Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


July 6, 2013

Two local archery teams hit the mark at world championship


The world championship followed the same format and rules that more than two million NASP students used during the 2012-13 school year. Additionally, each student used the same Mathews Genesis bow and Easton aluminum arrows. All bows were bare of sights and stabilizers, as well as any other form of aid. Because every archer used the exact same equipment, the focus was placed on the shot process for each arrow.

Every archer, regardless of experience or grade-level, shot five practice arrows and 15 scored arrows at an 80 centimeter target, from both 10 and 15 meters away. Team scores were compiled by adding the top 12 scores from each team, as long as both genders were represented in the final score.

The Pirate team placed 18 out of 57 teams and improved their record-breaking team score from the national competition by 90 points, with an overall score of 3,209. The Cougar team placed seventh out of 40 teams, improving their record-breaking team score from the national competition by five points, with an overall score of 3,155.

Neither team had outside funding and were forced to look elsewhere when it came to equipment and travel costs. Through a series of fundraisers and generous sponsors, the teams were able to raise enough money for all the equipment they need and the required amount for the trip to St. Louis. Teams are already looking for funding for next year and are very grateful for every donation. Sponsorship for the award-winning teams is very welcomed, for any individuals or business interested.

For more information about sponsoring or donating to one of the teams, please contact Cutting Edge Sporting Goods at 812-560-4208. There is also a donation jar at the cash register at Cutting Edge, as well as archery figurines available for a five dollar fee. Cutting Edge Sporting Goods is located at 206 West Main Street. Stricker said he also has a summer archery program available for new archers that are interested in learning the craft and perhaps trying out for one of the teams. The summer archery program started in June and cost $40 per person.

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