In Spring 2016 Ethan graduated from the University of Central Arkansas Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies.  He began his freshman year at the Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, TX, Fall 2016.

Ethan has always had a strong personality and a fire for leadership, innovation and creativity.  
  • First invention, a fishing lure retriever, won 2nd place in the Nation, was at the young age of 7
  • Received a U.S. Patent in December 2012 for his violin Short-Bow he invented at the age of 17
  • Business plan for the Short-Bow won him the Arkansas Governor's Cup $10,000 Placement April 2016
  • Published a book in 2016 called ZERO TO A THOUSAND
  • Launched his own company Erwin Innovations LLC with flagship brands the Short-Bow and Southbound Down
  • Treasurer for college Fraternity Sigma Tau Gamma Sigma Chapter
  • 11 year classically trained violinist & 5 years of experience teaching violin students
  • Performed all over the state of Arkansas at churches, pageants, and community events.
  • Arkansas Democrat Gazette designated him as one of "Top 20 to Watch in 2013" for his inventions
  • Featured on Baylor's Dental School publication cover as a 1st year Dental Student - READ HERE
Ethan's extensive training, natural curiosity and ability to invent and conceptualize will continue to surprise those around him.

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July 18, 2016 

Ethan Erwin, a freshman at the Baylor College of Dentistry has used his love of the violin and his passion for innovation to radically change how the violin is played. At the age of 17, he patented a violin bow less than twelve inches in length that fits in the palm of one’s hand and allows the instrument to be moved from the shoulder to an abdomen-centered position similar to that of a guitar. The new product is branded as The Short-Bow. 

“This bow is not meant to replace the traditional bow, but rather to compliment an instrument that is already beautiful,” adds the bows inventor. Unique advantages include the ability to more easily sing and play, more bow control in quick, choppy passages, and a more relaxed posture that has allowed disabled musicians to keep at their musical passion. 

Ethan won the Arkansas Governor’s Cup Business Plan Competition through the Arkansas Reynold’s Foundation that allowed him to start a business manufacturing his Short-Bows. He partnered with his sister, Susan Erwin, who is an international touring artist. Utilizing the musical knowledge of both of them, Ethan and his sister have been extremely successful manufacturing and promoting their products. They utilize a 3D printer to print the bows in plastic as well as wood. 3D printer filament comprised of wood and polylactic acid has allowed the seemingly impossible to be possible: wooden 3D prints that have all of the characteristics of real wood. Beyond the short bow, consumer requests of other innovative products including a capo designed for the violin and a 3D printed mute have been added to their product line up. More on their business can be found at www.short-bow.com.

Visit Short-Bow.com for official website.

Launched Erwin Innovations, LLC - June 2016 

Ethan has launched Erwin Innovations, LLC with his sister and business partner Susan Erwin.  

Erwin Innovations includes all innovations they have made and wraps the family and business partnership together.  With the launch of the Short-Bow product Ethan invented and many more products to be announced, the long term mission is to continue to grow our synergy and momentum while providing quality products in our unique creative niches.  

Stay tuned for Erwin Innovations company website launch for more info.


Ethan Erwin is graduating Summa Cum Laude from the Honors College at the University of Central Arkansas this Spring.  He won the Arkansas Governor's cup April 19, 2016 for his US Patented invention on the violin short bow he invented at the age of 17.  He has developed the business plan during college. Not only did he win over $10,000 but he has also been accepted and will attend Baylor School of Dentistry starting this Fall 2016 in Dallas, TX.


Over the last few years, the art of Long Distance Shooting has captivated my attention. I recently decided to compile the knowledge that I have gained regarding rifle harmonics, hand loading, long range vertical ballistics and long range horizontal (wind) ballistics. 

This book contains the methods that I have used to shoot and hunt effectively to one thousand yards and beyond. The book can be purchased on Amazon and Kindle. 

CLICK HERE and it will take you directly to Kindle where it can be purchased for $2.99