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2016 Gold National Champions - Maude Burke Archers

March 18, 2016

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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.

The 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