Registration has opened for the Spring 900 taking place on May 12th, 2018 at the Papago Archery Range. This annual tournament is the perfect “first time” tournament for archers of all ages, especially the youth, and a fun shoot for any archer that enjoys a little friendly, outdoor target competition.
Classes are filling up quickly this year. We’ve opened 2 new sessions for 2018. Make sure you register soon to secure your spot.
Visit our CLASSES page of the website for more information.
Congratulations to all of our club archers that competed in the 2018 Arizona State JOAD Championships this past weekend at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility. The event was hosted by Corner Archery and USA Archery AZ.
There were a total of 16 Papago members that competed. Of those, 9 made it to the podium and 3 were declared the new State Champion for 2018!! Awesome job to all of you that shot!
Recurve Junior Male
Chris Mussman – 4th Place
Recurve Junior Female
Raley Morgan – 2nd Place
Recurve Cadet Male
Arnaav Walia – 3rd Place
Recurve Cadet Female
Katie Stains – 1st Place (STATE CHAMPION)
Zoey Wapniarski – 2nd Place
Morgan Kehlenbach – 3rd Place
Anika Walia – 10th Place
Compound Cadet Male
Isaac Ramirez – 20th Place
Recurve Cub Male
Waylon Hjerpe – 1st Place (STATE CHAMPION)
Max Brazsky – 3rd Place
Nolan Perez – 4th Place
Barebow Cub Female
Mia Wright – 2nd Place
Recurve Bowman Male
Aaron Tsai – 3rd Place
Recurve Bowman Female
Rachel Parker – 1st Place (STATE CHAMPION)
Aliyapadi Hariadi – 5th Place
Ella Conley – 9th Place
Click here to view a complete list of the results.
The competitive archers of the Papago Archery Club could be found at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix this past weekend. 22 of our club members shot 4 indoor rounds over 2 days for a total of 120 arrows.
There was a tremendous amount of success to be had by the archers as well as many podium finishes, new State Champions and several state records set. Congratulations to all of you for taking on the challenge and making us proud!
Recurve Women – Kelsey Lard (STATE CHAMPION)
– Morgan Raley (3rd PLACE)
Barebow Women – Bianca Roman (2nd PLACE)
Barebow Men – Scott Sefranka (STATE CHAMPION)
– Paul Wright (2nd PLACE)
Longbow Men – Ron Shinn (STATE CHAMPION)
Recurve Men – Ron Gosnell (2nd PLACE)
– Derek Harju (5th PLACE)
Barebow Master 60 Women – Brenda Smith (STATE CHAMPION)
Recurve Master 50 Women – Sarah Vedeler (STATE CHAMPION)
Recurve Master 50 Men – Michael Betts (3rd PLACE)
Recurve Junior Men – Chris Mussmand (3rd PLACE)
Recurve Junior Women – Madison Schaecher (3rd PLACE)
Recurve Cadet Women – Katie Stains (2nd PLACE)
– Zoey Wapniarski (4th PLACE)
– Morgan Kehlenbach (6th PLACE)
Recurve Cadet Men – Jerod Focht (3rd PLACE)
Barebow Cub Women – Mia Wright (STATE CHAMPION)
Recurve Cub Men – Waylon Hjerpe (STATE CHAMPION)
– Max Brazsky (2nd PLACE)
Recurve Bowman Women – Rachel Parker (STATE CHAMPION)
Recurve Bowman Men – Aaron Tsai (4th PLACE)
NEW STATE RECORDS SET
Scott Sefranka – 2 records (18m 600 & 600×2)
Ron Shinn – 2 records (18m 600 & 600×2)
Kelsey Lard – 2 records (18m 600 & 600×2)
Brenda Smith – 2 records (18m 600 & 600×2)
Sarah Vedeler – 2 records (18m 600 & 600×2)
Mia Wright – 1 record (18m 600)
Still looking for the perfect gift to give your loved one this holiday season? Give the gift of ARCHERY! Papago Archery Association offers a 3 day Beginners Archery Course for only $75 per archer. We offer classes beginning in February and run them throughout the year. Our classes are open to youth and adults and all equipment is provided.
Register on our Classes page of our website and we’ll provide the certificate for you to present.
There will be Adventure, Fun, Stories and Prizes!
Papago club members – please check your inbox for information on how to register for this free event.
The final Papago 900 of 2017 is complete. Thank you to everyone that attended and participated in making the Halloween Shoot another successful event for the Papago Archery Club.
We had a total of 28 divisions competing this past weekend with the Compound Senior Male and Recurve Cadet Female divisions having the greatest number of competitors.
The top score of the tournament was an 879, shot by Kiel Amundson, in the Compound Cub Male division. He was followed by a tie of 872 shot by Preston Adkins and Zac Neilson that was settled by the difference of only one 10! Excellent shooting guys!
The top performer of the Compound Senior Male division was Steve Longshore with an 870 and a whopping 65 tens!! Top Recurve score of the tournament was shot by Yeoman Max Mitchell with an 820. The top Barebow score belonged to Ron Shinn with a 619. Wow!
Honorable mentions go to Recurve archers Waylon Hjerpe, Adam Vainauskas and Zoey Wapniarski for obtaining scores in the high 700s. Compound archers Steven Belzner, Sean Kerby and Kolbe Borrelli all achieved stellar scores in their divisions too.
We were so impressed by all of the creativity and participation in the Costume Contest this year. There were 9 categories up for grabs in the contest. All of the competitors and spectators were encouraged to vote during the first 2 rounds of the competition. Votes were then tallied and awards were presented at the end of the competition. Thank you to Tournament Director, Kelsey Lard, for the spooktacular custom trophies this year!
We can’t express enough how grateful we are to the community for continuing to support our tournaments and helping us raise the funds needed to sustain our club, maintain the range and support the community. Thank you for such a successful year!
A huge shout out to our awesome crew of volunteers that help make these events run so smoothly. Kelsey Lard, Kevin Ikegami, Lester Chin, David Smith, Dennis Mowery, Jocelyn Horton, The Wapniarski Family, Chris Amundson, Jennifer Hjerpe and the rest of you (that I may be forgetting – I do apologize). Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!