MNDNR Archery Winners Recognized

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MNDNR Archery Winners Recognized

Postby Ben Sobieck » Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:50 pm

The top male and female student archers who participated March 28 in the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) National Archery In The Schools Program (NASP) state tournament each received their choice of a lifetime hunting or fishing license.

Chantelle Skarda of South Campus High School in White Bear Lake and Austin Bosse of Jackson Middle School finished first in the individual male and female competitions. In addition to the lifetime licenses, Skarda and Bosse also received a Genesis bow and a Morrell target.

"Nearly 700 students from throughout the state participated in the tournament," said Kraig Kiger, DNR shooting sports program administrator. "NASP keeps involving more schools, more students, and more families in the safe and fun lifetime activity of archery."

Five years ago, 56 student archers shot in the state tournament, shooting high scores just above 200. This year, 689 students from 48 schools participated with high scores ranging from 275 to 290. Archers must shoot 30 arrows into the target bullseye to achieve a perfect score of 300.

Statewide, 96,656 students from 285 schools participate in NASP. The DNR's Archery in the Schools grant program provides $1,500 in funding to qualifying schools to defray the cost of equipment and program-related training.

Tournament results include:

Weston Bovitz of Champlin Park High School was the top high school male finisher.

Holly Petry of White Bear Lake was the top female in the middle school age group.

Top elementary age group finishers were Josie Zimmerman and Cole Anderly, both from Grandview Middle School in Mound.

The top five male and female individuals in the elementary, middle school and high school divisions were awarded medals for their efforts and earned an opportunity to attend the NASP National Championships
May 8-9 in Louisville, Ky.

White Bear Lake took first place in the National High School Division. Jackson Middle School finished first in the National Middle School Division. Hilltop Primary School in Mound took first place in the National Elementary School Division. Each team earned an opportunity to participate in the NASP National Championships.

In the State Division, North Country Archers of Grand Rapids finished first in the high school age group, St. Croix Prep in Stillwater took first in the middle school age group and Mountain Iron/Buhl finished first in the elementary age group.

The top three teams in each division and each age group received trophies.

All teams scoring above 2,500 in the elementary group, 2,600 in the middle school group and 2,700 in the high school group earned an invite to the NASP National Championships.

Students in grades 4-6 competed in the elementary age group. Students in grades 7-8 competed in the middle school age group. Students in grades 9-12 competed in the high school age group.

Jill McKinney from Northalnd High School in Remer was selected as NASP Coach of the Year. McKinney won the award because of her program's involvement of students in a wide variety of activities and her ability to maintain a well-rounded and respected NASP program. McKinney will serve on the committee that selects next year's coach of the year winner.

Individual results, high school female: Chantelle Skarda, White Bear Lake Area High School, first; Pakou Thoa, White Bear Lake Area High School, second; Heidi Melgren, White Bear Lake Area High School, third; Sheng Thoa, White Bear Lake Area High School, fourth; Kendra Nelson, Princeton High School, fifth.

Individual results, high school male: Weston Bovitz, Champlin Park High School, first; Nick Sloan, St. Croix Prep, Stillwater, second; Cody Rupert, Osakis High School, third; Jake Cahill, White Bear Lake Area High School, fourth; Andrew Grooms, Grand Rapids Home School, fifth.

Individual results, middle school female: Holly Petry, White Bear Lake, first; Ellen Ahlness, White Bear Lake, second; Courtney Owens, Jackson Middle School, third; Tessa Stark, Jackson Middle School, fourth; Faith
Filipiak, Robert J. Elkington Middle School, Grand Rapids, fifth.

Individual results, middle school male: Austin Bosse, Jackson Middle School, first; Jacob Moter, Jackson Middle School, second; Tim Juelich, White Bear Lake, third; Mitch Monforton Grandview Middle School, Mound, fourth; Scott Harrison, Grandview Middle School, Mound, fifth.

Individual results, elementary school female: Josie Zimmerman, Grandview Middle School, Mound, first; atrina Knutson, Grandview Middle School, Mound, second; Karlie Wagner, Grandview Middle School, Mound, third; Kenzie Smith, St. Croix Prep, Stillwater, fourth; Breanna Linder, Hilltop Primary School, Mound, fifth.

Individual results, elementary school male: Cole Anderly, Grandview Middle School, Mound, first; Cooper Johnson, Jackson Middle School, second; Sam Archer, Princeton, third; Mason Kaske, White Bear Lake, fourth; Colin Palm, Grandview Middle School, Mound, fifth.

National Division, high school: White Bear Lake Area High School, first; Osakis High School, second; Mountain Iron-Buhl High School, third.

National Division, middle school: Jackson Middle School, first; Grandview Middle School, Mound, second; Robert J. Elkington Middle School , Grand Rapids, third.

National Division, elementary school: Hilltop Primary School, Mound, first; Hill City School, second; Jackson Middle School, third.

State Division, high school: North Country Archers, Grand Rapids, first; Grand Rapids High School, second; Yellow Medicine East, third. State Division, middle school: St. Croix Prep, Stillwater, first; New Prague, second; Osakis Middle School, third.

State Division, elementary school: Mountain Iron-Buhl, first; Itasca Archery-Pioneers, Grand Rapids, second; Woodbury Middle School, third.

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RE: MNDNR Archery Winners Recognized

Postby Patriot » Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:58 pm

Wow!  I didn't know there were so many students involved in the program.  This is great!

Note:  NASP is the same exact archery program we are utilizing at my church....but it is called Centershot Ministries because of the additional Biblical aspect.
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