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March 28, 2023

Time to register for the JOAD Target Nationals in Iowa

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Registration is open for the 2023 USA Archery JOAD Target Nationals, which takes place in Des Moines, IA from July 12-16.

The capital city of Iowa will host a single distance double round qualification, individual elimination rounds for the top 64 in each category, and for added fun, an optional team round.

Taking place at the James W. Cownie Soccer Park, this five-day event includes divisions from U13 to U21 for barebow, compound, fixed pins, recurve and Para compound open, recurve open, and W1 archers. The host venue is home to 12 soccer fields, and a large concession stand. It’s also located close to many local restaurants and attractions.

After official practice and check-in on July 12, USA Archery welcomes archers and their families to a Kick-Off Social event with a taste of local flavors, music, entertainment, giveaways and more. Competition gets underway on July 13, and there is also plenty for visitors to enjoy away from the archery.

Plan family-friendly activities with the help of Catch Des Moines and check out special discounts for USA Archery visitors. Book a room in our block at the Hotel Fort Des Moines, Curio Collection by Hilton.

Greg Edwards is President and CEO of Catch Des Moines, one of the event partners. He said, “While you’re here, make plans to visit the famous Downtown Des Moines Farmers’ Market on Saturday. Other attractions you’re sure to enjoy include the Blank Park Zoo, the Science Center of Iowa, and Smash Park.”

The 2023 USA Archery JOAD Target Nationals is a required event for nomination to USA Archery’s youth United States Archery Teams, and is a qualifying event for the Regional Elite and National Elite U18 programs. Many colleges and universities also keep their eye on this event and offer scholarships to top finishers so promising young talents can pursue a degree in higher education while continuing to train and compete in USA Archery’s Collegiate Archery Program.

JOAD Target Nationals is a perfect event for all archers from those looking for their first taste of national-level competition, to those dreaming of shooting on the world stage for Team USA. Hundreds of archers from across the nation will converge in Des Moines this summer for the premiere youth archery tournament.

Register for 2023 USA Archery JOAD Target Nationals and learn more about the event by contacting [email protected].

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