Mar 31, 2023
Charles Langston Inducted into the NFAA Hall of Fame
Charlie was a true ambassador for the sport of archery, and the NFAA is proud to posthumously induct him into the NFAA Hall of Fame.
If you were to ask most NFAA archers who competed at a national level in the 1980’s, it would be difficult to find anyone who had not heard of Charles “Charlie” Langston.
Charlie bow hunted for many years before trying field archery in 1978. After finishing 2nd at the Texas Field Archery Association (TFAA) state tournament that year, he was hooked. From 1978-1989, Charlie won an astounding 8 national championships. He set 6 TFAA records for BHFSL and FSL, 5 of which are still standing. At one time, he held all the NFAA national records for Pro BHFSL and BHFSL. Charlie’s past achievements include 12 state championships, 17 Sectional Championships, 8 NFAA National Championships, 1 IFAA Championship, and 3 Fresno Safari Championships. Despite all of these accomplishments, Charlie was always a very humble individual who felt the greatest compliment he had ever received was to be called by his first name by the late archery legend Fred Bear.
Many people remember Charlie for the countless new archers that he introduced to the sport. Charlie most treasured the camaraderie he found with other archers, and found many close friends within the sport. He enjoyed the precision and challenge of bow hunting, and was able to harvest many elk, bear, mule deer, and whitetail deer throughout his life.
Charlie was a Navy veteran and was in the logging business most of his life. He would cut logs with a chainsaw from sunrise to early afternoon, and then go home and shoot his bow into the night. When he wasn’t bow hunting, he loved to go fishing and spend as much time as possible in the great outdoors. Charlie passed away in 2003 and is buried in Houston National Cemetery.
Charles Langston was a true ambassador for the sport of archery, and the NFAA is proud to posthumously induct him into the NFAA Hall of Fame.