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September 23, 2010

2011 Easton JOAD National Championships Heading to Sacramento, Calif.

USA Archery and the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau announced today that the 2011 Easton Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) National Championships will be held in Sacramento, Calif., with the assistance of the Sacramento Sports Commission, Sacramento Archery Club and the Wilderness Golden State JOAD Club.

The Championships will be held at Discovery Park, located at Garden Highway and Discovery Park Dr., in Sacramento. Discovery Park, which is located just five minutes from downtown, has hosted the Pacific Coast Cup, California Cup and Grapestakes archery tournaments. The park is ideally located and is nestled between the confluence of the Sacramento and American rivers. "On behalf of the Sacramento Sports Commission & the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau we are extremely excited about the opportunity to host both the 2011 JOAD National Championships and the 2011 USA Archery Youth World Championships Team Trials," said Brad Hillard, Director of Sports Development for the Sacramento CVB. "And we look forward to welcoming our nations top youth archers to Sacramento."

 

"We are very excited to bring the 2011 Easton JOAD Nationals event to the state of California and city of Sacramento," said Denise Parker, CEO, USA Archery. "We have many active JOAD clubs and archery families in this area and we're thrilled with the bid that was presented. The collective local support being provided from the Sacramento Archery Club, Wilderness Golden State JOAD Club, the Sacramento Sports Commission and Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau is key. They have all stepped up to make this happen and USA Archery has full confidence that this will be a fantastic event."

 

The 2011 Easton JOAD Nationals Championships are scheduled for July 7-10, with the 2011 USA Archery Youth World Championships Team Trials immediately following on July 11th. The Easton JOAD Nationals are held annually to determine the national champions in four age divisions for boys and girls in recurve and compound classes: Juniors (through the calendar year of the 20th birthday); Cadets (through the calendar year of the 17th birthday); Cubs (through the calendar year of the 14th birthday); and Bowmen (through the calendar year of the 12th birthday). The Easton JOAD National Championships will feature the best archers from across the country who will shoot for individual and team titles in both recurve and compound, and will offer all archers the opportunity to gain valuable competitive experience, participate in exciting team rounds, and form friendships that can last a lifetime.

 

The Easton JOAD National Champion will be crowned by taking the average of the archers' placements in the Qualification Round, Team Round and the Individual Elimination Round in all classes and divisions. The archer with the lowest average from all three rounds will be declared the overall JOAD National Champion in their class and division.

The 2011 Youth World Championship Team Trials event will select the U.S. Team that will compete at the 2011 Youth World Championships that are set for Legnica, Poland, Aug. 22-27. More information on the team trials selection procedures will be forthcoming and found on USA Archery website at www.usarchery.org.

The Hawthorn Suites and Ramada Inn will serve as the host hotels for this event, and both are offering discounted rates. Archers are encouragedto book rooms early in order to secure these special rates. Both properties offer free breakfast, parking, WiFi, and airport shuttles. They are located across the street from each other and are extremely close to the competition venue.

Hawthorn Suites                                                 Ramada Inn

321 Bercut Dr.                                                     350 Bercut Dr.

Sacramento, CA 95811                                        Sacramento, CA 95811

Ph: 916-441-1200                                               Ph: 916-442-6971

Rates: $69 and up per night                                 Rates: $64 and up per night

Booking Code: ARCH

The Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau, in conjunction with the Sacramento Sports Commission has played host to numerous sporting events in recent years. The two organizations have hosted high profile events in the Sacramento area, including the 1994, 1998, 2002, 2005, and 2007 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament; the 1995 U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships; the 1999 John Hancock U.S. Gymnastics Championships; the 2003, 2005, 2006, and 2007 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships; the 2000 and 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Track and Field; the 2001 National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships; the 2007 NCAA Women's Volleyball Championship; and the 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 Amgen Tour of California.

Sacramento is a new city with a romantic past as evidenced by the Old Sacramento Historic Area, a 28-acre district along the Sacramento River. Minutes from Discovery Park attendees will find Wooden sidewalks, cobblestone streets and horse-drawn carriages to view the gold rush history. The area boasts 100 restored or reconstructed buildings housing some 125 shops and restaurants. Six museums, river cruises and steam train rides will also entertain. 

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About USA Archery:

The National Archery Association, known today as USA Archery, was formed in 1879 to foster and promote the sport of archery. USA Archery is the organization recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee for the purpose of selecting and training men's and women's teams to represent the U.S. in Olympic Games, Paralympic Games and Pan American Games. USA Archery also selects teams for World Championships and other international competitions annually. Membership in USA Archery is open to everyone involved in all disciplines of archery. USA Archery sanctions more than 300 events annually and conducts national championships. For more information visit www.usarchery.org.

About Sacrament Sports Commission:

The Sacramento Sports Commission is a joint city-county advisory board created in the 1980s to attract and develop major professional and amateur sporting events in the capital region.   Since its inception in 1988, the Sports Commission has been responsible for bringing a number of high profile events to Sacramento, including the 1994, 1998, 2002, 2005, and 2007 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, the 1995 U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the 1999 John Hancock U.S. Gymnastics Championships, the 2003, 2005, 2006, and 2007 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the 2000 and 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Track and Field, the 2001 National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships, the 2007 NCAA Women's Volleyball Championship, and the 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 Amgen Tour of California.


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