The sport is rising in popularity across the U.S.
The South Dearborn Archery Team. Photo provided.
(Aurora, Ind.) – A group of local student-athletes are aiming to make their mark in one of the fastest-growing sports in the U.S.
The South Dearborn Middle School archery team competed at the NASP National Tournament on May 10-11 in Louisville.
The competition featured a total of 1,019 teams from across the county.
Despite training for just seven months, South Dearborn’s total score for the 10-15 meters was 2,233. That score was good enough to earn a trip to the NASP World Tournament June 7-9 in Louisville.
The SD Archery Team at the NASP National Tournament. Photo provided.
South Dearborn archers have also scored well in the classroom this year.
According to team coordinator Robin Monday, 15 of 17 archers have maintained academic archer status this season by making A’s, B’s and C’s for the entire school year.
South Dearborn’s Elementary archery team also competed at Nationals last week, but just missed qualifying for Worlds. The elementary program was started three years ago.
“I would like to give them a huge shout out and congratulations on making it this far,” said Monday.
Due to the rising popularity of the sport, archery will be offered at the high school level beginning next year at South Dearborn. The coaching staff is made up of head coach Ted Chipman, coordinator and assistant coach Robin Monday and Randy Jackson.