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Trophies Awarded at 2019 GFP Archery Tournaments

PIERRE, S.D. — Young archers from across South Dakota gathered in Rapid City on March 23, and Brookings on March 29, to claim top honors in the 2019 National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) state tournaments. The tournaments are sponsored by South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP).

Trophies were awarded to the top three teams and individuals in each division. Customized bows were awarded to the top individual in each division.

Rapid City team results:

Elementary

Tri Valley-Colton
Gettysburg
Cheyenne-Eagle Butte

Middle School

RC East Middle
Cheyenne Eagle Butte
Gettysburg

High School

Tri Valley-Colton
Rapid City Central
Dakota Christian-Corsica

Rapid City individual results:

Elementary

Jett Vevig – Jones County
Jackson Hoffman-Tri Valley-Colton
Brody Thompson-Tri-Valley-Colton

Middle School

Matthew Birkeland-Jones Co.
Grace Larsen-Spearfish
Braylee Yellow Owl-Cheyenne Eagle Butte

High School

Sawyer Bicknase-Tri Valley-Colton
Sloan Benedict-Jones Co.
Samantha Wiseman-Tri Valley-Colton

The Brookings tournament held at the Outdoor Adventure Center featured life-size, 3D targets of game animals of South Dakota. Students were required to shoot at six different targets from various distances.

Brookings team results:

Elementary

Tri Valley-Colton
Cheyenne-Eagle Butte
Dakota Christian-Corsica

Middle School

Tri Valley-Colton
Cheyenne Eagle Butte
Spearfish Middle School

High School

Dakota Christian- Corsica
Tri Valley-Colton
McCook Central-Salem

Brookings individual results:

Elementary

Jackson Hoffman, Tri Valley-Colton
Hope Shorty, Nizhoni Olta-Eagle Butte
Brody Thompson, Tri Valley-Colton

Middle School

Kiyl’e Leichtnam-Skeen, East Middle-Rapid City
Braylee Yellow Owl, Cheyenne Eagle Butte
Cody Zapp, McCook Central-Salem

High School

Sawyer Bicknase, Tri Valley-Colton
Alex Maas, Dakota Christian-Corsica
Brekin Dennis, McCook Central-Salem

“South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks would like to thank all of the sponsors, volunteers, spectators and participants in this year’s event,” stated Patrick Klotzbach, GFP-NASP coordinator. “The archers were of exceptional quality. I was especially pleased by the level of sportsmanship exhibited by these student athletes.”

For information on how your school can become part of next year’s tournament, email outdoorprogramming@gmail.com or call 605.220.2130. NASP in South Dakota is sponsored by South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks.