RESULTS FROM STATE FIELD 2015

TWENTY-FIVE RECORDS SET (and one tied!

This Star FITA, USA Archery-sanctioned FITA FIeld tournament had 40 competitors who hiked throughout the central Texas hill country terrain of Emma Long Park. The archers, many of whom have competed in national and world championships, rated the course as more challenging and entertaining as well. There were two sets of 12 targets, a total of 24 which were set at distances of up to 60 meters. Four different size target faces are employed, which varies with distances to challenge the archer's acuity.
The temperatures were at times typical Texan July summer (this event is normally held in May, and will be held in May 2016), but many of the targets were in the shade of the tall oak and cedar trees, deep ravines, while others were full on sunshine. Most targets had substantial elevation differentials, a number required ropes for archer stability on the steep slopes. Despite the often challenging and difficult target placements, there were 25 records set with one tied record.

Of note, Gus Braendle chose to register "up" as a Junior Recurve, though by age he is a Cadet. In doing so, he shot scores that are records in the Junior class!
IN a similar demonstration of competitveness, Rick Stonebraker registered as a Senior Barebow archer, though he is qualified as Master 60+ class. Rick shot well enough to set new records in BOTH the Master 50+ AND Master 60+ age classes!

Division Bow GenderĀ  Archer Score1 Score2 Day 1 Score3 Score4 Day 2 Total
Bowman BareBow Female Meiners, Jordan 78 dnf 78 93 72 165 243
       
Bowman Compound Female Dillman, Madelyn 133 123 256 154 131 285 541
       
Bowman Recurve Female Genzer, Ivie 142 123 265* 133 128 261 526*
       
Bowman Recurve Male Stuckey, Clay 53 80 133 53 42 95 228
       
Cub Recurve Male Hartman, Maxwell 148 145 293 151 151 302* 595*
       
Cadet Compound Female Vanderwier, Savannah 180 195 375 197 200 397* 772*
Cadet Compound Female Hickerson, Sophia 122 128 250 130 129 259 509
Cadet Compound Female Hickerson, Sadie 119 128 247 117 127 244 491
       
Cadet Compound Male Bass, Ramsey 191 201 392* 185 183 368 760*
Cadet Compound Male Wu, Alex 114 112 226 135 148 283 509
       
Junior BareBow Male Hartman, Ryland 115 125 240 131 130 261* 501*
Junior BareBow Male Walshe, Neal 72 103 175 86 102 188 363
       
Junior Compound Female Dixon, Jordan 145 153 298 158 136 294 592
       
Junior Recurve Female Haynes, Elizabeth 121 128 249 140 146 286 535*
       
Junior Recurve Male Braendle, Gus 148 173 321 169 168 337* 658*
Gus, a Cadet by age but registered "up" as Junior.
       
Senior BareBow Male Stonebraker, Rick 140 155 295 139 162 301 596
  Rick, a Master 60+, registered as "up" as Senior, set new records for both
Masters 50+ & Masters 60+, for 72 & 144 arrows in BOTH age groups.
                     
Senior BareBow Male Hartman, Skip 113 136 249 137 140 277 526
       
Senior Compound Female Fischer, Emily 194 198 392* 188 199 387 779*
       
Senior Compound Male Guggisberg, Adam 202 201 403 200 205 405* 808*
Senior Compound Male Dixon, Justin 196 192 388 192 195 387 775*
  Justin Dixon, by age a Junior but registered "up" as Senior, broke the Junior Record with his 775, over the prior 763! !
Senior Compound Male Taylor, Dacota 194 193 387 185 195 380 767
Senior Compound Male Escobedo, Javier 187 187 374 189 203 392 766
Senior Compound Male Singleton, Josh 183 190 373 190 188 378 751
Senior Compound Male Dillman, Derrick 161 172 333 160 181 341 674
Senior Compound Male Genzer, Jimmy 157 166 323 159 154 313 636
Senior Compound Male Hickerson, Robert 146 141 287 133 120 253 540
Senior Compound Male Zumwalt, Jesse 0 175 179 354 354
Senior Compound Male Kelley, Larry 0 157 154 311 311
       
Senior Recurve Female Schlossberg, Theresa L 31 29 60 37 66 103 163
       
Senior Recurve Male Magera, John 178 173 351 174 180 354 705*
Tie
Senior Recurve Male Stuckey, Troy 121 122 243 114 106 220 463
       
Master 50+ BareBow Female Hartman, Kim 64 75 139 92 74 166* 305*
       
Master 50+ BareBow Male Wells, Steve 104 97 201 91 98 189 390
       
Master 50+ Compound Male Jenkins, Steve 171 193 364 175 186 361 725
Master 50+ Compound Male Faidley, Chris 147 151 298 157 134 291 589
       
Master 60+ BareBow Male Kacir, Gene 59 39 98 68 51 119 217
Master 60+ BareBow Male Ambrose, Roderick B 19 dnf 19 16 16 35
       
Master 60+ Compound Male Cope, Cam 171 174 345 174 166 340 685
Master 60+ Compound Male Carey, William 103 81 184 120 90 210 394

THANKS. I wish to give special thanks to Gina Carmichael and John Magera, who saw to the finishing of the setup the day before the event! William Carey also helped me through his familiarity with the AAC archery facility in decisions on several target placements and setup for the course, as did Don Ferguson, longtime TSAA member and barebow archer. The words are often said, but I must argue loudly, that the event could not have been done without the help of these volunteers.
Rick Stonebraker also was instrumental in my education in the thought process of laying out a FITA Field course, and patiently answering even the most rudimentary (and dumb) questions. I like to think that many of the trickiest aspects of the course were due to me beginning to think like Rick does on layouts, but that would be gross self-flattery. Even so, I am grateful to Rick in many, many ways. Finally, I have to complement Rory Bartos as the FITA judge who managed to be everywhere he was needed. As I roamed the course during the event, checking bales, improving little things and taking many photographs, Rory seemed to always be shadowing a different group of archers every time I came upon them, and I worked diligently to find ALL the different groups so that I could get some photos of all.

Thank you to all the archers and their families. Gus Braendle's dad pronounced it the best archery tournament he had ever been to. Of course, that was because he and family dropped Gus off to labor at the pegs, and they went to SkiShores, a lakeside restaurant just minutes away, and spent the rest of the time at one of Austin's best lakeside parks on Lake Austin!

I hope we all can get together again next May, when things are a little cooler, the wildflowers are in bloom, and do it all again.

Ron Carmichael
7/20/2015