Seattle, Washington Children’s book empowers young girls to “Try Something New!” is the subtitle of Addy’s first book. A book about a real girl with real dreams and adventures in Archery. Addison “Archer Addy” Nachtrieb, an 11 year old female National Champion archer and two time Washington State Junior Olympic Champion, releases the first book in her Archer Addy book series on Amazon.com and Kindle.
Easton Field at the NFAA Yankton Archery Center was the spot to be if you wanted to see the top outdoor target archers in the country this past weekend. October 4th-5th, 2014 was the first annual National Outdoor Target Championships. Over 100 archers were faced with three distances, 60-50-40 yards.
Rachel Wesbrock ensured that her father’s long-awaited championship wasn’t wasted. Wesbrock, a youth archer from northern Illinois, followed up her father, Jason’s, national title with one of her own Sunday during the final round of the inaugural National Field Archery Association (NFAA) Outdoor National Target Championships in Yankton. And so, they were both able to hoist silver bowl trophies during Sunday’s awards ceremony.
The National Field Archery Association is going back to its roots. Founded in 1939, the Yankton-based organization is well known for its field and 3D tournaments, but is reaching back to the past when target archery was the popular discipline.
The Ted Nugent Kamp For Kids rolled into Yankton’s National Field Archery Association (NFAA) Easton Archery Center Sunday for the fifth straight year along with its namesake — rocker Ted Nugent. But Nugent says the camp is about the lessons both kids and parents can learn from acquiring and teaching outdoor skills.
For whatever reason, Paige Pearce never really seemed to fare well in Yankton. That all changed Friday for the 19-year-old professional archer from Red Bluff, California. Pearce, one of the top female shooters in the United States, set a new world during Friday’s final round of the International Field Archery Association (IFAA) World Field Championships in Yankton. She shot a score of 559, out of a possible 560, in a 112-arrow hunter round.
Elliott Stephens would be the first to tell you that archers seek a challenge.
And so, when faced with a mostly flat course Saturday at the fourth day of the NFAA Outdoor National Championships in Yankton, Stephens and his fellow archers were in for a treat.
Two of the 28 targets on the Badlands range — located next to the KOA campground — featured raised wooden platforms from where archers shot arrows, as well as a handful of other targets with interesting topography.
“These are generally flat courses, but they still did a nice job with it,” said Stephens, who lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Though 23 years apart in age, Susan Dillman and Heather Gore are proof that archery can be something a person can pick up at any stage in life.
The two female archers may have started shooting for different reasons, but the point is, they say, they fell in love with the sport.
“The passion came back,” Gore, a 26-year-old from Grass Valley, California, said Friday during the third day of the NFAA Outdoor National Championships in Yankton.
Gore, who comes from an “archery-loving” family, said she originally started shooting a bow at age two, but “put it away” for 10 years.
Her brother’s love for the sport played a key role in re-introducing her to it, she added.
Eight months ago, Kaylee Moss had no visions of competing at a national archery tournament.
The 11-year-old from Oklahoma City began shooting a bow in January after receiving one as a Christmas gift.
If there is a way to prepare itself for next summer’s World Archery Youth Championships, the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) is about to find out over the next two weeks. Nearly 600 archers will converge on Yankton for not one, but two, prestigious tournaments.