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2017 USA Archery AZ Board Elections

  • 2017 USA Archery AZ Board Election

    There are 3 open board positions that you are able to vote for in 2017.  The term that they will serve is October 2017-October 2019. Please review the candidates below, and then make your voice heard by voting. 

    VOTING REQUIREMENTS
    – You must be a resident of the state of Arizona.
    – You must have a current USA Archery membership. 
    – You must be 18 years or older.

    Click Here for a link to Voting

    Questions? Please contact Kristy Wapniarski, Secretary

    2017 CANDIDATES

    Roland K. Brown

    Bio:
    1975. 1983-1992 Began archery with my daughter as a Father/Daughter thing but she soon decided that ballet was far more interesting. I continued as i enjoyed the competitive aspect of the sport. During this time, I became a shooter at The Archers Den where I met Al Henderson. With his guidance I became State Indoor and Southwest Sectional Champion from 1986-1990 except 1989.

    Archery Experience:
    Present: Renewed my interest in Archery in 2007 and in 2009 qualified to compete in the Senior Olympics in Houston, Texas. As of January 2017, I now hold the Arizona State Indoor Championship for Seniors for the past four years. I am listed as member #1 at the Arizona Archery Club and am currently a Pro Staff Shooter for them. I currently hold a level III coaching certificate and help run the beginner’s class at the club every Tuesday evening for 6 weeks at a time. Have been asked to help with Outside companies that want to have a team building experience with their employees. I also help out on Saturdays mornings with the JOAD and any customer that comes in needing help.

     

     

    Krista Colonna

    Bio:
    As a family, we discovered archery six years ago at the AZ Game and Fish Expo at Ben Avery. Since then, the sport has dominated my weeks, weekends, and travel. What started as an interest for my daughter, quickly grew into her sport of choice and a passion for me. I learned how to shoot a bow and earned my Level 2 Instructor’s Certificate. Wanting to give back to the sport and the community, I started working with the JOAD at Arizona Archery Club. Since then, I have earned my Level 3 Coaching Certificate, USA Judging Credentials, volunteer as the co-coordinator for AZ State JOAD, and help with most tournaments in the state.

    I truly enjoy serving the archery community and helping to grow the sport in the state of Arizona. Between working full time as a Product Manager for American Express and volunteering with JOAD, my house is cluttered, but my heart is happy. It would be an honor to serve the sport and the community as a member of the board for USA Archery in Arizona.

    Archery Experience:
    • JOAD Coach, Arizona Archery Club, 2015 – Present
    • Level 3 Archery Coach, 2016
    • Certified Judge, 2016 – Present
    • Co-Coordinator AZ JOAD, 2016 – Present
    • Assistant DOS and Announcer, multiple state tournaments and Arizona Cup
    • IANSEO and Scoring Experience, multiple local and state tournaments

     


     
    Charles Corridori


    Bio: 

    In 2010 I returned to the sport of archery after a 20 year hiatus. I introduced my lost love of archery to my family, and our lives have revolved around it ever since.

    Shortly after returning to competition a wise man made a statement that completely changed my outlook. He said that these JOAD kids only have a few years to truly enjoy this great sport before life takes over. I took that statement to heart and decided that I needed to fill a different role. In a sport that is built mainly on parents and volunteers, I needed to help wherever possible.

    Since that time I have taken Instructor courses, helped coach, provided equipment support and bow tuning to JOAD competitors, participated in planning and running Charity events, and acting as a Judge / Director of Shooting for local and National competitions. My goal is to insure that Arizona archers have quality training and competitive events to attend.

    As part of the board my main focus would be to find more ways to build participation in all of World Archery’s competitive forms, Target, Field, and 3D.

    Archery Experience:
    – Former JOAD and Collegiate Archer.
    – USA Archery Judge / DOS.
    – USAA Level 3 Coach.

     

     

    Diana LaBeau

    Bio:
    I’m a retired editor from The U.S. and International Archer magazine. My husband, Terry, and I have spent our lives shooting archery, judging tournaments, traveling and generally living a great life. I have spent many terms on both the Arizona State Archery Association and USA Archery Arizona Board of Directors serving as Member at Large and Treasurer. I am currently a National Judge. I have judged numerous National, State and Local events over the course of my 40 years in archery. Years ago, we put a bumper sticker on our truck that said “Archery is my Life” … at that time, I thought that was kind of pathetic. Now, about 25 years later, I know that it a wonderful statement! The archery family is very close and supportive.

    My desire to remain on the USA Archery Arizona Board of Directors is strong. I enjoy representing southern Arizona. My years of experience have provided me with a lot of insight into the sport from an athlete’s perspective, as a judge, as a small archery business owner and as a photographer/editor. I love our sport and stay in touch with updates and improvements.

