SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) hosted the 16th Annual West Virginia Archery in the Schools State Tournament in a virtual format from March 25-27.
Approximately 770 students from 51 schools participated in the competition. Each participant shot 30 arrows, 15 from 10 meters and 15 from 15 meters, with a maximum score of 300.
Because the tournament was virtual, schools were required to shoot a competitive round within the scoring window and submit their scores online. After the competition closed, scores were tabulated and winners were announced.
Buckhannon-Upshur High School sophomore Elijah Bryant was the top overall male shooter with a score of 296. Jayson Bosshard from Elk Center Elementary was awarded the first-place elementary male individual award with a score of 257. Max Moore from Elkview Middle School took top individual honors in his division with a score of 282.
Peterstown Middle School student Carolyn Clarkson was the top overall female shooter with a score of 288. Trinity Hill from Peterstown Elementary was awarded the first-place elementary female individual award with a score of 259, while Gracie Freeman from Ripley High School was awarded the first-place high school female individual award with a score of 287.
Ripley High School returned to the top spot in the high school team division, while Elk Elementary Center and Elkview Middle School took top honors in their respective team divisions.
Following the competition, awards were presented to the top three teams in each division, the top 10 male and female individuals in each division, and the top two overall male and female archers. All active schools are invited to participate in the virtual NASP National Tournament.
A full list of tournament results can be found on WVDNR’s website at wvdnr.gov/archery/tournament.shtm.