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April 13, 2022

Three USA judges accredited as International Judge Candidates

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – World Archery Americas concluded a seminar in Medellin, Colombia that accredited ten new International Judge Candidates (IJC) from the Americas, including three from the U.S.: Curtis Balusek, Jennifer Laux and Andrew Neville.

Judges are the technical officials for the sport of archery. They are responsible for implementing the latest version of the World Archery Rulebook and ensuring a fair field of competition at international events.

To become an International Judge accredited by World Archery, judges must first serve as an IJC and pass an exam. Continental Judges must have served as a National Judge for at least three years, have served at least once in a World Ranking Tournament with positive evaluation, and prepare for the IJC seminar for several months, including completing e-learning modules and passing several prerequisite exams.

Judge Neville shared: “My accomplishing international judging accreditation has been in part to the many years of mentoring I have had from Megan Tierney, Sheri Rhodes, Mike Cullumber and many others. I am very grateful to them.  Strengthening judges to succeed on the field of play is a hallmark of USA Archery.” 

Becoming an IJC is an honor that reflects years of dedication to service of the sport of archery and USA Archery shares our sincerest congratulations and deepest gratitude to Judges Balusek, Laux and Neville for their efforts to ensure fair play at our events and tournaments around the world. These three judges also serve on USA Archery’s Officials and Rules Committee and further give back to the sport, creating education opportunities including webinars, seminars and judge newsletters.

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