2016 – 2017 USA Archery Arizona Board of Directors

2016-2017 USA Archery Arizona Board of Directors

President: Mike Cullumber – Serves until 2018
Vice Pres: Charles Corridori – Serves until 2017
Secretary: Christy Wapniarski – Serves until 2018
Treasurer: Mike Speck – Serves until 2017
Member:  Rick Bachman – Serves until 2018
Member: Diana LaBeau – Serves until 2017
Member: Steve Yee – Serves until 2018

 

2016 Copper Classic Outdoor results

 

2016 Copper Classic Outdoor, Hosted by 3G Archery 

First annual outdoor Copper Classic, with a 36 Arrow qualifying round and then Round Robins, was a great success. The morning weather was beautiful, cloudy and cool and light breezes. Then when it came time for the head to head rounds after lunch, there were head winds that gusted to 32+ miles per hour coming through the passes from north of the Ben Avery FITA Range. 

Experience proved to be the dominating factor for the round robin rounds in all flights. In the top flight, the first 3 seeds were young local contenders with high scores of 334 for Paxton LaSatz, 328 for Travis Lavario and 326 for Vance LaSatz. Yet the winner of the flight was 4 th seeded Wade Flake, an Elite sponsored AZ veteran shooter, won all 5 matches to be crowned Copper Flight Outdoor Champion 2016.

The Turquoise Flight was decided by a one arrow shoot off between a young lady sponsored by Bowtech, Claudia Wilcox and Veteran Shooter William Griffin, who had just missed the Copper flight by “X” count as he had a tie score with the last seed in the Copper Flight. Claudia started the flight in the fourth seeded position, a mere 16 points shy of the Copper Flight and first seed in the Turquoise Flight.

The Quartz and Jade Flights were contested at 30m by bowman and cub aged archers. While the Quartz Flight was led by Zach Sornoza with a ranking score of 341, Keil Amundsen, also a cub yet a year younger, gave him a run for his money. The Quartz Flight was decided by the last 3 arrows shot. 

We almost had a recurve bowman young lady pull out a win over a young compound bowman girl as well. Aby Jonovich led the round at 4-2, then Shaylee Smith came on strong and finished the last 3 ends to win the Jade flight.

Congratulations to all the competitors and Thank You to all the support from 3G shooters and Corner Kidz. Without their support to put on this tournament, it wouldn’t have happen. We look forward to an even larger field of archers next year and at the Indoor Copper Classic next month.

2016 Copper Classic Results and Story

Here is the event Story and Qualifying scores posted by 3G Archery.

” Copper Classic 2016 is in the books.

Couple of Fun Facts:

  • Jeremy Corridori perfect 300 score and won the Copper flight with only dropping 4 points out of the next 67 arrows. Paxton LaSatz almost made Jeremy shoot for the win,but a one arrow shoot off gave Jeremy the solid win by winning all 5 round robins. Great Shooting Jeremy, Maybe next year, last years winner Nathan Yamaguchi will come back to challenge you for the Copper Championship.
  • While the Turquoise flight champion is Tom Pollei,
  • Quarts Flight took Caytie Belzner 3 one arrow shoot off’s to win. She worked hard for that trophy but proved that experience pays off.
  • Jade flight winner was 3 seeded Adam Vainauskas by winning all his matches agains compound and recurve alike.
  • In the Amethyst flight (Bowman/Cub) the win goes to Keil Amundsen who also won all of his matches. 

We hope everyone had a great time. Pictures to follow shortly but here is a list of Ranking round scores.


