two dozen Arizonans took part in the 2006 National
Target Championship, July 31-August 6, 2006, Colorado
Spring, CO.The temperatures thru out the week long
tournament were pleasant in the 60s to 90s.
Scattered thunderstorms rumbled thru almost daily, but
only postponed competition for 20 minutes because of
lightning.The winds ranged breezy to strong and would
often change direction in an hour or two.
Arizona Team of Kari Granville, Ali Wood
and Maku Wood took home the Womenís Recurve Open
Team Championship. Congratulations Sun Cats!
Maggie Huff also medaled in the open team round.
Brady Ellison won the silver medal in the
International Team round
Maggie Huff and Brady Ellison won their respective
are now the National Target Champions.
Junior Brady Ellison won the USA OPEN!
Junior Maggie Huff made it to the medal matches at the
US Open and finished 4th
60+ Wayne Davidson won the National Championship.
50+ Rob Asay and Frank Pearson won 2nd
and 3rd place respectively.
activities took place during the tournament:
National Coach Kisik Lee and USA Archery High
Performance Manager, Tom Parrish presented the
Best Method shooting form and the plans for USA Archery
team selection for world teams including the Olympics
(Note that the first 2008 Olympic trials tournament is
proposed to take place in September/October 2007.)
annual meeting took place and Lloyd Brown was
elected as the President.
JOAD and the USA Collegiate Archery Program (Kari
Granville) held a joint outreach meeting.
the Paralympics program held an archerís camp and the
Traditional National Championship took place.
2006 National Target Championship was administered by
the National Archery Association.
tournament director was Steven Cornell who has run
Olympic Trials and the JOAD Nationals in his home state
of Ohio in the past.
Chairman of judges was Tom Green.
Directors of Shooting on the main field were Bob Pian
and Linda Cockrell.
Director of Shooting on the youth field was Lenny
leader board was run at the youth field.
senior field leader board consisted of computed sorted
standing, printed and mounted to clipboards.
were three food concessions as well as an apparel and
archery shop vendor.
Massages were made available by a massage therapy
staffed the lost and found and sold memberships, banquet
tickets and team round registration.
National Target Championship is scheduled to take place
in Colorado Springs again in 2007.
Collegiate Archery All American Posters were
therapy massage fund raiser was conducted by archer
Debbie Krienke for the 2006 US World Field Team.
Olympic Archery Gold DVDs were offered for a $10
donation to the 2006 US Jr World Team travel fund.
a listing of Arizona Archers that took part; please let
us know of any corrections or someone missing.
Precision Shooters JOAD, Tucson
The 2006 National
Target Championship took place last week.
The following youth
archers from Arizona participated in this event: Ryan
Tony Don (cadet
recurve), Brady Ellison(junior recurve), Annette
Gorelik( junior recurve), Mack Huff(cub compound),
Maggie Huff(junior recurve), Max Lambert( junior
recurve), Robyn Repp(cadet compound), Cassndra
Vortruba (cadet compound) and Maku Wood (junior
The weather at the
tournament was mixture of sunny skies and
Oftentimes the wind
picked up in the afternoons which made the shooting
For the most part the
tournament was well run; there were very few delays
and the field crew were timely in replacing targets.
We found some notable
restaurants in Colorado Springs.
For American food the
Steaksmith was excellent.
It had delicious well
age beef and a nice salad bar.
The Black Bear Diner
on Academy Blvd. served good, hearty portions for a
We also ate at
It is a Colorado
Springs tradition for Italian food.
Itís located downtown
on Tejon St. For Mexican food we ate at small
tortillarilla at Circle Rd. and Airport Blvd. It had
great burritos and it was located near the park.
There are several
Korean restaurants that served very authentic food
according to Dr. Bob Park.
finished well in this tournament.
Brady took first
place in the Fita, won the U.S. Open, and qualified
for the World Team. Maggie finished fourth in the U.S.
Open and was first in the World Trials.
Tony, Ryan and Robyn
shot well in the double FITA to participate in the
World Team Trials.
Maku Wood, Ali Wood
and Kari Granville won the open class for womenís
recurve in the Team round.
Final results can be
found at http://www.usarchery.org/