Archery Team Takes Aim at State!
by Rick Worcester
Results - 8 schools showed up with 309 archers, by far, the largest turnout for an invitational in the state this year, other than the State tourney to be held on March 6.
|High School Boys||Middle School Boys||Elementary Boys|
|1st - Cody Carter-Cardinal-281||1st-Zack Bisinger-Alburnett-290||1st-Levi Flitch-Central City-275|
|2nd - Zeke Hermanstorfer-Anamosa-278||2nd-Brennen Elder-Cardinal-278||2nd-Austin Cloke-Cardinal-259|
|3rd-Josh Ohlert-Bellevue-275||3rd-Josh Ramos-Cardinal-275||3rd-Justin Conger-Cardinal-257|
|High School Girls||Middle School Girls||Elementary Girls|
|1st-Steff Bisinger-Alburnett-291||1st-Tymbrie Snobl-Alburnett-285||1st-Kyra Ellis-Central City-275|
|2nd - Kathleen Carter-Cardinal-276||2dn Tessa Engen-Central City-271||2nd - Sydney Kramer-Central City - 260|
|3rd - Rachel Goering-Cardinal-274||3rd-Carley Rubel-Bellvue-269||3rd-Allison Metcalf-Cardinal-258|
|High School||Middle School||Elementary|
|5th-Mt. Vernon-2827||5th-Mt. Vernon-2414|
We had some very good scores from the Anamosa teams, but it’s hard to compete with these programs that boast probably 3 or 4 state champion individuals and at least 3 state champion teams. We are very satisfied with our scores from the H.S. and M.S. teams – High School shot it’s best ever team score and cracked the 3000 level. I’ve told the archers all along they could compete with the rest of the state and now they have shown they can. I challenged the M.S. team to shoot a score that would qualify them for nationals prior to the state tourney and they have. They just need to keep improving and if they shoot that score at state, then they can go to nationals.
Individuals scoring high for the H.S. team were A.J. Engelbart – 270, Katie Grassi – 264, Roy Carter – 262, Triston Camp – 258, Andy Jauron – 254, Brad Mull – 253, Morgan Ruhl – 252, Danielle Carson – 247, Kyzer Moore – 242, Emily Oldham – 238, David Clark – 229, Corie Frtz – 229, Brooke Franks – 227, Cat Fritz – 224, Jake Engelbart – 220, Rose Perez – 209, and Logan Heeren – 206.
Scoring high from the Middle School were Wes Walker – 260, John Clark,- 241, Dustyn Lucas – 217, Cassie Thomas – 217, Tyler Brown – 214, Abby Oldham – 213, Kaurie Davidson – 207, and Alex Oldham – 203
Also scoring high for Elementary – Kaleb Handel – 246, Caleb Brown – 236, Damion Liebel - 211, Justin Mangold – 206, Sammy Carrillo – 205, Brooke Mull – 204, Rose Carson – 201, Melinda Morarie – 190, and Alisha Braden – 178.
Winning a special award given to the most improved archer from our Jan.9th tourney to this Feb. tourney was Melinda Morarie from Anamosa who has improved from a score of 74 in Jan. to a score of 190 for this tourney. She won a NASP bow case. Roy Carter Jr. also won a bow case for most improved boy.
We will compete at the Mt. Vernon invitational next week-end and then head to the State tourney at Des Moines on March 6 where we will be competing against over 1000 other archers from Iowa. That tournament is conducted by the State DNR staff and is held in conjunction with the Iowa Whitetails Classic show at Vets auditorium in Des Moines. We’d love to be down there with the girls basketball team for the finals Saturday.