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NFAA to Host Virtual Indoor National Championship

NFAA to Host Virtual Indoor National Championship

The National Field Archery Association will host the 2020 Indoor National Championship – Quarantine Edition via a virtual or mail-in format for 2020. The tournament will be hosted by NFAA clubs and shops across the country, allowing members to compete in smaller groups closer to home.

Clubs and shops will be able to choose from the following dates: December 4-6, December 11-13, or December 18-20. All sites will have the option of selecting a single date or multiple dates, to best fit their needs and availability.

Archers will be required to complete two NFAA 300 rounds (blue/white face), scoring x’s inside out. Preliminary scores will be compiled via electronic scoring at each site and official scorecards will be verified by headquarters’ staff. Archers will compete for one-time-only custom champion belt buckles and custom medals for 2nd and 3rd place. Traditional NFAA flight medals will be awarded to non-championship flights. Registration cost per archer will be $65 for adult/senior divisions and $50 for junior divisions.

“We were obviously disappointed that we weren’t able to host an in-person Indoor Nationals in 2020,” commented Bruce Cull, NFAA Executive Director. “We are excited to return to Louisville in 2021 but knew the 2020 Indoor National would need to look a little different. It is our goal to use this event to kick off the indoor season and to encourage archers to safely get back to competition.”

Archer registration will open October 30 via the Sport80 platform. Early registration deadlines will be based on location dates. Early registration is encouraged to ensure the archer receives all event benefits.

How can your club or shop participate?

All current NFAA chartered clubs and shops are eligible to register as a host location. Each location must have an NFAA inspected range (permanent or temporary) and be able to accommodate at least 20 archers for the event. The venues should have working restrooms and access to drinking water. Access to WiFi or cellular data is preferred.

Club and shop registration is available here from October 5-October 26. Host locations and dates will be listed as they are approved.

 

 

 

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NFAA Hosts Successful National Event Roundup, September 21-27

NFAA Hosts Successful National Event Roundup, September 21-27

The National Field Archery Association (NFAA), in partnership with the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center (NEYAC), hosted a six-day, multi-national event roundup September 22-27.

400+ archers from 46+ states and 2+ foreign countries arrived in Yankton to compete in five different national-level archery events. The multi-tournament event allowed archers to compete in several national events in a single trip.

The event featured the following major events: NFAA Outdoor National Field Championships (September 22-24), NFAA Outdoor National Target Championships (September 24-25), the First Dakota Classic (September 26-27), NFAA Indoor National Championship (Professional Divisions only – September 27), and the USA Archery Indoor National Finals. All rounds were scheduled to allow archers to compete in all available events.

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2020 NFAA Outdoor National Field Championships 

The 2020 NFAA Field Nationals was held on September 22-24.  235 total archers shot the field, hunter and animal round in three days, including 50 youth archers and 45 professional archers.

Three of the Professional Female archers broke the standing record in the field round. The standing record was a score of 634 in 2013. Paige Pearce now holds the record at 642, followed by Toja Ellison with a score of 639 and Tanja Jensen with 636.

2020 NFAA Field National Results

Professional Female Freestyle Division

  1. Tanja Jensen
  2. Paige Pearce
  3. Toja Ellison

Professional Male Freestyle Division

  1. Braden Gellenthien
  2. Kris Schaff
  3. Jesse Broadwater

Senior Professional Male Freestyle Division

  1. Timothy Gillingham
  2. Michael Braden
  3. Tim Audus

2020 NFAA Outdoor National Target Championships

 The 2020 Target Nationals was held on September 24-25.  The event is a 2-day outdoor shoot featured a NFAA Classic 600 Round on Day 1 and a NFAA 900 Round on Day 2. 286 total archers shot in the Target Nationals.

Kris Schaff won first place in the Professional Men’s Freestyle Division with a score of 1496 with 98 X’s. Four others with a score of 1493 competed in a shoot off for 2nd, 3rd and 4th place. Jimmy Lutz came in second, Dave Cousins came in third, and Paul Tedford came in fourth.

