S3DA Hosts 3-D National Championship

Williamsburg, KY – The Scholastic Archery Association continued its mission to successfully bridge the gap between beginning archery programs and target archery by hosting the 7th annual S3DA 3-D National Championship at the Mermet Lake State Conservation Area in Metropolis, Illinois on July 11th-13th. This year’s championship was held following the 2019 Outdoor Target Nationals, so all the kids were excited to get into the woods and out of the blazing sun. The 2019 event featured nearly 900 archers all vying for their chance to be crowned a National Champion.  Held in collaboration with the Archery Shooters Association (ASA), prior to the McKenzie ASA Classic, the 2019 tournament happened nearly a month later then usual due to schedule conflicts. However, the ranges were at maximum capacity and despite weather related issues was hugely successful. The archers hailed from more than 91 clubs and 22 teams from 18 states. The archers and their families took part in not only the tournament but also some special events that were held such as the Pope & Young North American Big Game Challenge, the QDMA Family Whitetail Challenge and the Whitetails Unlimited Longshot Challenge.

The Pope & Young North American Big Game Challenge and QDMA Family Whitetail Challenge each featured 10-target ranges that parent/student teams could compete in. Not only were plaques and certificates given for these events, but drawings were also held from the student/parent teams that competed for 2 special hunts at Pape’s Victoria Crossroads a 3,600-acre quality deer managed reserve featuring more than 60 food plots as well as trophy bass fishing. The Whitetails Unlimited Longshot Challenge was new for 2019 and featured kids aiming for a small dot on a 3-D target much farther than their normal range distances. Archers who competed in this event were awarded with an ice cream on-site for hitting the dot and then entered in a drawing for a 3-D target.

Many vendors, sponsors, and partners were on hand to see the future of the outdoor industry in action. A successful event such as this would not be possible without dedicated parents, coaches, and Regional/State Coordinators who volunteer their time selflessly to make sure that these student archers are focused and safe, but most of all are having fun in the outdoors. Mike Tyrell and the Archery Shooters Association (ASA) crew deserve a huge debt of gratitude, as this event would not be possible without their assistance. Mike Tyrell did the facilitating during the S3DA shoot-downs for each class and division, as he does during the ASA competition. S3DA is thankful for their partnership with ASA and their continuous support of this program. “It was great to see the energy and fun that the kids displayed while participating,” added Mike Tyrell, President of the Archery Shooters Association. “ASA is proud to play a small part in the growth of S3DA, which is having a tremendous impact on youth and their families through archery. We look forward to seeing its continued growth.”

I am always amazed at the unbelievable sportsmanship demonstrated by all the archers regardless of their skill. These athletes are extremely humble, but at the same time they have a fiery, hungry, competitive side. I have been around all types of sports and no other sport can hold a candle to the sportsmanship demonstrated in archery,” stated University of the Cumberlands Head Coach, Kris Strebeck.

S3DA is also grateful for Easton Technical Products which donated gift certificates for a dozen Easton Superdrive 23 or Carbon One arrows, as well as Easton World Cup bow cases to the 3-D National Champions of each class and division. These bow cases feature a natural design to allow the case to expand outwards as more gear is stowed in the numerous storage compartments. This event concluded the 2019 S3DA Competition Season and S3DA has already begun planning for a bigger and better 2020.

TEAM AND CLUB AWARDS

Elementary School Team
PCA Thunderbirds, NC – 1857/17
TJCA Gryphon Archers, NC – 1845/25

Elementary School Club
Refuge Archery, GA – 2016/39
Owensboro Archery Club, KY – 1970/40
Covenant Ranch Youth Archery, TN – 1938/57

Middle School Team
PCA Thunderbirds, NC – 1997/45
Daviess County Middle School, KY – 1914/38

Middle School Club
Hilltop Archers, IN – 2039/54
Impact Archery, KY – 2039/51
Covenant Ranch Youth Archery, TN – 2027/58

High School Team
Daviess County High School, KY – 2114/81
Trinity High School, KY – 2084/74
Boyd County High School, KY – 2050/63

High School Club
Owensboro Archery Club, KY – 2136/89
Blackhawk S3DA, IN – 2100/72
Refuge Archery, GA – 2081/68

