The National Archery in the Schools Program returned to in-person bullseye competition with the 2022 Western National Tournament at the Mountain America Exposition Center in Sandy, Utah on April 29-30, 2022. This was the first return to the western location since the Covid-19 pandemic caused the cancellation of the 2020 and 2021 events there. A total of 1,359 archers, from 22 states, attended this year’s bullseye tournament. For several western archers, this year’s event was the first time they had qualified to attend a NASP® national competition.
The results of the 2022 Western Nationals Bullseye Competition can be found here.
In addition to the exciting bullseye tournament, The International Bowhunting Organization’s NASP®/IBO 3D Challenge was also held with 968 participants from 19 states. The results of the 2022 Western IBO/3D Competition can be found here.
NASP® also experienced an exciting first-ever event while in Sandy; The inaugural JROTC Western National Tournament competition was held. In this first-of-its-kind event, 132 JROTC Cadets from 8 states competed and winners were announced at the end of the competition. The results can be found here.
It was an exciting new chapter as JROTC programs from across the country began offering the NASP® experience for their students. The next opportunity for JROTC programs to compete will be held during the NASP® Eastern National Tournament in May 12-14 to be held in Louisville, KY. Exciting days are ahead for JROTC NASP® archery!
As the 2022 Western National competition comes to an end, archers from the eastern portion of the United States will now gear up for their opportunity to compete. NASP® will conduct the Eastern National Tournament on May 12-14 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Scores from both tournaments (Eastern and Western), will then be combined to determine the individuals and teams that will be named as overall champions and then advance to the Open Championship, June 23-25, 2022, also in Louisville, KY.
NASP® president Tommy Floyd said, “We were thrilled to return to our western in-person competition! Our event not only brings huge crowds, but it illustrates what is so wonderful about our program – teams, individuals, and families having a safe, great day participating in archery competition. We are committed to expanding our offering of a national event to a western location and are so pleased with our success and growth in the Salt Lake City/Sandy area. Working with our partner IBO, we are excited about the days ahead for growth in bullseye and 3D archery. It reminds us of what we witnessed during the early days of NASP® – a lot of smiling people telling us that they cannot wait to do this again!”
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