Bemidji, MN – Senior, Rowen McAllister continued the St. Croix Preparatory Academy Archery tradition at Bemidji State University in the MN National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) state tournament. Rowen is the 2016 Minnesota State high school girls champion archer and new state record holder! Rowen scored 297 points, just 3 points short of a perfect score (which has never been achieved in competition). She overcame the 2015 state record holder, SCPA’s Wes Joarnt (296 points) who is a two-time state boys champion. These two SCPA students represent three of the past seven years with an SCPA archer being a state high school individual champion. The high school team has also been the state team champion for the past five years (2011-2015).
Competition continues to step up each year. This year, the SCPA high school archery team placed 3rd in the tightest scores in the Minnesota NASP history. Only five points separated the top three teams. That is a difference of one arrow! SCPA scored 3,388 points compared to second place (Princeton) with 3,392 and first place New Prague with 3,393. Well done, team!
SCPA won the Champlin Park, New Prague, and SCPA Lions Open Tournaments prior to the regional and state tournaments.