Star City School grade 11 student, Sheldyn Moore, is gearing up for an opportunity of a lifetime!
Sheldyn has earned a spot on the Canadian All Star Archery Team which will travel to Johannesburg, South Africa July 10-20. Sheldyn has been a member of the Star City School archery team since it began in 2012, but did not compete in his first Provincial Competition until 2013. Moore has had an exceptional season this year, at Nationals in Edmonton March 12, he was ranked 5th out of 212 high school boys scoring 282 out of a possible 300 and at Provincials held in Prince Albert April 16, he ranked 4th overall with a score of 274.
Moore received the exciting phone call from the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation at the beginning of May letting him know that he had earned a spot on the Canadian All Star Team which is coached by Hal Ziprick from Smokey Lake, Alberta. The All Star Team consists of 13 archers from Alberta, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan, Moore being the lone member from Saskatchewan. Archers will shoot 3 rounds of arrows on their first day of competition in South Africa and will then be seeded from that.
Sheldyn will continue to practice two to three times a week leading up to the competition. He will be working hard on his technique and mental focus and is able to meet and talk with fellow team members via Skype, he will also receive his coaching from Mr. Ziprick via Skype. Moore says he is excited about the opportunity and can't wait to go! He is a little scared to travel that far from home alone, but plans to take lots of pictures in order to share his experience with family and friends when he returns.
He would like to thank Mr. Unruh for teaching and training him in archery over the last couple of years.