The first Illinois Scholastic 3D Archery (S3DA) Regional tournament of 2017 was held March 19th at Southern Illinois S3DA. Southern Illinois S3DA is located at 404 CR 1125E, New Haven, IL.
There were 7 S3DA clubs represented. Havana Outdoors, Southern Illinois S3DA, Wabash Bowhunters, Edwards County School, NCOE School, Gallatin County School and Hardin County School.
95 kids signed up to shoot and 85 score cards were turned in
Elementary Fixed Pins Female
Aly Williams 141 Edwards County
Paige Mosson 94 Edwards County
Bella Hall 82 NCOE
Brooklyn Campbell 15 NCOE
Lyla Bolin 10 NCOE
Lily Sanders 10 NCOE
Brooklyn Price 5 NCOE
Elementary Fixed Pins Male
Wyatt Landingham 196 Edwards County
Collin Monroe 196 Gallatin County
Grant Jackson 184 Gallatin County
Jacob Weber 174 Edwards County
Deegan Bearden 168 Edwards County
Blake Landingham 167 Edwards County
Maverick Moore 160 Edwards County
Ian McFarland 141 Edwards County
Kade Bond 136 NCOE
Rylee Richards 134 Edwards County
Noah Michels 134 Edwards County
Sawyer Woodrow 132 Southern Illinois S3DA
Aden Carney 131 Gallatin County
Cameron Pollard 125 NCOE
Riley Pearce 110 NCOE
Asa Cannon 106 NCOE
Grayson Wilson 104 Edwards County
Jett Hicks 97 Edwards County
Colton Delong 89 NCOE
Zeke Baumgaurt 78 NCOE
Logan Price 66 NCOE
Conner Graves 58 NCOE
Owen Russell 38 NCOE
Joshua Walters 38 NCOE
Matthew Walters 33 NCOE
Kamden Myatt 31 NCOE
Elementary Traditional Male
Wyatt Wells 82 NCOE
Elementary Open Male
Hayden Sauls 136 NCOE
Middle Fixed Pins Female
Alexis Johnson 144 Havana Outdoors
Zepplyn Fiala 135 NCOE
Bree Vollman 66 NCOE
Jerzi Sharp 64 NCOE
Haley Lange 63 NCOE
Middle Fixed Pins Male
Peyton Fallen 180 Edwards County
Ethan Wyatt 166 NCOE
Layne Whitley 163 Southern Illinois S3DA
Blake Brown 159 Gallatin County
Nathaniel Wilson 152 NCOE
Cole Roberson 127 NCOE
Sean Neal 123 NCOE
Conner Chappelle 112 NCOE
Morgan Pearce 108 NCOE
Krizten Arnold 103 Edwards County
Patrick Dilley 85 Edwards County
Tyler Woods 0 NCOE
Middle Open Male
Nate Garner 157 Southern Illinois S3DA
Middle Traditional Male
Colter Rister 116 NCOE
High Fixed Pins Female
Adriana Armstrong 202 Hardin County
Kassi Ketten 158 Hardin County
Krista Stanford 151 Hardin County
Kinzey Woodrow 137 NCOE
Alex Wallace 127 Hardin County
Jalyn Sharp 126 NCOE
Emily Dilley 105 Edwards County
High Fixed Pins Male
Kenny Raigner 214 Wabash Bowhunters
Audie Goebel 194 Gallatin County
Hunter Horton 191 Edwards County
Austin Marler 188 Hardin County
Rayce Messman 187 Edwards County
Brayden Winters 185 Hardin County
Sean Lane 182 Hardin County
Bailey Sneed 181 Hardin County
Joe Orman 179 Hardin County
Isaiah Conkle 176 Hardin County
Drake Scherrer 175 Gallatin County
CJ Schroeder 169 Southern Illinois S3DA
Lincoln Moore 167 Gallatin County
Ty Lane 163 NCOE
Tyler Stanford 151 Hardin County
Wil Henson 151 Gallatin County
Sam Malone 143 Edwards County
Grant Bosaw 130 Gallatin County
Ryder Flener 130 Hardin County
Michael Phillips 126 Hardin County
Logan Arnett 124 Gallatin County
Seth Cannon 88 NCOE
Gage Winters 40 Hardin County
High Open Male
David Johnson Jr 185 Havana Outdoors
The Team Honors for the Southern Illinois S3DA Regional went to:
Elementary School Team Honors Edwards County
Middle School Team Honors NCOE
High School Team Honors Hardin County
“This was a huge success. I was very surprised at the number of students that came out to shoot in this tournament. Last year the first Regional Tournament in Illinois consisted of 20 kids. With 85 kids at the first Regional of 2017, I can’t wait to see what the rest of the 2017 3D season brings. I want to thank all the kids and their parents for allowing me to be a part of this experience with them. I also want to thank the coaches that volunteer their time to help these young people in the field of archery.” Ricky Sauls, Illinois S3DA State Coordinator.
