Fred Hockett, of Yukon, was inducted into the 2017 Class of the Oklahoma Archery Hall of Fame on Nov. 4.
Hockett is an avid hunter and archery competitor. He is the Oklahoma Director for the National Field Archery Association and has served that position for four years. Hockett is a member of Arrowhead Archery, where he is a staff shooter and has helped with the Wiz Kids Camps at Crystal Lake in Oklahoma City.
The Yukon resident has a lifetime membership in the Trosper Archery Club, where he has taught USA Archery and NFAA Level 1 and 2. He is also a member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Federation and the National Rifle Association.
Hockett began to shoot competitively in 2002 when he was talked into competing in a 3D shoot by his friend Mike Atwell.
Since he began shooting competitively, Hockett has won championships in the OSAA Senior, Silver Senior and Master Senior divisions. He holds several state records for field, hunter, animal and total score in Master Senior Class. Hockett has won 52 total state championships.
Hockett has scored first, second and third-place at the Southern Sectionals and placed second and third at the State Games of America. He has won several other championships at the Sooner State Games and Oklahoma Senior Olympics.
Hockett said he is, “Very honored to be included in the Oklahoma Archery Hall of Fame with many other skilled archers.”