Archers hit bullseye at National Tournament in Edmonton!
The Melfort Archery program struck gold over the weekend in Edmonton. 1800 archers converged on the city of Edmonton who hosted the 2017 National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) National Tournament. This is the third year Edmonton has hosted the tournament in conjunction with their huge Outdoor Sportsman Show. Next year, Nationals will be held in Saskatchewan.
Victory was claimed by the Maude Burke Archers for the third year in a row at Edmonton – they are officially the 2017 Gold Elementary National Champions, scoring 2730! The Melfort Comprehensive Jr. team, scoring 3212, claimed the title of Gold Champions in the Middle Years' Division. What an impressive feat for these 50 archers! Proudly ranking 5th place in the High School Category was the MUCC Sr. team.
Coaches W. Rolles, G. Wehrkamp and R. Steciuk could not be more proud of their archers. Dedication, a rigorous practice schedule and commitment to the program by the archers paid off. The coaches would like to thank the 75 archers and over 200 Melfort and area cheering squad that joined us at the Canadian National Competition. We look forward to the Provincial shoot in Melfort on April 1st.
Numerous archers shot personal best scores at the competition, with some of them claiming individual medals and awards.
- Kristina Therres was the top elementary female archer with a score of 256. Kristina earned a Gold Medal and will also be getting a one of a kind Gold Matthews Genesis bow!
- Sacha Libke of the Middle Years team with an amazing score of 288, takes home the title of Gold Middle Years male champion, a gold medal, and a gold bow
- Donavin Linden is the Silver Medal elementary boy – score 259, and the second place grade 4 male archer
- Jacob Brataschuk-Gauthier is the Bronze elementary boy, score 258, and first place grade 5 male archer
- Elizabeth Janzen -Bronze Middle yrs. girls and 2nd place gr 6 girls – score 270
Maude Burke Scores in the top 10 included:
- Elias Kellington – 4th place grade 4 male and 9th place elementary boys– score 233
- Kalia Gray – 1st place grade 4 female and 7th place elementary girls – score 227
- Lukas Irvine -9th place grade 5 boys – score 223
- Payton Brady – 9th place elementary girls, 8th place grade 5 girls – score 220
- Grayson Holoien – 6th place grade 4 boys –score 213
- Jack Draude – 7th place grade 4 boys – score 212
MUCC Jr. Scores in the top 10 included:
- Rylan Taylor – 5th place middle yrs. boys and 4th place grade 8 boys – score 288
- Ivan Dimapalis - 9th place middle yrs. boys, 4th place gr 6 boys – score 272
- Harris Kellington 5th place gr 6 boys – score 269
- Josie Beuker – 8th place middle yrs. girls and 3rd place gr 7 girls – score 268
- Hayden Gendall – 6th place gr 6 boys – score 267
- Caelyn Green – 6th place gr 8 girls – score 262
- Lucas Wittig – 7th place gr 7 boys – score 259
- Ava Linden – 9th place gr 7 girls –score 253
MUCC Sr. Scores in the top 10 included:
- Carlie Steciuk – 4th place grade 11 girls – score 277
- Carter Sjovold – 3rd place grade 10 boys –score 274
- Sasha Bayda – 10th place grade 10 boys – score 265