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19th Annual TSAA State Target Championship

Once per year for the last 19 years, archers from the far reaches of the great state of Texas gather together for a championship tournament, to launch arrows up to the length of a football field, ambitiously aiming at a golden circle bullseye the size of a grapefruit.

On June 30th, 2001, a record number 74 archers from the age of barely 6 to just over 60 years of youth gathered together on a flat field of honor a mere 30 miles from the gulf coast in Victoria to do their best in the 50,000-year old endeavor of archery. While the rain did hold off, the mild to moderate winds did at times challenge all of the archers to shoot their very best.

This was a national-tourney-caliber event held for a state-level championship. At least 23 new state records were re-set during the fine tournament coordinated by Tom & Marcia Barker of Victoria  and Jim & Anita Krueger of Blessing, TX.

The Victoria Parks and Recreation department co-sponsored this event and provided the outstanding venue. Marc Vendl , Victoria Parks and Recreation Specialist (mailto: mvendl@victoriatx.org), was the key contact for the city. The Victoria Convention and Visitors Bureau arranged for the handouts at the Pepsi trailer.   We all owe a debt of gratitude to them for their help (hint).  The local television station KAVU also sent a news reporter and film crew to cover the event.

The positive nature of this year's tournament, the smoothness with which it ran, the absence of confusion, problems, etc., despite nearly doubling the record for the number of attendees for this event during the TSAA's 19-year history,  together shows what happens when everyone chips in and works together. You get a first class tournament worthy of the hours of preparation the participants have put in preparing for the archery competition.

Best of luck to those that are using this a springboard for State and National 4H tournaments, the NAA JOAD nationals, NAA National Target Championship, or the FITA World Outdoor Championship.

Next year let us all commit ourselves to the worthy goal of introducing at least one other person to the joy of target archery!

 

FROM THE TSAA PRESIDENT:
As President of the Texas State Archery Association and being around for the whole 19 years the TSAA has existed, I want to say that the Texas State Target Championship event over the weekend was probably the best state  championship to date. We finally did not have any rain and that is a rarity. We did have a record turn out and analysis of the attendee demographics show that the future of the organization lies in the youth. The previous record was 41 archers in 1996 and this past weekend we had 74 shooters. The "A" line alone was 40 shooters. Thanks goes to Tournament Director Tom Barker and his lovely wife Marcia, as well as Jim & Anita Krueger, and Ben
Dybala. Accounts and registration by Gina Carmichael and internet registration by Ron Carmichael. I better stop mentioning names at this point because I will invariably miss someone and I do not want to do that. So, I will give a BIG thanks to all the shooters and parents fro their help. The new TSAA tents was a needed blessing in the Texas heat and we appreciate Ron and Gina's concern in that area as well.

Good luck to Kathy Loesch and Guy Krueger as they represent TSAA and the USA at the World Target Championship in Beijing, China in September.

BTW, the final distance on the water balloon lob measured out to 158 yards - another TSAA record!

Rick Stonebraker
President TSAA
(editor note: pictures of the balloon launcher in action are on the website photo summary of the event - see below)

Addendum: During the awards ceremony, Judge/Sheriff/President Rick Stonebraker announced all the awards.
Failing to capture one of the eye-catching awards that he was in charge of ordering, he claimed an
un-presented award for himself as fourth place recurve male senior. However, he did not keep the
award after all but gave it to one of the juniors who did not get an award.

Tom Barker's Top Ten Favorite Questions of/ issues for the Tournament Director (note- most of these are from the younger archers, but not all!)

10. What time does the 9:00 practice round start?
9. How many ends will we shoot in the practice time?
8. Do I shoot the same target today as I did yesterday?
7. Why canít I check my draw length with an arrow in the bow while in the spectator area?
6. When will the awards be ready? (asked not more than 30 seconds after the first score sheet was turned in.)
5. Do I really have to have my name on my arrows?
4. Why do I have to put my name on my score sheet? You know who I am.
3. Why do I have to wait till the horn blows before I shoot?
2. When will we be done? (asked 2 minutes before shooting starts)

And the number one issue/question-
1. I wrote the wrong score down, what do I do?

