East Helena teen first Montanan to make USA Archery Regional Elite Development team

East Helena’s 14-year-old Tobey Peck is shooting for the stars with a purple and green compound bow in her hand.

Peck is the first youth and only female from Montana to make the USA Archery Regional Elite Development (RED) team.

“We have a picture of my wife carrying (Tobey) when (Tobey) was about 4 weeks old shooting archery down in Arizona,” said Brad Peck, Tobey’s father. “I didn’t know five years ago this is where (Tobey’s shooting) was going to end up.”

The RED team consists of six teams throughout the United States divided into East, Southeast, South, North, Southwest and West. The West Team is made up of Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Washington, Idaho, New Mexico, Oregon and Montana. Each team has 12 male and female archers ages 14-17.

Tobey Peck practices at the Davis Gulch archery range in Helena last week. Peck is the first youth and only female from Montana to make the USA Archery Regional Elite Development (RED) team.

THOM BRIDGE, Independent Record

“You meet a lot of new people through (archery competitions),” Peck said. “My best friend is in Texas

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