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Elementary School Division 
Female Traditional: 1st Kristen Eastridge, 2nd Brooklyn Lyvers, 3rd Mary Jurus
Male Traditional: 1st Brody Shelton, 2nd Logan Carter, 3rd Daniel Jurus
Female Olympic Recurve: 1st Bridget Bailey, 2nd Anya Carson, 3rd Josie Bailey
Male Olympic Recurve: 1st Eli Barton, 2nd CJ Griffith
Female Open: 1st Catie Elam, 2nd Jennabeth Childers, 3rd Lily Sanders
Male Open: 1st Kaden McGrath, 2nd Addan Witt, 3rd Reece Adams
Female Fixed Pins: 1st Anslee Roberson, 2nd Rylee Turner, 3rd Georgia Fletcher
Male Fixed Pins: 1st Ean Neal, 2nd Jaxson Pack, 3rd Blake Landingham

Middle School Division
Female Traditional: 1st Hailey Smith, 2nd Claire Krepps, 3rd Maggie Brensinger
Male Traditional: 1st Bear Geise, 2nd Avery Wilson, 3rd AJ Moss
Female Olympic Recurve: 1st Maci West, 2nd Lucy Fritz, 3rd Emma Vicars
Male Olympic Recurve: 1st Luke Berthold, 2nd Grant English, 3rd Joseph Hickerson
Female Open: 1st Emma Farmer, 2nd Brynley Bartley, 3rd Katie Skinner
Male Open: 1st Kapt Brandt, 2nd Noah Coyle, 3rd Jacob Weber
Female Fixed Pins: 1st Savannah Philpot, 2nd Rebecca Heavner, 3rd Emma Willis
Male Fixed Pins: 1st Grayson Wilson, 2nd Wyatt Landingham, 3rd Andrew Hubbs

High School Division
Female Traditional: 1st Elaina Wahlman, 2nd Kaitlyn Shull, 3rd Ava Davenport
Male Traditional: 1st Daniel Colloms, 2nd Dillon Childers, 3rd Landon Richardson
Female Olympic Recurve: 1st Kaitlyn Robinson, 2nd Olivia Hale, 3rd Viktoria Mancheva
Male Olympic Recurve: 1st Hayden Massey, 2nd Max Fieber
Female Open: 1st Meg Curtis, 2nd Katie Hemmann, 3rd Olivia Hay
Male Open: 1st Cooper Jones, 2nd Drake Barnett, 3rd Max Wangler
Female Fixed Pins: 1st Grace Magnusen, 2nd Kynsley Redmon, 3rd McKayla Kidwell
Male Fixed Pins: 1st Wyatt Burtts, 2nd Dalton Burkhead, 3rd Chance Taylor
Female Adv. Pins: 1st Madison Cox, 2nd Ashley Coffing, 3rd Grace Heavner
Male Adv. Pins: 1st Uriah Bush, 2nd Ben Fannin, 3rd Mason Manning

S3DA Hosts 3rd Outdoor Target Nationals

Williamsburg, KY – Scholastic 3-D Archery hosted its 3rd annual S3DA Outdoor Target National Championship July 9th through 11th.  The event was held at the Mermet Lake State Conservation Area, a beautiful waterfowl hunting area near Metropolis, Illinois. The number of participants for the Outdoor Target National Championship tripled for 2019 with over 300 archers competing from 64 clubs and 15 teams hailing from 15 different states.  This year’s championship was held during some extremely hot weather conditions and the kids did a fantastic job of withstanding the heat. Due to the extreme heat conditions on Wednesday and a severe thunderstorm that afternoon, competition was postponed and resumed on Thursday morning.

The Outdoor Target competition consisted of archers shooting 6 ends of 6 arrows at the designated distance for their division and class. Archers had 4 minutes to shoot 6 arrows and for all arrows that were not shot within the respective time frame, the arrows were scored as zero.  After all archers completed their qualification rounds, they were seeded into a bracket based on their qualification scores, to compete in head to head matches derived from the top 4 elementary archers, top 8 middle school archers, and top 16 high school archers. Olympic Recurve and Traditional archers competed on the 122 cm target face, while Fixed Pins and Open archers competed on the 80 cm 6-ring target face. All archers competed in their respective divisions and classes to earn the title of “2019 National Champion.”

Many vendors, sponsors and partners were on hand to see the future of the outdoor industry in action. A successful event, as this, would be possible without the dedicated parents, coaches, Regional/State Coordinators and many volunteers, who selflessly pledge their time to make sure these student archers are focused and safe, but most of all having fun while competing.  This tournament could not have been made possible without the assistance of the staff at Mermet Lake State Conservation Area, S3DA National Outreach Director, Chris McDonald, S3DA Northern National Outreach Coordinator, Kim Rigney, GA S3DA State Coordinator, Jake Martin, all the Illinois S3DA staff and a host of other people.

