Around 300 student archers from 18 schools participating in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) descended on Castor March 10 and 11 for a pair of tournaments.
Split between the two Castor schools, the Castor Raider Spring Tine-Up Bull’s Eye Tournament was held in the Gus Wetter School gymnasium while the 3D Tournament was held in the Theresetta School gymnasium.
According to Raiders coach Nancy Tamblyn, 280 students participated in the Bull’s Eye tournament while 100 took part in the 3D Tournament.
As the name implies, in the Bull’s Eye Tournament archers shoot at paper targets. In the 3D Tournament, archers shoot at targets made of styrofoam in animal shapes.
By the time the weekend was over, Castor had stacked up a number of first through fifth place finishes in both tournaments.
In the Bull’s Eye Tournament, Colter Stirling, Kelsey Stirling, Zander Howe and Myla Geal all finished first for their grades, with Kelsey and Myla finishing first and second for Elementary Girls, Zander finishing fourth for Elementary Boys and Colter finishing third overall for Middle School Boys.
Colbie Weeks,Jayda Stirling, Olivia Stirling, and Reese Everson all finished second for their grades.
Ava Boxma and Parker duBussac both finished third for Grade 6.
Lucy Weeks, Bentley Towers and Kennedy Hronek each finished fourth for their grades.
Rounding out the top five in their grades in the Bull’s Eye Tournament was Maddox Hronek, Anabelle Stirling, Claire Seth, Madison Smith and Hunter Tauber.
For the 3D Tournament, first place finishers were sisters Anabelle and Kelsey Stirling; Anabelle first in Grade 6 Girls and first in Middle School Girls, and Kelsey first in Grade 4 Girls and second in Elementary girls.
Finishing second overall for their grades were Hannah Dennie, Harmony Stirling and Olivia Weeks.
Jayda Stirling, Emily Weeks and Mylaw Geal all finished third for their grades.
Lucy Weeks, Piper Dennie, Hunter Tauber Kennedy Hronek finished off in the top four for their grades.
“The Castor Raiders are just starting to peak in performance and the club should expect some good results from the NASP Provincial Championships this coming week,” said Tamblyn.
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