State Archery Championships Friday, Saturday in Spa City

HOT SPRINGS – More than 1,800 archers are scheduled to compete over two days at the 10th Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program State Championships, set for Friday and Saturday at Bank of the Ozarks Arena.

“We had 720 kids total first year,” said Curtis Gray, who has coordinated ANASP for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission over the past decade. “Now we are where we’ve got 5,000 competitors going through trying to get one of these 1,800 final spots. And every year it seems to get bigger.”

The top three teams in each division from each of 12 regionals were invited to the ANASP State Championships. In addition, the 12 host teams at the regional tournaments held last month were given automatic entry into this weekend. In all, 112 teams will be competing over the two days. Also, several male and female individuals whose teams didn’t qualify still scored high enough to qualify for the championships.   MORE

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