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2003 Las Vegas world archery festival

AZJOAD Perspective



February 21-23, 2003

Riviera Casino Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada


Results        Photos


Twelve Arizona youth archers competed in at the 2003 NFAA World Archery Festival / Las Vegas Shoot including three members of Jr. USAT.  Arizona JOAD’s were well represented and competed in a 300 round on Friday and another 300 round on Saturday.  The Vegas NFAA shoot varies slightly from the NAA with different age categories, target size, with the most notable difference being that the compound archers score the outer ten and the Recurve youth archers shoot on 60 cm faces.


Many drove from Tucson (7 ½ hours) or Phoenix (5 ½ hours) on Thursday.  Dine College brought nine from their college team archers to the event.


In addition to youth shooting on Friday and Saturday, the archers were treated to the archery manufacturers and suppliers show where some good deals could be found along with information gathering at the NAA, NFAA and several archery magazine booths.  Other fun activities included a 3D shoot held in the “basement”, a hospitality party on Saturday and video-taping where the archer left with a VHS tape of a super slow motion view of their release, arrow flight, bow hand etc.


The youth awards ceremony was held at mid-day Saturday where eight Arizona youth’s won medals.  Each and every youth deserves a “job well done” for competing in the largest indoor archery tournament in the world! 


Arizona Youth Top Ten Results:


Philip Cannon II                       Cadet Boy Recurve                                      1st Place

Michael Poindexter                 Cadet Boy Recurve                                      3rd Place

Mack Huff                               Cadet Boy Recurve                                      5th Place           

         Ryan Davis                             Junior Boy Recurve                                      3rd Place

Maggie Huff                            Junior Girl Recurve                                       1st Place

Sarah Bernes                         Junior Girl Recurve                                      2nd Place

Brady Ellison                          Junior Boy Compound                                 2nd Place           

Aprilyn Witt                            Intermediate Girl Compound                         3rd Place

Tara Hicks                              Intermediate Girl Compound                         4th Place

Lindsay Pian                          Intermediate Girl Recurve                             1st Place



With the youth tournament over on Saturday, most Arizona families were able to enjoy the Vegas strip Saturday night and then travel back to Arizona on Sunday.


One of the AZJOAD, Lindsay Pian, also competed in the adult division all three days and won third place in the women’s championship recurve division. 

The indoor season comes to a close for Arizona with most traveling to the National Regional Indoor Championship in Rio Rancho, NM.  We hope all returned home safely and hope to see you at the next practice and tournament.

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