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Press Release

2016 NASP IBO Georgia 3D Challenge

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (4/28/2016)

More than 150 student archers from 13 Georgia elementary, middle and high schools recently participated in the second annual 2016 National Archery in the Schools ® International Bowhunters Organization Georgia 3D Challenge in Dublin, Georgia, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.  

Participation in this tournament doubled from the previous year with registration filling within two hours of opening. Many of these student archers recently had participated in the recent NASP State Tournament. 

The NASP® IBO 3D Challenge is an extension of the educational experience that NASP provides. This event required archers to shoot at a variety of 3 dimensional animal targets from varying ranges between 10 and 15 meters. 

TOURNAMENT RESULTS 

Team Standings

Elementary School Division

  • 1st Place – Eagle’s Nest Christian Home Educators Association, Newnan (Score: 1070)
  • 2nd Place – Satilla Elementary, Douglas, Georgia (Score: 1028)

Middle School Division

  • 1st Place – Johnson County Middle School, Wrightsville (Score: 1367)
  • 2nd Place – Robert Toombs Christian Academy, Lyons (Score: 1338)
  • 3rd Place – Dodge County Middle School, Eastman (Score: 1302)

High School Division

  • 1st Place –Lee County High School, Leesburg (Score: 1413)
  • 2nd Place – Dodge County High School, Eastman (Score: 1343)
  • 3rd Place – Lafayette Christian School, Lagrange (Score: 1336) 

Individual Standings

Top Overall

  • Female: Sara Pope, Johnson County Middle School, Wrightsville (Score: 287)
  • Male: Trey Kerce, Lee County High School, Leesburg (Score: 287)

Elementary School Division

Female

  • 1st Place – Leilianna Barden, Lee County Elementary School, Leesburg (Score: 251)
  • 2nd Place – Josey Harrel, Vidalia Heritage Academy, Vidalia (Score: 248)
  • 3rd Place – Lily Williams, Vidalia Heritage Academy, Vidalia (Score: 246)

Male

  • 1st Place – Alex Tusing, Lafayette Christian School, Lagrange (Score: 269)
  • 2nd Place – John Colby Thompson, Vidalia Heritage Academy, Vidalia (Score: 253)
  • 3rd Place – Aiden Ratliff, Eagle’s Nest Christian Home Educators Association, Newnan (Score: 250) 

Middle School Division

 Female

  • 1st Place – Sara Pope, Johnston County Middle School, Wrightsville (Score: 287)
  • 2nd Place – Anzley Jerrett, Lee County High School, Leesburg (Score: 272)
  • 3rd Place – Rebekah Vanlaarhoven, Lafayette Christian School, Lagrange (Score: 270)

Male

  • 1st Place – Mason Moxley, Robert Toombs Christian Academy, Lyons (Score: 280)
  • 2nd Place – Foster Jones, Robert Toombs Christian Academy, Lyons (Score: 275)
  • 3rd Place – Elliot Green, North Whitfield Middle School, Dalton (Score: 275)

High School Division

Female

  • 1st Place – Sierra Cofield, Lafayette Christian School, Lagrange (Score: 274)
  • 2nd Place – Brooke Nardi, Dodge County High School, Eastman (Score: 271)
  • 3rd Place – Kari Vanlaarhoven, Lafayette Christian School, Lagrange (Score: 268)

Male

  • 1st Place – Trey Kerce, Lee County High School, Leesburg (Score: 287)
  • 2nd Place – Josh Williams, Dodge County High School, Eastman (Score: 286)
  • 3rd Place- Skyler Presley, Lee County High School, Leesburg (Score: 286) 

MORE ABOUT NASP

The National Archery in the Schools Program is an in-school archery curriculum that meets all education department standards. Only schools that are certified in NASP through the Georgia Department of Natural Resources are qualified to compete in the Georgia Tournament. Schools in more than 100 counties in Georgia are NASP certified.

The program promotes instruction in international-style target archery to improve educational performance and participation in shooting sports.  Research has shown that the program, administered through a minimum two-week course during the school year, improves class attendance and behavior. NASP universal-fit bows make it possible for students of all sizes and genders to succeed in archery while raising self-esteem levels and improving hand-eye coordination during physical activity.

NASP is taught in 47 states as well as 10 countries. To date, more than 10 million students have gone through the program.

For more information on NASP in Georgia, recreational shooting sports opportunities or to find a range near you, visit www.georgiawildlife.com/nasp , contact a local Wildlife Resources Division office or call (770) 761-3010. 

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