Casey Kaufhold, 15, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, had two big wins in Arizona this month.
First, during USA Archery's Word Team Trials the first week of April, the high school freshman won a top spot on the Women’s Recurve archery team that will represent the United States this summer at the World Archery Championships and the Pan American Games.
And second, she won the Women's Recurve division at the Arizona Cup USAT Event.
Following a grueling seven-day trials process shooting in the desert outside Phoenix immediately before the Arizona Cup, Casey emerged as the number-one-ranked female recurve archer on the U.S. team. Her fellow female recurve teammates will be Erin Mickelberry and five-time Olympian, Khatuna Lorig.
The 2019 World Archery Championships are scheduled for June 10-16 in Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, and the 2019 Pan American Games will be held July 26-Aug. 11 in Lima, Peru.
On April 6-7, Casey continued shooting in the Arizona Cup USAT event, finishing first over the Women’s Recurve archers competing among the 595 total competitors from around the world. The Arizona Cup is the first of a series of national, outdoor tournaments put on by USA Archery every year.
This summer, Casey will be traveling as a key member of the USA Archery World Teams to compete and represent America in Medellin, Columbia; Shanghai, China; Antalya, Turkey, Netherlands; Tokyo, Japan; Berlin, Germany; Peru; and Madrid, Spain.
Casey is the daughter of Rob and Carole Kaufhold, founder and CEO of Lancaster Archery Supply, Inc.