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FOURTH QUARTER 2015 Vol. 34 • No. 4 ©2015 NFAA®

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■ Tournament Info/Sponsors........... V6 ■ Schedule of Events........................ V8 ■ Tournament Payouts.................... V10 ■ Vegas Shoot Timeline.................. V16

■ Pro Class Contingency................ V18 ■ Registration Form......................... V19 ■ Scholarship Winners................... V20 ■ Vegas Lodging.............................. V23

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Tournaments required to qualify for the 2016 $10,000 shootoff:

on the 3 Star Tour! HOW IT WORKS:

• Compete in All 3 Star Events for a Spot in the $10,000 Shoot Off! • The shoot off will be held Saturday, June 11 at the First Dakota Classic. • Archers will participate in a single arrow shoot off at NFAA Indoor Nationals increasing distances. Anyone that does not match March 19-20, 2016 the highest score will be eliminated. Louisville, KY • The last Amateur* standing will win a guaranteed $5,000 and continue on to First Dakota Classic compete for the total grand prize of June 10-12 2016 $10,000. Yankton, SD • The maximum distance will be 60 yards. If a tie remains at 60 yards, the remaining archers will continue to NEW! $5,000 Amateur Guarantee! shoot at this distance, scoring inside out. *Amateur status refers to any archers that compete in the 3 Star Adult, Senior, Flight, Junior or Young • The last individual standing Adult Championship divisions. Archers 14 and under takes home $10,000 CASH! The Vegas Shoot January 29-31, 2016 Las Vegas, NV

that have qualified for the shoot off are encouraged to participate but cannot qualify for a cash prize. If an archer has competed in a Professional or Adult Championship division during the 2016 3 Star Tour, they are not eligible for the Amateur guarantee.

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to qualify: Archers must shoot the following NFAA events: The Vegas Shoot NFAA Indoor Nationals

of the year* archers may also qualify for male or female amateur shooter of the year

First Dakota Classic NFAA National Marked 3D NFAA Outdoor Nationals

One Professional Male and One Professional Female will be named the 2016 NFAA Professional Shooter of the Year

Professional winners will receive $2,500 and will be featured on the cover of Archery Magazine.

One Amateur Male and One Amateur Female will be named the 2016 NFAA Amateur Shooter of the Year

Amateur winners will receive Shooter of the Year plaque and will be featured on the cover of Archery Magazine.

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50 years of the most prestigious archery tournament in the World! 2016 Vegas Shoot will offer:

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The weekend competition includes the traditional 3-spot 20-yard “Vegas Round” that made this tournament famous. Attendance in 2016 is expected to reach 3,000 archers and thousands more spectators.

January 29-31, 2016

The beauty of the Vegas Shoot is that you only shoot 30 arrows a day. It leaves a lot of time for sight seeing (Red Rock Canyon, Hoover Dam) or heading down to the Strip. V6 Archery Magazine

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schedule Wednesday, January 27 1:00PM-6:00PM................................Late Registration/Check-In 1:00PM-6:00PM................................Paid Practice in Practice Arena Thursday, January 28 9:00AM-6:00PM...............................Late Registration/Check-In 11:00AM-6:00PM..............................Vendor Trade Show: Arena Concourse 11:00AM-6:00PM..............................Paid Practice in Championship Arena & Shooting Halls 11:00AM-8:00PM..............................Bow Storage 6:00PM..............................................24 Hour Paid Practice Begins: Practice Arena 6:30PM..............................................Championship Arena: Practice with the Pros (archers 17 and under) Friday, January 29 12:00AM-11:59PM............................24 Hour Paid Practice: Practice Arena 6:00AM-7:00PM...............................Bow Storage 6:30AM-4:00PM................................Check-In 7:00AM-4:00PM...............................Round 1: Groups to be announced 9:00AM-6:00PM...............................Vendor Trade Show: Arena Concourse Saturday, January 30 12:00AM-11:59PM............................24 Hour Paid Practice: Practice Arena 6:00AM-7:00PM...............................Bow Storage 7:00AM-4:00PM...............................Round 2: Groups to be announced 9:00AM-6:00PM...............................Vendor Trade Show: Arena Concourse 7:00PM..............................................NFAA & Morrell Target: Archers Appreciation 7:00PM..............................................World Cup Finals* *Junior Awards Ceremony prior to the World Cup Finals Sunday, January 31 12:00AM-4:00PM..............................24 Hour Paid Practice: Practice Arena 6:00AM.............................................Bow Storage 7:00AM-4:00PM...............................Round 3: Groups to be announced 9:00AM-3:00PM...............................Vendor Trade Show: Arena Concourse Each line begins with two official practice ends. There will be no additional practice ends. The Practice Arena will be located in the Priefert Pavilion and will be open 24 Hours a day, beginning Thursday at 3:00PM. All areas will be open for paid practice on Thursday until 6:00PM. Equipment storage will be available from 6:00AM until 30 minutes after the completion of the day’s final round. Bow storage will close as listed on the schedule each day. It is the archer’s responsibility to retrieve their equipment before that time as it will have extremely limited access until the following morning. If you plan to participate in 24 Hour Practice after bow storage hours, please plan accordingly. Team Impact will provide 24-hour practice and fun shoots for the duration of the tournament. Early Bird Practice Rates: 24 Hour Event Pass: $25.00 24 Hour Fast Pass: $50.00 Event Bow Storage: $15.00 Passes include access to 24 hour practice, fun shoots and include practice targets for the duration of the event. FastLane passes give exclusive admittance to the FastLane practice line for shorter wait times during peak hours. Register today, FastLane passes are limited. Deadline to purchase at the early bird rate is January 12, 2016. Make sure you pay attention to where you are on the bale, people get confused when we switch top and bottom. I always would find my name in my sight before aiming. V8 Archery Magazine

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SARA LOPEZ WORLD RECORD 150-10X, 708/720 AND 713/720

MICHAEL SCHLOSSER WORLD RECORD 600/600 & 716/720

PODIUM X CRUSHES FOUR WORLD RECORDS. ONE BOW, THREE SHOOTERS, SIX WORLD RECORDS. TEAM HOYT’S SARA LOPEZ, MIKE SCHLOESSER, AND REO WILDE CONTINUE TO PROVE THE PODIUM X ELITE WORTHY OF ITS NAME BY OWNING THE PODIUM BOTH INDOORS AND OUTDOORS. SCHLOESSER STARTED HIS FIRST WORLD RECORD RUN WITH A PERFECT 600/600 AT THE INDOOR WORLD CUP STAGE 2, A RECORD THAT CAN NEVER BE BROKEN. HIS SECOND RECORD 716/720 WAS IN HIS HOME TOWN IN NETHERLANDS. WILDE BROKE HIS OWN PREVIOUS WORLD RECORD OF 150-10X, WITH A 150-12X AT THE OUTDOOR WORLD CUP IN SHANGHAI, REASSERTING HIS WORLD RECORD POSITION. LOPEZ, UNSATISFIED WITH BREAKING ONE WORLD RECORD, SHOT A 150-10X, A 708/720 AND A 713/720, ESTABLISHING THREE NEW WORLD RECORDS IN A MATTER OF WEEKS. IT’S NO COINCIDENCE, THE BEST SHOOT THE BEST. AND WHEN THEY DO, RECORDS SHATTER. GET SERIOUS. GET HOYT.

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flight payouts total awards

VEGAS SHOOT Championship Male Freestyle................................................ $100,000

Championship Young Adult Freestyle Limited Recurve........... $4,500

Championship Senior Freestyle............................................... $30,000

Freestyle Flights......................................................................... $60,000

Championship Female Freestyle.............................................. $22,000

Recurve Flights.......................................................................... $15,000

Championship Male Freestyle Limited Recurve..................... $21,000

Bowhunter Flights...................................................................... $15,000

Championship Female Freestyle Limited Recurve................. $10,000

Freestyle Ltd. Flights................................................................... $3,000

Championship Barebow Division............................................. $10,000

Crossbow Flights............................................................................ $500

Championship Young Adult Freestyle..................................... $10,000

Vegas Scholarships.................................................................... $24,000

Freestyle Flights $60,000 in total prize money. Male and Female combined. NFAA Freestyle rules apply. Flight 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Flight 1 $4,000 $2,500 $1,500 $1,000 $925 $750 $650 $600 Flight 11 $575 $320 $235 $165 $145 $120 $100 $90

Flight 2 $1,800 $1,100 $715 $520 $440 $330 $300 $285 Flight 12 $515 $290 $210 $150 $130 $105 $90 $80

Flight 3 $1,500 $900 $585 $425 $360 $270 $250 $230

Flight 4 $1,300 $800 $500 $375 $320 $240 $225 $200

Flight 13 $470 $260 $190 $135 $120 $100 $80 $75

Flight 6 $980 $600 $400 $285 $240 $180 $165 $150

Flight 7 $840 $470 $360 $250 $215 $175 $150 $135

Flight 8 $765 $425 $315 $225 $190 $160 $135 $120

Flight 15 Flight 16 $405 $375 $225 $205 $165 $155 $120 $110 $100 $95 $85 $75 $70 $70 $65 $65