Stone Hendrickson 264 Comp Bowman Male
Cole Lickfeldt 208 Comp Bowman Male

Shaylee Smith 226 Comp Bowman Female

Chloe Hendrickson 237 Rec Cub Female

Kiel Amundsen 286 Comp Cub Male
Zach Neilson 266 Comp Cub Male
Gus Clark 240 Comp Cub Male

Allyson Liguori 215 Comp Cub Female

Zoey Wapniarski 258 Rec Cadet Female

Jeremy Corridori 300 Comp Cadet Male
Logan Sampsel 297 Comp Cadet Male
Vance LeSatz 294 Comp Cadet Male
Travis Levario 293 Comp Cadet Male
Zachary Sornoza 286 Comp Cadet Male
Sean Kerby 285 Comp Cadet Male

Claudia Wilcox 290 Comp Cadet Female
Elisa Keller 289 Comp Cadet Female

Paxton LeSatz 298 Comp Junior Male

Danii Gunn 283 Comp Junior Female

Adam Vainauskas 253 Rec Senior Male

Matthew Fyffe 297 Comp Senior Male
Tom Pollei 292 Comp Senior Male
Anthony Castiglione 245 Comp Senior Male

Abigail Jonovich 256 Rec Bowman Female
Ava Burden 183 Rec Bowman Female

Lesley Whaley 285 Comp Senior Female

Courtney Walth 259 Rec Master Male
Arthur Stanley 207 Rec Master Male

Walter Smith 287 Comp Master Male
David Hash 287 Comp Master Male
Richard Orth 284 Comp Master Male
Bud Lord 279 Comp Master Male

Caytie Belzner 278 Comp Master Female
Stephanie Lord 273 Comp Master Female

Janice Walth VI 122 VI Comp Senior Male “

2016 Papago Artic Challenge, Dec 10

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Get ready to shoot a 900 round tournament in the ‘cold’ Arizona weather. The Arctic Challenge is an annual event hosted by Papago Archery Association. This is the perfect event for archers, both new & seasoned, to come out and train in the colder weather and have some fun. If this is your first time competing or your hundredth…this is the perfect tournament for you.

For a link to the Papago Info and registration page – Click Here

2016 USA Archery Judge Seminar

USA Archery Arizona Judge Seminar, October 29, 30 2016, Phoenix, Arizona.

2016 USA Archery Judge Seminar

Left to Right :  Robert Pian, Mark French, Paul Miller, Kristy Wapniarski, Mike Cullumber, Kerry Nickerson, Lester Chin, Frank Buck, Brent Harmon IL, Diana LaBeau, Sandra Reynolds, Terry LaBeau, Krista Colonna, John Gentile, Jeff Greer TN, Charles Corridori, Thomas Quigg, Tony Kerby, Gary Yamaguchi and Wendy Whalen CA.

Eighteen students took part in the 2016 USA Archery Arizona beginner and advance two day judge seminar, 7-8 hours per day.  Out of Arizona attendees came from Tennessee, Illinois, Colorado and California.  The seminar was hosted by International Judge, Bob Pian and International Judge C, Mike Cullumber.

Thank you to the North Mountain Business Alliance and Specialized Services Company who donated the meeting center with logistics help by Arvid Veidmark.  The last advanced judge seminar in Arizona took place in 2014 in conjunction with the Arizona Cup.  Stay tuned to World Archery, World Archery Americas and USA Archery for information about future judge seminars.  

 

The seminar included:

  • Stand and deliver lecture and handouts.
  • WA, USA Archery and USA Archery Arizona JOAD handouts.
  • Power point and pdf World Archery presentation including;
  • Philosophy and attitude.
  • Equipment inspection.
  • Venue layout.
  • Line and Target judging.
  • Multi face target shooting mistake scoring.
  • Individual matches.
  • Team matches.
  • Para Archery.
  • Hands on exhibits and demonstrations.
  • Judging and DOS tools.
  • Equipment inspection.
  • Exercises and training.
  • Calling arrows.
  • Measuring closest to the middle.
  • Alternate shooting line and target judging.
  • 1 meter line team round yellow card.
  • Case study discussions.

Refreshments, snack and lunch encouraged interaction.  Four attendees took the USA Archery National judge test, official results pending.  The seminar was well received.

“Thank you attendees for the energetic participation and discussions” Bob Pian

 Improvements for next time:

  • More case study discussion.
  • Field archery information.
  • Local vs National vs International rules application differences.
  • Q and A time.

