Cariboo Archers Al Campsall (back

Cariboo Archers Al Campsall (back

Cariboo Archers medal at Canadian 3D Championships

Cariboo Archers were once again representing Williams Lake and B.C. at the Canadian 3D Archery Championships in Windsor, Ont. July 30-31.

Cariboo Archers were once again representing Williams Lake and B.C. at the Canadian 3D Archery Championships in Windsor, Ont. July 30-31.

Multi-time champions Al Campsall and Fred Streleoff competed.

“The competition was fierce and the courses were very challenging,” Campsall said.

“Sadly, I finished three points shy of winning my 13th straight Canadian 3D Championship. The silver medal was the one I earned.”

Campsall said he was very upset with his shooting and having his streak come to an end.

“Several of my repeat competitors razzed me and wanted me to shoot in my actual age category so they could have a better chance to win,” he joked. “I received a lot of good-natured ribbing from the men I routinely compete against at the Canadian Championships.”

Campsall, 63, said he competes in a younger age category, 50-plus, so he has a chance to qualify for Team Canada.

“I have to shoot from a 50-yard max to be compared with all the young bucks with whom I compete for Team Canada,” he said, noting he is reinvigorated and determined to work even harder.

Streleoff, meanwhile, was again selected to the 2017 Team Canada competing in Robion, France at the World Championships.

At the Canadian 3D Championships Streleoff came from behind to win his eighth straight Canadian championship.

After day one, Streleoff was behind B.C.’s Dave March, however, rallied to improve each day and dominated the field to win by a solid 45 points.

“A very impressive feat when we consider that the only gold medal Canada has ever won at the World 3D Championships came in Fred’s category,” Campsall said. “Canada has a history of strong recurve shooters.”

Fred already has a fifth-place result at the worlds and Campsall noted he’s working hard to win a medal for Canada in 2017.

“Fred is a tireless worker and strives consistently to improve,” he said.

All of Team Canada’s positions are now decided except for compound men and compound women as several provinces have not finished their provincial championships.

Campsall said his scores to date should put him into consideration as one of the top three compound male shooter positions.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Forty-seven vaccination clinics will open across Interior Health beginning March 15. (Canadian Press)
48 COVID-19 vaccine clinics to open across Interior Health

Select groups can book appointments starting Monday

Celebrate women in leadership, March 8, International Women’s Day 2021 (Unsplash)
EDITORIAL: International Women’s Day 2021 shines spotlight on achievements, ongoing inequities

COVID-19 increased gender-based violence, economic stress, the burden of care giving for women

Cynthia English (Photo submitted)
INTERNATIONL WOMEN’S DAY 2021: Cynthia English

Cynthia English, 30, has been working in the logging industry for several years

Kristy Alphonse Palmantier was crowned Williams Lake Stampede Queen in 1981. She has four children (Jody Palmantier, Davee Palmantier, Julie Doerfling and Sky Moses) as well as four grandchildren including Ace, Chance, Xidi and Ryder who was born last month. Alphonse Palmantier lives in Sugar Cane and in her spare time loves to be out on the land and hunt and fish with her partner CraigHilker. (Kristy Palmantier Facebook photo)
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2021: Kristy Alphonse Palmantier

Roots run deep for Kristy Alphonse Palmantier

Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune

Spreading positivity through music is one way Cleary Manning tries to make the community better

Elvira D’Angelo, 92, waits to receive her COVID-19 vaccination shot at a clinic in Montreal, Sunday, March 7, 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
‘It’s been a good week’: Tam hopeful on vaccines as pandemic anniversary nears

Tam says the addition of two new vaccines will help Canadians get immunized faster

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

(The Canadian Press)
‘Worse than Sept. 11, SARS and financial crisis combined’: Tourism industry in crisis

Travel services saw the biggest drop in active businesses with 31 per cent fewer firms operating

Pictures and notes in from friends and classmates make up a memorial in support and memory of Aubrey Berry, 4, and her sister Chloe, 6, during a vigil held at Willows Beach in Oak Bay, B.C., on December 30, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Mother of slain daughters supports recent changes to Canada’s Divorce Act

Sarah Cotton-Elliott said she believed her children took a back seat to arranging equal parenting

Victoria man Brett Andersen is asking for people’s help to secure him one of eight free tickets to the moon. (Screenshot/@brettandersen Instagram)
Victoria man wants your help securing a free ticket to the moon

Japanese billionaire offering eight people a trip to the moon

The Conservation Officers Service is warning aquarium users after invasive and potentially destructive mussels were found in moss balls from a pet store. (BC Conservation Officers Service/Facebook)
Aquarium users in B.C. warned after invasive mussels found at pet store

Conservation officers were told the mussels were found in a moss ball from a Terrace pet store.

Hockey hall-of-fame legend Wayne Gretzky, right, watches the casket of his father, Walter Gretzky, as it is carried from the church during a funeral service in Brantford, Ont., Saturday, March 6, 2021. HE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Walter Gretzky remembered as a man with a ‘heart of gold’ at funeral

The famous hockey father died Thursday at age 82 after battling Parkinson’s disease

Donald Alan Sweet was once an all star CFL kicker who played for the Montreal Alouettes and Montreal Concordes over a 13-year career. Photo courtesy of Mission RCMP.
Ex-B.C. teacher who was CFL kicker charged with assault, sexual crimes against former students

Donald Sweet taught in Mission School District for 10 years, investigators seek further witnesses

Most Read