Scholastic 3D Archery is a non-profit organization that’s mission is to foster, educate and guide youth in the area of 3D, indoor and outdoor target archery. The program is entirely after school and it allows students the opportunity to learn about and grow their archery abilities in a safe and educational environment. Students compete in 3D archery tournaments across the state and country. Students also have a chance to earn college scholarships for their athletic performance. Scholastic 3D Archery has partnered with US Collegiate Archery Association to increase student exposure to existing college archery programs. S3DA has also partnered with the Pope & Young Club to develop the Clear Path Initiative to Bowhunting. This initiative teaches all S3DA students and coaches about safe and ethical bowhunting techniques and wildlife conservation. For more information, please visit us at www.s3da.org.
On Friday, March 17, the Duke Energy Center located in Cincinnati, Ohio was buzzing with nearly 500 young archers competing in the 2017 S3DA Indoor National Championship. Archers from more than 16 different states including Florida and New York along with parents, grandparents and friends started pouring into the convention center as early as 7:30am. At 8:30am the registration center, staffed with several volunteers, started handing out team packets filled with score cards and other important information. At the same time the doors to the competition hall were opened for competing archers and coaches to enter, set up their equipment and be ready for the start of practice rounds.
Inside the competition hall over 150 targets lined the long walls. Several well -known archery vendors were located in the center of the hall. Archers and spectators had the opportunity to put their hands on things as small as the latest peeps to the newest bows on today’s market. Amongst the booths another set of S3DA volunteers were handing out the 2017 Indoor National Championship t-shirts to each competing archer.
Bow Junky sponsored by Lancaster Archery was on hand early Friday morning during the National Tournament to take some great photos, outstanding videos and interview several of S3DA archers attending this event.
At 8:45am range officials met for a brief meeting with professional archer and Indiana State Coordinator Scott Starnes, to ensure that everyone understood their duties. Mathews pro staff shooters Dan and Emily McCarthy volunteered their day as range officials supporting the next generation of pro archers. Also found on the ranges to assist were head coach Chris Strebeck of the University of the Cumberlands and head coach Cody Kirby of Union College. These coaches along with the head coach from Kentucky Christian College handed out several scholarships to individual archers that placed during this event. They were also on hand to speak to any archer with interest in attending college. “It’s important that all of our S3DA archers understand that the opportunity to earn a scholarship or be a member of a collegiate team is open to more than just the archers that place in a competition,” stated West Virginia State Coordinator Jim Gibson.
At approximately 9:15am the ranges were clear, all range officials were in place, archers placed their target on their assigned bale and began their first practice rounds. At 10:30am the opening ceremony included a prayer lead by archer Grayson Thomas and the singing of the National Anthem by archer Natalie Cash. Shortly after, the whistle blew and competing archers stepped to the line for the first official round of the indoor championship.