Tanja Jensen won first place in the Professional Female Freestyle Division with a score of 1491 with 84 X’s. Linda Ochoa-Anderson came in second with a score of 1490 with 80 X’s, and Toja Ellison came in third with a score of 1487 with 72 X’s.

2020 NFAA Target National Results 

Professional Female Freestyle Division

  1. Tanja Jensen
  2. Linda Ochoa-Anderson
  3. Toja Ellison

Professional Male Freestyle Division

  1. Kris Schaff
  2. James Lutz
  3. Dave Cousins
  4. Paul Tedford

Senior Professional Male Freestyle Division

  1. Timothy Gillingham
  2. Keith Trail
  3. Tim Audus

2020 First Dakota Classic

The 2020 First Dakota Classic was held on September 26-27. The First Dakota Classic is an indoor distance tournament featuring the NFAA Classic round and is a money shoot, guaranteeing 70% payback in all Flight and Championship categories. 225 total archers shot the 2020 First Dakota Classic.

The First Dakota Classic featured a qualification round, followed by head-to head eliminations. The qualification round is the NFAA Classic 600. The round consisted of 4 ends of 5 arrows shot at 3 distances, beginning with the closest distance. Cub distances are 10-20-30 yards, Youth distances are 30-40-50, and Young Adult/Adult/Senior distances are 40-50-60 yards.

2020 First Dakota Classic Championship Results

2020 First Dakota Classic Flight & Junior Results

Championship Compound Open

  1. Kris Schaff
  2. James Lutz
  3. Braden Gellenthien
  4. Steve Anderson

Championship Compound Female

  1. Linda Ochoa-Anderson
  2. Tanja Jensen
  3. Alexis Ruiz
  4. Toja Ellison

Championship Compound Senior

  1. Benton Christensen
  2. Lynn Hoch
  3. Timothy Gillingham
  4. Michael Braden

Championship Recurve Male

  1. Brady Ellison
  2. Matthew Requa
  3. Josef Scarboro
  4. Kevin Mather

Championship Recurve Female

  1. Mackenzie Brown
  2. McKenna Cooley

2020 NFAA Indoor National Championship – Professional Divisions

Professional Indoor National Championships took place on September 27th. The NFAA Indoor Nationals brought together the top NFAA archers from around the U.S. to shoot the iconic 5 spot, blue and white face. 2020 featured a modified Professional round. Round 1 was the NFAA 300 at blue/white face. Round 2 was the Vegas 300 at the iconic 3 spot face. X’s were used as tie-breakers in the NFAA 300 round but were NOT be used to break ties for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place for the Vegas 300 round.

Linda Ochoa-Anderson took first in the Professional Female Freestyle Division. Alexis Ruiz and Toja Ellison competed in a shoot off for 2nd place, where Alexis took 2nd and Toja took 3rd.

15 archers in the Professional Male Freestyle Division competed in a shoot off for first place. Kyle Douglas took 1st place, Richard Bowen took 2nd, and Stephan Hansen took 3rd place.

Professional Female Freestyle Division

  1. Linda Ochoa-Anderson
  2. Alexis Ruiz
  3. Toja Ellison
  4. Tanja Jensen

Professional Male Freestyle Division

  1. Kyle Douglas
  2. Richard Bowen
  3. Stephan Hansen
  4. Steve Anderson

Senior Professional Male Freestyle Division

  1. Randall Morocco
  2. Lynn Hoch
  3. Keith Trail
  4. Paul Penrod

 

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NFAA Announces Safety Protocols for Upcoming National Roundup Event, September 22-27

NFAA Announces Safety Protocols for Upcoming National Roundup Event, September 22-27

Yankton, SD – The National Field Archery Association (NFAA), in partnership with the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center (NEYAC), is excited to host a six-day, multi-national event roundup September 22-27.

