Archers Converge on Ellensburg for the State Championship


   Archers from around Washington State will converge at Ellensburg WA on 17 March 2012 to compete in the Washington NASP State Championship. The event will be held at the Central Washington University, Nicholson Pavilion Gym. This year’s event will include over 400 students representing 22 schools from across the state.

   Students will be shooting for individual awards for both boys and girls as well as for school team trophies. Competition categories are Elementary School, Middle School, and High School. High scoring teams and individuals receive trophies and awards, and also will qualify to participate in the National Championship to be held May 11-12 in Louisville Kentucky. The School Team Competition will combine the individual scores of each school’s top 12 scores for the team score.

   Students eligible to compete have been participating in the National Archery in the Schools Program “Archery – On Target for Life”. Archers use standardized bows and arrows to shoot at bulls-eye targets at distances of 10 meters and 15 meters. Each archer shoots 15 arrows at each distance, with value of 10 points for a center hit descending to 1 point for a rim shot. Maximum score is 300 points for the round.

   The all-day event begins at 9:00 AM, with groups starting each hour throughout the day. Awards presentation is scheduled for 6:30 PM. Spectators are welcome.

   Contact Linda Parker, (360) 533-4698, email for additional information.

Schools Involved

Broad View Elementary Oak Harbor

Chief Joseph Middle School Richland

Crescent Harbor Elementary Oak Harbor

Deer Park HS

Deer Park MS

Easton HS

Easton MS

Ebenezer Christian School

Evergreen Elementary Mead

Grantham Elementary Clarkston

Heights Elementary Clarkston

Highland Elementary Clarkston

Kelso High School

Lincoln Middle School Clarkston

Mid Columbia Partnership

North Kitsap HS

Parkway Elementary Clarkston

Prairie View Elementary Mead

Skagit Valley Learning Center

Thornton Creek Elementary Seattle

Washington Youth Academy

Whatcom County Homeschool