NOW MOVED TO JUNE 6 - THE INVITATIONAL FITA FIELD SHOOT! The Austin Archery Club is hosting the TSAA to experience a FITA field shoot at their hill country range on City Park Road in Emma Long Park, off of 2222 and loop 360. 12-target marked distance. This is an introduction of the TSAA to the hill country terrain of the AAC's home range, to see if this might be a venue for our STATE FIELD CHAMPIONSHIP IN THE FUTURE. JUNE 6 is the date, with start times of either 8, 9, or 10am(pick one). NOTE that under the AAC insurance, participants do NOT need to be TSAA members. We request that you see this form for information and to register for the event so we can plan properly. CHOOSE a start time of 8am, 9am, or 10am (leave the 10am slot for those that have to drive a long ways, please). Use PayPal for the modest fee. Plan to have some fun, and the Austin CIty Park on Lake Austin is just a few miles down the road, with off-leash dog hiking trails!
The Texas Outdoor Target Series, the TOTS, is a single-day, 3-distance, series of tournaments held across Texas.
This is the link to information and to all 2015 results(check the calendar table): The TSAA's Championship series: TOTS outdoor season. To view the current summary of archers for ALL TOTS, please use THIS PAGE. Karin Magera has created a summary of the highest scores (records) for the ongoing TOTS program. If you have shot in a TOTS and your score exceeds the current record, email her (see this page of records) with a copy of your scorecard and what scores you feel are records.
4/7/2015: The records of the TOTS competitors as of 2014 have been compiled by Karin Magera. Link is here. !!
4/6/2015: DATE MOVED FROM MAY TO JUNE: We are having a field shoot at the Austin Archery Club on June 6- we will need help rolling out bales and setting them in place in the days prior, marking the trail, etc.. No heavy lifting required! Likewise, June 6 we will have a TOTS event at the same location, and we look forward to volunteers helping there as well. Please stay tuned, and if you can help it would be appreciated.
4/5/2015: We have a couple small changes for TOTS distances this year.First, and most significant is that the Barebow distances will reflect the distances recently chosen for the barebow division at Outdoor Nationals by having the Senior and Masters shoot 60/50/30, the Juniors and Cadets shoot 50/30/20, and the Cubs and Bowmen shooting 30/25/20.
The other change we made was for the 70+ archers. The 70+ compound and recurve archers will shoot 50/30/20 and the 70+ barebow archers will shoot 30/25/20. For a clearer picture of the distances for all TOTS shooters, please check the matrix table on the TOTS Info Page.NOTE: archers are encouraged to shoot "up" a division if they are not feeling challenged by the assigned distances for their age group.
CONGRATULATIONS are in order for Daryl Ramnarace, as the first adult archer to exceed 1000 (a 1010) in a TOTS round, joining Justin Dixon who exceeded 1000 several times last year as a cadet!
3/25/2015: LONE STAR CUP ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. This Star FITA event is April 25 & 26, in Bryan.
3/245/2015: Tom Barker writes to summarize the results of TEXAN ARCHERS from the just-concluded USA Archery National Indoor Championships: Lonestar Archers Shine at Indoor Nationals
There were many Texas archers (at least 37!) that placed at the just released preliminary results for USA Archery’s indoor national archery tournament. With thousands of archers shooting over dozens of venues for about 6 weeks getting all the results submitted has been a huge task for the USAA staff! The early results show the following Texas archers placing in the FITA unless otherwise designated in the concurrent JOAD event:
Rick Stonebraker - Male Master Barebow
Wanda Newsom - Female Master Compound Fingers
Collin Klimitchek - Male Senior Recurve
Heather Koehl (adopted Texan at A&M) - Female Collegiate Recurve
Emily Fischer - Female Junior Compound
Inga Pever - Female Cub Recurve
Inga Pever - Female Cub Recurve JOAD
Kelli Heusi - Female Cadet Recurve JOAD
Mike Frizzell - Male Master Barebow
Michelle Gilbert (adopted Texan at A&M) - Female Senior Recurve
Kelli Heusi - Female Cadet Recurve
Conner Sears - Male Cub Compound
Hunter Teel - Male Collegiate Bowhunter
Gus Braendle - Male Cadet Recurve
A very special shout out to two JOAD barebow archers whose scores were put in with the olympic recurve (ie, bows with clickers and sights) results since there is no barebow JOAD divisions yet in USA Archery. (Barebows, remember, have no clicker, no sights, and no stabilizers!) We note that Ryland Hartman finished 30th with his BAREBOW out of 52 recurves with sights(!) in the Male Junior Recurve and Bryce Wilfert finished 5th with his barebow out of 48 in the male bowman recurve division, again proving that shooting barebow does not mean you cannot hit what you want!
