Local Archers Win State Competition

Nearly 1,500 archers from 84 Iowa schools participated in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) state tournament March 3-4 in Des Moines.

Lily Machart, from Anamosa, swept the girls categories winning the 3D competition with a score of 291 and the bullseye competition with a score of 297.  Machart was awarded two bows for winning each competition.

Ben McAtee, from Solon, won the boys bullseye competition with a score of 296. Logan Kelly, from Mount Vernon, won the boys 3D competition with a score of 292. McAtee and Kelly were each awarded a bow for winning the respective competitions.

Scholarships were awarded to the top scoring 12th grade boys and girls in each category.

Matt Bolton, from Independence, received $1,000 scholarship for second highest score among seniors in the bullseye competition.

Megan Bussan, from Independence, received $500 scholarship for second highest score in the bullseye competition.

NASP archers who scored highest league scores plus the highest state tournament scores were named All State Archers.

Girls All State Archers

Lily Machart, Anamosa

Mackenzie Yoder, Central City

Nearly 3,050 archers from 87 schools participated in Iowa’s National Archery in the Schools Program after school league

The state tournament is sponsored by the Iowa Bowhunters Association, Whitetails Unlimited, the Iowa State Archery Association and Safari Club International.

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