The weather may not have totally cooperated, but that didn’t stop 67 competitors from participating in the Cariboo Archers’ outdoor flat field 3D shoot on the weekend.
The shoot took place under cool, grey skies Saturday and Sunday outside the Williams Lake Sportsmens’ Association’s clubhouse and attracted everyone from new competitors to seasoned pros.
“It went really well,” said Lee Jackman, one of the event organizers. “We had a whole range of shooters, even people who are training for the Worlds in Italy in August,”
“For them, every shoot they can get in helps them train.”
Fred Streleoff, Al Campsall, Dan Mobbs and his daughter Jesse Mobbs competed at last weekend’s shoot and all have their sight’s trained on the World Archery Championships as competitors this summer.
“It’s quite impressive that four members of our club could make worlds – it’s not an easy thing to do,” Jackman said, noting he believes it’s the first time ever that four competitors from one club, in one country have ever done it before.
Being around such high-calibre archers may have rubbed off on other club members, such as 19-year-old Daimon Johnny, who won his first spot shot Sunday afternoon, shooting a highlighted spot on a bedded elk target from 43 yards.
Johnny said he was introduced to the sport by his younger brother and sister two years ago and now practices shooting 100 arrows daily.
The results for Cariboo Archers flat field shoot are as follows:
Masters Men Recurve – 1st Dave Corless, 2nd Lorne Barron;
Masters Men Longbow – 1st Tom Logan, 2nd Jim Rowse;
Men Recurve – 1st Fred Streleoff, 2nd Dan Mobbs, 3rd Ernie Schmid; Ladies Longbow – 1st Jessie Mobbs, 2nd Lisa Erikson, 3rd Nikki Mobbs; Ladies Recurve 1st Sharon Allan;
Men Compound Unlimited – 1st Lee Jackman, 2nd Mike Idler;
Men Compound Fixed Pins – 1st John Walker, 2nd Ty McCullough, 3rd Gavin Laukkanen;
Masters Men Compound Fixed Pins – 1st Lorne Barron; Ladies Compound Unlimited – 1st Mary Thurow;
Ladies Compound Fixed Pins – 2nd Jordan Gelean, 3rd Catrina Ertel; Male Cadet Compound – 1st Jayden Morey;
Female Cadet Compound – 1st Jenna Morey, 2nd Madison Hordiuk; Male Cub Compound – 1st Kyle Hubner, 2nd Adam Sytsma;
Female Cub Compound – 1st Kira Smith;
Male Pre-Cub Compound (indoor) – 1st Gavin McKimm, 2nd Octavious Sill;
Male Pre-Cub Compound (outdoor fingers) – 1st Jonas Erickson; Male Pre-Cub Compound – 1st Ty Thurow;
Female Pre-Cub Compound (indoor) – 1st Evannie Deverson;
Female Pre-Cub Compound (outdoor) – 1st Jaimee Martin, 2nd Jenna Miranda;
Male Peewee Compound – 1st Owen Deverson, 2nd Josiah Sill, 3rd Jayden McCarthy;
Masters Men Compound – 1st Al Campsall.
Next up for the Cariboo Archers Club is another outdoor 3D shoot May 9 and 10 at the Bond Lake range.
The shoot will differ from the flat field shoot in that it will offer two courses into the forest surrounding the clubhouse.
Archers of all abilities are welcome.