During an interview with S3DA executive director Jennie Richardson Greg Poole of Bow Junky stated, “This building is huge and this place is packed with S3DA archers and families.” Jennie’s reply, “S3DA archers have outstanding support from family and friends. Statistics show that during our regional tournaments each archer had at least 4 supporters in attendance, state tournaments showed 3.1 and the National tournament shows 3.7 spectators per archer.” During the same interview Ms. Richardson was asked to explain a little about how S3DA got started and a little about the mission in mind. “We have partnered with ASA, NFAA and collegiate programs to bridge the gap. Our goal was to create a natural progression for young archers to provide them with a next step program and provide them with opportunities to attend college. With this program archers are free to choose a venue and their own equipment. So far is has worked beautifully.”
As the tournament progressed many archers began to relax from the overwhelming size of the competition space and number of fellow competing archers. Smiles started to appear and they began talking with not only members of their own team but also members of other teams. They could be heard discussing anything from the shots they had made to the venders they would visit when they finished and even the food they would eat after they finished their rounds. One spectator stated, “It is amazing how these kids support each other. They offer words of encouragement to others even if they aren’t on their team.”
After the tournament ended and the final rounds of shoot offs were completed. Archers, teams and spectators made their way to the awards room to anxiously await the final results. Those results unfolded as the following:
First place Female Elementary Pins went to Rebecca Heavener of the Bronze Bow Archers. She shot an amazing 149 with 17 x’s. Second Place went to Emma Britt of Attic Ramblers and third place to Georgia Kinsey of Covenant Ranch. Elementary Female Open National Champion was awarded to Morgan Rives of Backwoods Archery. She shot an amazing 150 with 30 x’s. Taylor Clevenger of Attica Ramblers and Sophia Thompson from Rock N Shot took home 2nd and 3rd place. Mary Jurus from Blue Grass Archery took home 1st place Elementary Female Traditional with a 127 with 2 x’s. L. Zaniricci of Motor City Archers and Emma Vicars from Center Shot Archery earned 2nd and 3rd place. Elliot Key of Lights Out Archery shot a score of 150 with 25x’s to earn 1st place in Elementary Male Fixed Pins. Wyatt Landingham of Edwards County took home 2nd place and Bently Boils of the Lake Cumberland Arrow Slingers took home 3rd. Elementary Male Open winners were Culli Cain of the FFA Eagles, Chase Vance of Hilltop Archers and Landon Cox of JC Nock High. Zach Phillpot of Impact Archery took home 1st place in Elementary Male Traditional and John Carter Matheson from ES Cornerstone earned 2nd place. Ethan Williams of Blue Grass Archery took home 1st place in the Elementary Olympic Recurve class.
Middle School winners included: Female Fixed Pins archers Sara Roark of Archery of Forney, Brianna Shofner of Blackhawk Archery and AK Warren of College View took home 1st-3rd. Middle School Open Female winners included Kate McDonald of Archery of Forney, Brittany Roark also of Archery of Forney and Sydney Sullenberger of Adventures Archery. Casey Kaufhold from Lancaster Archery, Alyssa Artz from Lancaster Archery and Brianna Laux of WMAC S3DA took home 1st-3rd in the middle school female recurve class. Middle School Traditional winners included Gracie Kaufman of Team ACUSA, Madeline Strain of Twenhofel and Kristina Taylor from Rock N Shot. Clay Dempsey from Blackhawk, Gavin Balance of Rock N Shot and Alex Austin from College View were awarded 1st-3rd for the middle school male pins class. Middle school male open winners all shot 150’s to place. Those winners included Brandon Bradfield of Team ACUSA, Harrison Milne of Pine Hill Prodigies and Nathan Scott from Archery of Forney. Middle school male recurve winners include Lian Smith of WMAC S3DA and Collin Montgomery of College View. Mason Hammons of Twenhofel, Brett Adams of Center Shot Archery and Wade Harrison from Attica Ramblers took home 1st-3rd in the middle school male traditional class.
