National Archery in Schools held at Kentucky Expo Center
Articles Blog

National Archery in Schools held at Kentucky Expo Center

August 13, 2019


JEREMY GOEBEL: ONCE YOU QUALIFY
FOR STATE, YOU QUALIFY FOR
NATIONALS. THEN ONCE YOUR TEAM IS GOOD
ENOUGH TO QUALIFY FOR NATIONALS,
QUALIFIES FOR WORLDS. ANN: MORE THAN 7000 STUDENT
ARCHERS TRAVELLED TO THE
KENTUCKY FAIR AND EXPOSITION
CENTER FRIDAY FOR A WEEKEND
WORLD COMPETITION. NATIONAL ARCHERY IN THE SCHOOLS
IS HOLDING ITS WORLD COMPETITION
WITH IT’S EASTERN AND WESTERN
NATIONAL TEAMS, WITH KIDS FROM
ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS TO HIGH
SCHOOLS. IN RECENT YEARS, THE SPORT HAS
GROWN IN POPULARITY. LILLY MACHART: IT’S NOT LIKE,
HOW BASKETBALL HAS JV OR
VARSITY. EVERYBODY CAN PLAY AND WHEN YOU
SHOOT, EVERYONE HAS A CHANCE OF
WINNING. JOHN MICHAEL SALVAIL: ANYONE CAN
DO IT, AND IT DOESN’T MATTER
WHAT AGE YOU ARE. ANN: LILLY MACHART AND OLIVIA
CHRISTIANSON’S TEAM WON WORLDS
LAST YEAR. ANNAMOSA ARCHERY FROM ILLINOIS
WON BY ONLY ONE POINT. AND AS THE SPORT BECOMES MORE
POPULAR IT’S ALSO BECOMING MORE
COMPETITIV
A PERFECT SCORE OF 300, AND IT
ISN’T SO UNCOMMON ANYMORE. OLIVIA CHRISTIANSON: LIKE WHEN I
WAS IN MIDDLE SCHOOL, 285 WAS
LIKE UNHEARD OF, LIKE OH MY
GOSH, YOU GOT 285. NOW THAT’S LIKE A NORMAL
AVERAGE. ANN: COACHES SAY THE SPORT HAS
ALSO GOTTEN MORE KIDS OFF OF
ELECTRONICS AND MOBILE DEVICES,
AND OUTDOORS TO EXPERIENCE
NATURE AND COMMUNICATE WITH EACH
OTHER. AND THERE’S ANOTHER BONUS,
LEARNING A SKILL. JEREMY GOEBEL: AND THEN THEY
START SHOOTING THE BULLSEYE AND
THEY START HITTING CENTERS AND
THEY’RE ALL HAPPY AND SMILES AND
IT’S JUST VERY REWARDING TO SEE
THAT IN A CHILD. JOHN MICHAEL: IT FEELS REALLY
GOOD. ANN: ANN BOWDAN, WLKY NE

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *