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Wellington, Mo., archer clinches spot in 2016 Summer Olympics

Zach Garrett, wearing his lucky Royals hat, finished second in the USA Archery trials process and qualified for the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Garrett, 21, is from Wellington, Mo., population 812, and was introduced to the sport as a 4-year-old. While his family is thrilled for him, the analytic archer already has his sites set on medals in Rio.

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