2019 AZ State Outdoor Records & Results

posted Oct 26, 2019, 8:14 PM by Kristy Wapniarski

The 2019 Arizona State Outdoor Championships was held at the Ben Avery FITA Range this past weekend (October 19-20, 2019). There were 160+ competitors across the 33 divisions participating. This year was the first year that all of the Master divisions were combined so there were all new state records set in those divisions as the previous records have been archived.

In addition to the 12 new Master records set, there were 9 additional state records that were set among the other divisions. Congratulations to all of the archers that competed this year and met their personal goals, earned pins, made it to the podium, set records, but especially had fun!

We appreciate all of the efforts of the Desert Sky Archers club for putting on such a fantastic event. Thank you to all of the volunteers, staff, coaches, athletes and spectators for coming out and making this event so successful. We look forward to seeing you next year on October 24-25, 2020.


ASHLEY COOK - 36 & 72 arrow records (Bowman Barebow Female)
TRINITY HOWARD - 36 & 72 arrow records (Cub Barebow Female)
ALLEN ALIHODZIC - 36 arrow record (Cub Compound Male)
SPENCER YEE - 72 arrow record (Junior Compound Male)
MOLLY NUGENT - 36 & 72 arrow records (Senior Recurve Female)
COOPER FRENCH - 36 arrow record (Senior Compound Male)
REBECCA ASHBY - 36 & 72 arrow record (Master Barebow Female)
RON SHINN - 36 & 72 arrow records (Master Barebow Male)
DIANA LABEAU - 36 & 72 arrow records (Master Recurve Female)
GARY YAMAGUCHI - 36 & 72 arrow records (Master Recurve Male)
CATHERINE BELZNER - 36 arrow record (Master Compound Female)
BECKY PEARSON - 72 arrow record (Master Compound Female)
LARRY BUTTERFIELD - 36 & 72 arrow records (Master Compound Male)

Way To Go Archers!!!

USA Archery SW RED Team Camp - Open to Guests

posted May 15, 2019, 1:16 PM by Kristy Wapniarski

Hi all,

The USA Archery RED (Regional Elite Development) June 12-16 Camp is now open to guests.  You can find out more about the RED Program here

I am excited to announce that the SW RED Team Camp will be held at the PSE center, an amazing facility in Tucson AZ. The PSE Center was built with the vision of these types of camps in mind. The center provides both indoor and outdoor ranges up to 70m, a classroom with full technology and an excited and competent facility host in Steve Yee. This facility has similar amenities as the Easton Center in Chula Vista.


DATES — June 12-16, 2019
                  Arrive before noon on June 12 and leave after noon on June 16

LOCATION — PSE Center, 2727 N Fairview Ave, Tucson AZ 
HOTEL — 102 N. Alvernon Way Tucson, AZ 85711, 520-795-0330
COST —  Per archer for 5 day camp.
     $650 - with housing and all meals
     $510 - without housing or breakfast


If you are or know a recurve archer, ages 13-17, this is the invitation to apply for this camp. It is a great opportunity to check out the RED Program and prepare yourself for excellence in archery performance.

To start the application process, complete the attached form and return it to Leticia at She will then open an invite for you on the USA Archery membership page and you can register.

I hope to see you there!

Judi Adams
Head Coach, SW RED Team


RESULTS - 2019 AZ JOAD Outdoor Championships

posted Apr 29, 2019, 11:22 AM by Kristy Wapniarski

Corner Archery hosted the 2019 AZ State JOAD Outdoor Championships over the April 27-28th weekend at the Ben Avery FITA Range. This two day event included a 72 arrow qualification round on Saturday and head to head elimination matches on Sunday.

There were a total of 104 shooters in 26 different divisions representing 16 different JOAD clubs across the state. There were 10 yeoman shooters that participated as well and for most of them it was their very first tournament.

Congratulations to all of the archers that competed, earned new pins, set personal bests and more. There were 16 new state records that were set during the qualification rounds and 26 archers that earned the title of State Champion!

Thank you to the Corner Archery staff, judging team, volunteers, spectators and archers for helping make this event successful for all of those involved! Results for the event can be found at the links below or on our results/records page of our website.

RESULTS - 2019 AZ State Masters Championship

posted Apr 21, 2019, 2:04 PM by Kristy Wapniarski   [ updated Apr 21, 2019, 2:07 PM ]

Papago Archery Association hosted the 2019 AZ State Masters Championships on April 20th, 2019 in Phoenix, AZ at the Papago Archery Range.

2019 AZ State Masters Archers

Of the 44 archers that registered, 39 were present and competed. Archers ages 50+ were eligible to compete for the state champion title in one of 18 available divisions. The archers shot 30 arrows at 3 different distances (60/50/40 meters) for a total possible score of 900 points.

The shoot started promptly at 8:30am and awards wrapped around noon. The weather was agreeable with light winds & temperatures in the 80s. All archers competing completed the 900 round.

