The results are in, and it is
official, the Maude Burke Archers are the 2016 Canadian National
elementary division Team Champions!
The 21 archers from Melfort's
Maude Burke School were amongst 70 archers that made the trek to
Edmonton this weekend. Labelled Canada's largest archery shoot to date,
the Maude Burke were on target, with an astounding team score of 2792.
Maude Burke team also won Nationals last year with a score of 2633, so
this year's score was a welcome surprise for coaches Randy Steciuk and
Garrett Wehrkamp. The coaches shared that the team was in a rebuilding
year with many new archers. Our team skills and abilities grew quickly
with this keen group of archers, and they really stepped up to the plate
at this tournament…we are very proud of them!
This marks the
fourth Canadian National Gold for Maude Burke in the 7 years of NASP in
Canada. An amazing achievement for a school with only 47 grade four and
five students. Making a competitive team of 24, which is a NASP rule for
maximum team size, from such a small group of students, and placing our
school on the map with wins such as this is something to be truly proud
of….and at Maude Burke School, we are very proud of these young
students. NASP – changing lives, one arrow at a time!
Individual Details of note:
Hayden G, second place elementary boys and 2nd place grade 5 boys
Jacob B, 4th place elementary boys and 1st place grade 4 boys
Harris K, 5th place elementary boys and 4th place gr 5 boys
Seith B, 2nd place gr 4 boys
Camron F, 4th place gr 4 boys
Lizzie J,3rd place elementary girls, 3rd place grade 5 girls
Kristina T, 5th place gr 4 girls