Honorable mention: When asked where a missed arrow might have gone so as to facilitate the search and rescue of the arrow, the most frequent response is (drum roll please....): "I dunno."

 

Photos Page (warning - this will take around 300 seconds to load  all of the thumbnails at 28.8K net connect speed)    Special Wrap-Around Photo

Pending approval by the official record-keeper (including TWENTY-THREE NEW STATE RECORDS), these are the final results :

TEXAS STATE TARGET CHAMPIONSHIP 2001
* Denotes a New State Record
DIVISION   NAME DISTANCE ROUND SCORES TOTAL SCORE
Women's COMPOUND CADET 1 HEINSOHN, HOLLY 30,25,20,15 303*/329*/316*/343* 1291*
  2 LOESCH, SAMANTHA 30,25,20,15 155/153/201/240 749
 
 
Women's COMPOUND INTERMEDIATE 1 METZLER, MEAGHAN 60,50,40,30 257*/288*/290*/298* 1133*
  2 RAFFAELLI, TAMARA 60,50,40,30 232/246/266/283 1027
 
 
Women's COMPOUND JUNIOR 1 HESSONG, SAMANTHA 50,40,30,20 258*/257*/235*/300* 1050*
 
 
Women's COMPOUND SENIOR 1 FORMAN, BRANDY 70,60,50,30 305*/305/312/347* 1269*
  2 EHRICK, KRISTINE 70,60,50,30 278/289/282/321 1170
 
 
Women's COMPOUND FITA COMPETETIVE 1 RAFFAELLI, AMANDA 70,60,50,30 274*/273*/271*/310* 1128*
  2 RAFFAELLI, CASSI 70,60,50,30 205/248/223/303 979
 
DIVISION   NAME DISTANCE ROUND SCORES TOTAL SCORE
Women's Recurve CADET 1 MARZEC, LYNDSEY 30,25,20,15 320*/323*/314*/342* 1299*
  2 LEONARDO, KARLA 30,25,20,15 290/308/301/314 1213
3 WILEY, ANDREA 30,25,20,15 283/313/290/298 1184
4 HICKLE, KIRBY 30,25,20,15 241/254/244/286 1025
5 SCOTT, COLLEN 30,25,20,15 222/261/213/267 963
6 PETROSKY, SIMONE 30,25,20,15 167/239/219/235 860
7 ROSS, MEAGAN 30,25,20,15 130/143/205/162 640
 
 
Women's Recurve INTERMEDIATE 1 CARMICHAEL, LINDSEY 60,50,40,30 254/286*/290*/303 1133*
  2 BARKER, CHELSEA 60,50,40,30 256*/284/276/316 1132
 
 
Women's Recurve JUNIOR 1 ADAMS, SAGE 50,40,30,20 258/289/292/329 1168
  2 CURTNER, CATELYN 50,40,30,20 257/302/282/315 1156
3 WALLACE, MALLORY 50,40,30,20 245/287/294/326 1152
4 GERLA, ANDREA 50,40,30,20 275/264/302*/309 1150
5 WILEY, LEANNE 50,40,30,20 47/139/191/226 597
 
 
Women's Recurve PRE-CADET   GERLA, LAURA 20,15 COMPETED & COMPLETED  
 
 
Women's Recurve SENIOR 1 LOESCH, KATHY 70,60,50,30 304/315/320*/345 1284
  2 CHUDY, DAWN 70,60,50,30 272/302/306/334 1214
3 EISSINGER, KATHY 70,60,50,30 249/283/297/326 1155
4 HOLMES, JENNIFER 70,60,50,30 258/276/289/311 1134
5 MILMAN, REBECCA 70,60,50,30 230/248/227/311 1016
6 McCAMEY, BONNIE 70,60,50,30 105/113/143/237 598
 
TEXAS STATE TARGET CHAMPIONSHIP 2001
DIVISION   NAME DISTANCE ROUND SCORES TOTAL SCORE
Men's BAREBOW SENIOR 1 HUMPHREY, TIM 90,70,50,30 88/156/162/292* 698
 
 
Men's COMPOUND CADET 1 PORTER, BEN 30,25,20,15 314/332/316/337 1299
  2 HUMAN, BENJAMIN 30,25,20,15 280/292/290/298 1160
3 HALL, NATHAN 30,25,20,15 278/289/277/307 1151
 
