Lisa Buscombe

Lisa Buscombe (née Bertoncini) won gold medals at the 1984 World Field Archery Championships and the 1985 World Games. She also won silver in the women’s freestyle event at the 1986 World Field Archery Championships. 

Buscombe started competing in archery as a student at Mohawk College in 1975, twice winning the Ontario Collegiate Athletic Association (OCAA) gold medals in both the team and individual events in 1977 and 1978. From 1983-85, she captured numerous provincial and Canadian titles. At the 1999 Pan American Games Buscombe served as an assistant for the Canadian archery team. 

While competing for Mohawk College, Buscombe was named the athlete of the year twice and awarded the Dr. Sam Mitminger Award for her performance in athletics and academics in her graduating year. In 1985, Buscombe was inducted into the Brampton Sports Hall of Fame, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame. In 1989 she was the first athlete inducted into the Mohawk College Hall of Fame, and in 2003, she was inducted into the OCAA Sports Hall of Fame.