    Archery Experience:
    After moving to Arizona back in 1978, I took up archery in order to bowhunt all year. When my son was graduating from High School, I decided to go back to college. The archery coach offered me a full ride scholarship if I would shoot on the archery team! That changed my entire life. While learning to shoot recurve and compete, I worked with the assistant coach who taught me a lot but was very strict. A year or so later, I started dating that coach (Terry LaBeau) and we are married and sharing our love of the sport to this day. I’ve competed in NFAA bowhunter classes and Olympic style tournaments including 4 Olympic Trials, Collegiate Nationals where I earned All American and Field archery tournaments. My experience includes compound/fingers, compound release and recurve (my passion).

     


     
     

    Ryan Nielson

    Bio:
    My name is Ryan Nielsen and I was born and raised in Arizona. My kids, Autumn and Patrick, are the reason I got involved in the sport of archery back in 2012. Both my kids, Autumn and Patrick have been shooting at a competitive level since 2012 and I decided to give it a shot (literally)! I have been shooting both competitive and non-competitive tournaments for years and enjoy working in and around archery. My wife, Heather, is also involved in archery as not only a shooter but also a coach. Archery has been great for our family over the years. Because of our family being involved in archery, we have made many friends and acquaintances over the years. Outside of archery our family enjoys camping, boating, going on vacations, and relaxing at home.

    My goal in being a part of the USA Archery Arizona board is to further help promote and grow the sport of archery locally. By using contacts within and outside of the archery community I believe that I can help promote and grow all aspects of sport.

    Archery Experience:
    I started shooting archery in 2012 when my kids got involved with JOAD. I have competed in numerous local tournaments to include target, 3D, and field. I have a good understanding of the rules and regulations associated with each type of event and how they run. I have traveled to tournaments outside of Arizona to include The Vegas Shoot, USAT events, and JOAD national events. I have worked with Rhonda at Corner Archery and understand the inner workings of both compound and recurve bows as well as how to setup and tune each one. Additionally, I have personally designed and setup a tournament for Arizona’s very own Eric Bennett in which money was raised to help support his Olympic endeavors.

     


     
     

    Bob Pian

    Bio:
    Grew up and attended grade school, high school and ASU all in Tempe. Partner at SPS+ Architects. Married with a former JOAD daughter. I would like the three current board members and new board member as needed to have board representation from each of the USA Archery Arizona Clubs. However, if there are not enough candidates or if the board would like me to seek election, I would like to serve as needed.

    Archery Experience:
    Have served the local target archery community since 2001 in various capacities including;
    · Club leader
    · Instructor/Coach
    · Arizona State Archery Association Board Member serving as treasurer, secretary, vice president and president.
    · State JOAD Coordinator
    · Tournament organizer
    · JOAD parent

    I serve nationally as follows;
    · USA Archery Rules and Officials Committee
    · National Archery Association Foundation Board Member
    · USA Archery Judge, Director of Shooting and Chair of Judges
    · Easton Foundation and Archery Trade Association consultant.

    I participate internationally as follows;
    · International Judge, Chair of Judges, Chair of the Jury of Appeals.
    · Technical Delegate

    Arizona club affiliations:
    · Founding leadership of Papago Archery, Desert Sky Archers and Paseo Vista Archery Club.
    · Current Arizona JOAD Club leader.

    It has been a pleasure to actively serve USA Archery Arizona since 2001 and be a part of the quality growth of our sport. Our quality events and programs including the Arizona Cup, state championships, judge seminars, JOAD club symposiums, club workshops, club and world team member grants, provide our states archers with the opportunity reach their highest potential. I strongly support the states continued leadership in the national target archery community on behalf of the Arizona target archery community.


     

    Sandra Reynolds

    Bio:
    My life experiences make me a good candidate for serving on this board. Besides my varied experience with archery, I have a master’s degree in coaching and educational administration. These have given me experience in marketing, administration, and financial management of organizations, all of which are needed to effectively run an organization like USA Archery Arizona. I would like to be a member of the board to help grow the sport of archery and enhance programs and opportunities available to archers.

    Archery Experience:
    I have a wide variety of experience in archery: Level 4 NTS Coach, Level 3 Coach Trainer, Archery club leader, National Archery Judge, Parent of an archer, Recreational archer, and Archery hunter. These varied roles allow me to represent different perspectives in board discussions.

     

USA Archery Coach of the Year Voting – 2017

This year one of Arizona’s well know archery coaches has made the Semi-finals of the USA Archery Coach of the Year.  Congratulations Steve Yee.

Voting can be done by any USA Archery Member.  Meaning every official Member in your family is eligible to vote, so the kids under 18 years of age are eligible to vote.  Keep in mind, you will need to know you USA Archery ID number to start the voting survey.

Below is a link to the voting survey.

Click Here To Vote

2017 US Outdoor Nationals, Aug 3-6

This week many JOAD archers from Arizona will compete in the 133rd JOAD National Outdoor Championships.  Competition will run from 8-3 through 8-6-2017.  Online scoring is available, so you will be able to keep up with your favorite archers.