Flight 17 $360 $190 $145 $105 $90 $75 $70 $65

Flight 18 $340 $190 $135 $100 $85 $75 $70 $65

Flight 5 $1,150 $700 $455 $330 $280 $210 $200 $175

Flight 14 $435 $245 $185 $130 $105 $90 $75 $70

Recurve Flights $15,000 in total prize money. Male and Female combined. NFAA Recurve rules apply. Flight 1 Flight 2 Flight 3 Flight 4 Flight 5 Flight 6 Flight 7 1 $1,765 $950 $680 $480 $415 $330 $290 2 $1,080 $575 $420 $290 $250 $205 $175 3 $700 $380 $275 $190 $165 $130 $115 4 $515 $270 $200 $140 $120 $95 $85 5 $430 $235 $165 $120 $100 $80 $70 6 $325 $170 $125 $90 $75 $60 $55 7 $300 $160 $120 $85 $70 $55 $50 8 $285 $140 $115 $75 $65 $50 $45

Flight 9 $695 $385 $285 $200 $175 $145 $120 $110

Flight 10 $625 $350 $260 $185 $160 $130 $110 $100

Flight 19 Flight 20-27 $300 $250 $175 $150 $125 $115 $90 $90 $80 $80 $75 $70 $65 $65 $60 $60

BOWHUNTER FREESTYLE FLIGHTS $15,000 in total prize money. Male and Female combined. NFAA Bowhunter Freestyle rules apply.

Flight 1 Flight 2 Flight 3 Flight 4 Flight 5 Flight 6 Flight 7 1 $1,765 $950 $680 $480 $415 $330 $290 2 $1,080 $575 $420 $290 $250 $205 $175 3 $700 $380 $275 $190 $165 $130 $115 4 $515 $270 $200 $140 $120 $95 $85 5 $430 $235 $165 $120 $100 $80 $70 6 $325 $170 $125 $90 $75 $60 $55 7 $300 $160 $120 $85 $70 $55 $50 8 $285 $140 $115 $75 $65 $50 $45

Freestyle Ltd. Flights $3,000 in total prize money. Male and Female combined. NFAA Freestyle Ltd. rules apply. 1...... $1,000

2....... $500

3........ $500

4....... $200

5......... $175

6........ $150

7........ $125

8.......... $100

Crossbow Flights $500 in total prize money. Male and Female combined. NFAA Crossbow rules apply. 1................ $250 2................. $150 3................. $100

Before a tournament I work a lot on form, the release, and the follow through. I will blind bale before some tournaments just to work solely on form and execution. V10 Archery Magazine

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PAYOUTS

1............. $50,000* 2.............$10,000 3.............. $5,000 4.............. $2,000 5...............$2,000 6...............$2,000 7...............$2,000 8...............$2,000

9.............. $2,000 10.............. $2,000 11.............. $2,000 12.............. $2,000 13.............. $2,000 14.............. $2,000 15.............. $2,000 16................. $550

17................. $550 18................. $550 19................. $550 20................. $550 21................. $500 22................. $500 23................. $500 24................. $500

25................. $500 26................. $450 27................. $450 28................. $450 29................. $450 30................. $450 31................. $400 32................. $400

33................. $400 34................. $400 35................. $400 36................. $300 37................. $300 38................. $300 39................. $300 40................. $300

*Includes $5,000 Bonus if the Winner is a current NFAA Professional member. Awarded from the NFAA.

Championship Female Freestyle $22,000 in Total Prize Money. NFAA Freestyle Rules Apply 1......... $10,000* 2............. $2,500 3............. $1,500 4............. $1,200

5............. $1,000 6................ $800 7................ $700 8................ $600

9................ 10................ 11................ 12................

$500 $400 $400 $350

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$350 $350 $250 $250

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$250 $200 $200 $200

championship payouts

Championship Male Freestyle $100,000 in Total Prize Money. NFAA Freestyle Rules Apply

*Includes $2,500 Bonus if the Winner is a current NFAA Professional member. Awarded from the NFAA.

Championship Senior Freestyle $30,000 in Total Prize Money. NFAA Freestyle Rules Apply 1............ $10,000* 2.............. $3,500 3.............. $2,500 4.............. $2,000 5.............. $1,500

6.............. $1,225 7.............. $1,000 8................. $850 9................. $800 10................. $750

11................. $700 12................. $650 13................. $600 14................. $550 15................. $500

16................. $300 17................ $300 18................. $300 19................. $300 20................. $300

21....................275 22....................275 23....................275 24....................275 25....................275

*Includes $2,500 Bonus if the Winner is a current NFAA Professional member. Awarded from the NFAA.

Championship Female Freestyle Ltd. Recurve $10,000 in Total Prize Money. NFAA Recurve Rules Apply .1..... $5,000

.2..... $1,500

.3..... $1,000

.4........ $700

.5........ $600

.6........ $500

.7........ $400

.8........ $300

*Includes $1,000 Bonus if the Winner is a current NFAA Professional member. Awarded from the NFAA.

Young Adult Championship Freestyle Limited Recurve $4,500 in Total Prize Money. Men & Women Combined. NFAA Recurve Rules Apply 1........... $2,500

2........... $1,000

3.............. $500

4.............. $300

5.............. $200

Championship Barebow

Young Adult Championship Freestyle

$12,000 in Total Prize Money. Men & Women Combined. NFAA Barebow Rules Apply

$10,000 in Total Prize Money. Men & Women Combined. NFAA Freestyle Rules Apply

1.... $5,000 3.... $1,000 5....... $700 7....... $500 9....... $300 2.... $1,500 4....... $800 6....... $600 8...... $400 10.... $200

1.... $3,000 3.... $1,200 5....... $800 7....... $550 9....... $350 2.... $1,750 4....... $950 6....... $700 8...... $450 10.... $250

Vegas Shoot is the most climactic shoot there is. Future and past Olympians, great archers of the past and present, are all at Vegas. It is the Superbowl of archery! If you’re an amateur shooter looking to have fun, jump in the flights and shoot for a chance to win money! —dougo wentzel, grand junction, co

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vegas shoot rules OFFICIAL VEGAS ROUND Target: All Championship (including Championship Young Adult) Divisions and Flight Divisions will shoot on either the 40 cm, “Vegas” three-spot target face with gold – red– blue (10-9-8-7-6) scoring areas or the 40 cm single spot face with 10 through 1 scoring rings. The x-ring of the 40 cm Indoor Vegas Face will be used for tiebreaks in the Flights divisions and for 4th place or below in the Championship divisions. All Cub, Youth, and Young Adult Recurve division entrants will shoot on the 60 cm Indoor Face and all Cub, Youth and Young Adult compound shooters will use the standard single spot 40 cm Indoor Vegas Face or the “Vegas” three-spot target face. Distance: 20 Yards Rounds: Each round on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will consist of ten ends; 3 arrows per end. The Junior Divisions will shoot only two rounds; one each on Friday and Saturday. OFFICIAL VEGAS ROUND RULES You may enter either a Championship division, Flight division or a Junior Division. Archers may only register in ONE division and style and will remain in the same division all three days. The number of entries in that division will determine the number of places offered in each division. Based on last year’s registration, the number of places offered this year would be as listed. The tournament guarantees the first three places for each division will not change; however, subsequent places may change based on attendance. Any division with less than 20 competitors will be awarded a 70%

payback based on actual registration. This may be different than the published awards. Non-English Speaking Competitors: Every effort will be made to contact those archers who require assistance to understand the equipment divisions, scoring procedures, tournament rules, etc. Please notify a tournament staff person if language or other circumstances may cause communication problems. Flights: Flight placements will be determined at the discretion of the tournament management. The method or methods used for determining the flights can be any combination of all three days of competition. Junior Divisions: There will be two Junior divisions open to all archers, 17 years of age or younger; Freestyle and Freestyle Limited Recurve. Each division will offer three age groups in Male and Female categories; Cub (11 and under), Youth (12-14) and Young Adult (15-17). Any Junior archer who has a birthday during a tournament will be allowed to complete that tournament in the age group that he/she started in. Recurve Division archers are allowed to use the 60 cm FITANAA Indoor Face. Compound Divisions (Freestyle) will must use the 40 cm 3-Spot Vegas target face or the standard 40 cm single spot Indoor Face. NFAA equipment rules will apply. All Junior Divisions will shoot at 20 yds. Junior Divisions will shoot only two rounds; one each on Friday and Saturday. Archers may only register in ONE style and division and will remain in the same division both days of competition. Vegas Shoot scholarships will be presented > > continued ON page V14

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to the top 3 place winners in each Junior Division. All Junior Division ties will be decided by the highest score in the following sequence 1) total x’s 2) 1st round score 3) 2nd round score 4) 1st end through 20th end score. Championship Young Adults Divisions: There will be two Championship Young Adult divisions available to archers 15-17 years of age; Freestyle and Freestyle Limited Recurve. Championship Young Adult divisions will compete for cash prizes in a male/female combined division. Participants must be between the ages of 15 and 17 on the first day of the tournament (Friday, January 29, 2016). Championship Young Adult divisions will shoot three rounds of competition; one each on Friday, Saturday and Sunday on either the 40 cm, “Vegas” three-spot target face with gold – red– blue (10-9-8-7-6) scoring areas or the 40 cm single spot face with 10 through 1 scoring rings. The x-ring of the 40 cm Indoor Vegas Face will be used for tiebreaks for 4th place or below. Ties for first, second and third place will compete in a shoot off to determine final places. Ties: Championship division ties for first, second and third place will be determined by the highest total score from all three days of the competition (x’s will not be used to determine ties for the top three places). All competitors tied with the same high score at the end of the third day will compete in a shoot off to determine final places. The shoot off will include one practice-end followed by end-by-end sudden death. Arrows will be scored where only the x ring scores 10 points. After each

LEDGE EDGE By allowing for a more controlled release. Higher repeatability of shots.

