Peter Mosby was set to compete in the Rancho Cucamonga regional in May, but an back surgery forced him to pass. Mosby, a principal at Hinkley High School, competed in last year’s Total Outdoorsman Challenge finals, finishing tied for ninth place with Brian Cramer, and he was looking forward to improving his ranking this year. “I was a wildcard last year,” says Mosby. “And I had never competed in anything like this before, so I knew I could do better this year.”
Four weeks later, Mosby, feeling 35 percent better, mentioned to his wife that there was a qualifier and regional in Grapevine, Texas. “I was depressed about not competing, and my wife just said: ‘Lets go to Texas.’ So we did.” Mosby flew through the morning qualifier, and found himself in a familiar situation: tied with Brian Cramer. This time, though, it was for first place at the regional, with both of them advancing on to the finals.
“Brian’s become one of my good friend because of the Total Outdoorsman, so I couldn’t have planned this any better,” says Mosby. Since the regional, he has been shooting, fishing, and swimming (last year, Mosby trained with the football team at his high school, but he’s had to change his training routine because of his surgery)--a lot of the time, competing against his 12-year-old son.
“I had a great time last year, but this year, I’m looking forward to winning,” says Mosby. “Since last year, I’ve been shooting clays, practicing archery, and fine-tuning my skills. I didn’t know what to expect last year, and now that I do, I’m ready.”
Editors note: Peter and his wife had their fourth baby, a little girl, last night, Sept. 2.-- Congratulations to the Mosby Family!