For live results you can use the Rcherz App, or you can go to the Rcherz.com website.  Here is the link to the Live Scoring:

https://www.rcherz.com/en/competitions/allLiveResults?id=7650

 

 

AZ JOAD ARCHERS HEADED TO YOUTH WORLDS

Arizona’s Youth Archers Head to Argentina!

posted Jul 17, 2017, 9:33 PM by Kristy W   [ updated Jul 17, 2017, 9:34 PM ]

Congratulations to Arizonans, Alexis Ruiz and Andrew Park, who will both be competing on Team USA at the Youth World Archery Championships on October 8th, 2017 in Rosario, Argentina! 

Ruiz and Park competed at the USA Archery Youth World Team Trials in Lansing, Michigan in July. The JOADs were awarded points for placement in qualification, score, matches won and ranking of their arrow averages. Each joins two other archers to make a category team.  Alexis will compete with the Junior Compound Women’s Team and Andrew with the Cadet Recurve Men’s Team.


This will be Alexis’ & Andrew’s first World Archery competitions.

Photo Credit: USA Archery

USA Archery Dress code updates, Effective 1-1-2017

USA Archery has updated the dress code for Archery Tournaments. This Dress Code change is effective on 1-1-2017.  It is important for Archers to read and understand the dress code rules.  USA Archery Arizona will be enforcing the National rules at all sanctioned events.
 
The rule change is based on Leggings, Stretch Type, or Yoga Pants.  This type of clothing can only be worn Underneath length compliant Shorts, or skirts.  Please make sure to read and understand the highlighted rule # 3 below.
 
Here is a letter sent out by USAA-Arizona Secretary Kristy W.
 
“………Happy New Year!
 
With the new year upon us, we have some new updates for archers. Effective January 1st, 2017, there are new rules that will be enforced in regards to the dress code. Please see the details below and ask your coach, club director or simply hit reply if you have any questions about the changes. (PLEASE NOTE #3)
 

USA Archery Dress Code Policy

The USA Archery Dress Code Policy applies to the following individuals when in front of the Spectator Line at USA Archery Sanctioned Events:

(a) Athletes, coaches, managers, credentialed media, team officials, tournament officials, and archer agents.

1. Must present a professional, athletic appearance while on the field. (Torn, ripped or badly faded clothing articles are not allowed.) Clothing may be of any color, except as noted below.

2. No camo or blue denim (jeans) may be worn at target events. Accessories such as trim on shirts, caps, quivers, armguards, footwear, etc., are permitted to be camo. At field events, denim may be worn but camo may not be worn.

3. Shorts, skorts and skirts must not be shorter than fingertip length while standing normally. Leggings (tight fitting/yoga-type stretch pants) may be worn with compliant shorts, skorts or skirts.

4. Men and women are required to wear upper garments covering the front and back of the body and covering the midriff when at full draw. Women’s upper garments shall have a minimum strap of 3″ or sleeves. Men’s upper garments shall have short or long sleeves.

5. Shoes must cover the entire foot. Sport/athletic shoes are recommended to all athletes and coaches during target events.

6. At no time will any athlete or coach wear any article bearing any image or language to be considered offensive to others.

7. When participating in the U.S. National Outdoor Collegiate Championships and USA Archery Outdoor Collegiate Regionals, archers and team officials must wear tops that indicate what school they are representing. Apparel must conform to all university rules regarding school logo usage. During the Team and Mixed Team Rounds, all members of one team by class and division shall be dressed in the same team uniform. The teams of one school may wear different design and color uniforms (i.e. team in different classes and divisions are not required to match). Team coaches and managers may wear adifferent style uniform than the team, but should wear the same colors and should be easily identified as the official of their team. Headwear is optional. In the case of inclement weather, exceptions will be made by Chairman of Judges (i.e. raingear, jackets, etc.).

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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.  ….”

2016 USA AZ Archery Cleanup

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Thank you USA Archery Arizona Clubbers!

On January 2,  2016. Volunteers and JOAD youth cleaned up and organized our containers at Ben Avery FITA Range.
The team:
• Troy and Cody Johnson, Pineapple JOAD
• Tyler and Rick Bachman, DSA
• Devin and Brian Timsom, DSA
• Jeremy and Charles Corridori, Corner
• Travis and Jackie Laverio, Corner
• Bob Pian, AZJOAD
Work:
• Everything was removed from the 3-40’ and 1-20’ containers.
• Target butts, equipment and supplies were sorted and retired equipment discarded.
• All was put away
Results:
Container 1, 40’the former DSA container, north most container
• Often used tourney and shoot items.
Container 2, 40’ side door unit
• 54” Target butts.
Container 3, 40’ new unit, in the old trailer location
• 52” Target butts.
• Supplies that are not used often in back.
• More often used items in front.
Container 4, 20’ JOAD Container
• Construction and once a year use items, faces.
BASF operation trailer cleared of USA Archery AZ storage.

The day ended with Spencer, Susan and Steve Yee setting up for a club pin shoot.

A great way to start 2016…(Taken from Bob Pian, AZJOAD)