FOR RELEASE AND FINGER SHOOTERS

By allowing reconfiguration for different style shooters. Taking various parts from the basic model for adaptation on different releases.

Protests: Any incident requiring immediate decision must be brought to the attention of a referee. All protests must be submitted in writing to the TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR within one hour of the conclusion of the round where the incident occurred, accompanied by $50 U.S. The Tournament Rules Committee will convene approximately 1 hour after the last scoring end of each day to decide the outcome of each protest. All decisions of the Tournament Rules Committee will be final. The $50 protest fee will be returned if the Tournament Rules Committee rules in favor or the protest.

NEW! $2,000 GUARANTEE FOR CHAMPIONSHIP 900 SCORES All Championship Division archers shooting a score of 900 will be guaranteed a minimum prize of $2,000.

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Scoring: Electronic scoring will be implemented for the entire 2016 Vegas Shoot. You will be given further instruction at the Tournament regarding the proper procedures. Archers will be responsible for understanding the scoring procedures and verifying their scores. Free access will be provided to an Official Vegas Shoot Scoring link where scores will be available on smart phones, kiosks and monitors throughout the venue.

“LUCKY DOG” SHOOT OFF Any archer in the Male Freestyle Championship Division that shoots a 3-day total cumulative score of 899 will be eligible to shoot off for one spot with the 900’s in the Championship shoot off. The 899 shoot off will be held immediately following the last line- it will be a 1-arrow/end shoot off (1st arrow counting the X as a 10, then for each subsequent end counting the X as 10 scored inside out- no practice ends). All qualified archers (899 and 900) must turn their scorecards in at the podium within 10 minutes of the conclusion of the regular round. The “Lucky Dog” can be the “Vegas Champion” by winning the 900’s shoot off or will place at the top of the 899’s in the regular ranking placement.

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All other ties (Flight and Championship) will be broken by the highest score and highest x count. Ties remaining after x count, will equally split the combined payout of the tied positions. All Junior Division ties will be decided by the highest score in the following sequence 1) total x’s 2) 1st round score 3) 2nd round score 4) 1st end through 20th end score.

Equipment Failure: In the event of equipment failure, step back from the shooting line and raise your bow above your head. A referee will come to your assistance. The archer will have 15 minutes repair time without holding up the tournament. One practice end will be allowed. The archer shall be allowed to shoot any arrows missed during the 15 minutes. All make-up arrows will be shot at the end of the round.

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end, only those still tied with the highest score will continue in the shoot off. Each archer’s placement in the tournament will be determined by the order in which he/she dropped out of the shoot off. If more than one archer drops out of the shoot off in the same end, those archers will be placed based on their total score and x count, including the score and x’s accumulated in the shoot off.

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Shooting Rules: 1. Each end (time period to shoot three arrows) shall be 2 minutes. 2. Archers shooting first will shoot the lower target face positions. 3. An archer shooting before or after the whistle signaling a 2-minute end will lose their highest scoring arrow or arrows equaling the number of errant arrows shot.

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4. One arrow is allowed per spot on a three-spot target face. If there is more than one arrow in a single spot, you will lose your highest scoring arrow or arrows in that spot. 5. If more than 3 arrows are shot during an end, only the lowest 3 arrows will be scored. A penalty of one point will be assessed for each additional arrow shot. Misses or zeros will be counted as lowest arrows. 6. If an archer shoots less than three arrows in one end, he/ she may shoot the remaining arrows if the omission is discovered before the end is officially completed; otherwise they shall be scored as misses. 7. An archer who purposely disfigures a target face to improve aiming or for any other reason, may be disqualified. Arrow holes may be repaired, provided there is no delay to the round. 8. Any archer conducting himself in an unsportsmanlike manner will be IMMEDIATELY disqualified. 9. Professional members of the NFAA are required to meet current dress code standards for competition. 10. Peak compound bow draw weight shall not exceed 80 lbs, with a maximum speed of 300 FPS with a 3% variance. 11. Maximum arrow shaft diameter allowed will be 0.422 inches, with a point diameter not to exceed 0.425 inches. The shaft diameter will include any wrap placed on the arrow and will include the size of the nock and the nock insert.

Scoring Rules: 1. A referee will make all decisions on scoring questionable arrows; their decisions are final. 2. All arrows must remain in the target, untouched, until all arrows on the butt have been scored. 3. Any archer deliberately touching any questionable arrow or any part of the target assembly (including other arrows, faces, pins, mat or stand) will result in the questionable arrow being scored in the lower scoring area. 4. The three-spot target face is scored on the gold (10,9), red (8,7), and blue (6) rings. The target face must be placed on the mat in an upright position. 5. Arrows must touch the line to be in the next highest scoring area. 6. Any arrow that passes beyond the shooting line a distance greater than 10 feet as measured to the closest part of the arrow, will be considered a shot arrow. See mark on the floor. 7. If an arrow is embedded in the target beyond the nock and a referee cannot determine the value of that arrow, it will be considered a pass through, and will be re-shot. NO ARROWS WILL BE PUSHED BACK. 8. Each competitor must complete and sign his/her own scorecard. Both scorers must also sign it. When there is a difference on the two cards, the lowest score must be taken. ANY ARCHER TURNING IN AN INCORRECT SCORE CARD WILL BE SUBJECT TO DISQUALIFICATION. ■

Smoking is Prohibited in the Shooting Hall. Smoking Allowed in Designated Areas Only. Please Obey all No Smoking Signs.

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The Colt-Sahara and NFAA Indoor Championships was held March 16-18, 1962 at the Sahara Hotel. The first ever Vegas Champions included Lou Shine Freestyle Women and Matt Yurick Freestyle Men.

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After a 3 year hiatus, the Sahara-Colt U.S. Open Championship returned to the Las Vega Convention Center, January 21-23. A total of $10,000 in prize money was awarded.

Jack Lancaster and Bill Mills went to a suddendeath shoot-off for first place in the men’s division after tying with perfect 600 scores. Lancaster took the title after two rounds to take home the $2,000 prize. A total of $20,000 in prize money was awarded at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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Bob Jacobsen on why he attends Vegas “It’s unexplainable what [nerves] do to you out there, but when you finally do get it together out there and beat yourself, it just feels great! This whole tournament is great.”

The Las Vegas Open hosted 432 archers at the Thunderbird Hotel. Champions included Ken Ostling Men’s Unlimited and Mary Lynn Snyder Women’s Unlimited. Pictured: Limited Division Winners, Victor Berger and Ann Butz, inspect Berger’s perfect 300 target.

1973

The Desert Inn hosted 638 archers competing for $21,000 in prize money. The competition stiffened in 1973 as the Las Vegas face (16 in. multi-colored) was introduced. The 300 field was drastically narrowed with inside-out scoring. Pictured: The top 4 men in the unlimited division tied with perfect 300’s on the new Vegas face.

1967

The Colt’s-SaharaEaston Shoot was held for the second straight year at the Las Vegas Convention Center, February 10-12. A total of $15,000 in prize money was awarded.

1970

“[The Las Vegas Open] had everything… fantastic shooting, tension, grandeur, sportsmanship and good fellowship.” –Tom Jennings

1974

The Desert Inn Archery Classic had 659 archers at the Desert Inn to compete for $20,000 in prize money. This year the 10-ring target was introduced. “I didn’t think anyone would [get a perfect score] on that little 10-ring,” said Bob Jacobsen, Unlimited Men winner. After picking up her bow only two years before, Eva Troncoso won the Unlimited Women’s division. Pictured: Unlimited champions, Eva Troncoso and Bob Jacobsen.

After 2 straight years of cancellation, the Las Vegas Open was held January 16-18 at the International Hotel and the Las Vegas Convention Center. 1970 introduced the Flight system and awarded cash prizes to 53 places in 10 flights.

