Field Archery: What You Need to Know

Field archery is considered by many archers to be one of the most challenging and enjoyable archery formats out there.

It’s been dubbed “archery golf,” because it requires an archer to navigate an outdoor course, featuring shots at targets set at varying distances.

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The target sizes also vary, with smaller target faces being shot at shorter distances and larger ones at longer distances.

Since the course is outside, archers have to deal with weather, changing light conditions if the course moves from open fields to woods, and potentially uphill and downhill shot angles, depending on the course terrain.

Field archers shoot a lot of arrows during a typical round. Where a 28-target 3-D course would require 28 shots, a 28-target field round might require shooting 112 arrows – four per target – depending on the format.

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Speaking of format, there are two basic types of field archery in the U.S. – World Archery and National Field Archery Association (NFAA).

The World Archery format, which is employed at all USA Archery field events, consists of shooting 48 targets over two days – 24 per day. On one day, the target distances are unknown, requiring barebow archers to shoot from 5-45 meters, and compound and Olympic recurve archers to shoot 10-55 meters. Target faces are either 20, 40, 60 or 80 cm. Scoring rings are worth 1-6 points.

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Here are the 20cm, 40cm and 60cm World Archery field faces.

The second day of competition involves shooting at targets set at marked distances anywhere from 5-50 meters or 10-60 meters for the three respective classes of archers, which are broken up into several age categories.

For the USA Archery National Field Championships, the top three, two-day scores are rewarded with medals. In even years, when there’s a World Archery Field Championship, USA Archery picks the top eight archers after two days of scoring. Those archers shoot an additional 12 targets, and the top three finishers are selected to represent the U.S. at the world championships.

Under the NFAA format, archers shoot a 14-target course twice. Two types of NFAA rounds require shooting four arrows at each target face, which vary in size among 20, 35, 50 and 65 cm. Scoring rings are worth 3-5 points. The third type requires a varying number of shots at 2-D animal targets of varying sizes. Shot distances to targets in all three types of rounds are known.

The field round requires archers to shoot at distances ending in either 0 or 5, from 20 feet to 80 yards for adults and young adults – 50 yards max for youth archers and 30 yards max for cubs. The field target faces feature a black center, surrounded by two white scoring rings and then two outer black scoring rings.

The hunter round requires archers to shoot at odd-number distances from 11-70 yards. Hunter target faces feature a white center, surrounded by black scoring rings.

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A selection of NFAA field and hunter target faces.

NFAA sometimes holds field events, where archers shoot two, 14-target field rounds; hunter events, where archers shoot two, 14-target hunter rounds; or field/hunter events, where archers shoot one 14-target round of each type.

In the NFAA animal round, a course of 14 paper animal targets is set, with archers shooting 10-60 yards. Archers shoot up to three arrows at each target until they hit a scoring ring. If the first arrow hits a scoring ring, then the archer shoots no more.

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Here’s a selection of NFAA animal round targets.

Each target features a center bonus dot worth the most points, a large scoring ring surrounding the dot that’s worth the second-most points, and a larger ring surrounding that one that’s worth the least points. Scoring per target varies from 10-21 points depending on where the arrow hits, and how many arrows it takes to hit a scoring ring.

NFAA has many competition classes for archers using compound bows, recurves and longbows. And each of those classes is broken down further by age, so that archers of similar age, shooting similar equipment, compete against one another.

At the annual NFAA Outdoor Field National Championships, competitors shoot one field round, one hunter round and one animal round. The archers with the top cumulative scores in each respective division and age class are declared the winners.

USA Archery typically holds its national championship field archery tournament in early June, while NFAA has its in late July.

Field archery events held through the spring and summer at the club level across the U.S. typically follow either the World Archery or NFAA formats.

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Lancaster JOAD Scores Big at 2017 Outdoor Nationals

Lancaster Junior Olympic Archery Development had a grand showing at the JOAD National Championships in Westfield, Ind., last weekend.

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The team sent 24 archers, who came home with a total of 20 medals, including one national championship. The medal count consists of eight golds, five silvers and seven bronzes.

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Danielle Woodie

Lancaster JOAD is a team of young recurve and compound archers who train at Lancaster Archery Academy, under the direction of head coach Heather Pfeil.

