A Border bowman has finished on target to notch up his second consecutive archery title in Shellharbour.
Dan Torocsik of the Twin City Bowmen Club finished first in the recurve division at the annual two-day event, competing against archers from across NSW.
But the victory didn't come easily for Mr Torocsik as he battled the elements in the coastal town.
"It was fairly challenging weather conditions for shooting a traditional bow," he said.
"We had anywhere between 20ml and 40ml of rain on Saturday and close to 15ml on the Sunday."
Remaining calm and focused saw him keep a steady hand.
"I just stayed focused on every target and tried to stay as consistent as possible," he said.
"Just sticking to my shot routine."
Mr Torocsik first picked up a bow and arrow when he was just 10-years-old under the watchful eyes of his father and uncles.
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He's now been shooting arrows for close to 30 years and has no plans to stop.
"I just haven't looked back, I've always carried that excitement with me," he said.
"Ever since I was a little boy dad taught me how to fletch up arrows.
"It just ignited a bit of a fire within me.
"It's a real passion of mine and something that I thoroughly enjoy."
The teacher at Culcairn's Billabong High School also has a passion for art and has managed to combine his two loves into one.
Mr Torocsik has designed t-shirt prints for a US archery company, as well as having some of his cartoons published in Australian archery magazines.
The art teacher, often referred to as Mr T, admitted he usually downplays his success in the sport when questioned by his students.
"I don't often talk about it, but a few kids here and there will ask me about it," he said.
He said he's looking forward to competing in his favourite sport for years to come.
"Archery's one of those sports you can continue all throughout your life, which is something that I really love about it," he said.
"You can quite easily shoot until 60, 70 or 80 in many cases, unlike football and netball.
"It's such a relaxing sport."