In September 2019, around 250 archers gathered at the NFAA Headquarters in Yankton for the Outdoor National Target Championships. The two days of intense competition also overlapped with the Adult Academy. In its fourth year, the three-day academy covered all facets of archery competition and participants received 1-on-1 tips from top professional archers.
The 2-day outdoor shoot featured a NFAA 900 Round on Day 1 and a NFAA Classic 600 Round on Day 2. The NFAA 900 Round consisted of 5 ends of 6 arrows shot at 3 distances, beginning with the furthest distance. Cub distances were 30-20-10 yards, Youth distances were 50-40-30 yards and Young Adult/Adult/Senior distances were 60-50-40 yards. The NFAA Classic 600 Round consisted of 4 ends of 5 arrows shot at 3 distances, beginning with the closest distance. Cub distances were 10-20-30 yards, Youth distances were 30-40-50 yards and Young Adult/Adult/Senior distances were 40-50-60 yards.
Official shooting on Saturday September 7th began at 11:00 am. The Easton Yankton Comfort Station had cold drinks for sale throughout the day, and grilled out with hamburgers and hot dogs for lunch! On Sunday September 8th, shooting concluded at 1:00 pm, and awards were held inside the center at 2:30 pm.
Taking home the bowls in the Professional Divisions were Tate Morgan (Pro Male Freestyle) with a total score of 1490, and Paige Pearce (Pro Female Freestyle) total score 1482. Robert Anderson (Senior Pro Male Freestyle) placed first with 1468 and 55 X’s.
Thank you to everyone who attended the Outdoor National Target Championships this year. It was a great success thanks to all of you! Results can be found HERE.