I'm fine with it."
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