JOAD is a national program of USA Archery that teaches archery to young people and provides them the opportunity to compete.

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This year’s contingent of archers from Lancaster at Outdoor Nationals was the largest ever sent by the team, and it was the team’s best performance, “by far,” Pfeil said. Four of the archers who won medals were competing at Outdoor Nationals for the first time.

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Following is a list of the Lancaster JOAD archers who won medals:

Casey Kaufhold, gold in U.S. Nationals – meaning she is the national champion – and gold in the U.S. Open in Female Cadet Recurve.

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Casey Kaufhold, center, is the 2017 national champion in Female Cadet Recurve.

Danielle Woodie, gold in team competition, silver in Clout, bronze in U.S. Nationals in Female Cadet Compound.

Tyler Heritage, gold in Clout, silver in team competition in Male Cadet Compound.

Conner Kaufhold, gold in Clout in Male Cadet Recurve.

Ethan Martin, gold in team competition in Male Bowmen Recurve.

Zena Ross, gold in Clout in Female Junior Compound.

Colby Weaver, gold in team competition in Male Bowmen Compound.

Katie Collier, silver in team competition in Female Cub Compound.

Henry Dremann, silver in U.S. Nationals, bronze in team competition in Male Bowmen Compound.

Sara Sherman, silver in team competition, bronze in Clout in Female Junior Compound.

Clay Weaver, bronze in team competition in Male Cadet Compound.

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Clay Weaver, center, won bronze in the Male Cadet Compound team competition.

Rubie Chambers, bronze in team competition in Female Bowmen Compound.

Kevin Clayton, bronze in U.S. Nationals in Male Junior Compound.

Amanda Newland, bronze in Clout in Female Cadet Compound.

 

Curtis Broadnax and T.J. Strychalski: Two young archers on parallel courses to the top of the sport

On two successive weekends in the spring of 2017, two young men in their teens took on the big guns in archery and finished at the top of the heap.

Curtis Broadnax, 17, of Georgia, won first place in the Compound Senior Male Division at the 2017 Gator Cup May 27. In head-to-head matches he beat well-known, veteran archers Tim Gillingham, Paul Tedford, Jacob Marlow and Braden Gellenthien en route to the gold medal.

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Curtis Broadnax stands atop the podium as winner of the Compound Senior Male division at the 2017 Gator Cup.

Just a week later, in London, Ky., T.J. Strychalski, 17, of Pennsylvania, finished in third place in the Known Pro Division at the 2017 Archery Shooters Association (ASA) TRU Ball/Axcel Pro-Am Championship. In doing so, he shot better than a long list of world-class archers, including Jesse Broadwater, David Houser, Chris Brackett and Donnie Thacker – to name a few.

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T.J. Strychalski, far right, holds his third-place awards at the 2017 TRU Ball/Axcel ASA tournament in London, Ky.

Broadnax and Strychalski. Both 17, and both on top of their games.

And both said they were ready for their prime-time finishes thanks at least in part to the experience they gained in a match against each other in Las Vegas just a year-and-a-half earlier.

“Oh I definitely felt the pressure,” Broadnax said of the Vegas competition. “That’s the most nervous I’ve ever been in an archery tournament.”

“I had never been in a situation like that before,” Strychalski said. “But I can see that the more I’m out there like that, the easier it will become – hopefully.”

The match, which was the Vegas Shoot 2016 Freestyle Young Adult Championship, is visible on YouTube, and has been watched more than 10,000 times since it was posted in February, 2016.

Broadnax and Strychalski – both 16 at the time – shot on center stage at the tournament because they had finished their three rounds of competition with the same score – 898 out of a perfect 900. Normally, the young adults don’t shoot on the finals stage at Las Vegas, since the podium finishers in that division are determined simply by their scores over the three days of competition.

Due to the tie scores, Broadnax and Strychalski had to shoot head to head, with the World Archery cameras rolling, under the spotlights in front of a packed competition arena. Both said they’d never shot in a situation like that before, but it’s something they acknowledged they will have to get used to if they plan to continue competing as professionals.

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T.J. Strychalski, left, and Curtis Broadnax compete at the Vegas Shoot in 2016.

“I knew the cameras were in my face, and I knew everybody was watching,” Broadnax said. “My heart was definitely pounding pretty hard in my chest.”

