Arizona Storytellers: Judi Adams

Published: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 10:15am
Updated: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 4:19pm
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Judi Adams, a businesswoman living in Phoenix.

KJZZ is partnering with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers project on the radio. Storytellers in Phoenix share their stories at live events in town. Some of the stories are about living here, some are not.

In 1980, Judi Adams made the U.S. Olympic Archery team. But the 1980 boycott of the Moscow games shattered Judi’s dream of competing at the games. Four years later, she choked at the trials and didn’t make the team. And after failing to make the teams in 1988 and 1992, Judi retired to have a baby.

The following year she decided to try one more time to compete in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. Finally, 16 years after her first try, Judi made the Olympic Archery team for the second time.

Judi Adams is now a businesswoman living in Phoenix.

The next storytelling event is Monday, August 8 at Valley Bar in Downtown Phoenix. To learn more about the Arizona Storytellers project or how to tell your own story, visit

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