Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Mogadore, OH.  TenPoint Crossbows’ CEO & Chairman Rick Bednar has been named one of the 25 most influention people in the hunting and fishing industry by Outdoor Life.
The Outdoor Life 25, now in its fourth year, recognizes men and women who have had a significant positive impact on hunting and fishing, moving the sports forward and making them more enjoyable.

“The Outdoor Life 25 is one of the highest honors our magazine bestows,” said Todd Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Outdoor Life. “We look for people whose work has had a real and lasting effect on the outdoor community, and this year’s list of honorees is an unbelievable example of the innovation, hard work, and good deeds that are taking place in the world of hunting and fishing. The contributions of this group are immeasurable and we’re proud to honor their work.”

In recognizing Bednar, Outdoor Life focuses on his leadership and contributions he has made to the crossbow industry, stating, "Largely thanks to Bednar's innovations, the crossbow industry has boomed recently, with more states (and sportsmen) recognizing the crossbow as a legitimate hunting tool."

“I’m happy to receive this honor on behalf of my entire staff.  It’s not possible to run a successful company without great people working together to make good things happen,” Bednar said. “My father, who was a part of all this for so many years, would have been elated.”

This year's honorees will be highlighted in the magazine's December-January issue.  For a complete list of the honorees please visit

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