To ensure the safety of our participants and spectators, we have implemented the following measures to promote the health and wellbeing of attendees and staff:

  1. To promote social distancing and adequate spacing, archers will be spaced every other shooting lane. For indoor/outdoor target events, only 2 archers will be assigned per target bale, shooting one at a time (A/B line).
  2. All archers and spectators are asked to follow physical distancing guidelines and maintain at least six (6) feet of distance between themselves, when possible.
  3. All archers and spectators are encouraged to wear masks whenever possible. Archers may choose to not wear a mask on the shooting line. All archers will be provided a reusable mask in their shooter bag.
  4. All archers will participate in daily contactless temperature checks prior to shooting or entering any NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center range/building. Archers will receive a daily verification sticker on their credentials when they record a temperature of 100.4 F or under. Failure to do so will result in removal from the tournament and/or the facility.
  5. For all events, spectators will be separated from the shooting line. No spectators will be allowed past the spectator barrier without prior approval/credentials.
  6. The touching of shared surfaces is discouraged and the sharing of objects should be limited. If items have to be shared, hands should be washed or sanitized afterwards. All participants will be provided hand sanitizer in their shooter bag.
  7. Archers are encouraged to bring a pre-filled water bottle each day to lower the usage of shared water coolers. All archers will be provided a water bottle in their shooter bag.
  8. Scorecards will be distributed by target/group at the beginning of each round, NOT by individual. For field, one person from each target/group should pick up the scorecards each morning. For indoor/outdoor target, the scorecards will be distributed by tournament staff to your target. When turning in scorecards, please have your target captain turn in the entire group’s official color-copy only. Each archer should keep their individual white scorecard as it will serve as their receipt.  Before leaving your group, make sure both scorecards MATCH and that all signatures are complete. The signatures will act as confirmation that both scorecards mirror the correct score.
  9. All attendees are encouraged to take every day preventative actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please stay home if you are feeling sick or have any symptoms of COVID-19.
  10. NFAA and NEYAC staff will be cleaning and disinfecting all common surfaces and areas throughout the facility, as often as possible. Please notify the tournament staff if you have any questions or concerns.

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Full Schedule for Upcoming National Roundup

Full Schedule for Upcoming National Roundup

Yankton, SD – The National Field Archery Association (NFAA), in partnership with the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center (NEYAC), is excited to host a six-day, multi-national event roundup September 22-27.

400+ archers from 45+ states will arrive in Yankton next week to compete in five different national-level archery events. The multi-tournament event will allow archers to compete in several national events in a single trip.

The event will feature the following major events: NFAA Outdoor National Field Championships (September 22-24), NFAA Outdoor National Target Championships (September 24-25), the First Dakota Classic (September 25-27), NFAA Indoor National Championship (Professional Divisions only – September 27), and the USA Archery Indoor National Finals. All rounds will be scheduled to allow archers to compete in all available events.

Click here to view the full event schedule!

NFAA Outdoor National Field Championships
NFAA Outdoor National Target Championships
First Dakota Classic
NFAA Indoor National Championship (Professional Divisions only)

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NFAA Headquarters to Host Multi-Tournament National September 22-27, 2020

NFAA Headquarters to Host Multi-Tournament National September 22-27, 2020

Yankton, SD – The National Field Archery Association (NFAA), in partnership with the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center (NEYAC), is excited to announce a six-day, multi-tournament event for September 22-27.

The multi-tournament event will allow archers to compete in several national events in a single trip.

“We know that archers are itching to get out and compete,” commented Bruce Cull, NFAA Executive Director. “With several of these events originally scheduled around the country, we feel it is safer to bring them all together to limit the amount of travel.”

The event will feature several major events: NFAA Outdoor National Field Championships (September 22-24), NFAA Outdoor National Target Championships (September 24-25), the First Dakota Classic (September 25-27), NFAA Indoor National Championship (Professional Divisions only – September 27), and the USA Archery Indoor National Finals. All rounds will be scheduled to allow archers to compete in all available events.

This type of event is the first in NFAA history.

“This will be the first time that three NFAA national tournaments have been held at the same time,” exclaimed Cull. “We are excited to host six archery-packed days at headquarters and we hope that everyone will join us in what could be a once in a lifetime event.”