2016 AAC Money maker Shoot, Dec 17-18

Live Scoring Links have been added to Ianseo.net  to follow the competition results.  
–  Click Here for Ranking Round Results 
–  Click Here for Ianseo Main Page

When: December 17th and 18th
Where: Arizona Archery Club Main Range
Early entry: $75 Early  (register by 12/1) 
Late Entry: $90 (after 12/1)
ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE DONE BY CHECK or CASH. PAYABLE TO “Arizona Archery Club JOAD” WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS!!! (proceeds go straight to our JOAD program) Tournament Payouts are estimated and based off of a 50 shooter total. Only Full Payment and Completion of form below guarantees your spot!

—Tournament Layout—

17th Sat – 300 Vegas 3 spot
18th Sun – 300 Vegas 3 spot
Scores from Saturday and Sunday are cumulative (600)
$$$ Sunday Money Maker Shootout $$$

Shoot is broken down into 2 classes: Open & Bow Hunter
For questions regarding classes please email Chris Escarcega @ chris@azarcheryclub.com

 —Shoot payouts are Flighted—

Flight placement determined by Cumulative score from Saturday and Sunday

Open Class: 3 Flights (3 shooters per flight) Top 9 shooters will be flighted

Bow Hunter Class: 2 Flights (3 shooters per flight) Top 6 shooters will be flighted.  Flighted shooters will have be in the Money Maker Shootout Sunday evening

Shoot off will consist of:
1 round of practice followed by 2 ends of regular Vegas scoring, followed by inner to scoring (x is 10) until the winner of each flight is determined

There are NO Youth/Women/Traditional divisions. We encourage those of you interested to compete!

Scores will be live and posted on IANSEO

Products being Given away will be updated as they arrive at the AAC!

PAYOUTS: 75% Payout to shooters and 25% to our JOAD program
Payouts are only guaranteed if we have 50 shooters total if number exceeds 50 the payouts will grow accordingly!!! We estimate after last years turnout to break the 50 shooter mark.

SIGN UP TODAY AND HELP OUR JOAD PROGRAM!

OPEN:
Flight 1 – $700 +$250 check (AAE),$300,$200
Flight 2 – $150,125,$100
Flight 3 – $125,$100,$75

BOW HUNTER 
Flight 1 – $325 + $250 check (Right Toyota),$175,$125
Flight 2 – $125,$100,$75

 

For a link to the Online registration – Click Here

2016 AZ State Outdoor Results Report

From the DSA website, here is the AZ State Outdoor event report.

“….. Hello Everyone!! Another awesome tournament is in the books. We held the 2016 Arizona State Outdoor at Ben Avery this last weekend; October 22-23. As the date approached we were hoping for a little cooler weather but after all we live in Phoenix. Temps hit the mid 90’s both days. It was not only the weather that was hot, the shooting was on fire all weekend!!!

  • 25 State Records broken along several different divisions.
  • 19 Different Clubs and Pro Shops were represented
  • 3 ASU, U of A and NAU all sent archers!
  • 20 pounds of Ice was used.
  • 384 bottle of water were drunk.
  • 38 bales used on qualifying rounds.
  • 1100+ Volunteer Hours.
  • 14 Officials.
  • 19 Teams participated in Team Rounds.
  • 127 Archers participated.
  • 149 Plaques and Medals given out.
  • 3000+ arrows shot over the weekend.
  • Compound Master 70 had two archers, they tied after 72 arrows. Separated by 6 x’s.
  • Recurve Cadet Men had both Gold and Bronze medal rounds decided by 1 arrow shoot offs.

The greatest gathering of target archers in the world!

