Gorgeous weather made for a fun-filled weekend at the Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association grounds during the weekend for the Cariboo Archers annual Outdoor 3D Shoot.
Close to 100 shooters from around the region competed at the event, where archers walked both an ‘A’ and a ‘B’ course — similar to a golf course — firing arrows at strategically placed foam animal targets set at various distances throughout.
In the female pee wee compound division Emersyn Sanford shot her way to a first-place finish, followed by Isabella Grimmer, who had some injuries along the way.
In the female pre cub compound class it was Joelle Thurow taking the top spot while her brother, Ty Thurow, bested the competition in the male pre cub category followed by Ryan Albisser in second and Caleb Albisser in third.
On the men’s recurve side it was Fred Streleoff taking the nod over fellow Cariboo Archer Dan Mobbs.
Sharon Allan and Nikki Mobbs finished first and second, respectively, in the ladies longbow division.
Meanwhile, in the men’s open class, Dan Cooper claimed the win, while Lorne Barron, in the masters men’s recurve division, was second.
In the masters men’s open division it was Al Campsall taking the victory.
“For fun, we have two voluntary categories called extreme traditional and extreme compound,” Campsall said. “These involve extremely more difficult shots during Saturday’s regular rounds. Cariboo Archers represented us well, taking four out of six placings.”
In the traditional extreme, Streleoff outdistanced his nearest rival to win first prize. All three top positions in the compound extreme division went to Cariboo Archers.
Campsall finished first, Cooper was second and John Walker placed third.