Janis Grellner first picked up a bow at 37 years old at an outdoor camp that taught women Dutch oven cooking, kayaking, pistol and rifle shooting and archery on Boy Scout campgrounds in Potosi, Missouri. “Because a lot of women when you learn a sport pretty much dominated by men, you want to learn from other women involved in the sport,” Grellner said. “So having an environment that had people who would be able to help teach that was very beneficial to a lot of women there.” Over the next two decades, she won dozens more state and regional competitions; achieved a United States Archery Team national ranking in recurve; and attended the Olympic Trials twice, in 2011 and 2015. Now, Grellner, 57, dominates the USA Archery Women’s master’s division for archers aged 50 and up. She has won first in five out the past six years in the division, only missing last year because of the pandemic. As she still competes, Grellner has become the mentor for the next generation of archers, training them from her range in her Linn, Missouri.