Jace is currently 12 years old. He started racing motocross at the age of 4, and is entering his 9th year of racing dirt bikes. However 2020 will be the first year that Jace will not race for a year end championship, as his full focus is now on archery. He basically grew up at motocross tracks thanks to his older brother Fin who raced pretty much every single weekend, sometimes up to 4 different events in a given weekend. Jace was better than average racing for a few years winning series championships in motocross, flat track and off-road racing.
At the age of 5 Jace shot a bow for the first time. He liked it, but it was just something to do for fun when we didn't have a dirt bike race to go to. At the age of 8 Jace and his brother took archery in 4H Shooting Sports, and it kept his interest enough that at the age of 9 he got his first real compound bow (Bear Apprentice 2). A month later in 2017 Jace competed in the Ohio Archers Association (Ohio NFAA Series) and finished 3rd in the shooter of the year in the 11 and under male bow hunter class. During that first season of competitive archery after having watched a video of Matt Stutzman 'The Armless Archer', Jace then decided that he wanted to become the best archer in the world.
In 2019 Jace earned his first national podium, at the First Dakota Class in Yankton, SD; and earned another 2 national podiums that year. Now Jace travels all around Ohio, the U.S.A and Canada competing in archery tournaments. In order for Jace to compete like he does, it takes some serious dedication on Jace's part and financial support from sponsors and supporters. Jace does physical fitness workouts Monday - Friday to get stronger and to avoid injury, he keeps his grades up having made the Honor Roll every grading period since 2018-Q1, he flings a LOT of arrows in practice, understands and works on his own equipment (with help at times) and this year has started to put a higher level of focus on his mental game. He knows the only way he will be able to compete at the level that he wants to, is if he puts in the work to do it.
Also to show how much Jace wants to compete at the highest level, he started up 2 businesses to help fund his goals; JaceCaps.com and Jace Walters Raking And MORE! At JaceCaps.com Jace makes replacement valve stem replacements (dice and .40 S&W Shell Casings) and archery target pins; and Jace Walters Raking And MORE! is a landscaping company that Jace started up.