High school winners include: Kennedy Swope of Split Arrow , Jaden Dunn of Rock N Shot and Hallie French of Apollo took home 1st-3rd place finishes in the high school fixed pins class. High school open female winners include Hala Skelton of Shell, Danielle Woodie of Lancaster Archery and Sara Sherman also of Lancaster Archery. All three young ladies shot a score of 150! Charlotte Best of WMAC S3DA, Alissa Brossman of Lancaster Archery and Manon Georges of Daviess Co took home awards for high school female recurve. Daviess Co. High School swept the high school male pins division with some amazing scores. Cody Adkins, CJ Jones and Lucas Gillaspie all shot a score of 150! High school male open winners Tyler Hertige of Lancaster Archery, Dylan Childers of Wiregrass Bullseye and Evan Falk of WMAC had a shot in a head to head shoot off to determine 1st -3rd in this division. Conner Kaufhold of Lancaster Archery, Koby Pierce of Rock N Shot and Clay Sizemore of Oakland High were awarded 1st-3rd in high school male recurve. Ryan Dozer and Griffan Sayre both of Daviess Co High took home 1st and 2nd place in the high school male traditional class. Following Ryan and Griffan for 3rd place was Thomas Rappolee of Motor City Archers.
Following individual awards team awards were presented. Attica Ramblers from Indiana and TJCA Gryphon Archers from North Carolina were awarded 1st and 2nd. Hilltop Archers of Indiana and Impact Archery of Kentucky took home 1st and 2nd for club team awards.
College View Middle School from Kentucky took home 1st place for school teams followed by Daviess County Middle also from Kentucky. North Putnam took home 3rd place school team award. Middle school club team awards went to Team ACUSA, Hilltop Archers of Indiana and Impact Archery from Kentucky.
Teams from Kentucky swept the High team awards. Daviess County High School, Boyd County High School and Apollo High School were awarded 1st-3rd place awards. High School Club awards were handed to Lancaster Archery from Pennsylvania, Hilltop Archers of Indiana and Team ACUSA.
Complete results can be found at: https://www.archeryevents.com/scoring/aff-scoringArcheryText.cfm?event_id=5867
S3DA Media Specialist
A record number of archers competed in the Kentucky S3DA Indoor State Tournament at the West Kentucky Archery Complex in Madisonville on Saturday, March 4, 2017. “On this same date last year 98 archers competed at this event. This year we have more than doubled with a total of 238 registered archers,” says Kentucky State Coordinator Chris McDonald. Participating archers shot in classes including elementary, middle and high school male and female traditional, Olympic recurve, pins and open classes.
With three completely full scheduled flights, 9am, 11:30am and 2pm it took several hours of strategic planning by some top notch volunteers to insure the tournament ran smoothly. The West Kentucky Archery Complex is equipped with an automated shot clock timing system that also helped keep everything running on such a tight schedule.
S3DA National Board President Mr. Fred Pape, owner of Pape’s Archery and Pape’s Archery Unlimited was amongst the many parents, grandparents and other spectators on Saturday. Mr. Pape made his way down range to see first-hand the amazing archery abilities of our Kentucky S3DA archers. He spoke with some of our archers about competitive archery and bow hunting.
In the elementary female pins division Becky Heavener, Callie Carlton and Grace Yates earned 1st through 3rd. Elementary female traditional awards were awarded to Mary Jurus and Emma Vicars. Rylan Long, Ben Moore and Kaleb Lakes took home metals for elementary male pins while Landon Cox, Elijah Cook and Kolben Vickers, all of JC Nock swept the elementary male open division. Zach Philpot and Ethan Williams took the elementary male Olympic recurve and traditional class awards.
Middle School female fixed pin winners were AK Warren, Savannah Philpot and Haley Bradshaw. Madison Marcum took first place in middle school female open. Natalie Williams and Lela Moore took home awards in Olympic recurve and traditional classes. Middle school male Olympic recurve went to Collin Montgomery. Asa Flowers, Kenton Banks and Brayden Upchruch took 1st-3rd for in the middle school male pins division while Grayson Montgomery, Dave Hast and Jordan Issacs placed in the middle school male open division.
