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More than 850 students compete in state archery tournament

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Published on: Mar. 7, 2011

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The third annual Missouri National Archery in the Schools (MoNASP) state tournament was held on Feb. 25-26 at Linn State Technical College and drew 857 students in grades 4-12 from 49 schools across the state. Winning teams and individuals, along with other teams and individuals who had qualifying scores, will go on to compete in the National Archery in the Schools (NASP) national tournament in Louisville, Kentucky on May 13-14.

MoNASP is coordinated through the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) in partnership with schools and supporting organizations throughout the state. MoNASP is an affiliate of NASP and promotes education, self-esteem and physical activity for students in grades 4-12 through participation in the sport of archery. More than 25,000 Missouri students from 165 schools participate in MoNASP. Since NASP's beginnings in 2002, more than seven million students have participated in the program through 7,350 schools in 47 states and five countries.

“The growth of the Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program has been tremendous over the past four years,” said MDC Education Outreach Coordinator Amy Francka, who coordinates MoNASP. “This surge has led students outdoors with their families to participate in this lifetime sport. Many local conservation groups and civic organizations are also volunteering to help support MoNASP in their communities. Students are connecting with family members, coaches and teachers through archery. This connection and confidence gained through archery will spread into other parts of their lives.”

Top Two Scorers

The top-scoring male student was seventh-grader Colton Fry of North Wood R-IV in Salem. The top-scoring female student was tenth-grader Emily Reel of Crane High School in Crane. In addition to trophies, these top scorers also received Special Edition Genesis Bows.

Winning teams and other individual winners who qualified for the national tournament were:

High School Division

  • 1st: Crane High School, Crane
  • 2nd: Willard High School, Willard
  • 3rd: Helias High School, Jefferson City

Middle School Division

  • 1st: Ridgewood Middle School, Arnold
  • 2nd: Crane Middle School, Crane
  • 3rd: Holy Rosary School, Clinton

Elementary School Division

  • 1st: George Guffey Elementary School, Fenton
  • 2nd: St. Joseph Cathedral School, Jefferson City
  • 3rd: Meramec Heights Elementary School, Arnold

Individual High School Males

  • 1st: Cody Wright, 10th Grade, Hurley R-I, Hurley
  • 2nd: Garrett Essary, 9th Grade, Crane High School, Crane
  • 3rd: Preston McHolland, 10th Grade, Crane High School, Crane
  • 4th: Chase Meyer, 12th Grade, Helias High School, Jefferson City
  • 5th: Corey Eutsler, 10th Grade, Galena High School, Galena

Individual High School Females

  • 1st: Emily Reel, 10th Grade, Crane High School, Crane
  • 2nd: Marissa Stevens, 9th Grade, Crane High School, Crane
  • 3rd: Amber Hoeme, 12th Grade, Galena High School, Galena
  • 4th: Connor Melzer, 9th Grade, Maries R-2, Belle
  • 5th: Danielle Davis, 10th Grade, Galena High School, Galena

Individual Middle School Males

  • 1st: Colton Fry, 7th Grade, North Wood R-IV, Salem
  • 2nd: Nicholas Llewellyn, 8th Grade, Crane Middle School, Crane
  • 3rd: Brandon Whitley, 7th Grade, St. Clair Junior High, St. Clair
  • 4th: Steven Hellmer, 8th Grade, Willard Middle School, Willard
  • 5th: Jacob Lemen, 7th Grade, Ridgewood Middle School, Arnold

Individual Middle School Females

  • 1st: Megan Kowalewski, 8th Grade, Ridgewood Middle School, Arnold
  • 2nd: Adriane Dehn, 7th Grade, Holy Rosary School, Clinton
  • 3rd: Faith Bundy, 8th Grade, Ridgewood Middle School, Arnold
  • 4th: Elora Doherty, 7th Grade, Ridgewood Middle School, Arnold
  • 5th: Emma Lander, 7th Grade, Crane Middle School, Crane

Individual Elementary School Males

  • 1st: Dalton Kaeshofer, 6th Grade, George Guffey, Fenton
  • 2nd: Lincoln Talbott, 5th Grade, Perry Christian Academy, Perry
  • 3rd: Richie Freukes, 6th Grade, Simpson Elementary, Arnold
  • 4th: Blake Kirsch, 4th Grade, St. Joseph Cathedral, Jefferson City
  • 5th: Skyler Price, 6th Grade, Maries R-2, Belle

Individual Elementary School Females

  • 1st: Mallorie Mason, 6th Grade, Meramec Heights, Arnold
  • 2nd: Rachel Schulte, 5th Grade, St. Joseph Cathedral, Jefferson City
  • 3rd: Rebecca Letcher, 6th Grade, Holy Rosary School, Clinton
  • 4th: Elizabeth Yancey, 5th Grade, Perry Christian Academy, Perry
  • 5th: Aubrey Stuart, 4th Grade, Meramec Heights, Arnold

The following teams and individuals also had qualifying scores for the national tournament:

Teams

  • Galena High School, Galena
  • Warsaw High School, Warsaw
  • Willard Middle School, Willard
  • St. Joseph Cathedral Middle School, Jefferson City
  • Cole Camp Middle School, Cole Camp
  • Longview Farms Elementary #1, Lee’s Summit

Males

  • Cole Sandbothe, 6th Grade, St. Stanislaus, Jefferson City
  • Dalton Cook, 6th Grade, Salem Upper Elementary, Salem
  • Landon Harrison, 5th Grade, St. Joseph Cathedral, Jefferson City
  • Cole Higgins, 5th Grade, St. Joseph Cathedral, Jefferson City
  • Bailey Vanbuskirk, 5th Grade, Holy Rosary School, Clinton
  • Nikolai Pominov, 5th Grade, Meramec Heights Elementary, Arnold
  • Ethan Johnson, 4th Grade, St. Joseph Cathedral, Jefferson City
  • Luke Daledovich, 4th Grade, St. Joseph Cathedral, Jefferson City
  • Sam Ball, 4th Grade, Salem Upper Elementary, Salem
  • Cameron Gasten, 4th Grade, Perry Christian Academy, Perry

Females

  • Jordan Wright, 6th Grade, St. Joseph Cathedral, Jefferson City
  • Jessica Foster, 6th Grade, Meramec Heights Elementary, Arnold
  • Madeline Stasa, 6th Grade, George Guffey Elementary, Fenton
  • Rose Arnold, 5th Grade, Perry Christian Academy, Perry
  • Liska Hromnak, 5th Grade, Windsor, Imperial
  • Peyton Kiely, 5th Grade, Holy Rosary School, Clinton
  • Grace Patterson, 4th Grade, George Guffey Elementary, Fenton
  • Londyn Cook, 4th Grade, Salem Upper Elementary, Salem
  • Alexa Swon, 4th Grade, Perry Christian Academy, Perry
  • Maya Heckart, 4th Grade, St. Joseph Cathedral, Jefferson City

For more information on MoNASP, visit www.missouriconservation.org.

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