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A strong weekend of Archery at the 2019 3D Indoor Archery Canadian Championships

April 30, 2019
A strong weekend of Archery at the 2019 3D Indoor Archery Canadian Championships

Brandon, MB – Over the past weekend, just under 200 archers took aim in Brandon, MB for the 2019 Indoor 3D Archery Canadian Championships hosted by the Carberry Archers Club (April 27-28). By the end of the championships 30 new national titlists were crowned.

It marked the 15th edition of the annual event, which was added to the Archery Canada schedule in 2005. The sport of 3D archery has been a rapidly growing sport across Canada, focusing on shooting at life-like three dimensional animal shaped targets placed in dynamic settings and at varying distances. It is a fun and challenging sport in which competitors must gauge the distance to the target and adjust their aim to hit the center of the scoring rings on the target with the goal to achieve the highest possible score for the course. “Each of the three courses we set up offered their own unique feel and challenges that really tested all the archer’s skills,” said Aaron Bull, Vice President 3D Programs at Archery Canada. “One of the great aspects of 3D Archery is that anyone at any skill level can participate and find challenge, making it a fun variation of archery. We had young peewee archers competing at the same time as senior archers with many of the nation’s top athletes in attendance fighting for a spot on the podium.”

Having only a short planning period for this year’s championships, the local volunteers of Carberry Archers, along with strong support from a number of businesses, the City of Brandon, and the Archers & Bowhunters Association of Manitoba, delivered an excellent experience for these archers of all ages who came from across Canada.

Of the 30 archers who reached the top of the podium in Brandon, four successfully defended their national titles from 2018, including Pat Wuin (Master 50 Compound – Women); Lacey Moore (Compound Fixed Pin – Women); Heather Leduc (Barebow – Women); and Monty Vander Westhuizen (Longbow – Men).

Below is a complete list of 2019 indoor 3D national champions. Final results may be downloaded here: results_final.pdf

2019 national champions (women)

Master 50 Traditional: Karen Demelo (BC)

Master 60 Compound: Sharon Fowlie (MB)

Master 50 Compound: Pat Wiun (Springbrook Archers – AB)

Compound Unlimited: Andrea Wiens (SK)

Compound Fixed Pin: Lacey Moore (Langenburg Archery Club – SK)

Junior Compound: Amy Peters (Jimbows Junior Archery Club – AB)

Cadet Compound:Tasjia Boyle (Wacana Archers – SK)

Cub Compound: Taryn Stribbell (Bowbusters Archery Club – SK)

Cub Traditional: Amy Platt (Flatlanders Archery Club – MB)

Pre-Cub Compound: Dakota Williams (Wascana Archers – SK)

Barebow: Heather Leduc (Thunder Creek Archery Club – SK)

Hunter: Jolie Bootsman (MB) Known 50: Angel Svennes (Taber Archers and Bowhunters – AB)

2019 national champions (men)

Master 50 Traditional: Bevan Bailey (SK)

Master 60 Compound: Daniel David (Medicine Hat SAMMIS Archers – AB)

Master 50 Compound: Steve Keys (Fontier Bowmen – SK)

Compound Unlimited: Chase Martin (AB Target Archers)

Compound Fixed Pin: Kristofer Skelly (Brazeau Bowbenders – AB)

Junior Compound: Kaden Judson (Springbrook Archery Club – AB)

Cadet Compound: Joel Schmid (Alberta Target Archers)

Cub Compound: Alex Jagielski (Pincher Archery Club – AB)

Cub Traditional: Rowen Coss (Winnipeg River Bowhunters – MB)

Pre-Cub Compound: Cohen Quick (Timberland Bowbenders – SK)

Barebow: Alan Hindle (Twin Rivers Archery – NB)

Hunter: James Frigon (SK) Known 50: Tyler Wilson (Snake Creek/Westman Target Archers – MB)

Longbow: Monty Vander Westhuizen (Medicine Hat SAAMIS Archers – AB)

Instinctive: Fred Streleoff (Caribou Archers Assoc – BC)