Archery Team

Wyonna Wilson

My name is Wyonna Wilson, I am originally from Phoenix, Arizona but I grew up on the Navajo Reservation. I started attending Navajo Technical University back when it was known as Navajo Technical College. During my years at Navajo Tech, I have obtained my Associates Degree as well as my Certificate. I have been pursuing my Bachelor’s Degree and I am three years into the program, the school became a university and my program changed their layout and courses. This set me back a few years since I was substituting move of my remaining classes. To help get through the stress I first began sports with starting a wrestling club. That lasted a year and to follow that I joined Cross-County. I completed my four-year collegiate running career. Wanting to stay active I joined archery. I am currently in my second year of archery. Wrestling and cross-country helped to keep my stress levels low and the competition side of the sport made me work hard to have the best grades I know I could get. However, that was not the same with archery. In archery my coached talked about mental focus and having determination. Not just that but to believe in yourself. I took my new training and applied that to my studies, life and the sporty. Making this change, I started to struggle. I find myself wanting to understand more of my topics as opposed to just getting the right answers. This new skill, I am applying to my career search now. I found that I have an interest to work in a machine shop and top be a designer. I have been given an opportunity to apply that intel within their manufacturing branch. I would like to thank Navajo Tech, as well as my coaches for all that I have learned and it wasn’t for the teachings, I may have settled on a different path


Nilsson Wood

I am Nilsson Wood my clans are towering house people born for the mountain cove clan. My Cheii is Dakota Stone and my Nali is Salt Clan. I am in my 4th semester at Navajo Technical University registered as a dual-major in the Electrical Trades Certificate Program and the Associates in Energy Systems. I’ve been on the Dean’s List through the Spring/Fall 2018 Semesters. I’ve been on the NTU Collegiate team for 3 semesters. My hobbies include being outdoors, fishing, 4x4 mudding, fixing cars and studying my courses. I plan to be a student for another year and a half. In that time, I hope to accomplish and establish much more – may it be studying more or developing leadership skills all the way to earning a team championship with NTU’s Collegiate Archery Team (Shout out to the 12 shot archery club, the Skills USA Club, and good luck to each of NTU’s Students) and when the school is over I hope to accomplish much more stay positive and progressive.


Ryan Yazzie

My name is Ryan Yazzie. Maternal Clan is The Water Flows Together, Paternal Clan is Metal People, Acheii Clan is Salt People and Nali Clan is unknown. My hometown is Crownpoint, NM and I am majoring in Information Technology. My plan is to receive my assiocates and continue at Navajo Technical Univeristy to receive my Bachelor’s. I chose information Technology because in the present they rely on technology, no more filling out papers. I graduated from Wingate High School.



Raylan Tallsalt

Ya’at’eeh, My name is Raylan Tallsalt. I am originally from Holbrooke, AZ. My Clans are Naakai Dine, Naasht’ezhi, Chishi, and Tl’aashchi’i. I am currently studying to be a Chemical Engineering to pursue a professional career in the Pharmaceutical industry or any high level position that would direct me to help people. My favorite hobbies are gaming, amateur guitarist, and Archery. I love to be in the outdoors which would make sense because I would follow my grandfather around from the ranch to the cornfield when I was little, which would lead to me getting my bow from my mother. The big factor would be the support from my whole family (and a bunch of Rambo movies). I would have not been able to learn about this great sport, necessity and connection with my surroundings from the plants to the animals then the environment but most of all, for Martin Perry for being a miraculous mentor and any other archer’s by my side and for others for passing on the knowledge, tradition and safety.



Franco Begaye

Hi, my name is Franco Begaye, I am t’ahneezahnii; Born for Nakkai Dine’e. My paternal clan is Kintl’ichiinii and my maternal clan is tl’ogi. I was born in Gallup, NM and was raise in Torreon, NM. Torreon is located in the eastern agency right on the borderline between Navajo Nation and Albuquerque. The high school I attended was Cuba Independent School for all four years until I graduated with my Diploma. I am currently seeking a dual major in my college courses. An A.A.S. degree in environmental science and natural resources and also a certificate program which is focused more on industrial maintenance engineering. My hobbies are comprised of hiking with my dog in the mountains when I have time; practicing my drawing, archery, also working on vehicles and constructing buildings with my father. I like to travel and spend time with family at social events such as pueblo feasts, pow wows, fairs and also attending ceremonies and participating in volunteering efforts for and around my community. This new experience and knowledge I’ll learn and gain will help me in my life by realizing and focusing on my foals more rather than getting frustrated when things get tough and unorganized by chaos and other disadvantages that may happen in my life time.



