Coed Varsity Archery · St. Croix Prep Archery Teams on target for 1st, 1st, and 3rd at OWLC Tournament

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Saint Croix Prep Academy 1st 3318

It was an exciting weekend for the SCPA Archery Teams located in Stillwater, MN. With almost 500 archers and 32 schools competing at the Open World Learning Center archery tournament held at St. Paul Johnson High School, SCPA’s archers were on target. The tournament is divided into high school (grades 9-12), middle school (grades 7-8), and elementary (grades 4-6). Each archer on the team shoots five arrows during each of six scoring rounds. Each arrow is worth 10 points for a bullseye and reduced by one point as the arrow lands further from the bullseye. The top 12 archers’ scores from each division team are compiled for the team score.

SCPA had a team consisting of up to 24 archers in each division listed above. The SCPA High School Archery Team were declared champions with a score of 3,318 points followed by Champlin Park (3,266 points) and Lakes International Languages Academy in Forest Lake (3,255 points). The Elementary team also received a first place trophy with a score of 2,813 points. The Middle School team brought home the 3rd place trophy as they achieved their season high score of 3,184 points.

The high school individual medalists were: Gavin Stanislaw (Fr.) scoring 283 points, Isabelle Hernandez (Fr.) with a 282 score, Teagan Sloan (Sr.) scoring 280 points and Haili Kuester (Sr.) also scoring 280 points.

Alexandra Christensen (8th grade) was SCPA’s highest middle school medalist with 278 points. Cece Christenson (5th grade) and Aiden Venne (5th grade) were our top medalists in the elementary division.

Archers are also recognized for scoring a perfect “50” score for a round, which is achieved by each of the five arrows sticking in the bullseye ring (“10 ring”) of the target. The 50 score is the maximum amount of points an archer can score in one round, which is very difficult to achieve. During the tournament, SCPA had several archers achieve a perfect 50 score and an arrowhead for their accomplishment: Nicholas Stankiewicz (8th grade), Lili Sather (8th grade), Drew Grondahl (Sr.), Haili Kuester (Sr.), Jackson Sather (So.), and Teagan Sloan (Sr.). You should ask them to show the arrowhead from the tournament.

Rounding out our top 15 place archers (excluding medalists):
Elementary Girls:
6th – Andrea Pugh
11th – Jenna Stout
15th – Gabbi Sachs

Elementary Boys:
6th – Lars Sather
7th – Kaden Gregg
15th – Ty Peterson

Middle School Girls:
7th – Lili Sather
13th – Erin Hilgendorf

Middle School Boys:
8th – Nicholas Stankiewicz

High School Girls:
10th – Isabel Bennett
11th – Emilie Greene
14th – Tori Frafjord

High School Boys:
14th – Drew Grondahl

National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) is an in-school program aimed at improving educational performance among students in grades 4th – 12th. Students are learning focus, self-control, discipline, patience, and the life lessons required to be successful in the classroom and in life. NASP is a sport that doesn’t discriminate based on popularity, athletic skill, gender, size, or academic ability. It’s a different kind of team sport and open to any student. Teams come together around one thing: archery.

See attached photos of team members from the tournament.