Ohio Students Excel at National Archery Championships

Ohio Students Excel at National Archery Championships
Maysville Middle School student ties for individual title.

Ohio Department Natural Resources
Ohio Department Natural Resources

COLUMBUS, OH –-(Ammoland.com)-  Thirty-one Ohio teams of 699 student archers competed at the 2011 National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) National Championship, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife.

The competition was held in Louisville, Kentucky on May 13 and 14; it drew more than 7,000 students from 34 states and Canadian provinces.

Logan Hocking Middle School in southeastern Ohio finished third in the middle school division. Maysville Middle School of Zanesville finished fifth in the same division.

Hayden Perry of Maysville Middle School in Zanesville became the third Ohioan to take an individual title at the national competition. Perry finished tied for first in the Middle School Male Division with a score of 294 out of a possible 300.

Ciara Cox of Logan High School placed fourth in the High School Female Division, shooting 290 from a possible 300.

The National Archery in the Schools Program brings target archery to the school gym. The curriculum covers archery, safety, equipment, technique, concentration skills, and self-improvement. Kentucky originated NASP in 2002. Ohio has participated in the program since 2004. For more information on the program, visit ohionasp.com.

For a complete list of results for the 2011 National Archery in the Schools Program National Championships visit archeryintheschools.org.

The ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR Web site at ohiodnr.com.

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