Taking up archery was never in Cedar Bartos' plans.
"My parents signed me up without even telling me," Bartos said. "So they told me to go down there and try a couple classes. I didn't really know anything about archery."
Five years later it seems her parents idea was right on target.
"It turned out very good," Bartos said. "I liked it from the very start."
Cedar is an apprentice at the Yankton Archery Complex. She is one of six skilled girls selected to compete in tournaments, teach others in summer programs, and volunteer at the complex.
"For me, It's pretty much my life," Bartos said. "I work here, and I volunteer here. I shoot here every single day."
"My goal in archery is to go as far into this as long as I possibly can," apprentice Kendra Hunhoff said. "I'm not going to stop until Olympic gold."
Come the end of the month the apprentices eyes will be glues to TV set, watching their role models compete in London at the Summer Olympics.
"To think that they started out like you, It just makes it more realistic," Bartos said.
These girls are very talented racking up wins across the country. For them the trophies are nice, but they have their eyes on Olympic gold.