Other Texans among the top 10 finishers in their divisions include
Vic Wunderle, Matthew Requa and Ryan Fortenberry, Male Senior Recurve;
Gary Wood, Male Master Barebow;
John Magera, Barry Watson, and Wilson Watson, Senior Male Barebow;
If we have overlooked any other placers, please do let the webmaster know and we'll insure we include you on the website summary, and thanks to Tom Barker for sifting through all the pages of results! TO ALL the Texans shooting, congratulations on competing and we hope for your continued improvement in archery!
3/16/2015: NOTE: AN APPLICATION PROCESS HAS BEGUN FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN TO ALLOW FOR A PERMANENT OUTDOOR OLYMPIC TARGET ARCHERY FIELD AT EMMA LONG PARK. Once we have received the authorizaion, Mitigation efforts and soil amendments will be started, in September at the soonest. For some photos, use this link to view the proposed new TSAA FITA Target Field at Emma Long Park. A TOTS is scheduled at the nearby Austin Archery Club for June 6, registration will begin soon.
3/6/2015: We have CHANGED TO a 1pm line for the FITA II indoor 25 meter shoot in Columbus March 14, and ALSO ADDED A 1PM LINE for the TOTS event in Houston.
The 9am line in Houston makes it easy for local archers, while the 1pm line takes the pressure for "dawn patrol" starts to the day for those archers that might be driving a bit of a distance for the event. After all, they don't sing about "miles and miles of Texas" for nuthin'... :)
2/21/2015: Training Ops Page - Coach Holly Avendano will conduct TWO courses (in Plano) for Level I and II Instructor certification, March 7 & 8 and Jun 6 & 7. Read more on the link. ALL COACHES - please send the webmaster a note for any classes you plan to hold in 2015!
2/16/2015: Results from the State Indoor have been posted.
2/16/2015: The TSAA's TOTS series has already started taking registrations for the 2015 inaugural event in Columbus. If any certified coaches are interested in having a TOTS in your neighborhood, contact the designer of the event, John Magera, because the TSAA can help you sponsor an event. A current listing of TOTS archers signed up for at least one event this 2015 season can be found here.
2/16/2015: USA Archery is taken registrations online for the National Indoor being held in a variety of venues across the nation over a few weekends upcoming. TO find out more information and to register, Cindy Tobin, membership coordinator at USAA, shared this tip with me: "the easiest way for someone to register for the event is to log into their USA Archery membership account and then go to the link of Tournaments on the left side under USA Archery Events. They can select the event and then click on the Click Here to Register button." I will add that NFAA members don't have to pay anything in membership fees, in order to register and pay the same tournament fee as USAA members!
Click Here for all of the past What's New Items You can now access the JOAD Resources page directly by simply
going to http://www.joad.org. A
gentleman in Alaska has held that domain for a couple of years but hadn't
put up a page, and graciously allowed the transfer of this domain name.
His last name? BOWMAN. His first name? JOAD.
And no, he is not an archer. Just one heck of a nice guy, who found the
coincidence as strange as I did. Joad Bowman. The world is
indeed an interesting place, and thanks to Joad for transferring the domain.