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1,750 archers from 86 Iowa schools participated in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) state tournament March 10-11, in Des Moines.
Lilly Machart, from Anamosa, won the girls' bullseye competition with a score of 297. Cassie Allen, from Holstein Ridge View, won the girls' 3D competition with a score of 293. Machart and Allen were each awarded a bow for winning the respective competition.
Jatin Moore, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, won the boys' bullseye competition with a score of 293. Kade Butterwegge, from West Des Moines Stilwell, won the boys' 3D competition with a score of 290. Moore and Butterwegge were each awarded a bow for winning the respective competitions.
Scholarships were awarded to the top scoring 12th grade boys and girls in each category.
Senior boys scholarship winners were Eli Kempema, from Sergeant Bluff Luton, who received $1,000 for the highest 3D score and Brandon Lochner, from Mount Vernon, received $500 scholarship for second highest 3D score among seniors. Tanner Bowman, from Johnston, received $1,500 for the highest score and Jack Waskow, Alburnett, received $1,000 scholarship for second highest score among seniors in the bullseye competition.
Among senior girls, Brooke Paris, from Ottumwa, received $1,000 scholarship for the highest 3D score and Lauryn Jansen, of Sergeant Bluff Luton, received $500 for second highest 3D score among seniors. Robyn Stillmunkes, from Bellevue, received $1,500 scholarship for the highest score and Nyla Kahl, from Bellevue, received $1,000 scholarship for the second highest score in the bullseye competition.
NASP archers who scored highest league scores plus the highest state tournament scores were named All-State Archers.
Boys All State Archers
Connor Myers, Mount Vernon
Alex Brittain, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont
Jatin Moore, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont
Owen Lerg, West Des Moines Valley
Adam Larson, Lawton
Collin Hallier, Mount Vernon
Girls All State Archers
Lilly Machart, Anamosa
Makenna Hewitt, Cedar Rapids Prairie Point
Paige Emig, Mount Vernon
Samantha Mellinger, Washington
Breann Holtz, Lawton
Haley Schwenneker, Spencer
High All-Around Champions were named based on their total combined scores from the state 3D and bullseye tournaments. Lilly Machart, from Anamosa, with a total combined score of 588 and Alex Brittain, from Eddyville – Blakesburg – Fremont, with a total combined score of 578.
Nearly 3,600 archers from more than 300 schools participated in Iowa’s National Archery in the Schools Program. The NASP season was Dec. 1 to Feb. 24.
3D results are available online at https://nasptournaments.org/TournamentDetail.aspx?tid=2897
Bullseye results are available online at https://nasptournaments.org/TournamentDetail.aspx?tid=2896
The state tournament was sponsored by the Iowa Bowhunters Association, Whitetails Unlimited, the Iowa State Archery Association, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Safari Club International.