2016 Bare Bow Crew Summer Shoot

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The Papago Bare Bow Crew (BBC) members came out this morning to participate in their quarterly fun shoot. BBC member, Tianna, designed the Super Hero Shoot using Hawkeye, Katniss, Robin Hood & Cupid as her inspiration. Each bale was themed according to the corresponding ‘super hero’ archer.

The archers had a great time building relationships while supporting their fellow archers and had a chance to shoot at glitter filled balloons, Mockingjay pins, arrow ‘tubes’ & with their eyes closed. We had 9 members participate and finished with 2 winners.

Congratulations to our top Bare Bow archers – Ron Shinn & Bella Kozak – on your high scores and accomplishments today!

photo credit: Steve Rogers

2016 Spring Papago 900 Tournament Recap & Results

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PAA wants to thank all of the archers and spectators that came out to our tournament this past weekend. We always enjoy hosting these fun shoots and wouldn’t be able to to do it without all of your support.

Our spring shoot is historically a very warm day. This year we got lucky and had gorgeous temperatures (high in the 70s), beautiful cloud coverage and minimal wind.  Perfect. Shooting. Conditions.

We welcomed archers to the shooting line that ranged in age from 8 to 80 years old this tournament. As usual, we had a few first time competitors in the youth divisions and they all did a wonderful job learning how participating in a tournament works. We even had competitors that traveled from out of state to compete in the shoot!

Our most competitive division this tournament was the Compound Senior Males. There were 11 archers competing in this division. The runner up division was the Compound Master 60 Male. It appears the switch to the 2 separate five ring target faces was a positive change to the format of our tournaments. The Bowman division even switched over to the 2 five ring target faces in the second round in an effort to minimize arrow damage.

The top score of the tournament was an 886 and was achieved by both Thompson Wagner (Compound Cadet Male) & Wade Flake (Compound Senior Male). The top recurve score of the tournament was a whopping 806 shot by Waylon Hjerpe (Recurve Junior Male). There was some awesome shooting that was taking place this weekend!

Thanks to our tournament coordinators – Kristy & Kevin – along with our official judge – Lester Chin – we were able to keep the tournament running smoothly and wrapped up shooting, tear down of the range & awards by 1pm.

Thank you to all of our community volunteers for your assistance with running the concession stand, resetting the range, break down of the range, assistance with youth bales and keeping the area looking beautiful as we exited the range Saturday afternoon.  We are so grateful to be a part of this amazing archery community!

FINAL TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Beginners Archery Course – Summer Session (Registration Open)

Registration is now open for our Summer session of the Beginners Archery Course at the Papago Archery Range.

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If you are interested in learning more about the sport of archery, but not sure where to begin…don’t worry, we have you covered! We offer beginner classes that are tailored for youth or adults. We provide all of the instruction and equipment and no previous experience is required.

Find out more or register online today. Don’t wait! Classes fill up quickly and online registration will close when the class has reached capacity!

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*photo by: Ilya Andor

Registration Open – Spring Papago 900

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Registration is now open for our 2016 Spring Papago 900. This event is being held on May 7th, 2016 at the Papago Archery Range. Registration for this event always fills up fast and lanes used by the varying divisions are determined based on a first come, first serve basis. Don’t wait, register today!

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Shoot Your Heart Out – Tournament Recap & Results

Papago Archery Association hosted the 2016 Shoot Your Heart Out Fundraising Tournament on Saturday, March 12th. We had a wonderful turnout for our fundraising kick-off. Thank you to all of our PAA club members that showed up at the range nice and early to help set up. AND A HUGE THANK YOU to all of the archers and spectators that came out to support our fundraising efforts. We appreciate each and every one of you.

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The tournament was run with two sessions – AM & PM. All archers were shooting at 25 meters and on a 60cm target face of their choice (vertical 3 spot or 10 ring single spot). Barebow, recurve & compound archers all shot using the outer-10 ring scoring system. Archers shot a 3-arrow end and a total of 20 ends. There was a 20 minute break provided after the first 10 ends.  Some awards were presented to those archers in the morning that competed in divisions that were finished shooting after the AM session. All other awards were presented after the PM session was completed.

