PAA Aims to Help AZ Autism United


Papago archers came out in force this weekend to participate in the 2015 Target Autism Tournament. For some, this was a first time tournament and they all did excellent. Everyone had a great time shooting for this wonderful cause. Thank you DSA for putting on this fantastic event!

We want to congratulate all of the PAA archers that participated! We are proud of each of you for supporting a great cause and competing in this fun shoot. Many made it to the podium  – Way to go and keep up the good work!!

Recurve Bow – Master Men
Byron Gray (3rd Place)

Barebow/Genesis – Master Men
Ronn Shinn (1st Place)
George Berger (2nd Place)

Recurve Bow – Men
Allen Nearing (2nd Place)

Recurve Bow – Women
Linh Do (3rd Place)

Barebow/Genesis – Women
Bella Kozak (1st Place)
Melody Richards (2nd Place)

Recurve Bow – Cub Women
Zoey Wapniarski (2nd Place)

Barebow/Genesis – Cub Men
Kale White (1st Place)

Recurve Bow – Bowman Men
Waylon Hjerpe (1st Place)
Raymond Tsai (2nd Place)

Click Here for a complete list of results from the tournament.

2015 Fall Papago 900 – Halloween Shoot Registration is Now Open

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Join us for the upcoming Papago 900  Halloween Shoot taking place on October 31st, 2015. There will be a costume contest and fun prizes. Registration is now open and details can be found on the event page.  Register early to make sure you reserve your spot. This tournament fills up fast! We look forward to seeing you there!

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Beginners Archery Course – Fall 2015

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Legolas, Katniss, Bard, Link, Merida and Ygritte may be fictional archers, but that doesn’t mean you have to be. Registration is now open for our upcoming Beginners Archery Course. Now is the time to learn more about the sport of archery. The first class starts at 8am on September 19th, 2015. No experience or equipment is needed to participate. See you at the range!


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2015 Summer Sizzle Success

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Some of our PAA archers spent the weekend shooting in the 2015 Summer Sizzle tournament being hosted by Desert Sky Archers at the Ben Avery Indoor Shooting Range. The tournament format was a Double FITA I – Indoor 25/18 meter Tournament (Star FITA).

We want to give a big shout out to both Linh Do & Arni Walia, members of our JOAD & AAP program, for taking the plunge and trying out competitive archery for the first time. Way to go archers, you all did an excellent job!

Kelsey Lard (Recurve Women) – 2nd Place
Linh Do (Recurve Women) – 5th Place
Zoey Wapniarski (Recurve Cub Women) – 1st Place
Arni Walia (Recurve Cub Men) – 2nd Place

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