Monday, March 7, 2011

More than 850 students compete in state archery tournament

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The third annual Missouri National Archery in the Schools (MoNASP) state tournament was held on Feb. 25-26 at Linn State Technical College and drew 857 students in grades 4-12 from 49 schools across the state. Winning teams and individuals, along with other teams and individuals who had qualifying scores, will go on to compete in the National Archery in the Schools (NASP) national tournament in Louisville, Kentucky on May 13-14. 


MoNASP is coordinated through the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) in partnership with schools and supporting organizations throughout the state. MoNASP is an affiliate ofNASP and promotes education, self-esteem and physical activity for students in grades 4-12 through participation in the sport of archery. More than 25,000 Missouri students from 165 schools participate in MoNASP. Since NASP's beginnings in 2002, more than seven million students have participated in the program through 7,350 schools in 47 states and five countries.



“The growth of the Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program has been tremendous over the past four years,” said MDC Education Outreach Coordinator Amy Francka, who coordinates MoNASP. “This surge has led students outdoors with their families to participate in this lifetime sport. Many local conservation groups and civic organizations are also volunteering to help support MoNASP in their communities. Students are connecting with family members, coaches and teachers through archery. This connection and confidence gained through archery will spread into other parts of their lives.”

Top Two Scorers

The top-scoring male student was seventh-grader Colton Fry of North Wood R-IV in Salem. The top-scoring female student was tenth-grader Emily Reel of Crane High School in Crane. In addition to trophies, these top scorers also received Special Edition Genesis Bows.

Winning teams and other individual winners who qualified for the national tournament were:

High School Division
1st: Crane High School, Crane
2nd: Willard High School, Willard
3rd: Helias High School, Jefferson City

Middle School Division
1st: Ridgewood Middle School, Arnold
2nd: Crane Middle School, Crane
3rd: Holy Rosary School, Clinton

Elementary School Division
1st: George Guffey Elementary School, Fenton
2nd: St. Joseph Cathedral School, Jefferson City
3rd: Meramec Heights Elementary School, Arnold

Individual High School Males
1st: Cody Wright, 10th Grade, Hurley R-I, Hurley
2nd: Garrett Essary, 9th Grade, Crane High School, Crane 
3rd: Preston McHolland, 10th Grade, Crane High School, Crane 
4th: Chase Meyer, 12th Grade, Helias High School, Jefferson City
5th: Corey Eutsler, 10th Grade, Galena High School, Galena

Individual High School Females
1st: Emily Reel, 10th Grade, Crane High School, Crane
2nd: Marissa Stevens, 9th Grade, Crane High School, Crane
3rd: Amber Hoeme, 12th Grade, Galena High School, Galena
4th: Connor Melzer, 9th Grade, Maries R-2, Belle
5th: Danielle Davis, 10th Grade, Galena High School, Galena

Individual Middle School Males
1st: Colton Fry, 7th Grade, North Wood R-IV, Salem
2nd: Nicholas Llewellyn, 8th Grade, Crane Middle School, Crane
3rd: Brandon Whitley, 7th Grade, St. Clair Junior High, St. Clair
4th: Steven Hellmer, 8th Grade, Willard Middle School, Willard
5th: Jacob Lemen, 7th Grade, Ridgewood Middle School, Arnold

Individual Middle School Females
1st: Megan Kowalewski, 8th Grade, Ridgewood Middle School, Arnold
2nd: Adriane Dehn, 7th Grade, Holy Rosary School, Clinton
3rd: Faith Bundy, 8th Grade, Ridgewood Middle School, Arnold
4th: Elora Doherty, 7th Grade, Ridgewood Middle School, Arnold
5th: Emma Lander, 7th Grade, Crane Middle School, Crane


Individual Elementary School Males
1st: Dalton Kaeshofer, 6th Grade, George Guffey, Fenton
2nd: Lincoln Talbott, 5th Grade, Perry Christian Academy, Perry
3rd: Richie Freukes, 6th Grade, Simpson Elementary, Arnold
4th: Blake Kirsch, 4th Grade, St. Joseph Cathedral, Jefferson City
5th: Skyler Price, 6th Grade,  Maries R-2, Belle

Individual Elementary School Females
1st: Mallorie Mason, 6th Grade, Meramec Heights, Arnold
2nd: Rachel Schulte, 5th Grade, St. Joseph Cathedral, Jefferson City
3rd: Rebecca Letcher, 6th Grade, Holy Rosary School, Clinton
4th: Elizabeth Yancey, 5th Grade, Perry Christian Academy, Perry
5th: Aubrey Stuart, 4th Grade, Meramec Heights, Arnold

The following teams and individuals also had qualifying scores for the national tournament:


Teams
Galena High School, Galena
Warsaw High School, Warsaw
Willard Middle School, Willard
St. Joseph Cathedral Middle School, Jefferson City
Cole Camp Middle School, Cole Camp
Longview Farms Elementary #1, Lee’s Summit

Males
Cole Sandbothe, 6th Grade, St. Stanislaus, Jefferson City
Dalton Cook, 6th Grade, Salem Upper Elementary, Salem
Landon Harrison, 5th Grade, St. Joseph Cathedral, Jefferson City
Cole Higgins, 5th Grade, St. Joseph Cathedral, Jefferson City
Bailey Vanbuskirk, 5th Grade, Holy Rosary School, Clinton
Nikolai Pominov, 5th Grade, Meramec Heights Elementary, Arnold
Ethan Johnson, 4th Grade, St. Joseph Cathedral, Jefferson City
Luke Daledovich, 4th Grade, St. Joseph Cathedral, Jefferson City
Sam Ball, 4th Grade, Salem Upper Elementary, Salem
Cameron Gasten, 4th Grade, Perry Christian Academy, Perry


Females
Jordan Wright, 6th Grade, St. Joseph Cathedral, Jefferson City
Jessica Foster, 6th Grade, Meramec Heights Elementary, Arnold
Madeline Stasa, 6th Grade, George Guffey Elementary, Fenton
Rose Arnold, 5th Grade, Perry Christian Academy, Perry
Liska Hromnak, 5th Grade, Windsor, Imperial
Peyton Kiely, 5th Grade, Holy Rosary School, Clinton
Grace Patterson, 4th Grade, George Guffey Elementary, Fenton
Londyn Cook, 4th Grade, Salem Upper Elementary, Salem
Alexa Swon, 4th Grade, Perry Christian Academy, Perry
Maya Heckart, 4th Grade, St. Joseph Cathedral, Jefferson City

For more information on MoNASP, visit www.missouriconservation.org.









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