Today’s achievement shoot was conducted in a wonderfully overcast (no sun in your eyes) and rain free environment. Fourteen archers competed and many earned pins. USA Archery has changed the scoring matrix a great deal, and the changes make it easier for many archers to progress up the ladder. Notably, barebow youth archers can earn all pins through Olympian level at a maximum distance of 30 meters. Adult recurve archers can do the same at 60 meters. And youth recurve archers can shoot for their Olympian pins at 50 meters, 60 meters, or 70 meters.
In today’s shoot we also got to award to yellow pins, the highest achievement before Olympian, to youth student Patrick Pan (recurve) and adult student Stephen Makowski (compound). Stephen earned his pin with a score he shot at the indoor nationals. Patrick earned his yellow pin today during a warm up for a tournament next week in Alabama. We wish him well!
Latest scores and updated score matrices are visible on the Achievement Shoot page.