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July 10, 2021

USA Archery Crowns JOAD Target National Champions in Alabama

DECATUR, Alabama – USA Archery’s JOAD Target Nationals wrapped today with exciting head to head elimination matches narrowing the field to our 2021 youth national medalists.

USA Archery was thrilled to see countless examples of good sportsmanship, friends and competitors cheering each other to strong finishes and many laughs and smiles across the field.

This tournament, an annual favorite of Olympian Casey Kaufhold, was her final big competition before she heads to Tokyo to represent Team USA at the Olympic Games. Kaufhold qualified first for the recurve junior women both days and won today’s matches outright.

Through today’s matches Kaufhold and friends were spotted dancing and singing across the field, just really enjoying good archery competition. “It feels really good to just relax and enjoy a tournament,” shared Kaufhold. “I’m not trying to say I don’t enjoy every other tournament, it’s just kind of easier to let loose here and still focus on shooting well. I really enjoy shooting with the juniors, I have for a couple of years now, so it’s good to back, to relax and have fun. I was definitely focused on shooting because it’s prep for Tokyo and I did well with that but also had a really great time.”

Joonsuh Oh dominated the recurve junior men’s competition all weekend, while the cadet men’s division was rocked in today’s matches. The top four were all seeded 16th and lower from qualification, with No. 18 Daniel Mueller taking the gold.

Sawyer Sullivan remains unbeatable on the compound cadet men’s field, pulling off another gold finish today to take home the national title. Brianna Laux and Liko Arreola each pulled off their third consecutive national titles in the recurve cadet women and compound cub women’s divisions respectively, while barebow junior Olivia Artz won her fourth consecutive title.

The triumphs and impressive stories from this weekend were abundant, and USA Archery is incredibly thankful to all the archers, parents, coaches, judges and field crew who made this event possible. The Jack Allen Recreation Complex was a fantastic host venue and the Decatur Morgan County Tourism team could not have made a more welcoming atmosphere. Stay tuned tomorrow for results from the U.S. Team Trials for the Junior Pan American Games and World Archery Youth Championships.

View complete results from the competition and official photos.

Congratulations to our 2021 JOAD Target National Champions and Medalists!

Recurve Junior Men

  1. Joonsuh Oh
  2. Josef Scarboro
  3. Nathaniel Aud

Recurve Junior Women

  1. Casey Kaufhold
  2. Megan McDonough
  3. Richelle Shim

Recurve Cadet Men

  1. Daniel Mueller
  2. Aidan Zhoung
  3. Nathan Wilson

Recurve Cadet Women

  1. Brianna Laux
  2. Natalie Hong
  3. Emma Kim

Recurve Cub Men

  1. Zyac Thongkum
  2. Matthew Paramenter
  3. Chris Rhee

Recurve Cub Women

  1. Riley Tateyama
  2. Alice Lee
  3. Ryann Hempleman

Recurve Bowmen Men

  1. Jack Cook
  2. Christopher Hwang
  3. Aarya Arun

Recurve Bowmen Women

  1. Elizabeth Doo
  2. Sreenidhi Ellapukurthi
  3. Hayun Choi

Compound Junior Men

  1. Cole Frederick
  2. Matthew Russell
  3. Cooper French

Compound Junior Women

  1. Sachiko Keane
  2. Makenna Proctor
  3. Danielle Woodie

Compound Cadet Men

  1. Sawyer Sullivan
  2. Cooper Davies
  3. Colton Converse

Compound Cadet Women

  1. Olivia Dean
  2. Zoie Thompson
  3. Brielle Ochnich

Compound Cub Men

  1. Grady Kane
  2. Cooper Byrum
  3. William Bakkestuen

Compound Cub Women

  1. Liko Arreola
  2. McKenzie Woods
  3. Julia Cook

Compound Bowmen Men

  1. Charles Carlton
  2. Andrew Xie
  3. Noah Hughs

Compound Bowmen Women

  1. Samantha Katz
  2. Presley Pyper
  3. Liana Ambrose

Barebow Junior Men

  1. Matthew Seidemann
  2. Ethan DeValk

Barebow Junior Women

  1. Olivia Artz
  2. Laura Hughes
  3. Emily Clouse

Barebow Cadet Men

  1. Elijah Hillensbeck
  2. Luca Pierpan Tatro
  3. Christopher Clade

Barebow Cadet Women

  1. Anastacia Godman
  2. Maggie Brensinger
  3. Elizabeth Lykins

Barebow Cub Men

  1. Cody Elliott
  2. Jason Zaccagnini

Barebow Cub Women

  1. Isabell Lehsten
  2. Jordan Lemons
  3. Breanna Hayden Catron

Barebow Bowmen Men

  1. Micah Xie
  2. Griffin Jenkins
  3. James Fullen

Barebow Bowmen Women

  1. Isabella Aguilar
  2. Shriya Palicheria
  3. Madison Dickinson


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