JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The National Archery in the Schools (NASP) National Tournament and NASP International Bowhunting Organization (IBO) 3D Challenge were held May 12-14 in Louisville, Ky. More than 12,800 student archers in grades 4-12 from 804 schools competed – including 841 Missouri students from 51 schools.
Junior Shelby Winslow from Lee’s Summit West took second out of 6,027 female archers after a four-way tiebreaker. Winslow shot an amazing 297 out of 300. This gave her the opportunity to compete in the scholarship shoot-off, where she came away with a $5,000 scholarship to help with secondary education costs. Winslow also showed her skills with a bow placing fourth out of 1,578 female archers in the IBO 3D Challenge.
Sixth-grader Katie Fredrickson from Carl Junction took second out of 668 middle school female archers in the 3D Challenge. Seventh-grader Justin Brooks from Sacroxie Middle School took fifth out of 779 middle school male archers in the 3D Challenge.
Missouri schools also had success on the IBO 3D challenge. Longview Farms Elementary from Lee’s Summit took home fifth place in their division out of 66 elementary schools. Sarcoxie Middle School and Carl Junction Middle School took third and fourth place out of 114 middle schools.
NASP promotes education, self-esteem, and physical activity for students in grades 4-12 through participation in the sport of archery. Since NASP's beginnings in 2002, more than ten million students have participated in the program through 10,000 schools in 47 states and 10 countries.
Missouri student archers participated through the Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program (MoNASP), which is coordinated through the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) in partnership with numerous schools and supporting organizations throughout the state. MoNASP is an affiliate of NASP and also promotes education, self-esteem, and physical activity for students in grades 4-12 through participation in the sport of archery. More than 135,000 Missouri students from 500 schools participate in MoNASP. To learn more, visit the MDC website at http://mdc.mo.gov/education/monasp.