Results Team Rounds

Compound
1. Conner Amerine, Jeremy Corridori, Cooper French
2. Alexis Ruiz, Vance LeSatz, Paxton LeSatz
3. Spencer Yee, Zach Ulmer, William Benoit

Recurve
1. Jackson Mirich, Andrew Park
2. Lester Chin, David Smith, Stephanie Phlipot
3. Gary Yamaguchi, Adam Vainauskas, Kevin Hubbard

Qualifying Rounds:
New Record Holders Are Highlighted

Recurve Men 
1. Kevin Hubbard
2. Gary Yamaguchi
3. Adam Vainauskas

Recurve Junior Men
1. Tyler Bachman

Recurve Junior Women
1. Raley Morgan
2. Isabella Del Principe
3. Eleanor Rodriguez

Recurve Cadet Men
1. Jackson Mirich
2. Brian Bullis
3. Andrew Park

Recurve Cadet Women
1. Iris Salvador
2. Zoey Wapniarski
3. Haley Petersheim

Recurve Bowman Men
1. Waylon Hjerpe
2. Raymond Tsai

Recurve Bowman Women
1. Whitney Jensen
2. Rachel Parker

Recurve Cub Women
1. Shellsea Stalknegt

Recurve Master 60 Men
1. John McCurry
2. Arthur Stanley

Recurve Master 70 Men
1. Paul Moore
2. John Heffelfinger
3. Dennis Swartzfager

Recurve Collegiate Men
1. Kyle Jarpe
2. Thomas Sullivan

Recurve Collegiate Women
1. Stephanie Phlipot
2. Allison Beauchamp
3. Madison Cornelius

Recurve Master 50 Men
1. Foster Gorman
2. Brett Hamilton
3. Steve Rogers

Compound Men
1. Wade Flake
2. Kevin Hensberry
3. Michael Speck

Compound Women
1. Deanna Cronin
2. Heather Caldwell
3. Alea Becwar

Compound Junior Men
1. Paxton LeSatz
2. Conner Amerine
3. William Benoit

Compound Junior Women
1. Alexis Ruiz
2. Danii Gunn

Compound Cadet Men
1. Vance LeSatz
2. Cooper French
3. Spencer Yee

Compound Cadet Women
1. Claudia Wilcox
2. Elisa Keller
3. Madison Schlief

Compound Bowman Men
1. Tyler Stanfield
2. Stone Hendrickson
3. Patrick Nielsen

Compound Bowman Women
1. Maya Miller
2. Kaylee Felix
3. Shaylee Smith

Compound Cub Men
1. Travis Levario
2. Zachary Sornoza
3. Kiel Amundsen

Compound Cub Women
1. Aleksandra Smith
2. Amanda Branch
3. Jasmine Mendez

Compound Master 60 Men
1. Larry Butterfield
2. Mark Hanson
3. Walt Smith

Compound Master 70 Men
1. Ronnie Babb
2. Roland Brown

Compound Collegiate Women
1. Tayler Stevens

Compound Visually Impaired
1. Mark Schrand

Compound Master 50 Men
1. Charlie Kester

Compound Master 50 Women
1. Catherine Belzner
2. Stephanie Lord
3. Kyoko Gentile

Barebow Cadet Women
1. Jeannine Jones

Barebow Bowman Men
1. Cullen Bing
2. Jordon Ashby

Barebow Cub Women
1. Teagan Severns

Barebow Master 60 Men
1. Ron Shinn

2016 Arizona State Champions Set by the Elimination Rounds

Recurve Master 50 Men
1. Foster Gorman
2. Brett Hamilton

Recurve Men
1. Gary Yamaguchi
2. Kevin Hubbard
3. Adam Vainuskas

Recurve Junior Women
1. Raley Morgan
2. Eleanor Rodriguez
3. Isabella Del Principe