Nicole T. Wilson

Hometown: Holbrook, Arizona
Major: Early Childhood Multicultural Education

  • 1st Coyote Pass, Ma’ii deeshgiizhinii
  • 2nd Start of the Red Streak People Clan, Deeshchii’nii
  • 3rd The Towering House Clan, Kiyaa’aanii
  • 4th Tangle Clan, Ta’neeszahnii

Graduated from: Holbrook Seventh-Day Adventist Indian School
Parents: Herbert Sr & Juanita Wilson
Granparents: Paternal: Jo & Elizabeth Wilson from Nazlini, AZ
Maternal: Walter & Agnes Kinlicheenie from Lower Greasewood, AZ
I have 3 older sisters, 1 younger sister and 3 younger brothers. I have been in archery since fall of 2017. I attended the AIHEC competition and placed 2nd with team for NTU. I attended and competed in multiple competitions and enjoyed every experience and would like to thank G. LaFrance and my pass and present coach Henderson and Perry for their time and patience with me.



Shayna Secody

My name is Shayna Secody, my clans are Tlogi’ Dine’e, Kyaa’aanii, Kinlichiinii same as first one. I am a student at Navajo Technical University and going to school for AAS degree and my major is Automotive. Im going into Diesel Mechanic. I am from Kaibeto, Arizona, born and raised. My parents are Joann and Jimmie Secody. I am also in Archery, returning archer member also known as a Veteran shooter. My first time shooting a bow kinda sucked but learned alto though the semester. Met a lot of new people with different bows and also they gave me some tips and some secretes about the bows. How to handle a bow and relax my muscles. I would have to clear my mind and focus shooting thinking of this sport is just a job. Used to hit 7’s and 6’s or just missed the whole target. Now I hit X’s, 10’s and 9’s and I would say that I can lead the team and become a professional shooter. That is a good thing for me and a good to anyone who would see me shoot in tournaments and in any outdoor/indoor competitions. I am glad to be taught in this type of way be my coaches, coach Henderson and the most thankful for coach Perry. This is my bio for this year and last year in this school. What I want to get out of archery would be techniques, tips, achieved through the years, experienced by the best coaches everywhere I go. I hope to get level 1 certification and also to teach others older and younger ones. I am hoping to buy my own bow and keep going with my archery and I am happy that I had this experience.



Jeremy Naize

My name is Jeremy Naize. I am born for the Tsenabahitnii (Sleeping Rock People) Clan and Tl’aaschi’l (The Red Bottom) Clan. When I was a child I remember a time my father and I used to shoot arrows. I was drawn to the bow and arrow since then. Since I joined the team I learned about the different parts of the bow, how to shoot and different work outs to build muscle. My hobbies, I like to play golf, play music and go to school. My major here at NTU is IT. Its been about six years since school. This is my second attempt and this time it is different because I know now that a degree will land me better opportunities. I know now how to manage my time and not to procrastinate. Me being on this team I am going to learn how to be a leader, compete and make my school proud.



Eric Holiday

Age: 30 years old
Navajo: Ta’chi’nii and Ashii’ni born for Hawaiian
Major: Construction Technology
Hobbies: Running, weight lifting, Art, Playing guitar, being outdoors
I chose NTU because I’ve lived out of state for 20 years up until 2016. So I didn’t now much about my Navajo side. I enjoy archery because it has taught me to focus and most important patience, not just in archery but outside school as well. My plans are to own my own contracting business within 5 to 10 years after I’ve completed school and build my own cabin away from the city. This is where NTU comes in. I will take these teachings I’ve acquired to build the structures I need and use archery to hunt.

“I believe we as humans have become so dependent on money to get us what we need, that we’ve forgotten how to live if there wasn’t many there to provide for us.”



Martin Perry

My name is Martin Perry, Todich’ii’nii, born for Kin’liichii nii. I am from Crownpoint, NM. I am the Archery Coach for NTU. This is my second year as the archery coach. Being the coach here at NTU has brought my experiences to a new level. I have also grown and learned from my students. I do my best to teach and make sure that my archery students are well aware of their techniques and styles of shooting. I enjoy the environment and sentiments of all my students. Aside from being the archery coach, I am also an entrepreneur in the jewelry business.

Skyhawk Athletics

NTU teams have goals to place in their conference, regional, and national championships in a variety of sports. Winning teams have become a tradition at NTU in both men’s and women’s sports. Community support for intercollegiate athletics at NTU has been outstanding. The caliber of coaching, the quality of uniforms and equipment, the training and medical facilities, and the opportunity to play against good competition are superior. NTU Athletic Programs aspire to the highest level of intercollegiate competition, sportsmanship and academic excellence through the University mission.

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