JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The National Archery in the Schools (NASP) World Tournament and 3D Challenge were held June 23-26 at Myrtle Beach, SC. More than 2,100 student archers in grades 4-12 from 271 schools in three countries competed – including 121 Missouri students from 10 schools.
The following Missouri students placed in the top 10 of the NASP World Tournament:
- Junior Caleb Stillians from Sarcoxie High School took second out of 2,135 archers. Stillians shot almost a perfect score of 299 out of 300. Stillians also showed his skills with a bow placing fifth out of 1,120 student archers competing in the 3D NASP World Challenge.
- Senior Sam Stewart from Lee’s Summit West High School took eighth out of 2,000 female archers with a score of 293 out of 300 in the NASP World Tournament.
- Sixth grader Max Wangler from Sarcoxie Middle School shot an impressive 294 out of 300 placing him fifth in the middle school males division. Wangler also showed off his skills in the 3D NASP World Challenge by shooting a score of 288 out of 300 to take fourth place.
- Fifth grader Michael Kloeppel from St. Joseph Catholic School Westphalia took eighth place out of 644 elementary males in the NASP World Tournament.
The following Missouri students and schools placed in the top 10 of the 3D NASP World Challenge:
- Kat Smith from Jasper R-5 placed third out of 253 middle school female archers.
- Gage Weist from Sarcoxie Middle School took sixth place out of 271 middle school male archers. Teammates James Filbeck and Justin Brooks took ninth and tenth place in the same division.
- Isabelle Smith from Lee’s Summit West High School took sixth place out 166 high school female archers shooting a score of 287 out of 300. Teammates Sam Steward and Shelby Winslow took seventh and tenth place in the same division.
- Sarcoxie Middle School took second place in their division.
- Carl Junction Middle School took eighth place in their division.
- Lee’s Summit West High School took fifth place in their division.
To see all tournament scores, visit: http://bit.ly/29lKcC9.
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://on.mo.gov/291G89E.