Campsall breaks field and archery record

Cariboo Archer Al Campsall broke a provincial record in Prince George last weekend at the B.C. Outdoor Target Championships.

Cariboo Archer Al Campsall broke a provincial record in Prince George last weekend at the B.C. Outdoor Target Championships.

“I had a pretty good tournament winning the gold medal by 46 points,” Campsall said.

In doing so, he also broke the B.C. Championships Field Archery record by 25 points.

On Saturday Campsall competed in the Canadian 1,200 — 30 arrows at each of the following distances of 70, 60, 50 and 40 metres.

Then on Sunday, in field archery, he fired 72 arrows at various marked distances in the bush, including up and down hills. Distances varied from 10 to 60 metres in five-metre increments.

“That will be my last competition for 2014,” he said.

“In September I’ll be attending a two-day mental training workshop in the Lower Mainland. In October, I have a three-day shooting workshop on Vancouver Island — taught by George Ryalls IV — one of the world’s top coaches.”

Recently Campsall and three other members of the Cariboo Archers — Dan Mobbs, Jessie Mobbs and Fred Streleoff — were selected to Team Canada for the 3D Archery World Championships for 2015 at a yet-to-be-determined location.

In addition, the Cariboo Archers’ Junior Olympic Archery Program kicks off again Oct. 2.

 

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