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March 02, 2020

USA Archery Indoor National Champions Awarded at 2020 Season Opener

Photo: Caroline McCracken

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – A record high of nearly 5,000 archers entered the most competitive edition of USA Archery’s Indoor Nationals in 51 consecutive years of this event. Archers of all ages competed at one of thirteen locations across the country and the final results are in.

World No. 1s Braden Gellenthien and Alexis Ruiz topped the compound senior divisions. Gellenthien scored a perfect 600 with his first 60 arrows, becoming the first American compound archer in history to do so and setting a national record that will stand for all time. His total 1196 put him on top of a very tight division, with only 8 points separating archers in the top 8. Ruiz claimed the women’s title with an 1185.

15-year-old Casey Kaufhold broke six national records, some of which had been standing since the 1980s, on her way to the recurve senior women’s national title for the second year in a row. World Champion and World No. 1 Brady Ellison also holds onto his recurve senior men’s national title with 1191.

John Demmer III claimed the barebow men’s national title with an 1117 and Fawn Girard repeated as the women’s national champion with a strong 1057.

Keith Trail and Kendall Woody tied for the compound master men’s top score with 1177s and are both named national champions. Alanna Dunaway repeats as the compound master women’s national champion with an 1141. John Freeman and Nancy Zorn won the compound masters 60+ divisions with an 1160 and 1132 respectively. Randall Rutledge’s 1129 and Lisa McMurray‘s 1055 took the win for the compound masters 70+ divisions.

John Magera is the recurve master men’s national champion, posting an 1139. Tatyana Muntyan topped the recurve master women’s division by more than 20 points, taking the win with 1129. Tim Walker and Jill Fraser scored 1111 and 1108 respectively to win the recurve masters 60+ divisions and Larry Anderson and Paula Prichard won the recurve masters 70+ divisions with scores of 1112 and 938.

Richard Stonebraker solidly clinched the barebow master men’s national title with a 1073 and Jenifer Stoner won the women’s title with 1026, almost 40 points clear the rest of the field.

Josef Scarboro, currently 5th in the U.S. Olympic Trials for Archery, won the recurve junior men’s division with an 1183 that would have put him 2nd in the senior division. Gabrielle Sasai cleared the recurve junior women’s field by 8 points to claim the champion title with an 1137.

Lane Brandt is the compound junior men’s national champion with an 1189 while Sachiko Keane holds her compound junior women’s national title with an 1171. Union College’s Brandt and Columbia University’s Keane are also both the collegiate national champions – posting impressive scores as student-athletes.

Duke University’s Minsoo Kim is the recurve collegiate men’s national champion with an 1139 and Olympic Trials standout Molly Nugent won the recurve title with 1140, nearly 30 points over the competition.

Cole Luburgh of Hocking College is the barebow collegiate men’s national champion, after scoring a field topping 1027. Long Beach State’s Michelle Nguyen won the barebow collegiate women’s national championship with a 921. Morgan Vaughn of Union College is the bowhunter collegiate men’s national champion, posting an impressive 1196. Sarah Purtee of the University of the Cumberlands scored an 1177 to win the bowhunter collegiate women’s national title.

Alyssa Artz brought the fire in an impressive recurve cadet women’s lineup, sealing victory with an 1145, 11 points clear the rest of the women, including several Olympic Trials standouts. In a field just shy of 200 archers, Dylan Oblander took the recurve cadet men’s win with an 1164.

All the top compound cadet men came out to Indoor Nationals and Cole Zeug and Isaac Sullivan are both crowned national champion with tied scores at 1183. Isabella Otter’s 1163 topped the compound cadet women, a score high enough to put her 9th in the combined age divisions.

Jacob Kim topped the recurve cub men with 1124, Yuri Kim won for the women with 1097. Dewey Hathaway’s 1167 and Liko Arreola’s 1162 topped the compound cub scores. Reigning outdoor national champion Arreola’s impressive score also set a new national record.

Caleb Quiocho outscored all compound bowman men by nearly 50 points with an 1160 for a new national record. Savannah O’Donohue took the women’s national title by just one point with an 1114.

Zyac Thongkum won the recurve bowman men’s national title with a 1080, a whopping 45 points higher than anyone else in his division. Akshara Vijay won the women’s title with 1115.

James Hughes and Olivia Artz are the barebow junior national champions with scores of 998 and 995 respectively. Christopher Clade and Abigale Lee won the barebow cadet titles with 952 and 988. Barebow cub national champions Logan Wamsley and Julia Mann scored 825 and 880.

Caelan Shanklin dominated the barebow bowman men’s division with a new national record of 819, more than 150 points ahead of his competition. Jamie DiGiacomo also shattered national records and outscored the barebow bowman women by over 100 points with an incredible 827.

To round out the Indoor Nationals season, USA Archery will host the Indoor Nationals Final, March 19-20, in Louisville, Kentucky.

The top eight archers from any age class are eligible to qualify for the Indoor Nationals Final, for head-to-head, single elimination matches in the Recurve Men, Recurve Women, Compound Men and Compound Women divisions. Lancaster Archery Supply is generously sponsoring a gender-neutral, combined age class Barebow division for inclusion at the Final. Prize money totaling around $65,0000 will be awarded among all places.

NEW this year, USA Archery will also welcome top collegiate archers for a head to head showdown alongside the Indoor Nationals Final.

The Finals lineups will be announced tomorrow.

USA Archery would also like to congratulate all participants of the 2020 USA Archery JOAD Indoor Nationals. Outstanding performances from competitive young archers were a highlight of the indoor season. We commend the JOAD Indoor National Champions:

  • Joonsuh Oh – Recurve Junior Men (585)
  • Samantha Lum – Recurve Junior Women (562)
  • Timothy Smith – Recurve Cadet Men (583)
  • Casey Kaufhold – Recurve Cadet Women (584)
  • Chap Post – Recurve Cub Men (586)
  • Gabrielle Sasai – Recurve Cub Women (574)
  • Zyac Thongkum – Recurve Bowman Men (575)
  • Akshara Vijay – Recurve Bowman Women (570)
  • Carson Sapp – Compound Junior Men (594)
  • Sachiko Keane – Compound Junior Women (579)
  • Sawyer Sullivan – Compound Cadet Men (597)
  • Makenna Proctor – Compound Cadet Women (580)
  • Jacob Merkel – Compound Cub Men (578)
  • Liko Arreola – Compound Cub Women (582)
  • Caleb Quiocho – Compound Bowman Men (577)
  • Savannah O’Donohue – Compound Bowman Women (559)
  • Daniel Colloms – Barebow Junior Men (532)
  • Olivia Artz – Barebow Junior Women (492)
  • Nathanael Cartwright – Barebow Cadet Men (496)
  • Maggie Brensinger – Barebow Cadet Women (461)
  • Jacob Olmstead – Barebow Cub Men (506)
  • Helen Carle – Barebow Cub Women (506)
  • Caelan Shanklin – Barebow Bowman Men (505)
  • Jansyn Wilke – Barebow Bowman Women (484)

View complete results from the 51st USA Archery Indoor Nationals and 2020 USA Archery JOAD Indoor Nationals and stay tuned for more on the Indoor Nationals Final. A live stream of the gold medal matches will be provided by Competition Archery Media on March 20th starting at 5pm ET!

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