If the pressure was bearing down on these two archers, it didn’t show in the first end of three arrows. They matched each other arrow for arrow, and had to shoot a second end. There, Broadnax emerged victorious.

The match gave both a boost in confidence competing at a high level – not to mention attention from industry manufacturers – and both started competing as professionals for Elite Archery by 2017.

They competed in the 2017 Vegas Shoot, Lancaster Archery Classic and at Archery Shooters Association (ASA) 3-D tournaments – all in the pro class.

At the 2017 Gator Cup, Broadnax competed in the Junior Division, due to his age. He’s trying to make the USA Archery Junior Team that will compete in world championships.

But when it comes to crowning the Gator Cup champions, there is no age division between juniors and seniors. The best shooters advance from qualifying, and Broadnax shot well enough to enter the head-to-head brackets in the 16th position out of 64 archers.

He won all of his matches to earn the right to face Gellenthien for the gold medal. Broadnax won that match 140-137 – his first major tournament victory. His experience shooting against Strychalski on center stage at the 2016 Vegas Shoot helped him, he said, at least in the sense that this wasn’t his first time in the spotlight.

“Honestly, through my matches, I was just worried about getting food, because I knew I needed to eat,” he said. “Other than that, I felt really good.”

A week later, Strychalski found himself in the fifth and final position for the Known-Pro shootdown, after two days of competition at the London ASA tournament. He was back on a finals stage, but he was in last place among the five. How did he respond? He came out swinging, with a 14 on his first arrow, followed by three successive 12s, and then two 10s to finish.

“I didn’t have anything to lose, so I just went for it,” he said.

With cameras rolling and a huge crowd watching, Strychalski shot his way past Donnie Thacker and Tyler Marlow to take third place – his first podium as an ASA pro.

Strychalski and Broadnax both have a year of high school left to complete, and both said they plan to go to college. They both also said they’d like to earn livings as professional archers.

And it looks like they both have bright futures ahead.

Lancaster Archery Supply Sponsors USA Archery

Lancaster Archery Supply is continuing its support of the nation’s top archery program and its world-class athletes in 2017.

Fresh on the heels of last summer’s successful Olympic Games, which saw the United States claim a team silver and an individual bronze medals, the Lancaster, Pa., based archery distributor has signed on to sponsor USA Archery – the official governing body of the sport of archery in the U.S. The mission of USA Archery is to provide the necessary resources to foster strong athlete participation, competition and training in the sport of archery.

Through its sponsorship, Lancaster Archery is supporting compound and recurve archers of all ages as they train for and compete in a variety of top-level tournaments, including national Championships, World Championships, World Cups, Pan American Games and the Olympics.

“U.S. archery saw a great boost during the Olympic Games in Rio, thanks to a strong showing by the U.S. team,” said Rob Kaufhold, Lancaster Archery Supply’s founder and president. “Lancaster Archery Supply is proud to help USA Archery keep the momentum from the Olympics going as they train both recurve and compound archers to compete in national and world competitions over the next four years, ahead of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.”

Lancaster Archery Supply’s sponsorship of USA Archery is multi-faceted. The company has agreed to be an equipment sponsor, which means Lancaster Archery will provide gear and special discounts on products to all USA Archery athletes.

Lancaster Archery also is a National Events Sponsor. So LAS flags will be flown and the company logo will be seen at all USA Archery national competitions, which include the National Target Championships and U.S. Open, National Indoor Championships, JOAD Indoor and Outdoor National Target Championships and all U.S. Archery Team qualifying events.

Finally, Lancaster Archery Supply is a sponsor of the National Teams’ uniforms. This sponsorship means USA Archery athletes can place the LAS logo on their competition jerseys, which are worn at all World Cup and World Championships tournaments.

“Lancaster Archery is excited to continue to work with USA Archery to help grow the sport of archery in the United States. The better the archers are, the more attention they will draw to the sport, which is mutually beneficial for our company and for USA Archery,” Kaufhold said.

Lancaster Archery Supply’s facilities include the Lancaster Archery Academy, which is a year-round training facility for beginner, intermediate and competition archers.

U.S. will send only one female archer to Rio Olympics

Competing at the final Olympic qualifier in Turkey this week, the U.S. failed to secure two additional spots to send a full team of three female archers to Rio in August.

