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Duel in the Desert Trials

JOAD Story

Oct. 1 -2, 2005

Ben Avery FITA Range

Phoenix, Arizona


Results      Photos


The 2005 AZ Duel in the Desert Trials is in the records books.

The mornings were a cool 70 degrees and still.

The dry air heated up quickly to reach 100+ degrees and breezy in the afternoons.

47 archers took part including 4 collegiate and 14 JOADs.


The event was a two day FITA and hosted many notables in USA archery including:


Olympian and Jr World Outdoor team member: Kendra Harvey

World Indoor Team and Jr World Outdoor team member: Amanda Nichols

Olympian and World team member; Jennifer Nichols

US Open Champion and World team member: Guy Krueger

Stephanie Girard from eastern Canada, also competed.


The Sun Devil Archers led by team leader Kari Granville hosted the tournament.

The tournament ran very smoothly with only 6 arrow calls and one equipment failure over two days.

Sun Devil Archery offered grilled hot dog and hamburgers for lunch which was a big hit.

The results were compiled and award and recognition presented in record time.


The team was also quickly announced and Arizona Collegiate and JOADs continued to be a big part of the AZ team.

JOADs were given medals and small certificates, seniors were given small certificates.

The big prize is being named to the 2005 Duel in the Desert Team.

(The ASAA funds AZ Team members entry fee and provides an customized team shirt)


Arizona's Junior Duel Team

Max Lambert, Junior Male Recurve

Tyler Monahan, Junior Male Compound

Annette Gorelik, Junior Female Recurve

Cassandra Votruba, Junior Female Compound


Joad and Collegiate members on the Duel Team

Junior Brady Ellison, Mens Recurve Team

Sun Devil Collegiate ASU Ted Harden,  Mens Recurve Team

Junior Maggie Huff, Womens Recurve Team

Wildcat Collegiate U of A Ali Wood, Womens Recurve Team.

Sun Devil Collegiate ASU Ashley Votruba, Womens Compound Team.


The 24 member team will compete in Long Beach, California in the Duel in the Desert in early November.


The tournament is open so all can come and take part.



47 competitors

3 masters

14 JOADs

4 Collegiate

6 guests

DOS: Diane Tone

COJ: Bob Pian

Judges:  Michael Loughridge, Nic Panawa

Tournament Director: Kari Granville

Field:  Wayne Davidson

Volunteers: Sun Devil Archery

14 targets

AB-CD line


Day one

Practice and rest 8-9

Longest Distance 9-10:45

Lunch 10:45 to 11:45

Second Distance 11:45 to 1:30

Secure field 2:00-2:30


Day two

Practice and rest 8-9

Third Distance 9-10:45

Lunch 10:45 to 11:45

Shortest Distance 11:45 to 1:30

Awards 2:00



2005 registration form