Calling ALL Papago Club Members – – Join us for another adventure through the Kingdom of Papago!!
Join us on June 24th to celebrate Olympic Day 2017, with special guest Judi Adams. Ms. Adams is a two-time Olympic Archer, Level 3 coach, author, and certified training facilitator. Currently, she is a part of the Opti International team, using her vast background and unique experience to help propel the performance of today’s athletes.
For more details about this special event. Please click here.
Papago Archery Association was pleased to be a part of the Inaugural AZ State Master’s Outdoor Championships this year. With the introduction of the Master’s USAT division this year by USA Archery, the AZ State Association wanted to facilitate a competition for our Master’s archers that would provide a multi distance format. The Papago 900 was the perfect fit and we were thrilled to host the Championships this year.
There were 24 registered archers for the tournament and 23 that competed on April 22nd, 2017. Archers arrived at the range in the morning to complete equipment inspection and set up for the first round distance of 60 meters. We were able to run a single shooting line with 2 archers per bale that kept the pace of the tournament running swiftly.
After each round, the field crew completed a reset to bring the bales closer by 10 meters, for a total of 3 distances (60/50/40 meters). The archers opted to have short breaks between the distances, as opposed to break for lunch. As a result, the competition completed around 11:30 am and was immediately followed by awards.
We want to thank all of the seasoned archers that took the time out of their weekend to participate in the event and keep things moving so smoothly throughout the shoot. Thank you to the Papago club members that volunteered to set up the field and to the spectators that stopped by to support the sport of archery. We couldn’t host these events without everyone that participated!
Papago Archery Association
USA Archery AZ
Tournament Director: Kelsey Lard
DOS: Kevin Ikegami
Judge: Kristy Wapniarski
Archer’s Agent & Field Assistant: Scott Sefranka
To view our photo gallery of the archers, please click below.
Archers competed in the 2016 Arctic Challenge this past weekend in weather that was far from challenging. Clear, sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s made this shoot one of the most enjoyable outdoor tournaments of the year.
Unfortunately, we didn’t have any first time competitors for this annual shoot. However, we did fill the shooting line with seasoned archers from around the valley. 12 different clubs were represented on Saturday at the Papago Archery Range. We are grateful to each of the archers and their clubs for the continued support throughout the year. Our tournaments wouldn’t be successful without all of the participation.
Thanks to a killer crew of volunteers & our coordinators, the tournament ran smoothly from set up to break down. Archers began shooting their first practice end at 9am and were walking away with awards around 12:30pm.
Highlights from the day include the top score of the tournament being shot by Waylon Hjerpe (Recurve Bowman Male) with a whopping 866! Kiel Amundsen shot an 858 (Compound Cub Male) and Dan Kolb (Compound Master 70 Male) rounded out the top three with an 856 . Richard Greiger & Walter Smith fought hard in the Compound Master 60 Men division for the Gold with only a single X determining the winner. Nice shooting guys!
Thank you to everyone that participated this past weekend to help make the Papago tournament a success (volunteers, parents, archers, coaches, etc) ~ we couldn’t do it without ALL of you!
A complete list of the archer’s scores from the tournament can be found here in the FINAL RESULTS .
Get ready to shoot a 900 round tournament in the ‘cold’ Arizona weather. The Arctic Challenge is an annual event hosted by Papago Archery Association. This is the perfect event for archers, both new & seasoned, to come out and train in the colder weather and have some fun. If this is your first time competing or your hundredth…this is the perfect tournament for you.
Registration is OPEN! Get signed up today.
We had a nice turn out this weekend at the 2016 Summer Sizzle tournament with 10 participating club members. There were several 1st time competitors shooting and all of them did a great job! So proud to have these archers representing our club within the archery community. Congratulations to everyone on a job well done!
Barebow Masters Women
Melanie Mandelin – 1st Place
Barebow Masters Men
Ron Shinn – 1st Place
Kristy Wapniarski – 1st Place
David Smith – 2nd Place
Derek Harju – 4th Place
Katie Lambert – 4th Place
Recurve Cadet Women
Zoey Wapniarski – 1st Place
Isadora Ornelas – 7th Place
Osiris Ramirez – 9th Place
Recurve Cadet Men
Chris Mussman – 3rd Place
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!