Mark Vancas, former Arizona State Archery Association and NAA president, has passed away. Mark's family is having a celebration of life on February 25, 2017 from 2 to 5 pm at the Westward Look Resort on Ina Rd. in Tucson in the Sonoran Ballroom. Please pass the word to others who knew Mark and might like to attend and visit other archery friends again. Archery was a large part of Mark's life.
The Sun Devil Archery Club at ASU needs your help setting up their new range. The City of Tempe has donated use of a retention basin in Tempe for the Sun Devil Archery Club to establish a range. The club needs help clearing brush, measuring, marking, and setting up a practice field. The event starts at 10AM on Saturday, November 19, 2016. For more information and the field location please see the fliers below.
2016 Iron Archer
December 3 & 4, 2016
Ben Avery Shooting Facility Indoor Range, Phoenix, Arizona
Information and Registration - http://azjoad.com/2016/2016_iron_archer.htm
Bob Pian and Michael Cullumber will be hosting a Basic and Advanced Rules and Judging Seminar
More information at this link http://www.azjoad.com/2016/2016-USAA-AZ-Rules-and-Judge-Seminar-Information_OCT29-30.pdf
Prepare your bows and label your arrows. The archery range grand opening is scheduled for October 15, 2016. The range may appear to be ready to go, but there are just a few housekeeping items we need to take care of before we officially open. In the next few weeks staff and contractors will be wrapping up the following:
* Bleacher delivery for the spectator area
* Delivery and install of equipment storage unit
* Installation of lane lines and distance markers
* Target stands and bales
* Information bulletin boards
* Trash receptacles
* Landscape enhancements
Please mark your calendar as we dedicate the Valley's newest archery range on October 15, 2016. An electronic invite will be sent out in the very near future. We will have plenty of guest speakers and we're currently securing archers to provide a demonstration the morning of the dedication. If you have any ideas to help kick off the opening of the range, please do not hesitate to contact me with your ideas. Also, we are looking for archery groups and other entities to provide classes and program opportunities for all archery ability levels.
Visit this link for more pictures; http://www.glendaleaz.com/ParksandRecreation/ArcheryRange.cfm
The Trials Taking place on October 16th will determine which archers will represent Arizona in the Duel in the Desert. The Trials will consist of a Metric 900 round (5 ends of 6 arrows shot at 60M, 50M, and 40M on a 122cm Face). There are no age categories, the top 6 archers in each category will be chosen to represent Arizona a the Duel in the Desert on November 12-13 and will receive a Duel in the Desert team shirt to wear at the tournament.
The Arizona Bowhunter and Field Archery Association (ABFAA) will be hosting two shoots in October.INTERNATIONAL ROUND - SATURDAY OCTOBER 15th
An International Round will be held on Saturday October 15th at Usery Mountain Archery Range. The International Round consists of shooting 3 arrows per end at 10 different targets. The targets are spaced at distances from 20 yards to 65 yards in 5 yard increments. Archers shoot through the distances twice for a total of 60 arrows.
See flier below for registration information.
DUEL IN THE DESERT TRIALS - SUNDAY OCTOBER 16thOn Sunday, October 16th, the ABFAA will be hosting the Duel In The Desert Trials at Paseo Vista Archery Range. The Duel in the Desert is a long standing tradition between Arizona and California Archers. Each state will choose a team of 12 Compound Archers (6 Male, 6 Female) and 12 Recurve Archers (6 Male, 6 Female) to compete against one another in the Duel in the Desert on November 12-13.
See flier below for registration information
Corner Archery has an upcoming USA Archery Level 2 Instructor Course Available. See below for information. Please call Rhonda to register at 623-842-3337 or for further information.
USA Archery Level 2 Instructor Certification
The Level 2 Archery Instructor Certification Course includes the Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Course and provides students with an introduction to the National Training System (NTS) Steps of Shooting for recurve and compound, equipment and accessory setup, athlete development and events as well as qualifies students to teach the Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Course. Graduates of the Level 2 Archery Instructor Certification Course are well prepared to serve as the lead instructor for long-term archery programs such as Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD), Adult Archery Program and Collegiate Archery Program clubs, as well as the Explore Archery program.