Recurve Cadet Men
1. Jackson Mirich
2. Brian Bullis
3. Andrew Park

Recurve Cadet Women
1. Zoey Wapniarski
2. Iris Salvador
3. Elizabeth Livingston

Compound Men
1. Wade Flake
2. Ben Larsen
3. Brian Cronin

Compound Women
1. Deanna Cronin
2. Alea Becwar
3. Heather Caldwell

Compound Junior Men
1. Paxton LeSatz
2. Connor Amerine
3. William Benoit

Compound Junior Women
1. Alexis Ruiz
2. Danii Gunn

Compound Cadet Men
1. Vance LeSatz
2. Cooper French
3. Zach Ulmer

Compound Cadet Women
1. Elisa Keller
2. Claudia Wilcox
3. Madison Schlief

Compound Bowman Men
1. Stone Hendrickson
2. Tyler Stanfield
3. Patrick Nielsen

Compound Bowman Women
1. Maya Miller
2. Shaylee Smith
3. Harleigh Steiness

Compound Cub Men

1. Travis Levario
2. Zachary Sornoza
3. Preston Adkins

Compound Cub Women

1. Alessandria Smith
2. Amanda Branch
3. Jasmine Mendez

Recurve Master 60 Men
1. John McCurry
2. Arthur Stanley

Recurve Master 70 Men
1. John Heffelfinger
2. Paul Moore
3. Dennis Swartzfager

Recurve Collegiate Men
1. Thomas Sullivan
2. Kyle Jarpe

Recurve Collegiate Women
1. Stephanie Phlipot
2. Allison Beauchamp

Compound Master 70 Men
1. Ronnie Babb
2. Roland Brown

Compound Master 50 Women
1. Catherine Belzner
2. Stephanie Lord
3. Kyoko Gentile

Barebow Bowman Men
1. Jordon Ashby
2. Cullen Bing

Compound Master 60 Men
1. Larry Butterfield
2. Walt Smith
3. Richard Grieger

Compound Collegiate Women
1. Tayler Stevens

Compound Visually Impaired
1. Mark Schrand

Compound Master 50 Men
1. Charlie Kester

Barebow Cadet Women
1. Jeannine Jones

Recurve Junior Men
1. Tyler Bachman

Recurve Cub Women
1. Shellsea Stalknegt

Barebow Cub Women
1. Teagan Severns

Barebow Master 60 men
1. Ron Shinn

For Full Results Visit:  http://www.ianseo.net/Details.php?toId=2155

On a personal note, I love to put on these tournaments. Seeing all my archery friends together, enjoying a great sport. Tournaments like these cannot be put on by just a few people. As I noted above, the hundreds of hours it takes to put on tournaments of this size. We are already planning next year. I would like to thank the following people for their hard work Steve Yee, Troy Morgan, Melanie Bachman (my sweetie), Andi Morgan, Susan Yee, John and Kyoko Gentile, Jason Vance, Mike Cullumber, Charles Corridori, Kristy Wapniarski, Vicky Timson, Brian Timson, Paul Miller, Frank Miller, Krista Collona, Chris Amudsen, Terry LaBeau, Diana LaBeau, Paula Simpson, Rebecca Bell Bob Pian, Jackie Levario, John McCurry, Arthur Stanley, Al Gordon, Abel and Val for their great food.  The awesome crew that tore down a range in less than 15 minutes.

Thank You All!
Sincerely Rick Bachman Desert Sky Archers  … “

USA Archery New Rules for 2017 USAT events

For the 2017 USA Archery tournaments, there have been some new rules added for the events.

For  a link to the USA Archery webpage – Click Here

Below is the text from the new rules published on the USA Archery website.

“…  USA Archery Shares Updates to Event Rules for 2017
OCT. 24, 2016, 7:39 P.M. (ET)  After the 2016 U.S. National Target Championships we sent a survey to all participants. Additionally, we had multiple calls with our Athlete’s Advisory Committee, JOAD Committee and USAT Organizers to collectively address our members’ feedback. With those suggestions in mind, we have made changes to the 2017 event format. Let’s go through some of them and give you an idea of what to expect in 2017.

 

GUESTS – NO LONGER ENTERED IN ELIMINATION ROUNDS

We want international guest shooters at our events, but we don’t want guests to affect the rankings of our U.S. shooters. Having guests at our event raises the level of competition and makes for a fun atmosphere. However, because our events are part of the ranking process for international events and financial support, challenges are presented when international archers participate in the elimination rounds. Therefore, for all 2017 National Championships and USAT events, only those archers who are eligible to compete for USA in World Cup and World Championship events will be allowed to shoot in the elimination rounds. Eligibility for these events follows World Archery Rules 2.4.1-4, found in Book 1 – Constitution and Procedures. Guests will be welcome at all events, however, they will shoot in a Guest division, which will encompass only a qualification round.

