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TSAA 2007 State Field Championship

Despite being bit on Friday by a red wasp that dropped into my shirt, getting poison oak/ivy on my arms/legs, accidentally standing too long on an ant mound, minor sun burn, some wind burn and a few mosquito bites, the 25th annual TSAA State Field Championship went off with only a minor glitch or two. And all the above happened to me! The temperature was held in check by a wind that played havoc on the archers but this hardy bunch of TSAA folks managed to shoot and have fun. You never know what is going to happen at the State Field when it is staged at the Blaschke Deer Farm. After many, many hours of preparation setting up the field, three days before the event, a torrential downpour dropped 6-8 inches of water in the area and the course had to be changed at the last minute. Fortunately this only involved 6 or 7 targets. There was a good-side bad-side to this rain. The bad side was it blocked the only two roads/trails from target 24 that leads back to the staging area. The good side was the shuttle ride took the archers through the high fence area where John and Victor supplied the kids with corn to through alongside the road. This brought some of the exotic deer as close as 20 feet for some spectacular photos of Axis, Fallow, Sika, Elk, Elan and others. Tom Barker provided a trailer with custom 2x6 benches that made the shuttle runs a classy operation. Photos to follow on the Barker Bodacious Bench Bus.

Many thanks go to proprietor Nolan Blaschke for hosting us the last six years and to my co-director John. Thanks goes to the volunteers and helpers who come out on the work days to help set stuff up. These work days are not all work so make it a point to come out next year and have some fun mixed in. Adam Guggisberg, Kelly Kennedy, Mike Hojnacki, Ron Harder, Tom Barker, made up the work crew and of course John spends as many countless days out there as I do. Greg gets the gold star this year as he spent three whole days working. I even coerced a co-worker, Jerry Steward, to help me a full day as he will ride his motorcycle anywhere on a nice day. He was amazed as what is involved in a field shoot.

The family prize and the longest distance traveled goes to the Trafford family. Don Morgan survived quite well at 69 yrs 8 months. The youngsters were Heather Barthels at 9 years and little Hardy Trafford at 7 years and Miriam Trafford at 8. So, this event is for the young and young at heart. Join us next year.

Rick Stonebraker, TSAA President

and from co-organizer and squire of the land upon which this event is staged:

For All,

Many thanks to all the smiling faces that made it out again this year. I am very thankful for all of the new people that I had an opportunity to make friends with and the reuniting of all my old friends. I have a hypothesis that I'm promoting to a theory, there is no such thing as a bad archer; every year this is proven true because you all are such wonderful individuals. I am anxiously looking forward to next year. I would like to extend a personal invitation to everyone to please come back again, and I would hope to see some more new people and hopefully a few more returning for those unfortunate enough who could not return this year.

Unfortunately for the reality in life, for everything good, there is also the bad. In Field Archery we have the winners and we have losers. I think it is safe to say that everybody that attended can call themselves a winner. For the deer that didn't have a trailer driving by every 15 minutes and those throwing out bushels of corn, those poor fellas (deer) are definitely losers today. In spite of that, don't you know they were feeling happy last night with a belly full of corn?

Thanks everybody!

John Blaschke

 

PS from Rick: 

Congrats to Adam for blistering the course with a magnificent 701 out of 720, despite the inconsistent winds!


 


TSAA State Field Championship
28 new records May 5-6, 2007              
* Denotes new record   48 archers total Saturday   Total   Sunday   Total  Final
                 
Master 70+ Compound Male Morgan, Don 119 107 226 113 *137 *250 *476
                 
Master 60+ Compound Male Johnson, Jerry (Guest) 103 114 217 112 118 230 447
                 
Master 50+ Compound Male Blankenship, Gaylon 155 169 324 166 *173 *339 663
  Barker, Tom 131 158 289 146 147 293 582
  Anika, Larry D. 103 127 230 112 121 233 463
  Ripkoski, Alan 145 151 296 0 0 0 dnf
                 
Master 50+ Bare Bow Male James, Randy     101       dnf
                 
Master 50+ Recurve Male Petrosky, Gregory 77 133 210 104 112 216 426
                 
Senior Bare Bow Female Trafford, Charlene 28 51 79 65 64 129 208
                 
Senion Bare Bow Male Trafford, Skip 115 122 237 135 136 271 508
  Vargas, Edward 51 76 127 68 109 177 304
                 
Senior Compound Female True, Lannette 135 108 263 144 132 276 539
                 
Senior Recurve Female Holmes, Jennifer 121 124 245 114 135 249 494
                 
Senior Recurve Male Holmes, Staten 161 160 321 158 165 323 644
  Hojnacki, Michael 125 148 273 141 154 295 568
  Brown, Gary 50 62 112 49 61 110 222
                 
Senior Compound Male Guggisberg, Adam 174 177 351 173 177 350 *701
  Kennedy, Kelly 163 162 325 161 166 327 652
  Scroggins, John 148 165 313 157 158 315 628
  Dyer, Mark 152 159 311 150 163 313 624
  Lesak, Mark 150 156 306 144 158 302 608
  Garner, Dale 149 148 297 142 159 301 598
  Locke, Richard 146 144 290 150 156 306 596
  Human, Joe 126 143 269 146 149 295 564
  True, Andy 129 134 263 142 143 285 546
                 
Junior Compound Female Heinsohn, Holly 143 149 292 138 *159 297 589
  Lesak, Meagan 126 136 262 129 141 270 532
                 
Junior Compound Male Human, Joseph 154 166 320 161 *173 *334 *654
                 
Junior Recurve Female DeBord, Kayla 114 127 241 128 *139 *267 *508
  Petrosky, Simone 92 72 164 50 49 99 263
                 
Cadet Compound Female McMinn, Coral 143 148 291 154 158 312 603
                 
Cadet Compound Male Human, Benjamin 174 176 *350 170 *179 349 *699
  Locke, Justin 143 165 308 158 170 328 636
                 
Cadet Recurve Female Schroeder, Jory 124 117 241 122 116 238 479
                 
Cadet Recurve Male Janota, Tyler 102 116 218 *127 122 *259 *477
                 
Cub Compound Male DeBord, Clayton 155 146 301 133 164 317 618
  Lesak, Chad 133 126 259 140 136 276 535
  Tomlinson, Claude 133 133 266 144 133 277 543
                 
Cub Recurve Female Trafford, Rachael 106 115 221 108 112 220 441
  Trafford, Heather 84 88 172 91 100 191 263
                 
Bowman Bare Bow Female Trafford, Miriam 81 94 175 84 *102 *186 *351
                 
Bowman Bare Bow Male Trafford, Hardy 58 60 118 *74 65 *139 *257
                 
Bowman Compound Female Tomlinson, Jessica 121 143 264 129 146 275 539
                 
Bowman Compound Male Barthels, Hunter 158 142 300 *166 159 *325 *625
  Brister, Zachary 134 129 263 150 162 312 575
                 
Bowman Recurve Female Barthels, Heather 24 19 43 41 45 86 129
                 
Bowman Recurve Male Vargas, Nicholas 44 40 84 40 36 76 160