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Olympic Day 2017 at Papago

Olympic Day is a celebration for youth around the world to observe the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect. It is also a celebration of the Olympic Day pillars: move, learn and discover.

In honor of Olympic Day, Papago Archery Association will be hosting a special presentation by two-time Olympian Judi Adams. She will be sharing her experience & expertise about the sport of Archery.  Ms. Adams will speak from 8:00-9:00 AM, followed by a Q&A session.  This event will be hosted at the Papago Archery Range and is open to all club members and the general public.

 


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Olympic Day at the Papago Archery Range

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.

Beginners Archery Course (Session 3, Class 3)

This is the 3rd class of the Beginners Archery Course (Session 3 – 2017). The course is comprised of 3 class lessons designed to get you started in the sport of archery the right way. Each class is 90 minutes in length and the cost for course is $75 per archer.

The Beginners Archery Course is open to all persons 8 years old and up and we encourage parents to shoot with their children as archery is a great FAMILY activity. Classes cover safety, the beginnings of the National Training System (NTS – formerly the B.E.S.T. method) and Olympic Archery recurve equipment. All equipment needed for the class will be provided.

CLASS DATES 

Sunday – April 23rd, 2017  (8:00 – 9:30 a.m.)– Beginners Archery Course #1

Sunday – April 30th, 2017 (8:00 – 9:30 a.m.)– Beginners Archery Course #2

Sunday – May 7th, 2017 (8:00 – 9:30 a.m.)– Beginners Archery Course #3

Beginners Archery Course (Session 3, Class 2)

This is the 2nd class of the Beginners Archery Course (Session 3 – 2017). The course is comprised of 3 class lessons designed to get you started in the sport of archery the right way. Each class is 90 minutes in length and the cost for course is $75 per archer.

The Beginners Archery Course is open to all persons 8 years old and up and we encourage parents to shoot with their children as archery is a great FAMILY activity. Classes cover safety, the beginnings of the National Training System (NTS – formerly the B.E.S.T. method) and Olympic Archery recurve equipment. All equipment needed for the class will be provided.

CLASS DATES 

Sunday – April 23rd, 2017  (8:00 – 9:30 a.m.)– Beginners Archery Course #1

Sunday – April 30th, 2017 (8:00 – 9:30 a.m.)– Beginners Archery Course #2

Sunday – May 7th, 2017 (8:00 – 9:30 a.m.)– Beginners Archery Course #3

2016 Arctic Challenge – Papago 900 Registration Open

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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.

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2016 Papago 900 ‘Halloween Shoot’ Recap

 

The annual Halloween Shoot this past weekend, at the Papago Archery Range, was a big success. There were 65 archers shooting, having fun and competing. Several archers and spectators arrived in costume to show off their holiday spirit and the range had some spooky & fun decorations to add to the festivities.

Thanks to the recent range improvements that were completed, the archers were able to tolerate the unseasonably warm temperatures by shooting in the shade! The new canopy was a hit and enjoyed by all of the archers, while at the shooting line and during the breaks.

We started the tournament off with the national anthem, thanks to the use of a new PA system that also allowed us to have an audible timer system. The archers had music to listen to and we were able to provide announcements that everyone could hear. The shoot ran extra smooth thanks to these new enhancements.

Our top archers for the day were all from compound divisions ranging between Cadet to Master 60 Men. Tom Pollei finished the day only 25 points down with an 875! Cadet archer, Sean Kerby, was not far behind with an 870 and Larry Butterfield shot a whopping 869 in the Masters 60 division. Nice shooting guys!

Our Recurve Senior Men division was the largest division of the day and had the highest recurve score of the tournament with an 838 shot by Kevin Hubbard! Cadet archer, Zoey Wapniarski, shot the 2nd highest score of 792 and John McCurry in our Masters 60 division finished with a 781.  We had some amazing recurve shooters competing this weekend.

Although many of our barebow archers didn’t have competitors in their individual division, they all did a great job competing against their personal bests.  Our very own, Ron Shinn, topped the Barebow charts with a 633 in the Masters 60 division. Bowman archer, Cullen Bing, shot a 628 and Melody Richards rounded out the top three with a 462. Way to shoot straight!

We want to give a shout out to all of the clubs that take the time to help promote our events to their members, encourage their new archers to try out some friendly competition and help us provide the opportunity to teach new archers how a tournament works. We enjoy hosting these tournaments for the archery community. Without the archers, spectators, coaches & volunteers – it wouldn’t be possible.

Thank you, thank you to all of our volunteers on the field crew (Lester Chin, Jocelyn Horton, Dennis Mowery, Ron Shinn, David Smith, Chris Mussman, Zoey Wapniarski, and Nick Wapniarski) for coming out early and getting things set up, in the dark! Thank you to our concession stand volunteers – Melanie Mandelin, Mary Kirchmann, Jennifer Hjerpe, Willow & Macey – for making it possible for PAA to offer cold beverages & snacks to the archers & spectators.  Thank you to our judge, Chris Amundson,  for guiding the new archers, keeping everyone safe & all of your help throughout the day. Last, but not least, A BIG thank you to our tournament coordinators & directors (Kevin Ikegami, Kristy Wapniarski and Kelsey Lard) that bring it all together and make these events possible for us to host.

A complete list of the archer’s scores from the tournament can be found here in the FINAL RESULTS.

Don’t forget to join us next month at our Arctic Challenge on December 10th, 2016. REGISTER ONLINE TODAY

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

Globe Firefighter’s Assoc. Inaugural Family Fun Shoot

The GFFA is proud to partner with the Apache Bow Hunter’s Club to introduce this family fun shoot to raise money for The Burn Fund. The Burn Fund is used to assist families in need in our community. We provide Christmas presents, Thanksgiving meals, assistance to those who lose their homes or loved ones to tragedy, etc. We will have multiple courses available, prizes, raffles, food, and kid activities. Bring your family out for a great day in the outdoors for a great cause! Camping the night prior will be available.

2 – 20 Target Courses
Smoker Course
Long Shot
Kid’s Course

Raffle & Prizes!

Admission:
$30 per person (includes meal)
$100 for a family (2 adults, 2 kids)