1978

The Vegas Shoot’s purse increased to $36,000 and was hosted at the Hilton International Hotel. Terry Ragsdale shot a perfect 1200 ten-ring to take the Men’s Unlimited title and $1,500. Other champions included Fay Binney, Terry Frazier, Fronzie Greene, and Richard McKinney. Fay Binney received the nickname “Goldie,” during this tournament because she had a knack for finding that portion of the target. Pictured: Fray “Goldie” Binney,

The Desert Inn hosted the Desert Inn Archery Classic with a purse of $22,000. Gene Lueck shot a perfect Vegas 300 on day 1 (second ever in Vegas), but took 10th place after much lower scores on days 2 and 3. Eva Troncoso and Jim Quarles took home the Vegas crowns in the unlimited categories.

1976 The Desert Inn Archery Classic was hosted at the Desert Inn once again where archers competed for $22,000 in prize money. New this year was the addition of amateur divisions. Eva Troncoso took home her third consecutive title in the Women's Unlimited. The other pro winners include Mark Perfect, Ken Stanislawski, and Anita Denen.

1977

Over 700 archers attended the International Indoor Championships, hosted at the Hilton International Hotel. This tournament featured $25,375 in prize money. “An important part about tournament preparation is a person must develop form, and score, to a point past that which they expect to achieve at a tournament, for there are few, if any, lucky enough to perform better under the type of pressure that exists at Vegas,” said Terry Frazier, men’s limited champion 1977.

1979

“Some came to win money. All came out of love for the bow and arrow.” The Vegas Shoot had over 800 archers competing for the $28,500 in prize money. Husband and wife, Terry and Michelle Ragsdale, both won their divisions. Pictured with PSE President, Pete Shepley.

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The Tropicana Indoor Archery Championships almost did not occur due to the low attendance the previous year, but the Tropicana Hotel and Sport Complex picked it up. The tournament had a purse of $50,000 for over 600 archers. Winners include: Gary Lampshire, Katie Smith, John Doerr, Carolyn Griffith, and Cal Vogt.

1982

641 archers competed for $63,000 in prize money at the Tropicana Indoor Archery Championships at the Tropicana Hotel. Archers could win money in their division but silver dollars were given on random targets for the number of golds shot, and tackle manufacturers paid extra bonuses. Pictured: Unlimited

champions, Dean Pridgen and Katie Smith.

1983

$65,000 was up for grabs for 750 archers at the Tropicana Indoor Archery Championships at the Tropicana Hotel. Champions include: Katie Smith, John Willig, Carolyn Griffith, Terry Frazier, Daniel Schultz, and Larry Davis.

1984

Nearly one thousand archers participated in the Tropicana indoor Archery Championships for $102,840 in prize money. Pro men and women were both rewarded $3,000 for first place wins. Katie Smith won her fifth consecutive Vegas title and Dave Barnsdale took home the men’s title.

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1985

The Tropicana Indoor Archery Championships hosted almost one thousand archers at the Tropicana Hotel and Sports Complex. Katie Smith won the women’s unlimited division for the sixth year in a row. Terry Ragsdale aka Mr. Accurate won his fourth championship with the first-ever Vegas 900.

1987

The Tropicana Indoor Championships hosted 1,150 archers at the Tropicana Hotel. Archers shot a three-spot target face with three proportionate gold-redblue (10-9-8-7-6) scoring areas of the 40cm at 18 meters. Harold Mobley and Becky Pearson were crowned the unlimited champions.

1988

The Tropicana Indoor Championships held at the Tropicana Hotel began with a show-stopping performance of the Joey Johnston Show on Thursday. Becky Pearson won the women’s unlimited championship for the third year in a row and Jeff Rogers won the men’s unlimited.

1989

The U.S. Indoor and P.A.A. Indoor Championships held at the Tropicana Hotel had $200,000 in prize and contingency money to award to over 1,300 archers. Men and women were combined in the open bowhunter-barebow, bowhunter ltd and bowhunter unltd divisions. Pictured are Championship winners Richard Johnson, Linda Klosterman, Carolyn Phillips and Dee Wilde.

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attended the Tropicana Indoor Archery Championships. Champions included Tricia Johnson, Eric Hall, Becky Pearson, Richard Wiley, Dan Kolb and Dale Fowles. Pictured: Men’s Unlimited Champion, Richard Wiley, Dave Barnsdale, and women’s unlimited champion Becky Pearson.

“The reason I shot well all the way through was determination. Every year I set a new goal. This was a hard one to set my goal on. At first it was to place in the money at Vegas. Eventually it was a project goal to win at Vegas,” said men’s unlimited champion, Richard Wiley.

The Tropicana Indoor Championships capped off with 1,367 archers at the Tropicana Hotel. Archers who participated in the previous Vegas Shoot had a guaranteed shooting position, then those who registered first were given a shooting position until the 1,367 positions were filled. Five men shot off for first place and after only three ends, Jeff Rogers captured his second Vegas title. Additional champions included Fay Binney, Jim Tate, Joey Vaughn, Richard Johnson, Dahrl Suttner and Jim Brown.

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The Tropicana Indoor Championships shook things up at the Tropicana Hotel this year with the introduction of the “Shoot Down” round. Professional archers from the limited and unlimited classes would be eliminated from the tournament if they did not make the cut after the first two rounds. All archers from open, amateur, and bowhunter classes that did not make the cut after the second round were placed into flights and shoot the rest of the tournament. Fay Binney, Frank Pearson, Tina Mihalo and Richard Johnson were named champions.

1992

The Vegas Shoot Invitational was held at the Tropicana Hotel and introduced a new target face. All archers shot on a new mini-sized, threespot target with a 3-cm. 10 ring, scoring 5-4-3-2-1 from twenty yards. The shoot down round continued in 1992 and amateurs began shooting for money. Champions included Carol Bitner, Kirk Ethridge, Denise Parker and Mike Kerr. The Vegas Shoot moved to the Sands Expo Center to accommodate the growing tournament. Over 1,400 archers attended the shoot and shot on the official Vegas 3-spot from 20 yards away. Dee “Perfect” Wilde had a perfect weekend, taking the unlimited men’s title. Dee’s son Reo made his Vegas debut at the age of 19 by winning the open men’s division.

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1994

The 1994 Vegas Shoot was hosted at the Sands Expo Center and prize money worth $100,000 was up for grabs. Winners included Marvin Batliner, Becky Pearson, Magnus Peterson, Allison Williamson, Edgar Smith, and Randy Ulmer.

1995

The Sands Expo Center hosted the many archers who attended the Vegas Shoot. Champions included Michael Hendrikse, Inga Low, Richard McKinney, Denise Parker, and William Pellegrino.

1996

Vegas ’96 was held at the Sands Expo Center as archers competed for $200,000 in cash prizes. Winners included Darrin McCutheon, Angela Moscarelli, Magnus Peterson, Jessica Carlson, Rusty Mills, and Donald Graham.

1997

The Las Vegas Shoot was hosted at the Sands Expo Center and there were plenty of new champions this year. Magnus Peterson won his third Vegas championship while new champions included Roger Hoyle, Petra Ericson, Jenny Sjowall, Ben Hobbs, and Thomas Nethhelfer.

2003

The Riviera Hotel housed the World Archery Festival for around 1,400 archers and 3,000 spectators. Pictured: 11 archers shot off for first place in the men’s unlimited division. Chance Beaubouef took home the $10,000 prize.

1998

The National Archery Show and Vegas Shoot was held at the Sands Expo Center and was under new ownership as the World Archery Festival. A previous Vegas winner from the 70’s made a comeback and won the women’s compound unlimited division, Michelle Ragsdale. Other champions included Jeff Rogers, Richard Johnson, Ruth Rowe, Perry Harping, and Scott Mckechnie. The World Archery Festival was hosted at the Sands Expo Center and had a purse of $150,000 for the participating archers. At the 1999 shoot, the NFAA announced it would manage The Vegas Shoot beginning in 2000. Dave Cousins and Michelle Ragsdale took home the compound titles.

1999

2000 The NFAA World Archery Festival was hosted at the Sands Expo Center with over $100,000 in prize money and a car. This year archers were introduced to the S.T.A.R.S Round. Pictured: James Despart celebrates his shoot-off win for first place in the unlimited men’s division.

2001

The NFAA World Archery Festival switched things up and moved 1,200 archers to the Riviera Hotel. The purse was $112,195 and it was the first time a first place prize of $10,000 would be awarded to a single competitor. Winners included Jeff Fabry, Bill Bellegino, Connie Calloway and Jeff Hopkins.

2002

$112,195 worth of cash prizes were available at the World Archery Festival hosted at the Riviera Hotel. This year the World Archery Festival became part of the 3 Star Tour and the Car Shoot off was introduced for competitors that attended all 3 Star events. Mike Anderson, Mary Zorn, Richard Johnson and Kathie Loesch won the Vegas titles.

2008

The 2008 Vegas Shoot hosted 1,610 archers at the Riviera Hotel. On Friday 64 archers in seven divisions shot perfect 300’s. By the end of Sunday 15 men remained with perfect 900’s. Dave Cousins came out as the winner of the freestyle male division and took home $43,000 in cash prizes and contingency awards. Pictured: Micheal Braden and Dave Cousins shoot-off for first place in the freestyle male division.

