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February 03, 2014

USA Archery Announces JOAD Committee Selection Results

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Archery has announced the selection of two Regional Representatives and an Athlete Representative to the Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) Committee.

John Stover (Brighton, Mich.) has been re-selected as the North Region Representative, and continues as the JOAD Committee Chair. Stover has served for four years as the North Region Representative. A current USA Archery Level 4-NTS Coach, Stover has been actively involved in the sport of archery for over 20 years. 

Mike Cullumber (Chandler, Ariz.) has been selected as the West Region Representative. As a JOAD club leader for over ten years, Cullumber brings a wealth of archery experience to his new position. Cullumber is a USA Archery Level 4-NTS Coach, the President of USA Archery Arizona, and is the Tournament Director for the AAE Arizona Cup, a World Ranking Event and USAT Qualifier Series Event.

JOAD archers will be represented by Mackenzie Brown, who continues as the JOAD Committee Athlete Representative. Brown, who is currently a Resident Athlete at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, has been actively involved in youth archery for a number of years and is now one of the country's top-ranked female athletes.

Laval "Dee" Falks and Doug Ludwig will continue as the South Region Representative and the East Region Representatives respectively.

The duties of JOAD Committee members include:

      Advise USA Archery staff on Outreach related issues

      Act as a resource to, and communicate with, State Associations and State JOAD Coordinators

      Coordinate and promote Outreach activities within their region

      Review Ann Hoyt/ Jim Easton JOAD Grant applications and provide assistance with Grant allocations

      Select the NAA JOAD Award recipient on an as warranted basis

      Attend JOAD Committee meetings

Click here for more information on the JOAD Committee and other USA Archery Committees.

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