Friday, March 15, 2019

North Carolina holds Indoor State Championship

Williamsburg, KY – North Carolina S3DA hosted an Indoor State Championship at Droptine Archery, in Advance, North Carolina. There were four teams and clubs that competed in the Indoor Championship. There were 72 competitors and roughly 150 spectators on hand for the 2019 Indoor State Championship, which was the largest turnout to date. This state tournament allowed participants to walk away with well over $1.7 million dollars in college scholarships!

“The competition was fierce. In the elementary girl’s pins class, the top three places were separated by the number of x’s.

I look forward to the upcoming 3-D State Championship in Sage Creek, as we could have 300 or more students competing at the state championship, which would be a record attendance. We are excited to see the growth that is happening in North Carolina,” states North Carolina State Coordinator, Renee Griffith.

S3DA Executive Director, Jennie Richardson states, “92% of the student members for the state of North Carolina participated in the Indoor State Championship. The growth in North Carolina is amazing. North Carolina S3DA is doing a fantastic job of getting college scholarship offers to their podium finishers. There will be millions of dollars awarded through college scholarships at the NC S3DA 3-D State Championship”.

Started in December 2012 by the Scholastic Archery Association, S3DA has grown exponentially as a next step program to follow introductory programs offered as part of 4-H or the National Archery in Schools Program. S3DA addresses the need for a program to bridge beginning target archery experience and more advanced activities such as 3-D shooting and bowhunting. The program currently operates across the United States with hundreds of certified coaches serving

thousands of young archers, grades 3–12.

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