Winning Gold at Outdoor Nationals!



Papago Archery Association wants to congratulate, club member, Waylon Hjerpe on his huge success this week at the Easton JOAD Outdoor Nationals in Decatur, AL. Waylon finished 1st place in the qualification rounds (Recurve Bowman Male Division) with a score of 1379. Then came back today with a killer performance in the single elimination Olympic Rounds and took the GOLD!!!

Those medals look mighty nice around your neck Waylon! Way to go!

Beginners Archery Course – Summer Session 2015

Archery courseAre you looking for something fun to do this summer? Come learn more about the sport of archery & learn how to shoot a bow.

Papago’s Beginners Archery Course – Summer Session registration is now open. Class beings on June 20th. For more details about the course, or to register, please click on the event registration button below.

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Congrats PAA Members – Papago Spring 900


We had the largest turnout ever of PAA members at our recent Papago 900 tournament, held on 5/9/15. We wanted to congratulate all of our members that participated and mention those that placed in their divisions below.

We enjoyed all of the new faces at the tournament and look forward to serving more of our members at the Papago 900’s we host in the future!

Barebow Cub Male
1st place – Nico Garnero

Recurve Cub Male
1st – Waylon Hjerpe
3rd – Ben Nearing

Recurve Cadet Female
1st – Zoey Wapniarski
2nd – Maxine Nearing

Recurve Senior Female
1st  – Kelsey Lard

Barebow Master Male
1st – Ron Shinn

Recurve Master Male
3rd – Glenn Liptack

Papago Spring 900 Recap & Results (May 9, 2015)


PAA welcomed 71 archers to the range on Saturday, May 9th, 2015, for our first 900 Round tournament of the year. We were fortunate to have beautiful weather throughout the day. The tournament began promptly at 7:30 AM and wrapped up by 2:00 PM after the awards ceremony.

We want to thank all of the participating archers, coaches & spectators present that truly made this a fun, safe and welcoming environment for all that were shooting. There were several first time archers shooting that were able to learn from their experience in this tournament. It was such a joy to watch the transformation of these youth archers as they grew more confident with their shooting, arrow calling, scoring and even arrow pulling abilities as the day went on.

We wouldn’t have been able to host this fun shoot for the archery community without the many volunteers that came together to help out. We want to thank each and every one of you that donated your time, expertise and labor to help make this the successful tournament that it turned out to be!

We welcome any feedback that you may have for consideration in the future Papago 900 tournaments we will be hosting. Please feel free to contact Kristy with your comments.

Tournament results have been uploaded to the website and can be viewed here. – TOURNAMENT RESULTS – FINAL SCORES

Papago Spring 900 Registration & Lane Assignments

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Our first Papago 900 of 2015 is less than a week away!

We have opened a Yeoman division for this tournament as well. The distances will be 20/15/10M.

If you haven’t registered yet, you will want to do so soon.  Targets are filling up quickly and online registration will close by Friday or sooner if we reach capacity before then. There will be no on-site registration for this tournament. If you want to participate you need to register and pre-pay online before it closes.

Click here to view lane assignments* or click the event button below for more information about the tournament format and to register online.

*updated 5-8-15

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PAA Congratulates the AZ State & JOAD Outdoor Champions


Congratulations to our PAA members that competed this weekend in the 2015 AZ State & JOAD Outdoor Archery Championships!!  Over the 2 day tournament the archers competed in qualification rounds, optional team rounds and Olympic style match rounds.

~ Way to go archers on the following wins! ~

Zoey Wapniarski – (Recurve Cub Women) Placed 1st in the qualification rounds, set a new state record for the single 36 arrow round @50m and won Gold during the Olympic rounds!

Waylon Hjerpe – (Recurve Bowman Men) Placed 1st in the qualification rounds, set 2 new state records – single 36 arrow round & 2 x 36 arrow round @30m, and won Silver during the Olympic rounds!

Kelsey Lard – (Recurve Senior Women) Placed 2nd in the qualification rounds and won Silver in the Olympic rounds!

Beginners Archery Course (Starts April 18th) Register Today!

Papago-class2Registration for Papago’s Beginners Archery Course (2nd Spring Session) is now open. Classes begin April 18th, so register today to secure your spot. Space is limited!

The course is comprised of 3 class lessons designed to get you started in the sport of archery the right way. Each class is 90 minutes in length and the cost for the course is $75 per archer plus a small online fee at registration.

For more details and to register online please check out the Event Link below.

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Thank you Angi Sullivan


Angi Sullivan, PAA Tournament Coordinator, has announced her retirement and it is with mixed emotions that we say “Farewell”. As many of you know, Angi has been running all of the tournaments at Papago for many years and there is no doubt that she will be missed as ‘the one in charge’. Her enthusiasm, humor and knowledge of the sport of archery has been appreciated more than words could ever express.  She has seen so many youth through their first tournaments and ALWAYS made it memorable and enjoyable for the archers and their families. We are so grateful and honored to have had Angi as our tournament coordinator and truly look forward to having her join us now at the shooting line as our fellow archer.

On behalf of the entire Papago Archery Association Board, club members and archery community, we want to Thank You, Angi, for your many years of service!

We wish you the best for all of your future endeavors!

*(photo courtesy of Facebook)