S3DA Executive Director, Jennie Richardson had this to say, “For our first standalone event, our staff did an outstanding job. The heat conditions were unprecedented, but everyone continued to work hard. The coaches and parents did an amazing job of making sure all the kids were hydrated and keeping them cool during the competition. I am simply proud to be a part of something that I know is making a difference for archery.”

Students involved in S3DA are not only competing in archery, but they are spending more time with their families in other outdoor activities such as bowhunting, bowfishing and clay target shooting. Everyone is seeing an increase in membership and families are getting more involved at an unprecedented rate.  The S3DA National Staff is already planning and looking forward to the 2020 archery season that will include more conservation activities and national events.

TEAM AND CLUB AWARDS
Elementary School Club

  1. Hilltop Archers – Wingate, IN

Middle School Club

  1. Hilltop Archers – Wingate, IN
  2. Impact Archery – Williamsburg, KY

High School Club

  1. Hilltop Archers – Wingate, IN

 

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Elementary School Division:
Female Traditional: 1st Breahna “Hayden” Catron, 2nd Kristen Eastridge, 3rd Mary Jurus
Male Traditional: 1st Logan Carter, 2nd Sawyer Sizemore, 3rd Daniel Jurus
Female Olympic Recurve: 1st Bridget Bailey, 2nd Anya Carson, 3rd Josie Bailey
Male Olympic Recurve: 1st CJ Griffith, 2nd Eli Barton
Female Open: 1st Ella Key, 2nd Alivia Slusser, 3rd Jennabeth “The Bean” Childers
Male Open: 1st Kaden McGrath, 2nd Addan Witt, 3rd Tucker Boudro
Female Fixed Pins: 1st Rylee Turner, 2nd Anslee Roberson, 3rd Brynley Lewis
Male Fixed Pins: 1st Ean Neal, 2nd Reece Weaver, 3rd Jaxson Pack

Middle School Division:
Female Traditional: 1st Maggie Brensinger, 2nd Claire Krepps, 3rd Brynn Rollins
Male Traditional: 1st Avery Wilson, 2nd Bear Geise, 3rd Logan Wamsley
Female Olympic Recurve: 1st Lanie Nish, 2nd Emma Vicars, 3rd Lucy Fritz
Male Olympic Recurve: 1st Joseph Hickerson, 2nd Trey Stuecker, 3rd Luke Wade
Female Open: 1st Destrie Vescuso, 2nd Brynley Bartley, 3rd Taylor Clevenger
Male Open: 1st Noah Coyle, 2nd Hunter Stevens, 3rd Landyn Cox
Female Fixed Pins: 1st Savannah Philpot, 2nd Grace Oglesby, 3rd Emma Willis
Male Fixed Pins: 1st Andrew Hubbs, 2nd Joseph West, 3rd Kent Wethington

High School Division:
Female Traditional: 1st Kaitlyn Shull, 2nd Maggie Doyle, 3rd Madellee Sturm
Male Traditional: 1st Brock Love, 2nd Dylan Childers
Female Olympic Recurve: 1st Kaitlyn Robinson, 2nd Jordan Lyons, 3rd Audrey Routte
Male Olympic Recurve: 1st Keller Hawkins
Female Open: 1st Hunter Tunstill, 2nd Jalyn Sharp, 3rd Paige Robbins
Male Open: 1st Dillon Thompson, 2nd Cooper Jones, 3rd Max Wangler
Female Fixed Pins: 1st Grace Magnusen, 2nd Kynsley Redmon, 3rd McKayla Kidwell
Male Fixed Pins: 1st Wyatt Burtts, 2nd Dalton Burkhead, 3rd Jonathan Bailey
Female Adv. Fixed Pins: 1st Madison Cox, 2nd Grace Heavner, 3rd Ashley Coffing
Male Adv. Fixed Pins: 1st Mason Manning, 2nd Uriah Bush, 3rd Benjamin Fannin

 

2019 S3DA Indoor National Championship

On March 14th and 15th 2019, Scholastic 3-D Archery (S3DA) in conjunction with the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) held their 4th National S3DA Indoor Championship in Cincinnati, Ohio. S3DA continues its explosive growth with over 1,000 archers from 97 different clubs and 23 teams from 22 states participating in this competition.

Several college and universities attended the 2019 S3DA Indoor National Championship. Some of the schools included were:
University of the Cumberland’s (KY), Union College (KY), Lindsey Wilson College (KY), Campbellsville University (KY), Southeastern Illinois College (IL), Mt. Marty College (SD), Kentucky Christian University (KY) and many more.