•Membership to USA Archery*, National Field Archery Association (NFAA) or Archery Shooters
•USA Archery Background Screening
* A USA Archery Temporary, Recreational, and/or Youth Membership will not satisfy the membership requirement.
Date: Saturday October 15, 2016 6pm – 10pm
Sunday October 16, 2016 9am – 7pm
Cost: $190 (Includes course material, Sunday Lunch)
Location: Corner Archery
5008 W Northern Ave #8
Glendale AZ 85301
Preregister/Payment by October 1, 2016 by calling Corner Archery 623-842-3337
•Minimum age is 18
•Membership to USA Archery*, National Field Archery Association (NFAA) or Archery Shooters Association (ASA)
•USA Archery Background Screening
Three years from the date of course completion
•Qualified to teach the Level 1Instructor Certification Course
•Qualified to be the lead Instructor for an Explore Archery program, JOAD, Adult Archery Program and/or Collegiate Archery Program Club**
•Eligible to receive USA Archery insurance coverage. See USA Archery Insurance page for requirements.
*A Temporary, Recreational, and/or Youth Membership option will not satisfy the membership requirement.
**USA Archery membership required; NFAA and/or ASA membership will not satisfy the membership requirement.
2016 World University Championships
By: Paeton Keller
This year I was able to make my second world team. After shooting and qualifying well at the 2016 AAE Arizona Cup, I was on top for the Men's Collegiate division. This put me in the top spot to represent USA and USA Archery in Ulaanbaatar Mongolia at the 2016 World Archery Championships from June 1st to the 6th. I knew the practice I had been putting in would prepare me well for this competition and I was very excited to shoot.
After 2 days of travel, myself and the rest of the archers from USA arrived in the city of Ulaanbaatar. We wasted no time in adventuring around the hotel which was located in the center of the city. The city seemed to be always busy; Traffic was lined up and down the streets with pedestrians weaving around the continuous construction. It was clear that the city was growing rapidly.
The competition field was well set up, being housed in a FIFA stadium only a mile away from the hotel. Weather conditions seemed mediocre, with rain forecasted for only one of the days. The winds picked up after 11am and peaked in the early afternoon which made for interesting shooting. The whole team made great use of the practice days and we all seemed to be shooting well and adjusting to the new environment. During practice, I managed to break enough arrows due to various reasons to not have enough to compete. Fortunately, teammate Garrett Abernethy had brought enough to let me shoot some of his throughout competition. After changing rests and sighting in to accommodate the new arrows, I felt ready for qualifying.
After what felt to be a decent qualifying round given the conditions, I sat in 3rd with a 696 behind Korea in 1st and Russia in 2nd. Later that day, the Men's Compound team finished 3rd, bringing home my first world medal. The next day individual eliminations began, with daunting rain and wind. As the matches went on, the weather began to get better and scores increased. After making it to the semi finals and dominating the first three ends, my release failed. Luckily I had teammate David McNealy behind me to throw me his in time to shoot all the arrows for that end. I was unable to make up the points I needed to win the match, landing in the bronze medal match.
The weather on finals day was great, mild cloud cover and no wind. I would be shooting against Alexander Dambaev for Bronze. I was surprised how well I was handling the pressure in practice before hand, and was ready for the match. Once started, I could feel every muscle shaking during each shot but somehow managed to keep it together to shoot well. He and I tied on each and every end, resulting in matching 146s, bringing us to a one arrow shootoff. I shot first, and let the nerves get to me, shooting a mid 9. I knew there was a lot of room for him to win, After watching him shoot his arrow, I knew I had a great chance and looking to the jumbotron I saw his arrow was a 9 as well, a quarter inch further out than mine. I had won bronze!"
Summer Sizzle registration is open! Hosted by Desert Sky Archers
August 6-7, 2016 at BASF Indoor Range
For more information or to register, visit: http://www.cornerarchery.com/instructor-courses/
Early registration ends March 21st.
The Level 2 course is a two-day course and is scheduled for April 2nd & 3rd.
Corner Archery is offering Level 1 and Level 2 Instructor Courses.The Level 1 course is one day long and scheduled for April 24th.
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