The Riviera Hotel hosted their final Vegas Shoot in 2011 and 1,600 archers. Sunday included two major shoot offs, 13-man shoot-off for the Championship Men’s division and two-woman shooting-off for the Championship Women’s division. Reo Wilde and Erika Anshutz (Jones) came out as the winners. Championship Recurve champions included Crispin Duenas and Naomi Folkard.

Additional champions included Nichola Simpson, Magnuis Peterson and Khatuna Lorig.

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2004

1,500 archers came to shoot The Vegas Shoot at the Riviera Hotel. On the first day of shooting 43 archers in four divisions shot perfect 300’s. Chance Beaubouef took his second straight Vegas title with a tighter shoot off format, only counting inner x’s as tens. Connie Callaway took her second women’s title.

2005

A recording breaking 1,583 archers attended the Vegas Shoot at the Riviera Hotel. On Friday, 51 archers in five divisions shot perfect 300’s. By Saturday the perfect list was reduced to 23 600’s all in the compound unlimited men division. By Sunday six men were tied with 900’s. With 21 years of Vegas experience, Dave Barnsdale emerged as the winner from the compound unlimited men division. This was Barnsdale’s second Vegas win.

2006

1,700 archers visited the Riviera Hotel for the annual Vegas Shoot. Jesse Broadwater took home his first Vegas crown and a check for $15,000.

2007 The Riviera Hotel hosted The Vegas Shoot for its seventh straight year. In true Vegas fashion, George Dixon and Ruth Brewster decided to get hitched during their stay at Vegas during the tournament because “all their friends were in one place at the same time.” Chance Beaubouef took his third Vegas title and Mary Hamm took the compound women’s.

2009

The Vegas Shoot was held at the Riviera Hotel again but it felt like a different Vegas Shoot. The “New” Vegas Shoot included new seating, electronic scoring, instant standings on big screen displays and no more complaints about practice time and space. Over 1,400 archers gathered to take try their claim at the cash prizes. 2009 was the first year that rewarded the Championship Compound man and woman with handcrafted championships rings. Reo Wilde took the men’s championship compound and Nichola Simpson took her second straight women’s title. Championship recurve winners included Brady Ellison and Jennifer Nichols.

2010

Over $500,000 was available in cash, prizes and contingency at the 2010 Vegas Shoot at the Riviera Hotel. Jennifer Nichols won her sixth Vegas title as championship women’s recurve. Additional champions included Kelly Ward, Dietmar Trillus, Jake Kaminski and Donald Ward.

The Vegas Shoot moved to a new location at the South Point Hotel. Jesse Broadwater and Erika Anshutz (Jones) both claimed their second Vegas title. Additional Champions included Isabel Viehamier, Brady Ellison and Tony Harbaugh.

2013 For the second year, The Vegas Shoot was hosted at the South Point Hotel. Reo Wilde and Erika Jones took first place in the Championship Compound divisions. Additional Champions included Sung Eun Jeon, Brady Ellison and Jackie White.

For the first time ever, The Vegas Shoot broke 2,000 archers. Mike Schloesser, Netherlands, became the first non-U.S. Vegas Champion by beating out 10 of the U.S.’s top 900 shooters. Additional winners included Sarah Lance, Yu Mi Kim, Brady Ellison and Tony Harbaugh.

2014

2015 A record of 2,578 archers competed in the 2015 Vegas Shoot at the South Point Hotel. For the first time, $24,000 in scholarship money was awarded to the Junior division champions. Adult champions included: Alex Wifler, Sarah Prieels, Seung Hyeon Jo, Jinhyek Oh and Rodger Willett Jr. Pictured: Alex Wifler in deep concentration on his final shot during the shoot-off for the Vegas title.

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THE NFAA INDOOR FIRST DAKOTA SPONSOR/division VEGAS SHOOT NATIONALS CLASSIC Hoyt Pro Male Freestyle 1st....... $15,000 2nd........ $4,000 3rd........ $2,000 Pro Female Freestyle 1st......... $5,000 2nd........ $1,000 3rd........... $500 Senior Pro Male Freestyle 1st......... $5,000 2nd........ $1,000 3rd........... $500 Pro Male Recurve 1st......... $1,000 2nd........... $500 Mathews Pro Male Freestyle 1st....... $20,000 2nd........ $5,000 3rd........ $2,000 Pro Female Freestyle 1st......... 2nd........ 3rd........ Senior Pro Male Freestyle 1st......... 2nd........ 3rd........ NFAA Shooter of the Year

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30X Round Bonus $1,000

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Catching Up With The Vegas Shoot Scholarship Winners

18 • Freshman @ University of Arizona Tucson Biology Major What is your favorite subject in school? My favorite subject in high school was biology, and now I am majoring in biology. What is your dream job? Currently I am stuck between two dream jobs: Veterinary work or physical therapy work. What school event are you looking forward to the most this year? School events such as home football, volleyball, & basketball games. When did you begin shooting archery? I started shooting during the end of my freshman year of high school. What is your favorite part about archery? My favorite part about archery is getting to shoot at tournaments. I get to see how much progress I’ve made, and it’s really rewarding to see improvement. Do you do any activities other than archery? Ever since I started shooting I haven’t really participated in other activities. What is your favorite tournament to shoot? My favorite tournament… that is a hard question! The Vegas Shoot is always fun, and the food in Las Vegas is good too!

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15 • High School Sophomore What is your favorite subject in school? Math & Science What school event are you looking forward to the most this year? Spring Break Where you want to go to college? Undecided. I want to study mechanical engineering, and still shoot archery while attending college. What is your dream job? Bow engineer at Hoyt. When did you begin shooting archery? 3 ½ years ago – March 2012 What’s your favorite part about archery? Practicing with friends. We train, compete, and travel together…friendships are important! Do you do any activities other than archery? Serve on production team at church in the middle school ministries, Go Kart Racing, and Mountain Biking What is your favorite tournament to shoot? I really like Vegas and NFAA Indoor Nationals, but I really like Arizona cup for an outdoor venue.

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17 • High School Senior Favorite subject: Math What school event are you looking forward to the most this year? (Like homecoming or a winter dance) I am looking forward to National Convention with my FFA chapter. I am on the forestry team at my school and my team and I qualified to go compete on the national level. Do you know where you want to go to college? I want to go to North Carolina State University. What is your dream job? My dream job is to be a Veterinarian. Do you have a major in mind when you are ready to go to college? Animal Science When did you begin shooting archery? I began shooting four years ago for hunting, but did not start shooting competitively until two years ago. What’s your favorite part about archery? My favorite part about archery is getting to travel and meet new people that love this amazing sport as much as I do. Do you do any activities other than archery? I am a very active member of FFA and hold


The Archer's Lament He was poised on the lane in a classic stance, his eye on the bull as if fixed in a trance. The scoresheet showed 52 in a row, as he steadied himself and readied his bow. He stared at the spot way down on the lane, where the shaft had to go with unerring aim. He remembered the things he had read in the book, face the spot squarely, gently squeeze hook. Set had to the riser, and as you do, draw your arm back, for complete follow through. Move bow arm as needed, settle down in the spot, do everything smoothly, and miss you can not. Put dot in the spot, don’t shake those hands. And you will have form, good archery demands. He really felt good as he let the shaft go, it sped down the lane, nock was not high, nor was it low. His anchor was perfect, his release was just right, the arrow was blurred, as it started its flight. But something went wrong, with this beautiful release, it missed the spot cleanly, not even a piece.

Gary Liljengren, Newtown, CT Written circa 1975 He reasons within, it must have kissed out. He finished his game, weary and spent, he was mournfully singing, “the Archers Lament”. This place is too noisy, I can’t concentrate, my peep sight slipped, I couldn’t see straight. The nock was on crooked, I shot a bad shaft. My shoulder is sore, because I slept in a draft. My serving is loose, got contact with shirt, the nocking point moved, in my eye there was dirt. The lighting is poor, the arrow was bent, a new bows on order, it hasn’t been sent. The fletch is on loose, the bow’s out of tune, my hand is perspiring, it’s too hot in June. My sight slipped a notch, my string broke a strand. My level is off, next door is a band. It’s smokey in here, I shot a cracked nock, his excused are made, he goes off half cocked. As his story unfolded, it was clear what it meant. When they named this sad song, the “Archers Lament”.

He stood there frustrated, he started to mutter, the thought to himself, perhaps a line cutter.

It proves to archer, with the grumble and blower.

He approached the target, his hopes he held high, the shaft in the 4 ring, he lets out a sigh.

His woes may be due to the arrow that’s low.

He collects his shafts, his lips seem to pout.

Who’s average goes down, each week a bit lower. But it’s never the fault of the guy with the bow.

an officer position through FFA. I am also a member of the National Honor Society and the National Technical Honor Society. I have a passion for hunting and anything outdoors related. What is your favorite tournament to shoot? My favorite tournament to shoot is The Vegas Shoot.