Register today! Early registration closes on September 8, 2020. See full event details at:

NFAA Outdoor National Field Championships
NFAA Outdoor National Target Championships
First Dakota Classic
NFAA Indoor National Championship (Professional Divisions only)

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BREAK THE BARRIERS TO HOST NFAA MARKED 3D NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN 2020

BREAK THE BARRIERS TO HOST NFAA MARKED 3D NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN 2020

 

Break the Barriers (BTB), in partnership with the National Field Archery Association (NFAA), will host the NFAA Marked 3D National Championship in Fresno, CA October 9-11, 2020.  The Marked 3D Nationals will be held in conjunction with the first annual BTB & NFAA 3D Open and will be an inclusive marked NFAA 3D archery competition. The NFAA Marked 3D National Championship was originally scheduled for May 1-3 but was postponed due to COVID-19.

“The Marked 3D National event is normally held in conjunction with the Western Classic Trail Shoot in Redding. They were forced to cancel their event for 2020, so we had to get creative if we wanted to hold it this year,” explained Bruce Cull, NFAA Executive Director. “We already had a partnership with Break the Barriers for the 3D Open, so it was an easy transition to add the National component for 2020.”

The event is set to return to Redding, CA in 2021.

“We, at Straight Arrow Bow Hunters and the Western Classic Trail Shoot, are looking forward to COVID-19 being behind us and continuing our annual relationship with NFAA in May 2021,” commented Pam Severtson, Straight Arrow Bowhunters Board Member. “We are glad that NFAA and Break the Barriers are able to come together this year to complete a 3D season for both of them. This is a win-win situation all the way around. We look forward to seeing everyone again in 2021!”

The first annual Break the Barriers & NFAA 3D Open was originally scheduled for April 4-5, 2020 but was also postponed due to COVID-19. The new October 9-11 dates will allow archers time to plan travel and will push the event past southern California’s peak summer months.

“Break the Barriers is excited to host to the Marked 3D Championships in 2020,” commented Mike Hernandez, Break the Barriers, President. “The archery community has had many setbacks in 2020 and we are committed to making this year’s championship a great experience for everyone. We are excited to show off our incredible ranges at a beautiful time of year.”

The Break the Barriers event will feature 102 life-size 3D targets situated on 300 acres of rolling California hills. The event will be a single-arrow format, scoring 12, 10, 8, 5 with no orange dot. All NFAA divisions will be offered (except crossbow), including a Professional purse and a team money shoot. The Professional payouts will follow the same format as Redding, with $140 from each entry fee going to the tournament purse.

“This event will be great for target archers and bowhunters alike as the single arrow format will mimic the hunting experience. It’s an awesome opportunity to shoot 102 unique animals and targets in a single weekend,” announced Cull. “We look forward to growing our relationship with Break the Barriers. We share in their mission to bring archery to everyone! We are excited to see this event grow.”

NFAA members receive special pricing and awards, including chances to win over $10,000 in raffle prizes. For full event details, visit btb3dopen.org.

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NFAA is Seeking Clubs and Shops to Host Virtual Indoor Event

NFAA is Seeking Clubs and Shops to Host Virtual Indoor Event

The NFAA is seeking chartered clubs and shops to host a virtual national indoor event later this year. The COVID-19 crisis has significantly shortened the 2020 archery tournament schedule and the NFAA is trying to adapt as best as possible. A virtual event will enable as many archers across the country to participate at their nearby club/shop range and reduce the amount of travel typically required for a national event.

Participating clubs will benefit from hosting the virtual event by earning 20-25% of the event registration fees for the archers who participate at their location. Proposed dates for the virtual event range from August through October. No details are set yet as the NFAA is currently exploring all options.

If your club/shop is interested in hosting, but has an expired charter, you can renew charters on the NFAA website or call NFAA Headquarters for assistance. If you need to obtain a certification for a permanent or temporary indoor range, you can reach out to your state Director to set up an inspection. If you don’t know whether your club/shop has a current charter or indoor range certificate, you can verify this information by contacting the Outreach Project Manager, Erika Jones, at ejones@nfaausa.com.

In an effort to best gauge the number of clubs/shops that would potentially be interested in hosting, please follow the link at the bottom of the page to answer a few questions on behalf of your club/shop. As always, the NFAA thanks you for your continued support and understanding as we navigate through these unprecedented times.   

