NFAA Hosts Successful National Event Roundup, September 21-27

NFAA USA

The National Field Archery Association (NFAA), in partnership with the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center (NEYAC), hosted a six-day, multi-national event roundup September 22-27.

400+ archers from 46+ states and 2+ foreign countries arrived in Yankton to compete in five different national-level archery events. The multi-tournament event allowed archers to compete in several national events in a single trip.

The event featured the following major events: NFAA Outdoor National Field Championships (September 22-24), NFAA Outdoor National Target Championships (September 24-25), the First Dakota Classic (September 26-27), NFAA Indoor National Championship (Professional Divisions only – September 27), and the USA Archery Indoor National Finals. All rounds were scheduled to allow archers to compete in all available events.

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2020 NFAA Outdoor National Field Championships 

The 2020 NFAA Field Nationals was held on September 22-24.  235 total archers shot the field, hunter and animal round in three days, including 50 youth archers and 45 professional archers.

Three of the Professional Female archers broke the standing record in the field round. The standing record was a score of 634 in 2013. Paige Pearce now holds the record at 642, followed by Toja Ellison with a score of 639 and Tanja Jensen with 636.

2020 NFAA Field National Results

Professional Female Freestyle Division

  1. Tanja Jensen
  2. Paige Pearce
  3. Toja Ellison

Professional Male Freestyle Division

  1. Braden Gellenthien
  2. Kris Schaff
  3. Jesse Broadwater

Senior Professional Male Freestyle Division

  1. Timothy Gillingham
  2. Michael Braden
  3. Tim Audus

2020 NFAA Outdoor National Target Championships

 The 2020 Target Nationals was held on September 24-25.  The event is a 2-day outdoor shoot featured a NFAA Classic 600 Round on Day 1 and a NFAA 900 Round on Day 2. 286 total archers shot in the Target Nationals.

Kris Schaff won first place in the Professional Men’s Freestyle Division with a score of 1496 with 98 X’s. Four others with a score of 1493 competed in a shoot off for 2nd, 3rd and 4th place. Jimmy Lutz came in second, Dave Cousins came in third, and Paul Tedford came in fourth.

Tanja Jensen won first place in the Professional Female Freestyle Division with a score of 1491 with 84 X’s. Linda Ochoa-Anderson came in second with a score of 1490 with 80 X’s, and Toja Ellison came in third with a score of 1487 with 72 X’s.

2020 NFAA Target National Results 

Professional Female Freestyle Division

  1. Tanja Jensen
  2. Linda Ochoa-Anderson
  3. Toja Ellison

Professional Male Freestyle Division

  1. Kris Schaff
  2. James Lutz
  3. Dave Cousins
  4. Paul Tedford

Senior Professional Male Freestyle Division

  1. Timothy Gillingham
  2. Keith Trail
  3. Tim Audus

2020 First Dakota Classic

The 2020 First Dakota Classic was held on September 26-27. The First Dakota Classic is an indoor distance tournament featuring the NFAA Classic round and is a money shoot, guaranteeing 70% payback in all Flight and Championship categories. 225 total archers shot the 2020 First Dakota Classic.

The First Dakota Classic featured a qualification round, followed by head-to head eliminations. The qualification round is the NFAA Classic 600. The round consisted of 4 ends of 5 arrows shot at 3 distances, beginning with the closest distance. Cub distances are 10-20-30 yards, Youth distances are 30-40-50, and Young Adult/Adult/Senior distances are 40-50-60 yards.

2020 First Dakota Classic Championship Results

2020 First Dakota Classic Flight & Junior Results

Championship Compound Open

  1. Kris Schaff
  2. James Lutz
  3. Braden Gellenthien
  4. Steve Anderson

Championship Compound Female

  1. Linda Ochoa-Anderson
  2. Tanja Jensen
  3. Alexis Ruiz
  4. Toja Ellison

Championship Compound Senior

  1. Benton Christensen
  2. Lynn Hoch
  3. Timothy Gillingham
  4. Michael Braden

Championship Recurve Male

  1. Brady Ellison
  2. Matthew Requa
  3. Josef Scarboro
  4. Kevin Mather

Championship Recurve Female

  1. Mackenzie Brown
  2. McKenna Cooley

2020 NFAA Indoor National Championship – Professional Divisions

Professional Indoor National Championships took place on September 27th. The NFAA Indoor Nationals brought together the top NFAA archers from around the U.S. to shoot the iconic 5 spot, blue and white face. 2020 featured a modified Professional round. Round 1 was the NFAA 300 at blue/white face. Round 2 was the Vegas 300 at the iconic 3 spot face. X’s were used as tie-breakers in the NFAA 300 round but were NOT be used to break ties for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place for the Vegas 300 round.

Linda Ochoa-Anderson took first in the Professional Female Freestyle Division. Alexis Ruiz and Toja Ellison competed in a shoot off for 2nd place, where Alexis took 2nd and Toja took 3rd.

15 archers in the Professional Male Freestyle Division competed in a shoot off for first place. Kyle Douglas took 1st place, Richard Bowen took 2nd, and Stephan Hansen took 3rd place.

2020 Indoor Nationals – Professional Results

Professional Female Freestyle Division

  1. Linda Ochoa-Anderson
  2. Alexis Ruiz
  3. Toja Ellison
  4. Tanja Jensen

Professional Male Freestyle Division

  1. Kyle Douglas
  2. Richard Bowen
  3. Stephan Hansen
  4. Steve Anderson

Senior Professional Male Freestyle Division

  1. Randall Morocco
  2. Lynn Hoch
  3. Keith Trail
  4. Paul Penrod