With little surprise, the largest growing group in archery is archers under the age of 17. The 2015 Vegas Shoot brought together 640 of the world’s top young archers, a whopping 133% increase since 2013. A partnership between The Vegas Shoot, NFAA Foundation and the Easton Foundations awards these student athletes with $24,000 in archery scholarships. $2,000 in archery scholarships will be awarded to the top three place winners in each Junior division at the 2016 Vegas Shoot. Scholarships can be used at any secondary educational institution to further the education of these talented archers.

1st Place: $1,000 2nd Place: $700 3rd Place: $300 ■

“The goal of the scholarship program is to attract top young talent from around the World to compete at the Vegas Shoot. As The Vegas Shoot has become the proving grounds of archery, these young archers should be rewarded for the dedication and hard work it takes to win at Vegas, “ commented Bruce Cull, Vegas Shoot President. scores, tournament info and more at www.nfaausa.com V21


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STAGE 1 MARRAKESH, MOROCCO 21-22 November 2015

STAGE 2 BANGKOK, THAILAND 5-6 December 2015

Join us at the 2016 Indoor Archery World Cup Finals. Following day two of the World famous Vegas Shoot, the top sixteen World Cup point earners from each category will shoot off in head-to-head competition in front of a roaring Vegas crowd. Compete in front of thousands against the World’s best! To qualify for the Las Vegas Indoor World Cup Final, archers must participate in at least two of the four stages scheduled, one of which must be The Vegas Shoot. The archers with the most accumulated points (from their best three results) will compete at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas on Saturday at 7:00 pm. 30 January 2016, in the Indoor World Cup Final. The top three participants in each category (Recurve Men, Recurve Women, Compound Men and Compound Women) will compete for the following prize money:

1st place: $3,700 USD 2nd place: $1,800 USD

3rd place: $1,000 USD

In addition, the winner of each category, at the Final, will earn free invitations for the following year’s Indoor Archery World Cup Series. Those invitations include free registration fee to the tournaments, and accommodations for three (3) nights. All (FITA) World Archery rules shall apply for all Indoor World Cup events. For additional information, please visit www.worldarchery.org.

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The Order of the Bone Award falls upon those who, through outstanding lack of poise and earth prowess, made our dubious order mainly because they survived to tell their experiences. While experience may well be the best teacher, hopefully we can all learn from these unfortunates in the second best way—second-hand. Thus, we present these tales both to delight and to instruct. Here’s hoping the old bone never falls on you. sherry gale During the 2015 championship rounds, I fell extremely ill the second day. I shot the first two ends and then my stomach rolled and I dropped my gear and bolted for the bathroom. This happened twice more during those 30 arrows. It was an early morning session, so I retired to my room for the rest of the day. I found out later that I had qualified for the World Cup Final schedule for that evening. I think I was feeling too sorry for myself to be nervous in front of the great crowd because I came out and shot a new Masters World Record and finished in 6th place.

victoria I picked up my brand new constructed arrows on my way to the airport for the Vegas Shoot. As soon as I arrived I went to the practice arena and shot off my first arrow. In front of 100s of archers, my arrow bounced off the target. The second, third and fourth did as well. When I went to retrieve them I discovered that my archery shop had forgotten to put the points on the arrows and in my haste, I had not checked them.

stephen mexia I picked up an identical bow to my own but it was 5 pounds heavier draw than mine. It was miserable. At half time, the other person that had my bow took 1st in his class!

ed feese Back in the days of cables with teardrops instead of strings, I had a cable break and my string ended up hanging out of a ceiling tile. My best friend and shooting buddy laughed his butt off!

edward kim Last year’s Vegas shoot, a girl in front of me did this arrow twirl to get her arrow in but hit me with it instead when I was in full draw. Lost 10 points because of that shot.

heath miller My 1st year we were shooting the final day in the arena and down from me about 10 bales was my uncle. All of a sudden someone shot the clock. Dead

center and broke it. My uncle was testing a new release so I leaned back to see if it was him. He leaned back also at the same time half smiling, half laughing and pointing to the guy next to him. He knew I thought it was him.

shawn couture 2013 Day 1 at Vegas, End 8, I drew back and made a great shot X, followed it up with another X. It would have been great if they were in the correct target!!

Thomas Huteson One year in the late 70’s when we still shot at the Tropicana, I shot next to a guy that would twist his bow to the side to load his arrow. Each time he did this, he would hit me on the side of my head. I wanted to say something to him but each time he hit me on the side of my head, I would shoot a 10. I ended up with my first 300 at Vegas.

their target to call arrows that were obviously in or out. I finally asked if they were on the top target shooting for the money. They laughed and said no, they were shooting for a beer!

julianna mitchell

My first tournament, I went to practice early in the morning. I shot next to some guy who was really good and he gave me a few pointers. My mom took pictures and it turns out I was shooting next to Levi Morgan!

Jochen Klinke

I shot in 2012 just weeks after having surgery for a torn Achilles tendon. I was wearing this clunky boot and had to shoot with one leg. Having to carry my bow case, I could only use one crutch so I ended up using the stabilizer on my recurve as the second crutch. Every time I was going to or coming off the shooting line, other shooters would look at me and smile. My biggest worry was that I would lose my balance and collapse the whole shooting line like a domino effect.

ron tuson Knocked my arrow under my D loop and shot the wall above the target! Oops!

jimmy lee

My first tournament arrow of last year, I missed the target and shot my target nametag!

bruce johnson

A guy passed out on the shooting line beside me while I was at full draw.

steven mertz

hubert sims A few years back, I was working the late line on Sunday. There were four women on one target who kept calling me to

I got married in Vegas the night before the tournament started back in 2010, so that could be considered a horror story.

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indoor nationals ■ louisville Friday, March 18, 2016 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.......................Late Registration and Check In 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm ........................ Archery Trade Show 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm......................... Paid Practice 1:00 pm – 8:30 pm ........................Equipment Storage Available 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.........................Practice with the Pros **Free Event for Under 18 Archers** Saturday, March 19, 2016 6:00 am – 6:00 pm.........................Paid Practice as Space is Available 6:00 am – 8:00 pm .......................Equipment Storage Available 7:00 am/11:00 am/3:30 pm*........Shooting Times: NFAA Championships 8:00 am – 10:00 am.......................Pro Member Meeting 9:00 am – 6:00 pm.........................Archery Trade Show 2:30 pm...........................................OPENING CEREMONIES 7:00 pm...........................................Pro-Am Team Event

**Sunday shooting times will be posted following the last line on Saturday. Each line time begins with two practice ends on your assigned target. No additional practice ends will be shot. The awards ceremony will begin no more han 2 hours after the final line on Sunday.

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Louisville is a city full of endless possibilities. It’s a city located somewhere between “way out there” and “feels like home”. A place known as both the “southern most northern city” and “the northern most southern city”. A place so unique, that you can pronounce our name 5 different ways – Looavul, Luhvul, Loueville, Looaville, Looeyville. It’s a place just for you, no matter how you wanna say it. Walk the streets of downtown, along Museum Row and you’ll find more galleries and museums than you can shake a stick at. And speaking of sticks, you sports lovers can see the world’s biggest bat on display at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. In all, Museum Row on Main houses nine original attractions all within a six-block radius, now that’s what I call convenience! Since you are already downtown, you may as well stroll along the Urban Bourbon Trail

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or just hang out at Fourth Street Live, the city’s premier dining and entertainment district. Live through the fastest two minutes in sports by visiting Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby Museum. Experience original one-ofa-kind cuisine by dining at one of our awardwinning restaurants spread throughout four dining districts. Relax as you cruise the Ohio River aboard the Belle of Louisville, a National Historic Landmark. Be sure to stop by our Visitors Center located downtown at the corner of 4th and Jefferson Streets, where you can pick-up literature, buy souvenirs, grab your Urban Bourbon Trail Passport, purchase discounted attraction tickets, get directions and make restaurant reservations, all with the help of friendly travel counselors. While you’re in Louisville for the National Field Archery Association Indoor Nationals make sure you see the sites soak in some of the city’s bourbon culture, and we hope you enjoy all the charm and possibilities Louisville has to offer. After all, It’s Possible Here.

