Tuesday May 16, 2017   |
Central Kentucky S3DA Regional Held
Louisville, KY - Rain and lots of mud greeted the 268 young archers at Green River State Park for the S3DA Central Kentucky Regional on May 6, 2017. The weather turned the Kentucky S3DA tournament into what some have affectionately called, "Mud–fest 17."

"This seems to be the trend for the Kentucky S3DA 3-D season," says Daviess County Coach and Volunteer, Mike Wilson. "S3DA 3-D Mud–fest 17! We can't seem to catch a break from the rain. Saturday's 9am flight time archers had to deal with steady rain and temperatures in the low 40s."

"Amazing is about the best way to describe the Central Kentucky S3DA Regional tournament," stated Kentucky Regional Coordinator and tournament host, Wes Barker. "It rained for almost 3 days straight with cold temperatures mixed in. We still had 268 archers show up to shoot their bows and that is a true testament to what parents, grandparents and coaches will do for these kids. We had about 20 vehicles that had to be pulled out with tractors and a handfull of kids that fell in the mud but it I think everyone agrees that it was a blast. I can't wait to see what the state tournament brings."

By the 1pm flight time the rain had slowed to a drizzle but the mud seemed to have doubled on the ranges. A couple of targets required archers to step through mud more than ankle deep and one stake became buried in deep mud. Several archers became stuck and some lost shoes.

"I had a good time but I didn't shoot my best," said archer, Ben Fannin.

High School Teams:
1st Boyd County
2nd Daviess County
3rd McCreary County

High School Clubs:
1st Green River 3-D Archery
2nd Central KY. Nock Busters
Middle School Teams:
1st College View
2nd Daviess County

Middle School Clubs:
1st Central KY. Nock Busters
Elementary School Teams:
1st St. James

Elementary School Clubs:
1st Central KY. Nock Busters
2nd Impact Archery

High School Male Open:
1st Brady Hempen,
2nd Jase Boils
3rd Tanner Barker

High School Male Pins:
1st Brandon Whitt
2nd C.J. Jones
3rd Houston Raikes

High School Male Traditional:
1st Kody Kline
2nd Matthew Miley
3rd Tyler Younger

High School Olympic Recurve:
1st Robert Dick

High School Female Open:
1st Natalie Brockman
2nd Meg Curtis
3rd Kaylee Brown

High School Female Pins:
1st Hallie French,
2nd Katie Hemmann,
3rd Taylor Adkinson

High School Female Traditional:
1st Danielle Underwood,
2nd Cambron Johnson,
3rd Geneva Renshaw

High School Female Olympic Recurve:
1st Olivia Harner

Middle School Male Open:
1st Dave Hast
2nd Chase Morris
3rd Tucker Strong

Middle School Male Fixed Pins:
1st Kenton Banks
2nd Alex Austin
3rd Cade Crume

Middle School Male Traditional:
1st Nate Jarboe
2nd Jack Haley
3rd Lucas Wheatley

Middle School Female Open:
1st Serena Witt

Middle School Female Pins:
1st A K Warren
2nd Savannah Philpot
3rd Emilee McFadden

Middle School Female Traditional:
1st Raelei Wallace
2nd Audrey Routte
3rd Rickalyn Raybourn

Middle School Female Olympic Recurve:
1st Natalie Williams

Elementary Male Open:
1st Landon Cox
2nd Tanner Willis
3rd Elijah Cook

Elementary Male Pins:
1st Bently Boils
2nd Brody Shelton
3rd Haden Knoy

Elementary Male Traditional:
1st Trey Stuecker
2nd Jason Purvis
3rd Ethan Fields

Elementary Male Olympic Recurve:
1st Ethan Williams

Elementary Female Fixed Pins:
1st Allie Riddle
2nd Audree Kaylor
3rd Becky Heavner

Elementary Female Traditional:
1st Mary Jurus
2nd Erin Riney
3rd Isabella Moore

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.
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