by Bob Pian
2012 Olympic year was busy
for the Arizona target archery community.
2012 will be
known as one of the best years for the future of
target archery in Arizona! High profile movies,
Brave and Hunger Games, brought a strong interest in
archery by girls and boys.
certified instructors taught beginner classes to
meet the increase demand. Veteran instructors
taught intermediate classes. To keep up with the
need for instructor certification, Ed Votruba
taught a Level 3 coach class which certified coaches
that can then teach and certify even more
instructors. Level 3 coaches also provide the key
need for National Training System coaching.
judges/rules seminars were held to teach and
reinforce the new rules to new judges, club leaders
years, the ASAA encouraged growth by lending
equipment and money and consulting to help establish
and run new clubs.
Archery Club opens and JOAD Clubs take advantage of
their hospitality to host events and programs.
Clubs in 2012:
Paseo Vista Archery
Papago FITA Archers
Desert Sky Archers
Indoor Championship (57 archers) at BASF and Arizona
JOAD Indoor Championship (55 archers) at Hearn
Academy had strong participation in tough economic
The Arizona JOAD clubs make
tournament hosting, teaching beginners and
intermediate classes and events a key part of their
programs as fund raisers and to provide for the
archers and their families.
Vegas Team Showdown and the Vegas shoot found a new
home at the South Point hotel and casino in Las
Vegas. The highlight was the World Archery Indoor
championships as well as the World Archery Indoor
Cup finals. Having local, state, national and
international competition all at one all new venue
was a rare treat.
After Vegas, Arizona archers competed
in Rio Rancho New Mexico at the USAA Indoor
Championship and USAA JOAD Indoor Championship. The
tournament hosted a pizza party that has become a
Rio Rancho tradition that Arizonans look forward to
Arizona Cup Test Event hosted by the
Valley JOAD clubs; Paseo Vista, Mesa
Targeteers, Corner Kidz, Hearn Academy and Desert
Sky Archers all manned the Arizona JOAD Club Program
booth at the Arizona Game and Fish Department's
Outdoor Expo at Ben Avery. The Expo is the AGFD
premier event that show case all of the great
outdoor activities available around the state.
23rd AAE Arizona Cup! The Arizona
target archery community all came together as they
do every year to welcome athletes from across the
country and international archers from around the
world. Once again the tournament exceeded capacity
and archers had to be turned away.
Most importantly all of these
Arizonans have greatly contributed to the USA
Archery JOAD community and continue to do so.
51 youth competed at the Arizona JOAD
State Championship hosted by Paseo Vista Archery
Club in Chandler.
fourth year in a row, Paseo Vista JOAD has hosted
the Western Region JOAD Camp in Chandler. JOAD from
around the state, USA and a youth from Mexico all
took part in what is an opportunity that is always a
must do event.
more parents seek beginner programs to meet their
children’s demand to give archery a try. Beginner,
Intermediate classes and rules seminar are ongoing.
Archery National Target Championship and the Easton
JOAD National Championship both took place in
Hamilton, Ohio. Have a look at the report by Gary
July / August
the world focused on the
2012 London Olympic Games where Arizona born and
raised Brady Ellison earned a Silver Medal!
Five Arizonans went to London to take part in the
Olympics and Para-Archery Paralympics
Ellison and the team medaled on London at Lords
Bennett finished fourth place shooting a recurve
bow for the first time in the Paralympics
Nichols served as an Olympic Coach
Rhodes was the Technical Delegate for the
Pian served as the Paralympic Director of
hosts the first Summer Sizzle Star FITA Indoor
25m/18m back to back 600 rounds.
Yee Benefit at Arizona Archery Club is a huge
success at the Arizona Archery Club.
Duel in the
Desert Trials and State Outdoor Championship select
the AZ Duel team and State Champions.
Field Outdoor Championship takes place at Usery
and two adults named to
2013 US Archery Team!
Rush conducts a Bare bow technique and world team
seminar and receives rave reviews.
Arizona youth compete with the
Arizona Duel team vs. California. See the
ASAA membership re-elect Mike
Cullumber and elect two new board members, Rick
Bachman and Sandra Reynolds to serve through 2014.
conducts youth and adult round robin matches.
JOAD host the 9th Iron Archer with a
qualification round and then 8 flights of Round
Review the 2012
www.azjoad.com webpages for more information.