3/25/2015: LONE STAR CUP ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. This Star FITA event is April 25 & 26, in Bryan.
Tom Barker writes to summarize the results of TEXAN ARCHERS from the just-concluded USA Archery National Indoor Championships: Lonestar Archers Shine at Indoor Nationals
There were many Texas archers (at least 37!) that placed at the just released preliminary results for USA Archery’s indoor national archery tournament. With thousands of archers shooting over dozens of venues for about 6 weeks getting all the results submitted has been a huge task for the USAA staff! The early results show the following Texas archers placing in the FITA unless otherwise designated in the concurrent JOAD event:
Rick Stonebraker - Male Master Barebow
Wanda Newsom - Female Master Compound Fingers
Collin Klimitchek - Male Senior Recurve
Heather Koehl (adopted Texan at A&M) - Female Collegiate Recurve
Emily Fischer - Female Junior Compound
Inga Pever - Female Cub Recurve
Inga Pever - Female Cub Recurve JOAD
Kelli Heusi - Female Cadet Recurve JOAD
Mike Frizzell - Male Master Barebow
Michelle Gilbert (adopted Texan at A&M) - Female Senior Recurve
Kelli Heusi - Female Cadet Recurve
Conner Sears - Male Cub Compound
Hunter Teel - Male Collegiate Bowhunter
Gus Braendle - Male Cadet Recurve
A very special shout out to two JOAD barebow archers whose scores were put in with the olympic recurve (ie, bows with clickers and sights) results since there is no barebow JOAD divisions yet in USA Archery. (Barebows, remember, have no clicker, no sights, and no stabilizers!) We note that Ryland Hartman finished 30th with his BAREBOW out of 52 recurves with sights(!) in the Male Junior Recurve and Bryce Wilfert finished 5th with his barebow out of 48 in the male bowman recurve division, again proving that shooting barebow does not mean you cannot hit what you want!
Other Texans among the top 10 finishers in their divisions include
Vic Wunderle, Matthew Requa and Ryan Fortenberry, Male Senior Recurve;
Gary Wood, Male Master Barebow;
John Magera, Barry Watson, and Wilson Watson, Senior Male Barebow;
If we have overlooked any other placers, please do let the webmaster know and we'll insure we include you on the website summary, and thanks to Tom Barker for sifting through all the pages of results! TO ALL the Texans shooting, congratulations on competing and we hope for your continued improvement in archery!
3/16/2015: Clearing of the property for the new TSAA FITA Target Field at Emma Long Park has begun. A TOTS is scheduled at this location for June 6 (registration will begin once we are certain we have enough volunteers to get it cleared and leveled properly. See the above (gold box) announcement and the newsletter for more information.
3/6/2015: We have CHANGED TO a 1pm line for the FITA II indoor 25 meter shoot in Columbus March 14, and ALSO ADDED A 1PM LINE for the TOTS event in Houston.
The 9am line in Houston makes it easy for local archers, while the 1pm line takes the pressure for "dawn patrol" starts to the day for those archers that might be driving a bit of a distance for the event. After all, they don't sing about "miles and miles of Texas" for nuthin'... :)
2/21/2015: Training Ops Page - Coach Holly Avendano will conduct TWO courses (in Plano) for Level I and II Instructor certification, March 7 & 8 and Jun 6 & 7. Read more on the link. ALL COACHES - please send the webmaster a note for any classes you plan to hold in 2015!
2/16/2015: Results from the State Indoor have been posted.
2/16/2015: The TSAA's TOTS series has already started taking registrations for the 2015 inaugural event in Columbus. If any certified coaches are interested in having a TOTS in your neighborhood, contact the designer of the event, John Magera, because the TSAA can help you sponsor an event. A current listing of TOTS archers signed up for at least one event this 2015 season can be found here.
2/16/2015: USA Archery is taken registrations online for the National Indoor being held in a variety of venues across the nation over a few weekends upcoming. TO find out more information and to register, Cindy Tobin, membership coordinator at USAA, shared this tip with me: "the easiest way for someone to register for the event is to log into their USA Archery membership account and then go to the link of Tournaments on the left side under USA Archery Events. They can select the event and then click on the Click Here to Register button." I will add that NFAA members don't have to pay anything in membership fees, in order to register and pay the same tournament fee as USAA members!
Click Here for all of the past What's New Items You can now access the JOAD Resources page directly by simply
going to http://www.joad.org. A
gentleman in Alaska has held that domain for a couple of years but hadn't
put up a page, and graciously allowed the transfer of this domain name.
His last name? BOWMAN. His first name? JOAD.
And no, he is not an archer. Just one heck of a nice guy, who found the
coincidence as strange as I did. Joad Bowman. The world is
indeed an interesting place, and thanks to Joad for transferring the domain.