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November 08, 2023

Surrounded by waterfalls and jungle, USA team set for the 2023 Pan American Field Championship

IGUAZU, Argentina – In the shadows of more than 250 majestic waterfalls, 26 archers from the USA are in South America to compete in the Iguazú 2023 Pan American Field Championship in Argentina.

The six-day world ranking event includes barebow, compound, longbow, recurve and traditional bow, and is taking place in Puerto Iguazú, a city in northeast Argentina, near Iguazú Falls and Iguazú National Park.

The breathtaking Iguazú Falls – which consist of more than 250 waterfalls in the middle of the Parana jungle – have been seen in such movies as Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Captain America: Civil War and Black Panther!

It is a family affair for the Cooleys as mom, dad and daughter - Amy, Marcus and McKenna - are all in attendance. The parents are competing in barebow, with McKenna in recurve women. There is also the mother-daughter combination of Carissa and Mara Craghead. They will contest the compound 50+ women and compound women respectively.

Wednesday is the official practice day. Competition gets underway on Thursday, with the first of two days of qualification, when archers take aim at 24 targets positioned at unknown distances. On Friday there will be 24 targets at known distances.

The weekend starts with team and mixed team competition, while Sunday is when the individual competition enjoys elimination rounds through the semifinals. The 2023 Pan American Field Championship finishes on Monday with the individual medal matches.

USA Team

Name Category
Stuart Aldridge Recurve 50+ Men
Joella Bates Longbow Women
Shiloh Butts Longbow Men
Caryn Carmichael Longbow Women
Marcus Cooley Barebow Men
McKenna Cooley Recurve Women
Carissa Craghead Compound 50+ Women
Mara Craghead Compound Women
Allison Eaton Barebow Women
Jessica Garcia Traditional Women
Fawn Girard Barebow Women
Anna Gonzales Traditional Women
Cody Hasson Traditional Men
Martin Holzman Recurve Men
Maria Imamura Compound Women
Lea Jarrett Compound Women
Kristen Johnston Longbow Women
Michael King Compound 50+ Men
Marcel Laurens Barebow 50+ Men
Carrie Lin Compound 50+ Women
Melissa McAvoy Recurve Women
Eric McNutt Compound 50+ Men
Joshua Miller Longbow Men
Ginger Morehead Compound 50+ Women
Molly Nugent Recurve Women
Amy Rayner-Cooley Barebow Women
Karin Bock Coach
Dee Falks Team Manager
Marcia Falks Coach
Michael Nugent Coach
Cassandra Pelton Coach

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