2005 TSAA State Field Championship
Eagle Lake, Texas

The state field was held on the Blaschke exotic deer ranch for the fourth consecutive year with 45 participants and was enjoyed by all, especially the youth. The weather was absolutely beautiful and windy as usual. John Blaschke and I were privileged once again to host this event to the enjoyment of everyone and we had a blast putting it together and tired bones to prove it. A record number of snakes (about a dozen) were observed. Two water moccasins were claimed by very accurate archers. Yours truly chased a chicken snake up a bush and you can see that photo in the gallery. Alligators were spotted before and during the tournament and one was active in a water hole that archers actually shot over, thank goodness no one lost an arrow in there.

A personal thanks to those who came out before, during and after the tournament to help make the event a success. All of your help was much appreciated as it is a big undertaking and could possibly be the only field event in the country or world where the whole course has to be set up and taken back down again. This is due to the hundreds of exotic deer that inhabit the range. Deer enjoy rubbing their antlers on the archery stands and knocking them over. Over the course of two weeks prior to the event, seven stands had to be re-set and four completely rebuilt. One stand was knocked completely off the hill landing on the top of a thorn tree. But the effort is worth it as long as everyone has fun.

A special thanks to Tom Barker for recruiting and bringing about 20 archers from the Victoria area. As a JOAD coach, the most common feedback he received from his archers when asked how they were shooting was, "I don't know, but I sure am having fun." For the South Texas Archery contingent, this was a two-day party that was occasionally interrupted by shooting arrows. Tom adds his personal thanks for all the adults that took some time to help a kid with their form or who patiently helped them pull arrows or work their score sheet.

See ya'll again next year. Rick Stonebraker
John and Rick

John Blashke adds:
A special thanks to everybody for attending and supporting this event. I look forward to state field all year long. Yes it is true, there is an amazing amount of work and effort that goes into setting up this tournament, My hats off to all my friends who were stomping around in the bull nettles and burning grass and poison ivy who toughed it out with me to make the tournament a success. A very-very special thanks to all of those who were in attendance, the smiles and enjoyment I saw from all the tired and wore out souls from slipping and sliding up and down all those hills, the braving of snake and alligator infested waters, brings tears to my eyes that the alligators didn't snatch up an archer. Several arrows were lost but we never lost an archer. Thanks everybody for coming out, it made every minute worth while.
John Blaschke

NOTE: Due to the challenging nature of the Blaschke Deer Farm course, Rick has
included a # to show course records for the Seniors and Masters only. All
the Junior/Cadet/Cub/Bowman state records have been broken on the Deer Farm
course as of 2002. Several Senior and Master records were set on flat field
courses that probably will not get broken at the deer ranch but we would
like to recognize those archers who shot exceptionally well. See also the
state field records. Rick Stonebraker

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2005 TSAA State Field Championship
April 9-10
Eagle Lake, Texas

* Indicates a new record, # indicates course record              
  round 1 round 2 Day 1 round 3 round 4 Day 2 Total
Master 60+ Compound Male Guest              
Don Morgan 117 136 253 119 130 249 502
               
Master 50+ Compound Male              
Gaylon Blankenship 161 165 326 170 167 337* 663*
Larry Anika 124 101 225 113 121 234 459
Jerry Ranker ? ? 313 0 0 0 313
               
Senior Compound Male Guest              
Michael Beck 150 165 315 164 169 333 648
Richard Locke 120 137 257 138 144 282 539
Billy Wickliffe 94 104 198 106 94 200 39
               
Senior Recurve Male              
Staten Holmes 153 163 316 156 159 315 631
Wyatt Misenheimer 119 123 242 125 119 244 486
Greg Petrosky 110 112 222 115 118 233 455
Michael Hersey 95 93 188 87 89 176 364
               
Senior Recurve Female              
Cindy Menn 95 90 185 95 104 199 384
               
Senior Compound Female              
Melissa Ceballos 147 141 288 136 151 287 575
               
Senior Compound Male              
Adam Guggisberg 174 173 347 177 172 349 696#
Shelby Fischer 137 149 286 140 153 293 579
Tom Barker 135 135 270 146 135 281 551
Mark Lesak 109 111 220 140 125 265 485
Joe Human 121 113 234 135 116 251 485
               
Junior Recurve Male              
Jake Misenheimer 114 126 240 133 147 280 520
               
Junior Compound Female              
Holly Heinsohn 148 137 285 140 147 287 572
               
Junior Compound Male              
Aaron Faldyn 109 132 241 107 133* 240 481
               
Cadet Recurve Female              
Lyndsey Marzec 112 108 220 129 125 254* 474
Simone Petrosky 74 81 155 93 102 195 350
Alicia Jurek 92 82 174 84 83 167 341
               
Cadet Compound Female              
Meagan Lesak 132 134 266 119 141 260 526
               
Cadet Compound Male              
Kenny Holcomb 151 166* 317 151 159 310 627*
Shelby Hensel 155 149 304 157 156 313 617
Bryce Wickliffe 153 152 305 147 155 302 607
Joseph Human 136 145 281 ? ? 294 575
Clayton Fischer 137 151 288 130 139 269 557
               
Cub Recurve Female              
Kayla DeBord 145 147 292 151 157* 308* 600*
Jory Schroeder 124 128 252 131 129 260 512
               
Cub Recurve Male              
Tyler Janota 0 0 0 132 122 254 254
               
Cub Compound Male              
Benjamin Human 170 158 328 173 158 331 659
Justin Locke 153 142 295 159 152 311 616
Carson Wickliffe 151 112 263 138 139 277 540
               
Cub Compound Female              
Danielle Rachunek 145 157* 302 147 143 290 592
               
Bowman Recurve Male              
Alex Jones 146 147 293 130 143 273 566
Colton Fischer 127 107 234 132 126 258 492
               
Bowman Compound Male              
Clayton DeBord 138 151 289 150 140 290 579
Thomas Human 139 120 259 139 118 257 516
Colby Hensel 116 119 235 120 134 254 489
Chad Lesak 117 120 237 129 106 235 472
Brandon Rachunek 125 111 236 120 112 232 468
               
Bowman Compound Female              
Coral McMinn 172 174* 346* 158 155 313 659

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