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Show barn hosts archery tournament
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Ethan Campos helps Garrett White tally his score during the recent archery tournament held at the Wilson County Show Barn.
FLORESVILLE -- The Wilson County Show Barn has hosted a variety of events over the years, but on Dec. 4, the facility was home to an archery tournament, as a group of local home-schooled children shot for a spot in the state National Archery School Program (NASP) tournament to be held in February 2013. Twelve archery students from REACH and LIFE competed in shoots of 10 and 15 meters.
The NASP was started when Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Commissioner Tom Bennett decided he wanted archery to become a high school sport. The fish and wildlife resources department hosted a Step Outside event to introduce the Kentucky Department of Education to the sport of archery. It was suggested that archery would be a popular sport with students, and the department of education agreed to help if the program was first offered as a physical education class in middle school.
Locally, Susan Schwartz began working with students earlier this year, as her inaugural group started shooting with NASP in September. The program’s mission is to promote international style target archery for children in grades 4-12, and Schwartz is excited about growing the program here.
“My goal is to bring the sport of archery to Wilson and surrounding counties,” Schwartz said. “The kids learned the basic of shooting compound bows, parts of the arrows, and range safety. They had a blast.”
Schwartz also pointed out that the sport is growing elsewhere in the country, stating, “Over two million students participated in NASP this past school year. That exceeds the reported number in Little League baseball and is three times the reported number of participants in U.S. Lacrosse.”
The program doesn’t have big numbers in the Wilson County area yet, but Schwartz is hoping to change that. The tournament at the show barn was a great start, and Schwartz has confidence the program will grow in time.
Participants in the Dec. 4 shoot had a great time, and winners even took home prizes for their efforts.
In the high school division, Kevin Nolin won with a score of 216, followed by Ethan Campos with a score of 161. Michael Schwartz led all middle school shooters with a score of 197, followed closely by Caleb Wilks with a total of 195. Grace Kuplack shot a 161, Savannah Bulanek shot a 160, Reese White scored 151, and Sarah Schwartz rounded out the field with a score of 114. Leo Hudson led the elementary school shooters with his impressive mark of 206, followed by Benjamin Crites, Michael Campos, and Garrett White with scores of 161, 160, and 159, respectively.
Susan Schwartz is a basic NASP instructor and a Level II USA Archery instructor. She offers private lessons and plans on starting a Junior Olympic Archery Development program in January 2013. For more information, call Schwartz at 210-632-7049.
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