The top score shot in the tournament was an impressive 881 by Larry Butterfield (Compound Master 60 Men)! The top Barebow score was shot by Ron Shinn with a 675 and the top Recurve score was shot by Gary Yamaguchi with an 808! Caytie Belzner shot the top female score of the tournament with an 823. Congratulations to all!

There were 20 new state records set this year and 1 record tied. It's incredible to see how the Masters archers just keep getting better with age and bring some fierce competition to the shooting line each year. To see a list of the complete results and records set, please click one of the links below.

More photos will be available on the Papago Archery website soon.

RESULTS - 2019 AZ State Field Championships

posted Mar 11, 2019, 8:50 PM by Kristy Wapniarski

Thank you to Lawrence Brady & Desert Destroyers for hosting such a fun event this past weekend at the Oro Valley Naranja Archery Range. This inaugural two day event consisted of 24 unmarked distance targets shot on day one and another 24 marked distance targets on day two. Many of the competitors were experiencing field archery for the first time and walked away with a new appreciation for the sport. 

We want to acknowledge both Terry and Diana LaBeau for all of their hard work and time that they dedicated to the set up and execution of this tournament. This shoot would not have happened if it was not for their willingness to share their expertise with the community. THANK YOU for all that you do for the Arizona archery community.



2019 AZ State Field Championships

posted Jan 17, 2019, 8:11 PM by Kristy Wapniarski   [ updated Feb 24, 2019, 10:51 AM ]

USA Archery AZ is excited to announce that Desert Destroyers will be hosting the 2019 AZ Field Championships at Naranja Park Archery Range in Oro Valley, AZ. This event will take place on March 9th & 10th.

Download the event flyers for more details & registration info.

UPDATED FLYER - No Late Fees & Registration Date Extended

For the most up to date information about the tournament, please visit the Desert Destroyers Facebook page.

Instructions for registering for the 2019 USA Archery Arizona State Field Championships


Go to USA Archery Website and login  to your personal profile

Login into your personal profile

Click on “Tournaments”

Then search for “2019 USA Archery Arizona State Field Championships”

And then select “enter” and follow the prompts.

If you have any problems contact: Lawrence Brady

Via text at 520-955-3029 or email:

For NFAA Members follow these instructions:

Creating an account

1.     Go to

2.     Click on ‘Don’t’ have an account?’

3.     Fill in Name, email, password, date of birth, gender and then click register


Add NFAA Membership to account

1.     Log into USA Archery account

2.     Click on ‘Memberships’ within your personal account

3.     Click ‘Add Membership’

4.     Add ‘Existing NFAA Membership Validation

5.     Enter NFAA membership number and click ‘Add’


Add NFAA Temporary Membership for Events

1.     Log into USA Archery account

2.     Click on ‘Memberships’ within your personal account

3.     Click ‘Add Membership’

4.     Add ‘USA Archery Temporary Membership’

5.     For membership type select ‘NFAA Temporary’

6.     Select the event you are participating in, complete the form and check out

2019 Arizona Archery Series Champion

posted Jan 2, 2019, 4:17 PM by Kristy Wapniarski   [ updated Jan 2, 2019, 4:45 PM ]

USA Archery Arizona is excited to announce the inception of the Arizona Archery Series Champion for 2019. All USA Archery Arizona members are eligible to participate through the opt in process outlined below. The top archer in each qualified division will earn recognition and support toward the 2020 National competition season.

For more details and to register to participate please click below.


2018 AZ Outdoor State Championships Recap

posted Oct 5, 2018, 1:17 PM by Kristy Wapniarski   [ updated Oct 8, 2018, 8:47 AM ]

Congratulations to all of the archers that competed this past weekend in the 2018 Outdoor Championships. We had 156 archers registered for the 2 day tourney. On Saturday, archers competed in a 720 qualifying round followed by elimination matches on Sunday. 

Arizona archers keep setting the bar higher each year with new records for the individual round & combined round. This year, we had 44 new records set among all of the divisions that were competing. Some of the records were 4+ years old that were broken in this year's Outdoor State. Congratulations to all of the archers that shot their personal bests, earned new pins, set state and/or National records and earned the title of State Champion. Results from the weekend can be found below.

Elimination Round Results (1st place = State Champion)
Barebow Cub Men
1. Abel Garcia
2. Srivarun Vungutur

