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youth archers took advantage of the World Archery Festival in Las
Vegas as usual. Most drove to Las Vegas on the much improved
highway system. This year the event drew over 1,500 contestants.
seventeen 2004 Arizona NAA JOAD members took part as youths:
Arizona NFAA youths were Forrest Hargett, Matthew Powers, and
it was their first trip to the World Archery Festival. A couple
“Veteran” JOADs took part in the adult division. The Arizona group
was larger than last years group with six from the Precision Shooter
JOAD at PSE Club. Practice took place on Thursday with many
socializing before the tournament. The tournament ranges were
enhanced this year with more spectator space in the main tournament
range and added spot lighting focused on the target bales.
was also bigger than last year with a sparkling custom PSE
semi-tractor trailer showroom taking part.
most seemed a bit nervous starting out regardless of their
experience. Part of the concern was caused by an apparent shortage
of 60 cm target faces for youth division use. The shortage lead to
target assignment confusion which delayed the tournament briefly. A
Friday highlight was Robyn Repp’s robinhood in the 10 ring! The
stress was over soon enough as each division completed their 300
round of 30 arrows at 18 meters. That evening, steady showers made
for poor sightseeing conditions that continued for the entire
was the second and final day for the youth divisions. The day
started early at 7:30 AM Vegas time (8:30 AM Arizona Time), this
time there were enough targets for each archer to shoot their own
target. The youths gathered back together at midday for the awards
ceremony. Mack Huff, Magarett Hargett, Robyn Repp and Maggie Huff
all winning medals. AZJOAD Robyn Repp also achieved her Indoor
Olympian JOAD achievement.
highlight was a post awards filming of the medal winner youth
archers by ESPN 2 for broadcast on May 8th, 2004.
AZJOADs April Witt and Lindsay Pian continued to compete in their
respective Championship level division against adult competitors.
Lindsay finished second to fellow Arizonan Nicole Rasor for an
Arizona top two finish.
Arizona JOAD that came and competed is better prepared for the next
major indoor tournaments will be the 2004 JOAD Indoor National
Championship and the 2004 NAA Indoor National Championship held
regionally. The closest regional tourney locations for Arizonans
will bein Rio Rancho (Albuquerque), New Mexico (JOAD March 12th,
NAA March 13th and 14th) Note that NAA member JOADs are invited to
compete in both the Friday evening JOAD competition as well as the
NAA tournament on Saturday and Sunday.
see you next time…Serious Fun…