Killdeer students become archers

There were 489 competitors that met April 10 through 14 in Bismarck for the National Archery in the Schools Program, representing a 20 percent growth this year.

Posted May 2, 2014

By ALANNA TOMJACK

For the DC Herald

 

Photo by Alanna Tomjack Killdeer top scorers at the North Dakota State Archery competition were Ryan Zastoupil and Zach Anderson. The other competing archers from left to right: (back row) Kostner Benz-Weber, Zachary Oakleaf, Cale Fredericks, Dayle Frederick, Cade Leach, John Tomjack, Parker Reed, (front row) Chelsey Morlock, Courtney Leach, Makayla Brew, Myranda Reiss, Brooklynn Reiss, Mrs. Wheeling.
Photo by Alanna Tomjack
Killdeer top scorers at the North Dakota State Archery competition were Ryan Zastoupil and Zach Anderson. The other competing archers from left to right: (back row) Kostner Benz-Weber, Zachary Oakleaf, Cale Fredericks, Dayle Frederick, Cade Leach, John Tomjack, Parker Reed, (front row) Chelsey Morlock, Courtney Leach, Makayla Brew, Myranda Reiss, Brooklynn Reiss, Mrs. Wheeling.

There were 489 competitors that met April 10 through 14 in Bismarck for the National Archery in the Schools Program, representing a 20 percent growth this year.

It was the fifth year that the N.D. Game and Fish Department coordinated the archery event.

“Seeing more local tournaments on the landscape, which is good to see and is a great opportunity for kids to get ready for the bigger tournaments,” said Jeff Long, NASP State Coordinator for the N.D. Game and Fish Department.

The state tournament qualifies teams and individuals to participate at nationals. North Dakota has been represented at nationals every year, since they have had a state tournament. The national tournament in Louisville, they limit the tournament to 10,000 children.

The children use bare compound bows with no sights and no releases. They line up across the room to shoot. Each child takes five arrows and places them in the quiver at the 10-yard line. After they shoot their five arrows, they score each other. They shoot three rounds at each distance. The second distance is 15 yards away from target. The bull’s-eye scores 10 points and the bullring is nine points. There are 300 total points possible.

“That has only been done once at a NASP competition since its start 12 years ago,” Long said.

Killdeer teacher Mrs. Wheeling said that the students practice for three weeks in gym class. She opens the gym early the week prior to competition so that the students have the option for extra practice. Killdeer competitors are in grades five through seven.

Students might not have this opportunity if it wasn’t for sponsors.

“The North Dakota Bowhunters Association is a big supporter of the NASP program,” Long said. “They provide grants to help schools travel to the national tournament as well as help with replacement equipment such as arrows. They also help run the state tournament by getting their members to volunteer to help. Without this volunteer force it would be very difficult to provide this opportunity to as many kids as we do.”

 

2014 North Dakota State NASP Tournament Results

RYAN ZASTOUPIL Score: 259, Tens: 9, Middle School Boys Rank: 20 out of 111, 7th Grade Boys Rank: 10 out of 43, Overall Boys Rank: 39 out of 275

ZACK ANDERSEN Score: 240, Tens: 5, Elementary Boys Rank: 13 out of 96, 5th Grade Boys Rank: 10 out of 55, Overall Boys Rank: 101 out of 275

CHELSEY MORLOCK Score: 224, Tens: 3, Middle School Girls Rank: 39 out of 84, 6th Grade Girls Rank: 12 out of 30, Overall Girls Rank: 87 out of 208

CADE LEACH Score: 214, Tens: 5, Middle School Boys Rank: 76 out of 111, 6th Grade Boys Rank: 24 out of 41, Overall Boys Rank: 178 out of 275

JOHN TOMJACK Score: 214, Tens: 3, Middle School Boys Rank: 77 out of 111, 6th Grade Boys Rank: 25 out of 41, Overall Boys Rank: 179 out of 275

ZACK OAKLEAF Score: 209, Tens: 2, Middle School Boys Rank: 81 out of 111, 6th Grade Boys Rank: 27 out of 41, Overall Boys Rank: 185 out of 275

KOSTNER BENZ-WEBER Score: 202, Tens: 0, Elementary Boys Rank: 45 out of 96, 5th Grade Boys Rank: 32 out of 55, Overall Boys Rank: 195 out of 275

DAYNE FREDERICKS Score: 201, Tens: 2, Middle School Boys Rank: 86 out of 111,6th Grade Boys Rank: 29 out of 41, Overall Boys Rank: 197 out of 275

CALE FREDERICKS Score: 199, Tens: 5, Middle School Boys Rank: 90 out of 111, 6th Grade Boys Rank: 30 out of 41, Overall Boys Rank: 204 out of 275

PARKER REED Score: 182, Tens: 0, Middle School Boys Rank: 105 out of 111, 6th Grade Boys Rank: 40 out of 41, Overall Boys Rank: 238 out of 275

COURTNEY LEACH Score: 171, Tens: 0, Elementary Girls Rank: 38 out of 69, 5th Grade Girls Rank: 29 out of 44, Overall Girls Rank: 163 out of 208

BROOKLYN RIESS Score: 158, Tens: 0, Middle School Girls Rank: 78 out of 84, 6th Grade Girls Rank: 29 out of 30, Overall Girls Rank: 174 out of 208

MYANNDA REISS Score: 140, Tens: 2, Elementary Girls Rank: 55 out of 69, 5th Grade Girls Rank: 38 out of 44, Overall Girls Rank: 187 out of 208

MAKAYLA BREW Score: 135, Tens: 1, Elementary Girls Rank: 59 out of 69, 5th Grade Girls Rank: 40 out of 44, Overall Girls Rank: 193 out of 208


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