S3DA would like to thank the high school students who helped with the elementary and middle school classes, as well as the range officials, coaches, parents and volunteers for making this event possible. The National S3DA Indoor Championship was a great time for S3DA students, coaches and their families. S3DA would like to extend our thanks to Competition Archery Media and BowJunky Media for the LIVE coverage and pictures of the event. We look forward to the S3DA 3-D and Outdoor Target National Championships on July 9th-13th, 2019 in Metropolis, Illinois.

Click here for the FINAL RESULTS of this competition.
**PLEASE NOTE: There is designated tabs across the bottom of the spreadsheet for ELE, MS & HS Results.

Elementary Teams Results:
1st TJCA Gryphon Archers, NC, 722, 65 X’s

Elementary Clubs Results:
1st Tuckasee Archery, TN, 739, 91 X’s
2nd Owensboro Archery, 738, 76 X’s
3rd AimTakers, KY, 734, 86 X’s

Middle School Teams Results:
1st Daviess County MS, KY, 735, 69 X’s
2nd North Putnam Archery Club, WV, 713, 61 X’s
3rd TJCA Gryphon Archers, NC, 666, 34 X’s

Middle School Club Results:
1st Impact Archery, KY, 737, 76 X’s
2nd Hilltop Archers, IN, 731, 69 X’s
3rd Attica Ramblers, IN, 718, 66 X’s

High School Teams Results:
1st Anderson Archery, KY, 745, 98 X’s
2nd Daviess County HS, KY, 743, 102 X’s
3rd Boyd County HS, KY, 742, 103 X’s

High School Club Results:
1st Owensboro Archery Club, KY, 747, 100 X’s
2nd Hilltop Archers, IN, 746, 79 X’s
3rd Tuckasee Archery, TN, 741, 85 X’s

Elementary Results:
Male traditional: 1st Brody Shelton, 2nd Logan Carter, 3rd Tommy Dimon
Female traditional: 1st Mary Jurus, 2nd Abby Bartlett, 3rd Taylor Craven
Male fixed pins: 1st Ean Neal, 2nd Jackson Pack, 3rd Reece Weaver
Female fixed pins: 1st Rylee Turner, 2nd Katie Dempsey, 3rd Parker Biggs
Male open compound: 1st Myles Barnett, 2nd Kaden McGrath, 3rd Reece Adams
Female open compound: 1st Grace Gilsdorf, 2nd Lacy Sanders, 3rd Jennabeth Childers
Male Olympic Recurve: 1st Cael Griffith, 2nd Isaiah Mobley, 3rd Kazuki Ishihara
Female Olympic Recurve: 1st Anya Carson, 2nd Johannaa Gokulnath, 3rd Bridget Bailey

Middle School Results:
Male traditional: 1st Bear Geise, 2nd Avery Wilson, 3rd Logan Sizemore
Female traditional: 1st Brynn Rollins, 2nd Ashley Scott, 3rd Claire Krepps
Male fixed pins: 1st Andrew Hubb, 2nd Joseph West, 3rd Braxton Malott
Female fixed pins: 1st Savannah Philpot, 2nd Madison Richardson, 3rd Chloe McElroy
Male open compound: 1st Asa Flowers, 2nd Landyn Cox, 3rd Elliot Key
Female open compound: 1st Jerzi Sharp, 2nd Taylor Clevenger, 3rd Brinley Bartley
Male Olympic Recurve: 1st Luke Wade, 2nd Anthony Goatley, 3rd Srihith Gangireddygari
Female Olympic Recurve: 1st Lucy Fritz, 2nd Lanie Nish, 3rd Emma Vicars

High School Results:
Male traditional: 1st Brock Love, 2nd Dylan Childers, 3rd Kenny Puckett
Female traditional: 1st Kya Hamman, 2nd Cassidy Walters, 3rd Kaitlyn Shull
Male fixed pins: 1st Hunter Roberson, 2nd Ian Reese, 3rd Breklon Salyers
Female fixed pins: 1st Sara Harrell, 2nd Anna DeBaar, 3rd MaKayla Lewis
Male advanced fixed pins: 1st Ben Fannin, 2nd Uriah Bush, 3rd Mason Manning
Female advanced fixed pins: 1st Madison Cox, 2nd Haley Lange, 3rd Jalyn Shoemaker
Male open compound: 1st Brady Buss, 2nd Kenton Banks, 3rd Hasadiah Coleman
Female open compound: 1st Asilyn Davis, 2nd Raegan Bender, 3rd Katie Hemmann
Male Olympic Recurve: 1st Timothy Westphal, 2nd Kyle George, 3rd Reid Garrity
Female Olympic Recurve: 1st Jordan Meiners, 2nd Ceridwyn Salyers, 3rd Amber Long & Lilly Wallace