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Sarcoxie High School becomes 3D NASP world champions

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A student archer scores her target as she learns the skills of archery offered by the Missouri Department of Conservation.

ORLANDO, FL. – Students at Sarcoxie High School have stepped on to the world stage, earning first place in the 3D Challenge at the National Archery in the Schools (NASP) World Tournament and 3D Challenge July 21-22 in Orlando, FL.

More than 3,390 student archers in grades 4-12 from more than 200 schools in two countries participated – including 205 Missouri students from nine schools.

Following up from their national bullseye title, Sarcoxie finished in first place with a combined team score of 1,736. Nearby Carl Junction High School followed with second place with a combined team score of 1,727. Sarcoxie Middle School took third place in the middle school division.

Missouri student archers participated through the Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program (MoNASP), which is coordinated through the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) in partnership with numerous schools and supporting organizations throughout the state.

MoNASP is an affiliate of NASP and also promotes education, self-esteem, and physical activity for more than 135,000 Missouri students from 620 schools in grades 4-12 through participation in the sport of archery.

“Missouri was once again well represented on the podium at the World NASP tournaments,” says MDC MoNASP Coordinator Eric Edwards. “MoNASP has been able to provide an opportunity to thousands of kids to participate in the sport of archery–something some may have never even thought about. Congratulations to everyone on a job well done!”

The following Missouri students placed in the top 10 in the 3D NASP World Challenge:

  • Senior Caleb Stillians from Sarcoxie High School took third place in the high school males division with a score of 295 out of 300.
  • Senior Chris Lingenfelter from Sarcoxie High School took fifth place in the high school males division with a score of 294 out of 300.
  • Senior Steven Mann from Carl Junction High School took seventh place in the high school males division with a score of 292 out of 300.
  • Junior Frankie Goforth from Carl Junction High School took third place in the high school females division with a score of 292 out of 300.
  • Junior Micah Edwards from Sarcoxie High School took sixth place in the high school female division with a score of 288 out of 300.
  • Senior Brooke Hinkle from Sarcoxie High School took seventh place in the high school female division with a score of 287 out of 300.
  • Freshman Lane Stone from Carl Junction High School took ninth place in the high school males division with a score of 292 out 300.
  • Senior Cole Sandbothe from Blair Oaks High School took ninth place in the high school males division with a score of 292 out 300.
  • Seventh grader Max Wangler from Sarcoxie Middle School took seventh place in the middle school males division with a score of 289 out 300.
  • Seventh grader Ally Nordell from Sarcoxie Middle School took eighth place in the middle school females division with a score of 286 out of 300.

In the NASP Bullseye World Tournament, Missouri teams were also strong competitors. Sarcoxie High School finished second place with a combined team score of 3,445 in the high school division. Carl Junction High School’s team followed with third place turning a combined team score of 3,437. Carthage High School’s archery team took ninth place turning in a combined score of 3,393.

Missouri students also showed off their skills in the individual portion of the tournament The following Missouri students placed in the top 10 of the NASP World Tournament:

  • Senior Chris Lingenfelter from Sarcoxie High School took first place in the high school males division with a score of 296 out of 300.
  • Freshman Kamryn Twehus from Blair Oaks High School took fifth place in the high school females division with a score of 292 out of 300.
  • Senior Shelby Winslow from Lee’s Summit West High School took seventh place in the high school female division with a score of 290 out of 300.
  • Sophomore Allie Stewart from Carthage High School took eighth place in the high school female division with a score of 290 out 300.
  • Seventh grader Irvin Johnson from Salem Middle School took third place in the middle school males division with a score of 295 out of 300.
  • Eighth grader Skylar Metscher from Billings R-4 took fourth place in the middle school female division with a score of 292 out of 300.
  • Seventh grader Ally Nordell from Sarcoxie Middle took seventh place in the middle school female division with a score of 291 out of 300.

To see all tournament scores visit: http://bit.ly/2v59thH. Learn more about MoNASP at http://on.mo.gov/2mCPWg4.

George Freeman is a veteran journalist and photographer. An award-winning writer, editor and columnist in Springfield, Mo., with more than 50 years experience. His preference is for positive and uplifting stories about people, places, traditions and trends that make the Ozarks one of the most livable regions anywhere. A member of the Garden Writers Association of America, he is a past-president of the Society of Professional Journalists of Southwest Missouri, the Kansas and Ohio AP societies; a board member of Friends of the Garden and a member of the Rotary Club of Springfield. In 1976, he traveled to India as a member of a Rotary Foundation Group Study Exchange Team.

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