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We had several archers that were shooting in their very first tournament. Many adults were pleased to have the opportunity to shoot a closer distance & be able to finally compete in an ‘outdoor’ tournament. New archers were paired with more seasoned archers on their bales and it was such a pleasure to see how they helped guide the new archers through this journey. There was a total of 11 barebow archers over the various age divisions that competed in the tournament. This was our largest barebow turnout to date.

Our fundraising efforts were a huge success. We were able to raise over $5100 through registration fees, private donations & concession stand profits. This was a fantastic KICK-OFF to our fundraising efforts. Your support helped us get one step closer to beginning the Improvement Project at the Papago Archery Range.

This tournament was a wonderful way to start the Outdoor Archery Season here in AZ. We hope to see many of you out at our next tournament being hosted on May 7th, 2016 – Spring Papago 900!

To view the results of the Shoot Your Heart Out Tournament please click the link below.

COMPLETE TOURNAMENT RESULTS

 

2016 AZ Senior Olympic Games

Congratulations to Ron & Steve, PAA Bare Bow Crew Club Members, for their success while shooting in the 2016 AZ Senior Olympic Games. The tournament was hosted at the Paseo Vista Archery Range on March 5th, 2016.

Barebow Master’s 50  Men
Steve Rogers – 1st Place

Barebow Master’s 60 Men
Ron Shinn – 1st Place (New Personal Best of 690)

Way to go guys!

Beginners Archery Course – Spring (Registration open)

Registration is now open for our 2nd Spring session of the Beginners Archery Course at the Papago Archery Range.

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If you are interested in learning more about the sport of archery, but not sure where to begin…don’t worry, we have you covered! We offer beginner classes that are tailored for youth or adult. We provide all of the instruction and equipment and no previous experience is required.

Find out more or register online today. Don’t wait! Classes fill up quickly and online registration will close when the class has reached capacity!

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2016 Arizona State JOAD Indoor Championships

PAAThere were record breaking numbers all over this weekend at the 2016 AZ State JOAD Championships. The registered number of participating archers was the most AZ has ever seen for this tournament. Corner Archery hosted the event at the Ben Avery Indoor Shooting Facility and did a marvelous job running the tournament. We are so grateful to all of the clubs, their members and the many volunteers that help make these fun tournaments a possibility for our youth. Thank you!

We want to acknowledge all of our club archers that competed this weekend and their accomplishments. So proud of you guys for going out there this weekend and giving it your all! You all do an amazing job of representing the PAA club! Thank you to Coach Kevin for all of your support and guidance!

Recurve Bow – Cadet Men
Christopher Mussman – 3rd Place

Recurve Bow – Cadet Women
Zoey Wapniarski – 3rd Place
Talia Jordening-Kilcline – 9th Place (1st tournament – Woo-hoo!)

Recurve Bow – Cub Men
Arni Walia – 4th Place

Recurve Bow – Cub Women
Danielle Nichols – 4th Place

Recurve Bow – Bowman Men
Waylon Hjerpe – 1st Place (NEW STATE RECORD!)

Recurve Bow – Bowman Women
Rachel Parker – 5th Place

Compound Bow – Cadet Women
Kennedy Koch – 9th Place

Barebow/Genesis – Junior Women
Tianna Jordeining-Kilcline – 1st Place (1st Tournament & NEW STATE RECORD!)

2016 AZ State Indoor Championships

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Papago Archers came out in force this past weekend to compete in the 2016 AZ State Indoor Championships, being hosted by Desert Sky Archers, in Phoenix, AZ.  The club would like to acknowledge all of those that competed and congratulate you all on a job well done. Many of our archers had podium finishes. Way to represent PAA!!

Recurve Bow – Women
Kelsey Lard – 1st Place
Joyce Chan – 2nd Place
Lihn Do – 3rd Place

Recurve Bow – Cadet Men
Christopher Mussman – 3rd Place

Recurve Bow – Cadet Women
Zoey Wapniarski – 4th Place

Recurve Bow – Bowman Men
Waylon Hjerpe – 1st Place (Broke The State Record!!)
Raymond Tsai – 2nd Place

Barebow/Genesis – Masters 50 Men
Steve Rogers – 1st Place (Top Barebow Score of Tournament!!)

Barebow/Genesis – Masters 60 Men
Ron Shinn – 1st Place