 
Men's COMPOUND JUNIOR 1 KENNEDY, WADE 50,40,30,20 280/311/303/315 1209
  2 ALLEY, DREW 50,40,30,20 254/296/257/318 1125
3 CULPEPPER, JUSTIN 50,40,30,20 261/247/264/306 1078
4 BLUDAU, MITCHELL 50,40,30,20 169/260/258/283 970
 
 
Men's COMPOUND SENIOR 1 HANSEN, CHRIS 90,70,50,30 298/327/336/354 1315
  2 HARRIS, CHRIS 90,70,50,30 305/315/331/352 1303
3 WILSON, JUSTIN 90,70,50,30 303/322/318/345 1288
4 ZAHN, ERIC 90,70,50,30 297/311/312/338 1258
5 MADDOX, BOBBY 90,70,50,30 268/313/303/343 1227
6 RIDDLE, GEOFF 90,70,50,30 286/306/291/341 1224
7 MORRIS, BRIAN 90,70,50,30 264/286/300/335 1185
 
DIVISION   NAME DISTANCE ROUND SCORES TOTAL SCORE
Men's Recurve CADET 1 HICKL, MATTHEW 30,25,20,15 329*/297/324/335 1285
  2 VAN NESS, KALEB 30,25,20,15 295/319/319/334 1267
3 GERLA, KYLE 30,25,20,15 281/306/286/312 1185
4 McCAMEY, DEVIN 30,25,20,15 149/190/137/231 707
5 McCAMEY, BRANDON 30,25,20,15 104/96/100/123 423
               
Men's Recurve FITA COMPETITIVE 1 REAGAN, TREY 90,70,50,30 222/273/277/317 1089
 
 
Men's Recurve INTERMEDIATE 1 ROSS, MATTHEW 60,50,40,30 291/268/300/297 1156
  2 PINAIRE, ANDREW 60,50,40,30 268/282/272/297 1119
3 RANGRAJ, VICKRAM 60,50,40,30 228/284/247/291 1050
 
 
Men's Recurve JUNIOR 1 KRUEGER, GARRETT 50,40,30,20 314/327*/340*/345* 1326*
  2 BARKER, KEVIN 50,40,30,20 322*/326/315/341 1304
3 SCOTT, JOHN 50,40,30,20 308/297/305/332 1242
4 PORTER, NICK 50,40,30,20 269/273/273/307 1122
5 MODY, SAM 50,40,30,20 214/283/286/283 1066
6 BAILEY, JORDAN 50,40,30,20 173/245/260/297 975
7 BUTEMEYER, ETHAN 50,40,30,20 192/227/205/289 913
8 DYBALA, STEVE 50,40,30,20 162/157/189/232 735
 
 
Men's Recurve SENIOR 1 HOLMES, STATEN 90,70,50,30 271/312/320/346 1249
  2 KRUEGER, GUY 90,70,50,30 261/308/293/352* 1214
3 HOJNACKI, MICHAEL 90,70,50,30 262/291/306/337 1196
4 STONEBRAKER, RICK 90,70,50,30 258/286/303/346 1193
5 BENNET, RONNIE 90,70,50,30 239/288/297/341 1165
6 MEYER, ALEX 90,70,50,30 255/271/295/329 1150
7 PARRISH, TOM 90,70,50,30 227/285/292/336 1140
8 OSBORN, JEFF 70,60,50,30 237/259/293/332 1121
9 OHAYON, JONATHAN 90,70,50,30 232/291/256/310 1089
10 ALARCON, TOMAS 90,70,50,30 193/262/264/331 1050
11 McCAMEY, CAREY 90,70,50,30 152/169/238/291 850
12 TOPLETZ, LANE 90,70,50,30 70/185/210/294 759

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Tournament Breakdowns:
30 female 44 male
21 female recurve 29 male recurve
9 female compound 14 male compound
  1 male barebow
 
28 Seniors
8 female 20 male

1 pre-cadet female

17 Cadets
9 female 8 male

18 Juniors

6 female

12 male

7 Intermediates

4 female 3 male
3 FITA Competitive
2 female 1 male