High School female pins winners were Dorema Heavner, Gertie Heavner and Michaela McDonald. Open female high school awarded metals to Natalie Brockman, Meg Curtis, and Kaylee Brown. Olympic recurve 1st place was awarded to Manon Georges and high school female traditional to Geneva Renshaw.
High School male awards were awarded to the following after a shoot off for 1st place in both open and pins divisions. CJ Jones, Ben Fannin and Lucas Gillaspie were awarded metals for high school male pins. Tanner Barker, Jimmy Gibson and Jace Boils were awarded places in the high school open division. High school male traditional awards went to Ryan Dozer, Logan Luong and Jared Wink.
Team awards were handed out to Impact archery club for elementary, College View, Daviess County and Burns Middle School for middle school team placements and Daviess County, Boyd County and Apollo high school took home high school team placements.
The Shooter of the Year awards for the indoor season were also awarded after the State Tournament. In order for and archer to qualify for KY S3DA Shooter of the Year they must have participated in a minimum of 2 regional tournaments and the state tournament. The scores from the two regional tournaments were combined with the state tournament score to determine the shooter of the year for each division.
Elementary female shooter of the year went to Becky Heavner of the Bronze Bow Club. Braedyn Strebeck and Landry Prewitt of Impact Archery Club took 2nd and 3rd place for elementary female shooter of the year. Rylan Long of Impact Archery Club was the shooter of the year for Elementary male pins. Hayden Lakes and Ethan Partin were awarded 2nd and 3rd place. Landon Cox was awarded shooter of the Year for the elementary male open division. Zachary Philpot of Impact Archery was awarded shooter of the year in the elementary male traditional division. Emma Vicars was also awarded shooter of the year for elementary female traditional.
Middle School Female Pins shooter of the year winner was AK Warren from College View Middle School. Harley Wilson and Savannah Philpot took home 2nd and 3rd for middle school female pins. Asa Flowers from the Lake Cumberland Arrow Slingers took home a shooter of the year belt buckle for middle school male pins while Kenton Banks and Alex Austin came in 2nd and 3rd. Grayson Montgomery from College View was awarded shooter of the year for middle school male open. Jordan Isaacs and Dave Hast took home 2nd and 3rd.
Katie Hemmann from Boyd County High School was awarded a shooter of the year belt buckle for high school female pins. Hallie French and Kensley Redmon took home 2nd and 3rd. Green River Archery’s Natalie Brockman earned Shooter of the Year for high school female open. Meg Curtis and Bethany Groce took home 2nd and 3rd place 2017 shooter of the year awards.
Shooter of the Year Ben Fannin from Broken Arrow earned a belt buckle for high school male pins. Taylor Bell and Christian Jones earned 2nd and 3rd place. Brady Hempen earned high school male open shooter of the year while Jase Boils and Tanner Barker earned 2nd and 3rd.
Amber Prewitt, mother of third place shooter of the year in elementary female pins had this to say about S3DA. “Bows have been a part of my family for as long as I can remember. My dad, husband and several other family members all bow hunt, my daughter wanted to learn about compound bows as a hobby. Thanks to Jennie Richardson and S3DA, Landrey has gotten the chance and experience that we are so thankful for. She has participated in three tournaments so far and she is thrilled to say the least. She has found something she truly enjoys. She’s gaining confidence and showing determination to improve. Not only are we proud of her but more importantly she is proud of herself and we couldn’t be happier.”
“Archery has been such a blessing to our family. It is such a family friendly sport in which we have met and become friends with people from all over the state through S3DA. Everyone is so friendly, helpful and encouraging in this sport! I can truly say we are thankful to be a part of the sport of archery and S3DA,” says Kristi Upchurch mother of S3DA archer Brayden Unchurch.
While the Indoor season is coming to an end Kentucky State Coordinator, Chris McDonald, regional coordinators, coaches and archers have already began preparing for a terrific 3D season in Kentucky!
S3DA Media Specialist
COMPLETE TOURNAMENT RESULTS CAN BE FOUND HERE