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Archery Center Wraps Up 2017 NFAA Target National Championship

Yankton, SD- The National Field Archery Association, NFAA, wrapped up it’s annual Outdoor Target National Championship September 16-17 at it’s headquarters and Easton Yankton Archery Center in South Dakota. Over 200 archers from all over the country, from New York to Hawaii and archers from Mexico, travelled to spend a weekend in Yankton. Archers spent Saturday shooting the NFAA Classic 900 round where archers shoot 90 arrows for score at three distances, followed by Sunday’s Classic 600 round where archers shot 60 arrows at three distances on a smaller-sized target face. Saturday proved to be the most challenging day in terms of weather conditions with gusty winds and rainy skies followed by a crisp sunny Sunday with a light breeze. “The first day was the challenging one,” said Paige Gore of California, who walked away with her second championship in the adult women’s compound freestyle division. “I didn’t do as well as I would have liked but on day two it really came together.” Joining Paige on the podium was silver medalist Cassidy Cox if New Mexico and bronze medalist Lexi Keller of Wisconsin. All three ladies also make up the women’s compound team that will be representing the United States at the Outdoor World Championship taking place in Mexico City in October.


Running in conjunction with Target Nationals was the NFAA High Performance Adult Compound Academy, which ran from September 15-17. This three-day camp welcomed 27 archers to work with high level coaches and professional archers including Dave and Paige Gore, Cassidy Cox, Lexi Keller. Archers had the opportunity to get one-on-one coaching with the pros as well as video analysis sessions with coaches Bob Romero of New Mexico, and Yankton Center staff coaches Josahan Jaime-Santacruz and Mackenzie Kieborz. Additionally archers had two video analysis systems that provided them with feedback on their form and shot execution as well as the chance to sit in on discussion panels on important topics relating to competitive archery including mental training for competition, goal setting for peak performance and equipment set up and tuning. Dr. Amanda Adamson, professor of physical therapy at the University of South Dakota, led a workshop on injury prevention and treatment which was well received by the group as shoulder aches and injuries are common in the sport. “Having two video analysis systems and the workshop on injury treatment and prevention was the best.” Commented Luis Lopez of Mexico City who has participated in this seminar for both years. Dave Hebert of WI remarked “The one-on-one [sessions] after video analysis, working on aspects of form and all the presentations were great.”

The busy season has not stopped for the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center. Up next the Center is preparing for the Ted Nugent Kamp of Kids taking place October 7th. This event will welcome over 100 youngsters and family members for a day full of outdoor activities including Olympic archery, 3D archery, air rifle, trap shooting, fishing, slingshots and more. To stay up to date on events at the Archery Center visit us online at

For full tournament results visit the NFAA event page here.