Barebow Cub Women
1. Mia Wright
2. London Holley

Barebow Masters 60 Men
1. Michael Flamm
2. Ron Shinn

Barebow Senior Men
1. Paul Wright
2. Bryan Foster
3. Scott Sefranka

Recurve Cub Men
1. Waylon Hjerpe
2. Max Brazsky
3. Jedediah Maurer

Recurve Bowman Woman
1. Rachel Parker
2. Abigail Kippes
3. Hailey Franzone

Recurve Junior Men
1. Chris Austin
2. Stephen Roughton
3. Phillip Moore

Recurve Masters 70 Men
1. Paul Moore
2. Dennis Swartzfager
3. Terry LaBeau

Recurve Bowman Men
1. Patrick Nielsen
2. Max Mitchell

Recurve Senior Women
1. Eleanor Rodriguez
2. Kelsey Lard
3. Raley Morgan

Recurve Cadet Women
1. Zoey Wapniarski
2. Alexia Guitierrez
3. Emma Breid

Recurve Senior Men
1. Jackson Mirich
2. Andrew Park
3. Ron Gosnell

Recurve Cadet Men
1. Nicholas To
2. Jerod Focht
3. Ryan Black

Compound Bowman Women
1. Shaylee Smith
2. Kaitlyn Kreidler
3. Ella Carlson

Compound Bowman Men
1. Cole Lickfeldt
2. Hunter Stanfield
3. Aiden Reed

Compound Cub Women
1. Chloe Carlson
2. Lilly Graham
3. Harliegh Steiness

Compound Masters 60 Men
1. Larry Butterfield
2. Mark Hanson
3. Johnny Velasquez

Compound Cadet Women
1. Regan Pate
2. Elisa Keller
3. Grace Reed

Compound Cub Men
1. Stone Hendrickson
2. Tyler Stanfield
3. Allen Alihodzik

Compound Master 50 Men
1. Charley Swarts
2. Steven Belzner
3. Kyle Yoder

Compound Master 50 Women
1. Stephanie Lord
2. Caytie Belzner
3. West Keller

Compound Junior Women
1. Isabel Hansemann
2. Kim Hicks

Compound Junior Men
1. Spencer Yee
2. Samuel Lopez
3. Ryan Bachman

Compound Senior Men
1. Paeton Keller
2. Brandon Martin
3. Wade Flake

Compound Cadet Men
1. Cooper French
2. Kiel Amundsen
3. Preston Adkins

Compound Senior Women
1. Alexis Ruiz
2. Jena Miller
3. Veronica Rosas

Compound Master 70 Men
1. Roland Brown
2. Ronnie Babb

Compound Collegiate Senior Men
1. Devin Lilligaard
2. Kyle Hull
3. Nicholas Whitley

Recurve Junior Women
1. Molly Nugent

Recurve Masters 50 Men
1. Michael Anthony

Recurve Cub Women
1. Laurel Anderson

Recurve Masters 60 Women
1. Diana LaBeau

Barebow Senior Women
1. Melody Richards

Barebow Cadet Women
1. Jaquelyn Anderson

Barebow Masters 50 Men
1. Jeff Bower

Barebow Masters 50 Women
1. Bella Kozak

Barebow Cub Men
1. Dustyn Werner

Barebow Masters 60 Women
1. Brenda Smith

Barebow Collegiate Junior Women
1. Anna Bain

Qualifying Round Results

2018 JOAD Outdoor Nationals

posted Jul 18, 2018, 8:08 AM by Kristy Wapniarski   [ updated Aug 7, 2018, 2:16 PM ]

Many of our Arizona archers spent the past week in Raleigh, NC to compete in the 2018 JOAD Outdoor Nationals. All of the archers did a fantastic job representing AZ and made us proud! Congratulations to everyone on their performance and success and a huge shout out to those that returned with the title of NATIONAL CHAMPION!!

Front row left to right
Waylon Hjerpe (National Champion), Stone Hendrickson, Chris Mussman, Jackson Mirich, Andrew Park, Chris Austin

Back Row Left to right
Spencer Yee, Thompson Wagner, Logan Sampsel, Zoey Wapniarski, Vance LeSatz, Alexis Ruiz (National Champion), Molly Nugent, Raley Morgan, Kate Stains, Whitney Jensen, Elisa Keller, Ashlyn Merritt, Preston Atkins, Kolbe Borelli

Not Pictured
Cooper French (National Champion), Maya Miller, Christopher Mozilo, Grace Reed, Kolin Tersey, Kaitlin Kreidler, Jordan Ashby, Blake Ashby

2018 State Championships - Records Set

posted May 1, 2018, 8:43 PM by Kristy Wapniarski   [ updated May 1, 2018, 9:05 PM ]

2018 JOAD Indoor  (PC: Corner Archery)
 2018 Master's Outdoor (PC: Papago Archery)

2018 JOAD Outdoor  (PC: Corner Archery)

Arizona has hosted 4 of the 5 State Championship tournaments for 2018 to date. Both Indoor Championships were held in January, while the Master's Outdoor and JOAD Outdoor were held in April. There were many new state records set at each of these events and all records have been updated on the website. We want to congratulate all of the archers who have competed, whether it was a first time competition or you are a seasoned archer, we commend you for competing and working toward reaching your goals. We have a tremendous amount of talent here in Arizona!! 

January 8th, 2018  
2018 AZ State Indoor State Championships

January 27-28, 2018 
2018 AZ State JOAD Indoor State Championships

April 14th, 2018 
2018 AZ State Master's State Championships

April 27-28, 2018
2018 AZ State JOAD Outdoor Championships

September 29-30, 2018
2018 AZ State Outdoor Championships
??? How Many Records Will Be Broken ???

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