There was a request by Jon Lewis to hear from the European recurvers and I think that would be very apropos down the line a little. Being that I get to call out the next recurver, I think it only fitting to hear from the man who , I feel, put the trad class on the map as far as Nfaa archery is concerned. He has been " the man " for many years with both Outdoor and indoor national championships and gold and silver medals in World fita field championshjips. I feel he has set the standard very high and, by doing so, has caused others to want to up their games. Demmer, Martin, and Wesbrock are just a few of the names that come to mind of archers who have raised their games to world class shooting as a result of Alans influence. Alan, let's hear your story.