Rick Hansen Secondary School has an archery team. They almost all shoot with wooden bows. Who does that? Didn't anyone tell them it's crazy? They'll never be able to reach their full potential that way.
Cue the stirring music. "I'm gonna prove 'em all wrong." says Raminder.
Rob and Fern and I shared a target with this moxy-filled teen at this month's OCCS tourney. He was putting us to shame but I was rooting for him because I'm giving up my woodie to become a metalhead soon, with notable chagrin.
Throw in a training montage aaand here it is: the big showdown, at the Region of Peel Secondary School Athletic.. aw, that'll never fly in Hollywood. We'll call it the Battle of the Bows. They were facing Streetsville, the winningest team with the shiniest hair and the most toothsome smiles and ALL. METAL. BOWS. Oooh.
Do they all win in the end? What do you think this is: Straight-to-video? Yes, the girls blew Streetsville out of the water but when the guys were on the line, things got tense. They gave the Streetsville team a solid run for their money. At the half, one go-getter was even ahead of their entire gang. Alas, the other guys took the prize.
But can you win all the time? NO! Did they give it their best? YES! And are two guys - Max and Ram - in the top 6 with wooden bows? And two girls in the top 6, too - Minaram and Phyllis (with her homemade stabilizer)? You better believe they ARE.
Time for Raminder's close-up: "I think we've pretty much proved that the shooter makes the difference, not the equipment!"
Roll the credits.
But wait! I DID save this little stinger for the end of the credits: One unassuming kid steps up with a cheap plastic bow. He blows away everybody in his class. By almost 100 points.