NATIONAL OUTDOOR CHAMPIONS CHOSEN FROM THE ELIMINATION ROUND

Because of this change, we will no longer brand the elimination round at our Outdoor National Championship event the U.S. Open. The entire event (qualification and eliminations) will be branded the U.S. National Target Championships. Medals will be awarded for the qualification round and the elimination round with the overall winner and “National Champion” title going to the winner of the elimination round.

CHANGES TO THE TEAM ROUND AT JOAD NATIONALS

A similar change will occur for the JOAD Nationals. Medals will still be provided for the qualification round, elimination round and team round. However, the “National Champion” title will be given to the winner of the elimination round as international guests will no longer compete in the elimination rounds. Additionally, the team round at JOAD Nationals will no longer be mandatory to attain the National Champion title. The team round will be optional for those who want to participate. Additionally, the team round will no longer be chosen through a random selection process. Teams will be assigned by their ranking from the qualification rounds, in an effort to create teams that are as equally matched as possible for those who express interest in shooting the event. Archers will have until the close of the practice day session to indicate whether they would like to be included in the team round. Guests will be allowed to compete in the team round and will be assigned based on their ranking.

COACH CREDENTIALS AND PREMIUM SEATING

We received a lot of feedback from parents, coaches and athletes regarding their frustration with the coach credential process. Abuse was experienced and many were purchasing the credentials simply to access seating in the archers’ area. In response, USA Archery will provide a premium seating area directly behind the archers that will be shaded. This area will be provided to coaches as well as family and spectators. The cost will be $50 for the entire event. Archers who are registered for the event, but not actively competing and wish to watch the competition will be allowed in this seating area free of charge. For those coaches who want to access the waiting area to coach their athletes, the cost for the credential will be $70 per event and will include seating in the premium seating area. The athlete area will be reserved for actively competing archers only. Additional space will still be provided behind the tents for those who wish to bring their own tents and chairs at no cost. We believe this new, premium area will be a great resource for those families who wish to be close to their athletes and have shade and a seat provided.  Access will be available for purchase within the registration materials.

DIVISIONS ELIMINATED

The USA Archery Board of Directors put in place a process and policy by which divisions can be added or eliminated at the National Outdoor and Indoor Target Championships and JOAD National Indoor and Outdoor events a few years ago. Divisions must have at least eight participants in either the men or women’s categories over the preceding three years to ensure future inclusion. Para divisions are an exception to this rule. If divisions do not meet the minimum requirement, they are eligible for removal. At the U.S. National Outdoor Target Championship the 70+ Compound and Recurve Men’s and Women’s divisions have all had less then the minimum participation levels and therefore will not be offered in the 2017 Outdoor National Championship Event. Attendees will be able to register in the 60+ divisions. The 70+ divisions did meet the minimum requirement in the Indoor National Target Championship tournament and therefore will continue to be offered there.  The Traditional Longbow division also did not meet the minimum participation level and therefore will not be offered for the 2017 Indoor National Target Championships. This division can still register in the Modern Longbow division for 2017.

National Outdoor Target Championships and JOAD Nationals divisions that are in jeopardy of being removed in 2018 or 2019 if participation does not pick up include Junior, Cadet, Cub and Bowman Barebow divisions and the 60+ Masters division. The recurve men’s category is the only Masters 60+ division that currently has had over 8 participants the past three years. For Indoor Nationals, Modern Longbow, Traditional Recurve, Masters Compound Fingers and Junior, Cadet, Cub and Bowman Barebow divisions are all on the watch list for possible future elimination if participation does not increase.

DRESS CODE

In addition to the current rule, which states that shorts, skorts and skirts must not be shorter than fingertip length while standing normally, we are updating the policy to include that leggings (tight-fitting /yoga-type stretch pant) may be worn with compliant shorts, skorts or skirts. 

We greatly appreciate your feedback and are excited to continue working together to create better events for our members. 2016 was our biggest event participation year yet, and 2017 promises to be filled with excitement. We look forward to seeing you at our events. The 2017 National Events schedule was recently released here. Stay tuned here for registration for all USA Archery sanctioned events.  ….”

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