The Castor Raider Archery Club is already off to a solid start, having taken part in its first tournament of the season.
Part of the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP)/International Bowhunters Organization (IBO), the Castor team took part in the organization’s annual 3-D Virtual Turkey Shoot, with positive results.
The Castor archers, the only Canadians to take part in the tournament, were part of the 1,200 students from 11 U.S. states that took part in the event.
Three archers finished in the top 20 for their age groups.
Savannah Lungle finished 16th out of 434 in high school girls with a score of 250.
Colter Stirling finished 18th out of 278 in high school boys, after he achieved a score of 245.
Finally, Myla Geall finished 12th out of 336 middle school girls with a score of 221.
All scores are out of 300, and targets varied from 10 to 15 metres in range.
The Turkey Shoot ran from Nov. 1 through Nov. 20, with teams each competing in their own venues and reporting the scores to NASP/IBO online.
“This is the first tournament of the season and the Raiders are looking forward to competing in future Bullseye and 3D tournaments in Stettler, Wetaskiwin, Ardrossan, Castor, Smoky Lake as well as at Provincials in Edmonton and Nationals in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan,” said Nancy Tamblyn, head coach of the Castor Raiders Archery team.
The next competition for the team will be the Stettler Knockbusters Tournament in February 2024.