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1st Add. 5.00 15.00 5.00 10.00 7.00 8.00 12.00 20.00 7.00 7.00 9.00 7.00 8.00 12.00 8.00 7.00 10.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 14.00 25.00 20.00 9.00 10.00 10.00 8.00 8.00 9.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 7.00 5.00 15.00 7.00 10.00 7.00 15.00 15.00 10.00 8.00 7.00 10.00 7.00 5.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 6.00 10.00 7.00

2nd Add. 5.00 5.00 5.00 8.00 7.00 8.00 5.00 5.00 6.00 7.00 9.00 7.00 7.00 8.00 5.00 7.00 5.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 5.00 10.00 5.00 9.00 10.00 5.00 5.50 5.00 9.00 5.00 6.00 5.00 7.00 5.00 15.00 6.00 5.00 7.00 5.00 15.00 5.00 7.00 6.00 10.00 7.00 5.00 10.00 10.00 7.00 6.00 10.00 7.00

3rd Add. 2.00 2.00 2.00 5.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 4.00 2.00 5.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 2.00 7.00 2.00 6.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 4.00 2.00 12.00 2.00 2.00 4.00 2.00 7.00 2.00 4.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 4.00 2.00 2.00 2.00

4th Add. 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 4.00 2.00 5.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 4.00 4.00 2.00 2.00 7.00 2.00 6.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 4.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 4.00 2.00 7.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 4.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00

Youth HOH 15.00 25.00 30.00 22.00 25.00 30.00 30.00 20.00 20.00 20.00 30.00 25.00 20.00 22.00 20.00 20.00 35.00 23.00 30.00 23.00 17.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 27.50 21.00 25.00 17.00 25.00 20.00 20.00 25.00 21.00 25.00 35.00 30.00 30.00 25.00 25.00 20.00 22.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 23.00 25.00 25.00 20.00 25.00 20.00

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INDOOR tournament information EARLY-REGISTRATION FEE Early-registrations must be received on or before February 29, 2016. Registration received after this date will be pay the regular registration fee. Phone registrations accepted only with credit card payment. To register, visit www.nfaausa.com/indoornationals. ON SITE REGISTRATION Late registration will be accepted at the tournament site on Friday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday from 6:30 am to 2:30 pm. Regular registration fee will apply. CANCELLATION All registrations are subject to a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations must be made in writing on or before February 29, 2016. No refunds will be issued on or after March 1, 2016. Please email all cancellation requests to info@nfaausa.com. PROOF OF MEMBERSHIP All shooters must have proof of NFAA or USA Archery membership at the tournament site. NFAA Professional shooters should be prepared to show their 2016 NFAA Pro membership card. All memberships are subject to verification at any time during the tournament. PRACTICE WITH THE PROS This event is free and open to all Pros and archers under the age of 18. Friday evening, all young archers are invited to meet and practice with the NFAA Professionals. No sign up is needed. AWARDS Professional Male Freestyle 1st $7,500 • 2nd $3,000 • 3rd $1,500 First three places guaranteed. Subsequent places based on attendance. All other Professional Divisions based on attendance. See NFAA Constitution for Payout Chart. Silver Bowls and Medallions will be awarded to Division Champions. 1. Two whistle blasts = archers to the line. One whistle blast starts shooting and the clock. Three blasts = retrieve arrows and score. Four or more blasts = Emergency; stop shooting. STOP IMMEDIATELY. 2. You, the archer, are responsible for your equipment to comply with NFAA rules. It is also your responsibility to confirm you are shooting in the correct style and division. If you are registered in the wrong division or style, this must be corrected prior to shooting your second day’s score. 3. All archers will straddle the shooting line. When finished shooting, please step behind the line. 4. When using the NFAA Indoor Five Spot Target: An archer may shoot any of the 5 spots in any order and shoot as many arrows into any one spot as the archer desires, not to exceed the prescribed number of arrows per end. Scoring shall be five points for the combined 4 cm. X-ring and 8 cm. white ring and four points for the combined 12 cm. and 16 cm. blue rings. 5. Prior to each shooting line there will be 2 ends of practice on your assigned target. Scoring begins immediately after the two practice ends, no additional practice ends will be shot. 6. Arrows must be shot within the 4-minute time limit. If an arrow is shot after the whistle blows the highest scoring arrow will not count. If you shoot more than 5 arrows, only the lowest 5 arrows will be scored. Missed arrows are counted as shot arrows. Additionally, a penalty of one point will be assessed for each arrow shot over the prescribed 5 arrows. 7. There will be a foul line ten (10) feet in front of the shooting line. If an arrow is dropped, within the ten (10) foot foul line, while the archer is in the act of shooting, another arrow may be shot.

Arrows passing beyond this line, will be considered shot. 8. Witnessed bounce outs and pass through arrows will be re-shot after scoring of the last end of that round, on a target designated by the tournament officials. 9. Maximum arrow diameter allowed is 0.422 inches with point diameter not to exceed 0.425 inches. 10. In the event of equipment failure, please raise your bow to signal an official. You will have 15 minutes to repair or replace equipment. One practice end will be allowed. The archer will be allowed to shoot practice arrows during the 15 minutes of repair time; all arrows missed during the breakdown, will be shot after the final end. Archers are granted only one equipment failure per day. 11. Each group of archers on a target butt will appoint a Target Captain and two score keepers. Arrows touching the scoring line will count for the higher value. The Target Captain shall rule on all questions on his/her target subject to appeal to a line judge. An official will not be able to make a judgment on an arrow(s) value if the target butt, target face, arrow or any part of the arrow has been touched. Judgments made by a line judge will be final. 12. Archers must record X’s and numeric values of each arrow in each scoring box on the scorecard before touching or drawing any arrows from the target. Example: Score X’s X X X 5 5 25 3 X X X X 5 25 4 13. Scorecards must have all totals correct and in the proper place. Both score keepers and the archer must sign the scorecard. A scorecard submitted with incorrect total(s) may be disqualified. 14. EACH ARCHER MUST TURN IN THEIR OWN SCORECARD WITHIN 30 MINUTES OF THE END OF THEIR ASSIGNED ROUND. TURN IN BOTH SCORECARDS, THE WHITE CARD WILL BE STAMPED BY A TOURNAMENT OFFICIAL AND WILL SERVE AS YOUR RECEIPT. All scorecards must be turned in to a tournament official within thirty minutes after your shooting line finishes. NO EXCEPTIONS Failure to do so will result in your score not being recorded for that day’s round of competition. 15. Ties for first, second and third place in the Professional Divisions will be determined by shoot off. One practice end; then an end-by-end sudden death shoot off where only the x-ring scores 5 points until the tie is broken. After each end, only those still tied with the highest score will continue in the shoot off. Each archer’s placement in the tournament will be determined by the order in which he/she drops out of the shoot off. If more than one archer drops out of the shoot off in the same end, those archers will be placed based on their total score and X count, including the score and X’s accumulated in the shoot off, then first day score, first day X’s and so on. 16. Ties for first place only, in the amateur Championship (First) Flights will be determined by shoot off. Same shoot off format as above. All other ties will receive duplicate awards. 17. All protests must be in writing and turned in to the Tournament Chairman within one hour after the finish of the shooting line where the protest happened. The protest must be accompanied by $50 cash. 18. No alcoholic beverages may be carried or consumed during shooting hours at the National Tournament. Anyone caught breaking this rule will be immediately disqualified and not be allowed to complete the tournament. 19. Any equipment that impairs the hearing of the competitor will not be allowed on the shooting line. This is a safety issue and will be enforced. 20. Pro Division Dress Code applies to all NFAA Pro Sanctioned Events including the 3-Star Tour Events. #NFAAIndoor2016 ■ www.nfaausa.com V35


Steve Anderson a. What did it mean to you to make the shoot-off at Indoor Nationals for the first time? i. It was my first time attending Indoor Nationals and I went there with the goal of shooting 600-120x and giving myself a chance to win it. I accomplished my goal of making the shoot-off, and came a little short of the podium at 4th place. Nonetheless, it’s always a success if you make a shoot-off at an event like Indoor Nationals or Vegas. b. What is it about this tournament that makes the elusive shoot-off so hard to make? i. Two days and 120 arrows of staying mentally focused within myself is challenging. You can’t have a slip up. As soon as you lose focus, you make it very easy to miss an X. c. How are you preparing for 2016 National Indoor? i. Trying to shooting meaningful practice and as many tournaments as I can. I work a full time job, so I don’t get to practice or experiment with equipment as often as the pros that shoot full time. To counter that, I make sure I have the best equipment that I have confidence in. With that peace of mind, all I have to do is prepare myself. d. Anything you are looking forward to the most next year? i. I feel like I am improving over last year because I have more experience under my belt. The 50th anniversary of the Vegas Shoot is set to be a great tournament, as usual, and I’ve had the opportunity to work with the NFAA as part of a planning committee that is working to make the upcoming season a banner year at every stop of the three star tour. e. Do you have any rituals or superstitions before or during a tournament? i. I do not. I just try to make sure I’ve eaten. I’m really tall and if I don’t eat, I have a hard time shooting. I try not to be superstitious because that opens the door for something out of your control to have a negative effect on you. f. Do you have a piece of advice for fellow archers? i. Never be afraid that you might do something awesome. g. How do you handle and control your nerves? i. A lot of archers are egotistical and want so badly to shoot great scores so they can show them off on social media, or try to earn sponsors, and they usually struggle to perform at tournaments because their focus is in the wrong place. I try to remember to be humble because I have failed over and over again in archery. You can look at my first round as a “professional” at Vegas and see that I shot a 292. I’m not afraid to fail again and that helps me approach a tournament with controlled nerves. That’s not to say I don’t get nervous. Rather than the nerves working against me, I have found that the most rewarding moments in archery come when you can let your hard work and practice overcome those nerves.

