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Canadian team for World Archery Field Championships announced

July 29, 2022
Canadian team for World Archery Field Championships announced

YANKTON, US – The World Archery Field Championships are taking place in Yankton, South Dakota from October 3-10, 2022. Canada will be sending 8 athletes and 2 team managers to the event. The athletes named are below: 

Compound Men

  • Andrew Fagan (ON)
  • Robbie Nott (ON)
  • Cory Smandych (AB)

Compound Women

  • Fiona McClean (ON)

Compound U21 Men

  • Jacob Bourassa (SK)
  • Dustin Watson (ON)
  • Brady Klassen (MB)

Compound U21 Women

  • Tasjia Boyle (SK)

Andrew Fagan has attended 3 World Archery Championships and has won team silver at the 2010 and 2012 World Cup; he just recently came off a 5th place finish at the NFAA Field Championships in the States. Robbie Nott went to the World Archery Championships in 2017 and 2019. In addition to two World Field Championships, Cory Smandych also recently attended the 3rd World Cup stage in Paris. Fiona McClean has taken to the shooting line at 5 World Archery Championships and the 2016 World Archery Field Championships in Dublin, Ireland. She recently earned 1st place at the NFAA Field Championships, and has previously won the IFAA World Field Championships 3 times. This group will bring a wealth of experience to the team.

This will be Jacob Bourassa’s first international event. Dustin Watson recently attended the Youth and Masters Pan Am Championships in June 2022, as well as the 2021 World Archery Youth Championships in Poland. Brady Klassen is also no stranger to the international stage, with appearances at the 2017, 2019 and 2021 World Archery Youth Championships. Tasjia Boyle will be attending her first international event in Yankton.

The team will be accompanied by Sean McKenty and Rene Schaub as team managers. “This team is bringing a wide range of international event experience to Yankton, ” comments McKenty. “The depth of experience in some athletes will help to lead the team throughout the competition, while the newcomers will look to gain invaluable experience. We’re looking forward to watching the Canadian archers shoot strong in South Dakota.”

Event Schedule

  • October 2 – Arrival of participants
  • October 3 – Official practice for all
  • October 4 – 1st Qualification round (24 targets – unmarked)
  • October 5 – 2nd Qualification round (24 targets – marked)
  • October 6 – Eliminations
  • October 7 – Individual semifinals, team quarter & semifinals, team junior semifinals, mixed team semifinals
  • October 8 – Team finals
  • October 9 – Individual finals


For more information, please contact: 

Zoe Meil, Communications & Safe Sport Coordinator

(613) 260-2113 ext. 3