COLUMBUS, OH –-(Ammoland.com)- Philo High School earned top team honors at the 2014 National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) Ohio State Tournament on Friday, Feb. 28, with a score of 3,396 points, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).
The team score is determined by adding the scores of the 12 shooters on the team with a maximum of 3,600 points being possible.
The 2014 NASP tournament was held at Franklin County Veterans Memorial in conjunction with the Arnold Sports Festival, the annual fitness event developed by Arnold Schwarzenegger. The ODNR Division of Wildlife coordinates the Ohio NASP tournament.
A total of 1,606 archers from 83 teams competed in the 2014 tournament, which is an increase from 1,446 archers last year. Each competitor could score a maximum of 300 points by shooting arrows as close to the center of a target as possible.
Rachel Hampp, an eighth-grader from Maysville, shot a 294 for the top individual score. Olivia Bean, a seventh-grader from Athens, scored a 293 and Elizabeth Vrana, a sixth-grader from Fairfield Christian Academy, scored a 292. Jordan Carrell, an eighth-grader from Logan-Hocking, scored a 292 for the top score for boys.
Hocking College in Nelsonville offered scholarships to the first, second and third place individual high school finishers by final score. Waynedale Schools received the Spirit Award for the second year in a row for demonstrating enthusiasm and sportsmanship during the competition.
Awards were given for teams and individuals with high scores in the elementary, middle school and high school divisions. Qualifying teams are eligible to participate in the NASP National Invitational Tournament on May 9-10 in Louisville, Ky.
Prizes were awarded after 18 high scorers from each division competed in a shoot-off. The shoot-off winners were Bean and Carrell, and they won a Cabela’s package that included a fully-outfitted bow, bow case and gift card, as well as a Morrell arrow target.
The ODNR Division of Wildlife introduced NASP in 2004 with 12 pilot schools. Statewide expansion of the program began in January 2005, and 2005-2006 was the program’s first full academic year. Growth in NASP has continued across the state, and more than half of Ohio’s 88 counties currently have at least one school participating in NASP, with a total of 680 schools being involved in the program.
NASP is used to teach target archery in a school’s gym. The curriculum covers archery, safety, equipment, technique, concentration skills and self-improvement. Visit ohionasp.com for more information about the program.
The ODNR Division of Wildlife thanks the sponsors for this year’s NASP Ohio archery tournament. Cabela's, Field Logic, Morrell Targets, NASP USA and the Hunter Education Association all helped make the event memorable for the participants and their families.
ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr.gov.
The final 2014 Ohio NASP State Tournament results are listed below:
Top Overall Team
Philo High School, 3,396 points
Hocking College Scholarship Award
Amelia Bartenschlag, Philo High School
Dominic Pletcher, Maysville High School
Paige Phillips, Meigs High School
Bobby Rice, Meigs High School
April Bartenschlag, Philo High School
Jason Trickett, Tri-Valley High School
Elementary School Division (grades 4-5)
1. Logan-Hocking Elementary, 3,141 points
2. Maysville Elementary, 3,092 points
3. Meigs Intermediate, 3,028 points
4. Worthington Bluffsview Elementary, 3,024 points
5. Fairfield Christian Academy, 2,982
Middle School Division (grades 6-8)
1. Maysville Middle School, 3,317 points
2. Logan-Hocking Middle School, 3,312 points
3. Meigs Middle School, 3,240 points
4. Fairfield Christian Academy, 3,234 points
5. Athens Middle School, 3,190 points
High School Division (grades 9-12)
1. Philo High School, 3,396 points
2. Maysville High School, 3,366 points
3. Logan-Hocking High School, 3,362
4. Athens High School, 3,310
5. Meigs High School, 3,304
Individual Awards (Name, School, Score out of 300 points)
Fourth Grade Male (Top 5)
1. Nathaniel Harper, Maysville Elementary, 286 points
2. Parker McKee, Logan-Hocking Elementary, 273 points
3. Logan Seaman, Fairfield Christian Academy, 272 points
4. Kenton Nestor, Logan-Hocking Elementary, 261 points
5. Shane Meek, Nelsonville-York Elementary, 258 points
Fourth Grade Female (Top 5)
1. Aliyah McKinnon, Fairfield Christian Academy, 263 points
2. Shelbe Cochran, Meigs Intermediate, 259 points
3. Molly Lorentz, Mount Eaton Elementary, 245 points
4. Rachel Yount, Fairfield Christian Academy, 236 points
5. Kaylee Pieper, West Muskingum Elementary, 236 points
Fifth Grade Male (Top 5)
1. Erik Stufflebeam, Logan-Hocking Elementary, 284 points
2. Colton Kidd, Morgan Elementary, 279 points
3. Ryan Richards, Fairview Elementary, 275 points
4. Cameron Novaria, Maysville Elementary, 274 points
5. Kanyon Zinn, Maysville Elementary, 272 points
Fifth Grade Female (Top 5)
1. Heidi Jo McGrady, Logan-Hocking Elementary, 286 points
2. Lynnea Crock, Maysville Elementary, 278 points
3. Nicole Bean, Athens Elementary, 273 points
4. Hannah Miller, Bluffsview Elementary, 268 points
5. Marjorie Chapman, Meigs Elementary, 265 points
Middle School Male (Top 5)
1. Jordan Carrell, Logan-Hocking Middle School, 292 points
2. Reese Williams, Philo High School, 289 points
3. Vince Vaughn, Maysville Middle School, 288 points
4. John Edwards, Logan-Hocking Middle School, 286 points
5. Christian Blair, Fairfield Christian Academy, 286 points
Middle School Female (Top 5)
1. Rachel Hampp, Maysville Middle School, 294 points
2. Olivia Bean, Athens Middle School, 293 points
3. Elizabeth Vrana, Fairfield Christian Academy, 292 points
4. Kaiti Newland, Meigs Middle School, 286 points
5. Rylee Butler, Meigs Middle School, 285 points
High School Male (Top 5)
1. Dominic Pletcher, Maysvile High School, 291 points
2. Bobby Rice, Meigs High School, 290 points
3. Jason Trickett, Tri-Valley High School, 288 points
4. Derek Nead, Fairfield Christian Academy, 287 points
5. Cole Luburgh, Philo High School, 287 points
High School Female (Top 5)
1. Amelia Bartenschlag, Philo High School, 290 points
2. Paige Phillips, Meigs High School, 289 points
3. April Bartenschlag, Philo High School, 288 points
4. Brooklyn Weaver, Maysville High School, 288 points
5. Lindsey Downes, Logan-Hocking High School, 286 points