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April 18, 2017

USA Archery Commends JOAD Olympian and Adult Achievement Awards Recipients

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - The first quarter of 2017 was an exciting one for over 100 JOAD archers who received Olympian Awards. Many archers who participated in the Indoor Nationals were able to shoot their best scores in competition, making their Olympian Awards that much sweeter!

The USA Archery Achievement Award Program rewards progressive scoring achievements, and encourages youth and adult archers to set and achieve goals in the sport of archery. 

Casey Kaufhold, age 13, shot the score to earn her Gold Olympian award at a recent pin shoot at the Lancaster Archery Academy. "I tried not to think about [the score], but it came down to the last end; I realized I couldn't drop another point or I wouldn't have it so I just tried to block that out of my mind and shoot my bow because when I do that I usually do pretty well," shared Casey. 

Casey has had a great start to 2017, also winning cub recurve women's gold at JOAD National Indoor Championships with one of the five highest scores of any female in the nation. Casey credits her success: "I've been working on going to practice just about every day, getting a lot of arrows in to get all the aspects of the form down, and muscle memory just to have it the same every time." Her advice to others is: "Keep striving for your goals even though some days your scores might be lower than other days, keep working towards your goals and never give up."

In addition to a certificate and pin, Bronze JOAD Olympian awards are recognized with a backpack, Silver JOAD Olympian awards are recognized with a lightweight jacket, and Gold JOAD Olympian awards are recognized with a belt buckle. Adult awards are recognized with Bronze, Silver, and Gold pins.

Archers wishing to shoot for these awards must be current youth, adult, or family members of USA Archery and part of a registered USA Archery JOAD or Adult club.

 

2017 First Quarter JOAD Olympian Awards

R = Recurve, C = Compound, B = Barebow, BC = Basic Compound, BH = Bowhunter

Bronze

Anna Reinkemeyer - BC

Kira Bollar - R

Gage McLeod - C

Seth McWherter - R

Gracelyn Chambers - C

Matthew Berkshire - C

Sydney Hagberg - R

Gianna D'arezzo - C

Curtis Ferguson - C

Raif Prevalt - C

Makenna Proctor - C

Eamonn Redmond-Mattucci - R

James McCreery - C

Jeremy Brake - C

Chase Hamblett - C

Brayden Meigs - C

Evan Koepfer - C

Austin Barnes - C

Drake Coffman - C

Rishi Nair - R

Gabriel Stokes - C

Easton Bassett - C

Matthew Hareland - C

Maegan Seeman - C

Jack Molter - C

Melanie Schoening - C

Jarrett Pilgram - R

Emma Gruver - R

Kaycie Malcolm - C

Makenzie Weatherspoon - C

Amanda Newland - C

Christopher Pfister - C

Gracelyn Chambers - C

Allison Sanford - C

Philip Newton - R

Maya Reddy - C

Benjamin Fahrney - C

Nathaniel Wilken - C

Ava Dremann - C

Zachary Bobby - C

Jonathan Hubbard - C

Julia Lizik - C

Noah Breen - C

Grant Miller - C

Adrianna Nellett - C

Colton Lash - C

Clint Moore - C

Autumn Dotterer - C

Paige Robbins - B

Molly Nugent - R

Ryder Holloway - R

Liam Bock - R

Sawyer Sullivan - C

John Klus - C

Autumn Bullis - C

Ena Walter - C

Dan Kurylo - C

Dan Kurylo - C

Olivia White - C

Sebastian Garcia - C

Ana Paula Vasquez - R

Grant Fyke - C

Connor Reyes - C

Lynn Horiguchi - R

Songhee Min - R

Austin May - C

Payton Hookstead - C

Conor Franklin - C

Erin Morstad - C

Lauren Haley - C

Dakota Lee - C

Dakota Galliano - R

Molly Nugent - R

Adeline Reynolds - C

Elianna Coon - C

 

Silver

Sophia Howard - C

Nathan Zimmerman - C

Holt Albertson - C

Garrett-James Satchell - C

Gage McLeod - C

Jeremy Brake - C

Easton Bassett - C

Rishi Nair - R

Brenden Newberg - C

Tyler Heritage - C

Daniel Petro - C

Casey Kaufhold - R

Connor Kaufhold - R

Gracelyn Chambers - C

Christian Lurch - C

Paxton LeSatz - C

Clay Weaver - C

John Klus - C

Autumn Bullis - C

Olivia White - C

Easton Parent - C

Songhee Min - R

Payton Hookstead - C

Conor Franklin - C

Maegan Seeman - C

 

Gold

Trevor Quarry - R

Sawyer Cawley - C

Dylan Oblander - R

Kent Nitta - R

Jeremy Brake - C

Malcolm Bourgeois - C

Tyler Heritage - C

Evan Falk - C

Casey Kaufhold - R

Austin Ayres - C

Tyler Ruzbasan - R

Megan Barua Rivera - C

 

 

 

 

2017 First Quarter Adult Achievement Awards

Bronze

Siobhan Saragusa - R

Taylor Roseen - B

Joseph Cashuric - B

Kelsey lard - R

Jeffrey Belz - C

Dave Castle - C

Ting Jiang - C

Ross Elliott - B

Ashish Bhatia - B

Joseph Goodwin - C

Kim Hartman - B

Kendrick Chaney - R

Jerry Cheng - BH

Madison Galligan - BH

Michael Varness - C

Adam Trubiano - C

Evangeline Christel - B

 

 

 

Silver

Ashish Bhatia - B

Jerry Cheng - BH

Madison Galligan - BH

Michael Varness - C

 

Gold

Jason Wesbrock - B

 

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