JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The National Archery in the Schools (NASP) National Tournament and NASP International Bowhunting Organization (IBO) 3D Challenge were held May 11-13 in Louisville, Ky. More than 14,490 student archers in grades 4-12 from 670 schools competed, including 857 Missouri students from 45 schools.
National Tournament Team Scores
Missouri’s Sarcoxie High School was crowned national champions of NASP National Tournament. Sarcoxie High School archery team set the record for highest NASP National Tournament team score with 3,465 out of 3,600. Sarcoxie High School is also the smallest school to have ever won the national championship.
“Sarcoxie didn’t get involved in NASP until five years ago, and to go from just starting to national champions in that short amount of time is simply amazing.” MDC’s MoNASP Coordinator Eric Edwards said. “The job that school, coaches, and archers have done is indescribable.”
Missouri dominated the high school team division with five out of the top ten teams in that division. Sarcoxie High School took first, Hillsboro High School took sixth, Carl Junction High School took seventh, Lee’s Summit West High School took eighth, and Carthage High School took ninth out of 248 high school teams.
The Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation is a primary sponsor of the NASP program in the state of Missouri.
Excerpts from article by Lucas Bond, MDC News Services Coordinator