TradTech heads to Tennessee for IBO Traditional World Championships

The TradTech Archery division of Lancaster Archery Supply, Inc. is heading to the 2015 International Bowhunting Organization (IBO) Traditional World Championships, July 17-19, outside Clarksville, Tenn.

The 3-D tournament, which is limited to archers using traditional equipment, is being held at the famous Twin Oaks Bowhunters facility, which is one of the most beloved traditional archery clubs in the nation.

Lancaster Archery and TradTech have sponsored the IBO Traditional World Championships the past five years.

“We appreciate the efforts by the IBO to feature traditional archery, and to offer a tournament that pulls the best archers from the U.S. and around the world to battle for the title of world champion,” said John Wert, who heads the TradTech division.

On July 17, TradTech will host the TradTech Team Challenge, in which teams of competitors can shoot for over $1,000 in merchandise and gift cards from Lancaster Archery Supply. Teams are compiled randomly through lottery drawing.

TradTech Challenge

In the championships, competitors in eight general classes, plus three each for women and youths, shoot 40 targets total over the course of July 17 and 18. Then, the top-10 qualifiers in each class shoot 20 targets July 19 to determine the winners.

The IBO Traditional World Championships were first held in 2009, after IBO decided to emphasize traditional archery, due to an increase in participation by traditional archers at 3-D tournaments.

IBO Trad Tournament

This year’s championship tournament marks a return to Twin Oaks, where the event was held from 2010-2012. Twin Oaks is a favorite location among traditional archers. The grounds provide a living history of archery. Club members practice and teach bow building, flint knapping, and primitive archery and hunting skills. Visitors are charmed by music, food and Southern hospitality, thanks to Twin Oaks members and owners, Mark and Joanie Baggett.

Traditional bows

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.

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