Williamsburg, KY – Indiana S3DA hosted the Indiana S3DA North Regional Indoor Tournament at Bass & Bucks Hunting and Archery Pro Shop in Wabash, Indiana. Approximately, 256 shooters and 11 teams participated in this Indoor 5-spot Tournament. It is remarkable to see the growth in Indiana over the last year. In 2016, 95 shooters attended this event. The attendance tripled for this year's North Regional Indoor Tournament. Indiana Scholastic 3-D Archery clubs are having a positive impact on Indiana communities from local pro shops, license sales, and students throughout Indiana.
Indiana State Coordinator, April Girvin states, "Our host club, Bass & Bucks, did a tremendous job welcoming and taking care of our shooters and their families. Looking at how many students competed this year compared to last years numbers show that we are well on our track to having a record year. Our S3DA staff and coaches are always looking to help out any child wanting to get into the S3DA program."
The National S3DA Office has received feedback from parents, coaches, and participants in the Indiana S3DA. One parent, Laura Getzen, states, "My son has been a part of the S3DA program here in Indiana for about a year now. Hats off to the National program for putting such a fabulous team in place here in Indiana. I could not be prouder to be part of such a wonderful group of people. I know I am not only speaking for myself but many other happy parents as well, when I say, as long as they're still here, our family will be part of the program here in Indiana."
Elementary School Pins Male: 1st Noah Coyle, 2nd Logan Vance, 3rd Zander Merritt
Elementary School Pins Female: 1st Kirah Klepper, 2nd Bobbie Shofner, 3rd Peyton Hart
Elementary School Open Male: 1st Chase Vance, 2nd Braxten Nail
Elementary School Traditional Female: 1st Ava Mershon, 2nd Lucy Fritz, 3rd Lily Miskimen
Elementary School Traditional Male: 1st Alexander Kilgore
Middle School Pins Male: 1st Jonathan Francis, 2nd Kaden Meredith, 3rd Zane Merritt
Middle School Pins Female: 1st Miaka Conkling, 2nd Emma Farmer, 3rd Hannah Summers
Middle School Open Male: 1st Gavin Vance, 2nd Harrison Milne, 3rd Kegan Clutter
Middle School Open Female: 1st Kaydence Stevens, 2nd Summer Cheesman, 3rd Bella Greer
Middle School Traditional Male: 1st Bear Geise, 2nd Brock Love, 3rd Logan Dottenwhy
Middle School Traditional Female: 1st Brynn Rollins, 2nd Stella Steinberg, 3rd Bella Noe
Middle School Olympic Recurve Female: 1st Ashley Virgin
High School Pins Male: 1st Chase Meadows, 2nd Clay Dempsey, 3rd Blake Brosmer
High School Pins Female: 1st Nikki Bollman, 2nd Brianna Shofner, 3rd Ashley Coffing
High School Open Male: 1st Michael Hulburt, 2nd Cole Knox, 3rd Cameron Sesco
High School Open Female: 1st Hannah Drudge, 2nd Samantha Strouse, 3rd Asilyn Davis
High School Traditional Male: 1st Ben Geise, 2nd Kenny Puckett, 3rd Tait Sucharski
High School Traditional Female: 1st Kaitlynn Shull, 2nd Kya Hamman, 3rd Kylie Hathaway
High School Olympic Recurve Female: 1st Natalie Cash, 2nd Cassidy Geise
Started in December 2012 by the Scholastic Archery Association, S3DA has grown exponentially as a next step program to follow introductory programs offered as part of 4-H or the National Archery in Schools Program. S3DA addresses the need for a program to bridge beginning target archery experience and more advanced activities such as 3-D shooting and bowhunting. The program currently operates across the United States with hundreds of certified coaches serving thousands of young archers, grades 3–12.