That means Mackenzie Brown alone will represent the U.S. at the 2016 Olympic games. Hye Youn Park will be the alternate team member.

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Shooting with Brown in Turkey, Park and Khatuna Lorig had hoped to finish among the top three teams, which would have enabled the U.S. to send all three women to Rio.

The U.S. team beat Mongolia 5-4 in the first round of competition, but then fell to Ukraine in the quarterfinals by a score of 6-2.

The U.S. men’s team didn’t have to compete in the Olympic qualifier because it won the right last year to send a full team.

Two-time Olympian Brady Ellison, one-time Olympian Jake Kaminski and newcomer Zach Garrett will represent the U.S. in Rio, along with Brown.

 

Field of archers in U.S. Olympic trials down to 8 men, 8 women

And then there were 16.

The field of archers vying for nominations to represent the U.S.A. at the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro was cut in half, from 32 to 16 this week – eight men and eight women.

The cuts were made following the rigorous second stage of the U.S. Olympic trials overseen by USA Archery at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.

Not surprisingly, leading the way in qualifications after the second stage are the top-ranked male and female archers in the U.S.

Two-time Olympian and 2012 Olympic silver medalist Brady Ellison of Arizona, who is currently ranked fifth in the world by World Archery, leads the men’s side, while Mackenzie Brown of Texas, who is ranked third in the world, tops the women’s field.

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Brady Ellison emerged from the second stage of Olympic trials as the top man. (Photo courtesy of USA Archery)

“I shot really well,” Ellison told USA Archery. “I think I had about a 28.58 three-arrow average (out of a possible 30) so I’m really happy that, over 15 matches, with conditions ranging from calm to very windy, that I was able to maintain that average.”

In the second stage of trials, the 32 competing archers started out April 18 by shooting two, 72-arrow rounds in one day.

That led into round-robin match play, which required each archer to shoot head-to-head against every other archer in their division, for a total of 15 matches spread over two days, April 19-20.

The matches consisted of three-arrow ends, where the winner of an end earned two points, versus zero for the loser. A tie earned each archer one point. The winner of the match was the first one to earn six points in no more than five ends. If there was a tie after five ends, the archers each shot one arrow, and the closest arrow to the center of the target was declared the winner.

In order of ranking following the second trials, here are the eight men and eight women who will advance to the third, and final, nomination competition next month in Florida.

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Brady Ellison, left, and Jake Kaminski, who captured silver medals together as teammates in the 2012 London Olympics, are both still alive in the 2016 trials. (Photo courtesy of USA Archery)

MEN

  1. Brady Ellison (Globe, Arizona)
  2. Zach Garrett (Wellington, Missouri)
  3. Jake Kaminski (Gainesville, Florida)
  4. Jacob Wukie (Fremont, Ohio)
  5. Daniel McLaughlin (West Chester, Ohio)
  6. Sean McLaughlin (West Chester, Ohio)
  7. Collin Klimitchek (Victoria, Texas)
  8. Thomas Stanwood (Raynham, Massachusetts)
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The top two women after the second round of trials are Mackenzie Brown, left, and Ariel Gibilaro. (Photo courtesy of USA Archery)

WOMEN

  1. Mackenzie Brown (Flint, Texas)
  2. Ariel Gibilaro (North Branford, Connecticut)
  3. LaNola Pritchard (Lehi, Utah)
  4. Hye Youn Park (Cupertino, California)
  5. Lauren Clamon (Chula Vista, California)
  6. Erin Mickelberry (Bothell, Washington)
  7. Khatuna Lorig (West Hollywood, California)
  8. Heather Koehl (Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin)

These archers are competing for the Olympic slots earned by the U.S. for Rio. Through competition last summer at the World Archery Championships, the men won the right to send a full team of three archers. There is only one slot currently secured for the women, but they have one more chance to add two additional archers, if the women’s team can finish among the top three at the Archery World Cup in Turkey in June.

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U.S. hopeful Zach Garrett is currently ranked second in the trials competition. (Photo courtesy of USA Archery)

So after the third Olympic trials in Florida, three men and one woman will be nominated to represent the U.S. in Rio. One alternate in each division also will be nominated to compete in the event a team member cannot go to the Olympics.

