2011 State Archers of California State Indoor Target Archery Championships
This past weekend the team participated in their first 2011 competition, the California State Indoor Tournament in Tulare, Ca. With temperatures in the 40s and the sweet smell of alfalfa (a.k.a. cows) in the air, the team headed to practice on Friday to get sight settings and loosen up. It was a new experience for our rookie team members-the timed lights, the whistles, and 101 total collegiate archers from 12 different schools. This record number of other competitors did not deter our team.
After our team dinner on Friday night, the team returned to the fairgrounds, ready for two days of archery. The team did exceptionally well. Eleven of the 15 archers posted Personal Best scores. Additionally, the team brought home three medals: Hannah Motegi placed 1st in Womens Recurve, Raymond Macias placed 2nd in Mens Compound, and Tiffany Hsu placed 3rd in Womens Compound. What a great start to the year!
Long Beach Open
2nd Long Beach Open Archery Tournament a Qualified success
Sunday, January 16th, the Long Beach State Archery Club (LBSAC) hosted an open archery tournament at their commercial sponsors shop in Fullerton. Hi Tech Archery, located at 1912 W. Commonwealth Avenue opened their doors and facility for some 30 or so archers from around the LA area for a friendly round of archery competition. The event was a fund raiser for the team to earn additional money for this years trip to James Madison University in Virginia for the national collegiate championships.
While a few of the team members competed in the tournament themselves, others helped set up, register participants, collect and tally scores, provide refreshments of donuts, hotdogs, and Chili.
Medals were awarded to first- through third-place winners in five divisions including youth. In the adult divisions, the top awards were taken mostly by current or former collegiate archers. Carissa Dragan and Chris Krause, former LBSAC members took top honors in their divisions. Ray Macias, club president was close behind Chris and Dakota Sinclair of UC San Diego was first in his division and Ashlee Sheppard of Occidental took second in hers.
The event consisted of shooting 20 three-arrow ends, at a standard 40 cm five-color target face from a distance of 18 meters (60 feet).
For several participants, this was their first competition and many said they had fun. More will be scheduled.
LBSAC wishes to thank Hi Tech Archery for their support and helping get he word out about the tournament.
Looking to the New Year!
As the fall semester comes to a close we look back at all the activities that happened. This semester we had a great turn-out for new members in the club. Our returning members enjoyed sharing the ins and outs of archer with them. Early in October we once again hosted the USCA West Region seminar. U.S head coach KiSik Lee presented the National Training System for form to all attendees. Team tryouts were held in late October and 14 members were selected to represent CSULB, once again allowing us to field a full team. Our semester ended with our holiday party, hosted by Vickie Phan. It was a night of great food, great fun, and an awesome gift exchange as well. Winter break sees the club members relaxing at home as the team members will be hard at work gearing up for State Indoor. This competition will begin the competition season.
The Long Beach State Archery Club (LBSAC), now in its
year, is the longest running college archery program in the United States. As a club we encourage participation for both fun and competition. To our members we not only provide the necessary equipment but also provide certified coaching from some of the best coaches in Southern California. We encourage our archers to improve in a fun and relaxed environment and possibly represent our school on a competetive level against other schools from around the nation. Whether a veteran shooter or a beginning archer, LBSAC is all about creating the best possible college sports club experience.
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