Archers finish first at Canadian championships

Two Cariboo Archers competed at the Canadian 3D Archery Championships at Silver Star Mountain near Vernon on the weekend.

Two Cariboo Archers were selected for Team BC  to represent the province at the Canadian 3D Archery Championships at Silver Star Mountain near Vernon on the weekend.

Fred Streleoff and Al Campsall made the trek to represent Williams Lake and their province at the event.

Campsall said conditions were challenging, requiring extra strategy and concentration.

“Conditions were oppressively hot, the terrain was mountainous and the shots were challenging on all three days of competition,” Campsall said.

Close to 300 of the best archers in Canada attended and battled for podium spots, but both Cariboo archers dominated their respective categories.

Streleoff, entering his first Canadian championships, annihilated his competitors and won by more than 100 points.

Campsall won by 28 points to claim his eighth Canadian championship.

Both men are under consideration to make Team Canada, which will head to Italy for the World Championships in October 2013.

The Canadian team will be named this coming Thursday.

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