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.



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


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

Papago Canopy Fundraiser Tournament

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Help Papago Archery Association raise the needed funds to improve the Papago Archery Range. PAA will be hosting the Shoot Your Heart Out tournament on February 13th, 2016. (This tournament is being rescheduled to a date in March 2016.) All proceeds from this tournament will go toward the following range improvements:

  1. Construct a metal canopy over the shooting line for 21 lanes, 145’, to provide shade for archers,
  2. Raise the berm at the end of the Range for added safety, and
  3. Add signage at the Range for safety rules, and around the range to notify archers and hikers/bikers of possible dangers.

For more information about the Papago Range Improvement Project please see the link on our website. We hope you’ll consider supporting our fundraising efforts even if you’re not able to participate in the fun shoot. Donations can be accepted here and are tax deductible.

For more details about the tournament format or to register online, click below.


Spring Beginners Archery Course – Registration Open

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Have you always wanted to try out archery, but you’re not sure where to begin? Maybe you haven’t shot since you were a kid at camp and want to give it another try? Maybe you have a child or friend that is interested in learning more about the sport. Papago Archery Association has you covered. We offer beginner archery classes and they are starting in the Spring 2016.

Online registration for our first Spring session Beginners Archery Course is now open. The first class starts at 8am on March 13th, 2016.  Class sizes are limited to 20 archers, so make sure you register before the class fills up!

No experience or equipment is needed to participate. We’ll provide everything you need. Details are available on the event page. Just click the link below.



2015 Arctic Challenge Recap


The final Papago 900 of 2015 is in the books. The Arctic Challenge lived up to its name again this year with temperatures in the 50s, a sun that wanted to play hide & seek and chilly wind to keep the archers on their toes. Thankfully, the rain waited until we were wrapping up the awards ceremony in the afternoon.

Thanks to the additional parking lot provided by The City of Phoenix Parks Department, we were able to accommodate almost 100% of the archers & spectators shooting in the tournament this time. Thank you to club members Dennis, Glenn & Nick for assisting with the parking lot and allowing it to be a smooth process for our participants.

We welcomed a few first time archers to the range this tournament and they all did a fantastic job for being new to competition. We were able to guide them through the check-in & equipment inspection process and they were quick to learn the scoring, arrow marking & pulling process down range thanks to other seasoned archers on the bales.

We have such a wonderful archery community in Arizona and we are so grateful to be able to provide these fun tournaments! The only way it is possible for us to host these events is by all of the support from the community. We want to thank the PAA volunteers (Jennifer, Lester, Jocelyn, Mike, Ron, Steve, Glenn, Dennis, Nick and Chris) for faithfully being there to help wherever they are needed. Thank you to Devin Smith for all of your help with the Yeoman archers by helping them pull arrows and providing assistance. Thank you to Mark Hanson & Dan Kolb for being such amazing sportsmen to your fellow archer.

Of course, without the archers that participate, the spectators that watch and the tournament coordinators to plan & execute the tournament, none of it would be possible. THANK YOU!!





Congratulations to all of our club members that participated in the tournament this weekend and had podium finishes!

Barebow  –Yeoman Female
Macey Wapniarski (2nd Place)

Recurve – Yeoman Female
Rachel Parker (2nd Place)
Ella Conley (3rd Place)

Recurve – Bowman Female
Charlyse Wapniarski (1st Place)

Recurve – Cub Female
Danielle Nichols (1st Place)

Compound – Cub Female
Kennedy Koch (3rd Place)

Recurve – Cadet Female
Zoey Wapniarski (1st Place)

Recurve – Cadet Male
Waylon Hjerpe (1st Place)
Chris Mussman (3rd Place)

Barebow/Genesis – Senior Female
Melody Richards (2nd Place)

Recurve – Senior Male
Jackson Mirich (3rd Place)

Barebow – Master 50 Male
Steve Rogers (1st Place)

Barebow – Master 60 Male
Ron Shinn (1st Place)
Richard Doria (2nd Place)