If the U.S. women finish among the top three teams at the Archery World Cup, then two more women will be nominated for the team, based on their shooting in the third stage of the trials.

All positions are considered nominations, because in order to actually represent the U.S., each archer must meet minimum score qualifications in sanctioned competitions. The men must have shot at least a 630 and the women a 600 in a 72-arrow competition between July 26, 2015, and July 11, 2016. (A perfect score is 720.)

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Jacob Wukie is the third member of the 2012 silver-medal team. He’s currently in fourth place in the Olympic trials. (Photo courtesy of USA Archery)

If they can prove they met their respective minimum standards, the nominated archers will then head to Rio to represent the United States during the Games scheduled for Aug. 5-21.

How to make the U.S. Olympic archery team

The 2016 summer Olympics are fast approaching. Scheduled for Aug. 5-21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, archery is among the many sports to be featured in the games.

The United States certainly hopes to see one or more of its archers climb the podium and claim Olympic glory. The U.S. has won seven individual gold and two silver medals among both men and women, along with one gold, two silver and two bronze team medals, since archery returned to the Olympic games in 1972, following a 50-year absence.

Currently, top U.S. archers are trying to shoot their way onto the nation’s Olympic team. Sixteen men and 16 women will compete in the second round of Olympic trials April 17-20 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California.

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Brady Ellison

How did they get here? And what’s still to come?

Let’s take a look at the qualification process overseen by USA Archery to field a U.S. Olympic archery team to send to Rio.

THE TEAM

At most, the team can consist of three men and three women, who will all shoot Olympic recurve bows. Compound bows are not shot in the Olympics. (We’ll cover that issue in a future article.)

To secure those six team spots, nations must finish among the top eight teams in the World Archery Championships the year prior to the Olympics. Nations that finish outside the top eight are guaranteed only one female and one male spot, but they have other qualifying tournaments before the Olympics to try to earn the right to send full teams.

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Mackenzie Brown

At the World Archery Championships last summer, the U.S. earned the right to send three men, but only one woman. The country will have another chance to try to get two more women on the team in June, at the Archery World Cup in Turkey. There, U.S. women must finish in the top three as a team to secure those two extra spots for the Olympics.

THE INDIVIDUALS

The 32 archers scheduled to compete at the second Olympic trials event in Chula Vista earned the right to be there by their shooting at the first trials event held last September. That competition was open to any U.S. citizen who is a member of USA Archery. Becoming a member of USA Archery is as simple as registering and paying a fee that starts as low as $15.

At the first trials event, all competitors shot 144 arrows – two 72-arrow rounds – at the required distance of 70 meters. The men and women with the top 16 scores earned the right to move to the second trials event.

At that competition, all the archers will shoot two 72-arrow rounds at 70 meters to earn rankings. Then, a competition bracket will be set up based on those rankings, and archers will shoot head-to-head matches against one another.

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Jake Kaminski

The top eight men and the top eight women at this event will advance to the third, and final, trials event in Florida in May.

There, archers will shoot a 72-arrow round, followed by an elimination contest and round-robin match play. Points are earned during these competitions, and the top three male finishers will be nominated for the Olympic team, with the fourth-place finisher being named the team’s alternate member.

The women will be similarly ranked based on competition, but only the top finisher will initially be nominated to the Olympic team. The results of the team’s competition in Turkey a month later will determine if two more women are nominated for the Olympic team. If there’s only one spot, the second-ranked woman would be the alternate team member; if the team has three spots, the fourth-place finisher would be the alternate.

Now you’ll notice these Olympic trials only result in individuals being nominated to the U.S. team. In order to officially be part of the team, both the men and women must meet minimum qualification standards set by World Archery for 72-arrow rounds. The men must have shot at least a 630 and the women a 600 at a sanctioned competition between July 26, 2015, and July 11, 2016. (A perfect score is 720.) If they can prove they met their respective minimum standards, they’re heading to Rio to represent the United States and potentially etch their names in history.

Here are the archers who will be shooting for the Olympics April 17-20 in California.

