New Archery Tournament

By: Anna Smithson Email
By: Anna Smithson Email

Though you might not think it archery can be more than just a sport or hobby.

"We have kids now that are graduating high school because they were getting ready to drop out but they get involved in archery"
Says Event Coordinator Rhonda Jordan

Today was the regional archery competition to qualify for the State Competition.
Event coordinator, Ronda Jordan says archery participants come from all walks of life and that brings diversity in the sport.

"It doesn't matter what kind of car you came in today or how much money your mom or dad have every body's on a level playing field"
"This is a sport they can all be involved in"
Says Jordan

One eighth grade participant says she likes shooting because it is not a traditional sport.

"It gave me something to do besides other sports that people do everyday it was something different"
Says Shooter Cena Cherry

Mason Chandler says he has been able to apply what he learns in archery to everyday life.

"Just like life you want good arrows all good arrows basically you want to be all good in life and have no bad and just like archers you want all good arrows to be in the highest score you can get"

The State Archery Competition will be held April second in Louisville.
Winners will be competing for over seventeen thousand dollars worth of scholarship money for college.

Western Kentucky University currently has a professional archer who is on partial scholarship for his achievements in the past two state tournaments.


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