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Tenpoint Crossbows

In January of 2014, TenPoint Crossbow Technologies entered its 20th year in business, but its evolution began with the upbringing of its Chairman, CEO, and President, Richard L. (Rick) Bednar.  Rick’s association with archery and the archery industry goes back to his youth when his parents, Archery Hall of Famer, Bill Bednar, and his wife, Edith, founded Portage Archery Center in Suffield, OH.  Rick and his sisters, Cindy and Joanna, who work for TenPoint as well, grew up in an apartment adjoining the pro shop building.  That shop still operates today as Hunter’s Outlet Archery Center, a Division of TenPoint Crossbow Technologies. As he grew up immersed in the family’s business, his father, Bill, also coached him as an elite tournament archer. Competing at the highest collegiate, national, and international levels, he traveled the world as a member of the USA Pan Am, World Target and World Field Archery teams; qualified for the 1976 Olympic Team; and won the NCAA Championship three-times at The University of Akron.  Both his retail and competition background nurtured a strong interest in and appreciation for bow design, performance, and engineering. Under Rick’s direction, TenPoint secured its first patents in 1995 for a bow-to-barrel sound dampening system called the VibraCush and a dry-fire prevention mechanism called the Dry-Fire-Inhibitor.  Since then, the company has secured 29 additional U.S. and 2 Canadian patents with at least 19 more patents currently pending.  No other company in the industry has a record of technological achievement that can compare.

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