MEN

Brady Ellison (Globe, Arizona)

Jake Kaminski (Gainesville, Florida)

Sean McLaughlin (West Chester, Ohio)

Zach Garrett (Wellington, Missouri)

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Zach Garrett (Photo courtesy of World Archery)

Thomas Stanwood (Raynham, Massachusetts)

Jacob Wukie (Fremont, Ohio)

Collin Klimitchek (Victoria, Texas)

Daniel Schuller (Lancaster, Pennsylvania)

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Dan Schuller

Matthew Requa (Houston, Texas)

Victor Wunderle (San Antonio, Texas)

Jeremiah Cusick (Scandia, Minnesota)

Ryan Fortenberry (Bulverde, Texas)

Daniel McLaughlin (West Chester, Ohio)

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Daniel McLaughlin

Chris Webster (Surprise, Arizona)

Brian Bullis Jr. (Glendale, Arizona)

Nathan Yamaguchi (Phoenix, Arizona)

WOMEN

LaNola Pritchard (Lehi, Utah)

Mackenzie Brown (Flint, Texas)

Ariel Gibilaro (North Branford, Connecticut)

Khatuna Lorig (West Hollywood, California)

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Khatuna Lorig

Hye Youn Park (Cupertino, California)

Lauren Clamon (Palestine, Texas)

Christine Kim (Cerritos, California)

Heather Koehl (Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin)

Karissa Yamaguchi (Phoenix, Arizona)

Erin Mickelberry (Bothell, Washington)

Tatyana Muntyan (Delray Beach, Florida)

Lori Cieslinski (Howell, Michigan)

Allison Eaton (Chapel Hill, North Carolina)

Meghan Collins (High Springs, Florida)

Anna Miscione (Ramona, California)

Madison Eich (Brier, Washington)

Lancaster Archery Supply Hosting Indoor National Championships Feb. 27-29

Lancaster Archery Supply is one of 13 sites across the country hosting USA Archery’s 2016 National Indoor Championships and JOAD National Indoor Championships.

Hundreds of archers – mostly from the Northeast – will converge on Lancaster Archery’s professional, indoor shooting facilities at 2195-A Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, PA, Friday through Sunday, Feb. 27-29, to compete in the two events.

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The National Indoor Championships is open to kids and adults of all ages, while the JOAD (Junior Olympic Archery Development) tournament is open only to archers age 20 and under who are part of a certified JOAD program. Lancaster Archery Supply is home to the Lancaster JOAD program.

This is the first year Lancaster Archery Supply is hosting the two national championships.

Archers shooting at Lancaster Archery this weekend will be competing against archers shooting simultaneously at venues in Ohio and California, plus archers who already logged scores the previous two weekends, and others scheduled to shoot at a total of five locations over the next two weekends.

Each archer in both tournaments must shoot two rounds of 60 arrows each over the course of the three days. A perfect score is a 600.

Archers will compete in a variety of divisions based upon their age and equipment. Both recurve and compound bows will be shot in the tournament.

National champions in each division will be those with the highest scores.

Although the thousands of archers participating in the two national indoor championships will be spread across the country, they can follow everyone’s scores through the Rcherz scoring system. Rcherz hosts an electronic scoring system for archery, and the organization’s website will have live results of the two championships throughout the tournaments.

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“We are honored that the Lancaster Archery Academy was asked to be one of the 2016 hosting venues for the National Indoor Championships,” said Lancaster Archery Supply President Robert Kaufhold. “Our staff has worked hard to develop this facility into a national venue and that work has been realized with this opportunity to host a USA Archery event.”

Lancaster Archery Supply, Inc. offers the world’s largest online and in-store selection of 3D, target, bowhunting and traditional archery equipment. The company actively supports tournament archers across the U.S. and hosts the annual Lancaster Archery Classic, an international competition that draws over 1,000 competitive archers to Pennsylvania each year. The Lancaster, Pa., based Pro Shop is also home to the Lancaster Archery Academy ‑ a year-round training facility for beginner, intermediate and competition archers.

USA Archery Camp: Why We Love Archery

From July 30-Aug. 2, 2015, Lancaster Archery Academy hosted a USA Archery camp for intermediate archers in the Junior Olympic Archery Development program. They honed their shooting skills with Olympic recurve and target compound setups, while also learning tournament preparation and tactics to help them cope with the mental aspect of the sport.

The Lancaster Archery Supply team asked some of these kids to talk about how they got into archery and why they love it. In this video, you can hear them talk about archery in their own words, while you watch some of the activities they experienced at the USA Archery camp.