 

Click HERE to take the short survey if your club/shop may be interested in hosting the virtual national indoor event later this year. Please respond to the survey by Friday, July 10. Without your input and willingness to host, this event will not be possible!

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NFAA Grows Outreach Team to Further Membership and Program Development

NFAA Grows Outreach Team to Further Membership and Program Development

Yankton, SD- The National Field Archery Association (NFAA) has added two new positions in 2020 to further the growth of membership and national programs.

Erika Jones joined the NFAA team in January 2020 as the Outreach Project Manager. Jones will work directly with the state organizations and NFAA clubs and shops to grow membership at the grassroots level. Jones is a former world number one compound archer with over twenty World titles and numerous National titles to her name.

Jones recently completed her Master of Business Administration with a focus in Project Management from DeVry University-Keller Graduate School of Management. Upon graduation, Jones knew she wanted to find a way to stay involved in the sport of archery.

“My time working with the NFAA has already been incredibly rewarding. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to give back to the organization that introduced me to archery and helped shape my life,” commented Jones.  “I look forward to working with NFAA staff to implement new membership programs that will ultimately increase membership benefits and grow the organization from the grassroots level.”

Jones has a rich history with the NFAA as she competed as a cub archer all the way through the professional ranks.

“Erika was the recipient of the largest NFAA/Easton Foundation scholarship in our history. She competed at every level and in every discipline the NFAA has to offer,” praised Bruce Cull, NFAA Executive Director. “Her knowledge and experience will be invaluable to our team.”

Vic Wunderle will join the NFAA team in August 2020 as the Program Manager. Wunderle will focus on developing and implementing new programs in partnership with Jones, with a focus on education and training.

“I’m very excited about this new chapter in my life,” said Wunderle. “I grew up in competitive archery and am excited to pass on my knowledge and that of others in the industry through the development of new programs.”

Wunderle, a two-time Olympic medalist, holds a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Texas A&M University. He is an NTS Level 4 certified coach who has privately coached and mentored students and teammates to a number of championship titles and teams throughout his illustrious career. Wunderle has eight World titles and forty-six National titles in compound, recurve, indoors, outdoors, field and 3D.

 “Over his career, Vic has experienced everything archery has to offer,” exclaimed Cull. “He brings so much knowledge of his own and even more from the connections he made from decades in the sport. With the help of both Vic and Erika, we are excited to work on new archery and bowhunting programs and revamp our existing ones. We hope to do this by leveraging the strength of our state and club networks. Our goal is to update and grow the NFAA for future generations!”

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Thank you to our 2020 donors!

Thank you to our 2020 donors!

Thank you to our 2020 donors! We are so thankful for the contributions to the NFAA & NFAA Foundation. COVID-19 has hit the entire country hard, and we know how much more a donation means in current times. There are brighter days ahead, and we will all need the camaraderie of our archery family when we come out on the other side of this crisis.

We want you to know that we will put all donations to good use, to continue our mission of offering the best archery events, scholarships, programs, and facilities in the world!

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Content Creator Opportunities Available

Content Creator Opportunities Available

Are you looking to build your portfolio or do you need flexible part-time work? The NFAA is expanding its website and social media presence and is looking for a small team of individuals to assist with the creation of blog posts, educational videos, and tutorials. Timelines are flexible and can be based on your schedule. The position duration can vary from creating an informational video or article for a class project to assisting with larger projects on a more long-term basis. Compensation is commensurate with education and experience. 

Duties and responsiblities:

  • Pitching ideas.
  • Collaborating with team members.  
  • Researching topics and interviewing subjects, if necessary.
  • Writing article content and/or filming and producing video content.
  • Editing.

Qualifications: 

  • Basic archery knowledge and experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Hard working, self-motivated, and organized.
  • Ability to take initiative and conduct research when needed.
  • Willingness to learn and ability to take direction.
  • Experience with videography and video editing software is a plus.

Please submit questions and resume to:

Erika Jones

Outreach Project Manager

ejones@nfaausa.com

605-260-9279  ext. 1014

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