David Houser a. What did it mean to you to make the shoot-off at Indoor Nationals for the first time? i. To make the shoot-off at the 2015 Indoor Nationals for the first time, it was like I finally got over a hump in my professional career or got the “monkey off my back” you could say. It was a surreal feeling that was a rush of emotions, it was the end result of all the hard work that I had put in, and was the reward for spending countless hours at the range preparing for that one moment. To finally accomplish that milestone of making the shoot-off was a memory that I will never forget. I had dreamed of that moment ever since I first saw an NFAA shoot-off, I told myself I want to be out there someday toe to toe with the best archers in the world for my chance at a National title. b. What is it about this tournament that makes the elusive shoot-off so hard to make? i. The Indoor Nationals is like a mental marathon for us as archers. The task at hand is relatively simple, shoot at the x-ring at 20 yards 120 times and never miss. However, these 120 shots are spread out over a two-day period, which involves shooting for 4 to 5 hours per day, for the days round depending on how fast the line is moving. It only takes you getting out of focus for a fraction of a second and making a bad shot that could lead to missing an X, and then that’s it, you’re out. No do overs, or second chances. You then have to wait until the next year to try it all over again. The fear of missing is what many people struggle with in this indoor game, especially the five spot face. These are probably some of the most predominant reasons why this shoot-off is so elusive and hard to make. Every year hundreds, even thousands of people attend trying to shoot a perfect score. Of these thousands, only a handful have the mental endurance the make it to the shoot-off. c. How are you preparing for 2016 National Indoor? i. I am preparing for the 2016 National Indoor very similar to how I prepared last year. This basically involves a few hundred arrows a day, usually around 200 or so, and all the while tweaking my set-up and my form to make it as easy as possible for me to hit the x ring every time. Shooting so many arrows per day really allows for me to micro-adjust my set-up with subtle changes that make my scores more consistent and confidence level rise. Confidence is key and for me the more arrows I shoot and more perfect games I shoot, the higher my confidence level rises. d. Anything you are looking forward to the most next year? i. I really look forward to attempting to shoot another perfect score to try to make the shoot-off. The rush of excitement mixed with the nerves of the event while your standing out in the shoot-off, toe to toe with some of the best archers on the planet is unlike anything else. I want nothing more to have that feeling again and a chance at the coveted silver bowl. e. Do you have any rituals or superstitions before or during a tournament? i. I always try to get a very good night sleep before a tournament and to be at the event site long before my shoot time. During the tournament, we as archers are always under constant pressure and stress and I never like to add running behind and not having the time I would like to warm-up and mentally prepare to the scoring day of the event. I also like to make sure that I have my equipment as ready as possible before I head to an event. I don’t like to be adjusting it while I’m there, but would rather have everything related to my bow ready to go when I arrive. Then all I have to do is shoot my bow, and not think and worry of how I can adjust something on it to try to make it shoot better for me

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while I am at the shoot. I like to make sure that is all taken care of before hand so when I am at an event all I to do is shoot and mentally prepare myself for the competition. Do you have a piece of advice for fellow archers? The best piece of advice that I have for fellow archers is practice, practice, and more practice. I used to shoot only 50-100 arrows a day and shot good practice scores but my tournament scores were not consistent to my practice scores. Once I started to shoot a lot more anywhere from 200-300 arrows, then I noticed my tournament scores to be very close to my scores I was shooting in practice. The more arrows I shoot, the easier my shot process becomes as muscle memory takes over, which especially becomes important when shooting under pressure. Another piece of advice is no matter what always go to a tournament with confidence. Even if you haven’t been shooting that great leading up to the shoot, or if the practice day before the event didn’t go as well as you like, when it comes time to start scoring always be confident. Never count yourself out until the last arrow of the event either; one bad shot is not the end of the world. No archer is perfect and we all make bad shots, it’s just a part of our sport. When this happens, you have to use it as motivation to make the next shot a perfect one and not to dwell on the bad one. How do you handle and control your nerves? What I have found to be the best for handling and controlling my nerves is to try to keep my mind busy thinking about other things other than being nervous. Instead of thinking of the big picture, like winning the tournament or making the shoot off, I will think about my plans for later that evening, sing a favorite song in my head, or even try to think of a fond memory from the past to keep my mind busy. Most of all I try to keep my confidence level high and keep reminding myself that “I can do this.” Talking and joking with fellow archers while we are waiting for our turn to shoot also really helps. Laughing and keeping good in good spirits always seems to make me shoot better.

Todd Lambright a. What did it mean to you to make the shoot-off at Indoor Nationals for the first time? i. 2015 was the first year I’ve had the time to dedicate to shooting and taking it seriously. I had a pretty big set back in November of 2014 when I got tennis elbow and bone marrow edema in my left arm. This forced me not to practice until January of 2015, so when I should have been on top of my game, I was just starting over. By the time Indoor Nationals came around, I was feeling pretty good but was still unsure if my elbow could stand up to shooting 5 arrows at a time. Where I live nobody shoots 5 spot targets and the first time I’ve really shot at one was practice on Friday before the tournament started. So for me to stand up there with the top competitors in the sport was an awesome feeling of accomplishment. Making the shoot-off on my first trip to Indoor Nationals confirmed for me that I made the right decision when I chose to shoot the pro class. b. What is it about this tournament that makes the elusive shoot-off so hard to make? i. I think the reason that this shoot-off is so hard to make is the time it takes to complete. At least for me I have to be completely focused on my shooting the entire time I’m on the line or I will miss. This means for two days you can’t think about anything but executing good shots with the added pressure of knowing if you don’t your weekend is going to be over early. All it takes is one 2 second gap in concentration over probably an 8 hour period to take you out of the shoot-off. I believe this is why there are probably at least 100 people attending that have

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d. Anything you are looking forward to the most next year? i. I always look forward to The Vegas Shoot. It is a great tournament with lots of fun people there. e. Do you have any rituals or superstitions before or during a tournament? i. No rituals or superstitions.

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the ability to shoot 2 clean rounds, but only a handful make it to the shoot-off every year. c. How are you preparing for 2016 National Indoor? i. I’m going to be more prepared for the 2016 Indoor Nationals just because I have been there and know what to expect. I’m also going to practice on some 5 spot targets before hand. It doesn’t seem like much of a difference between shooting 3 arrows at a time and 5 arrows at a time but by the end of the day I was struggling. d. Anything you are looking forward to the most next year? i. I’m actually looking forward to all of the 2016 season, but if I had to pick one tournament it would be Vegas because I shot an 899 there and want redemption. I just love competing and being able to do that along side pro’s that I’ve looked up to is awesome. e. Do you have any rituals or superstitions before or during a tournament? i. I’m not really a superstitious person. The only thing I leave out of my normal morning routine is the large amount of coffee with sugar that I drink daily, except on tournament days. f. Do you have a piece of advice for fellow archers? i. The best advice I can give is to be confident. Never go into a tournament expecting to not compete at your best. Know what you are capable of, believe in the skill you have and execute only good shots until the tournament is over. The second you lose confidence or focus on your shots is the time the walls come crashing down. g. How do you handle and control your nerves? i. I learned a long time ago that I can’t control my nerves, so I learned to use this as a tool. I get a little intimidated when I’m shooting against someone who I see in magazines, have looked up to and know how they are capable of shooting. Instead of falling apart I use those nerves to concentrate harder on my shots. Being a little nervous is good for me, it ensures that I’m not going to lose my concentration. I believe this is the reason that all of my highest scores have been shot in tournaments instead of practice. I can barely win a local league but I can make the shoot-off at Nationals.

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Alex Gilliam (left) Youth Male Recurve National Indoor Scholarship Winner Aubrey Harris (right) Youth Male Barebow National Indoor

Tweet and mention #NFAAtrophydinner Brazos Brooks (left) Cub Male Barebow National Outdoor Target Breyahna Herold (middle) Cub Female Bowhunter Freestyle Limited National Indoor Bruce Trimble (right) Mens Silver Senior Freestyle National Outdoor Target

Calvin Smock (left) Adult Male Longbow National Indoor Dana Baird (middle) Youth Female Freestyle Limited Recurve National Outdoor Field Daniel Carlton (right) Youth Male Bowhunter Freestyle National Outdoor Target Danielle Pollard Cub Female Bowhunter Freestyle National Outdoor Field

David Wearne Silver Senior Male Freestyle Limited Recurve National Outdoor Target Derek Ballengee Youth Male Freestyle National Outdoor Field

Emma Feyes (left) Cub Female Freestyle National Indoor

Ian Weber Youth Male Freestyle Limited National Outdoor Target

Hannah Sauer (right) Youth Female Bowhunter Freestyle Also pictured sister Rachel National Indoor

Jordan Marie Meiners Cub Female Barebow National Outdoor Target

Jalyn Wiezorek Youth Female Bowhunter Freestyle National Outdoor Target V38 Archery Magazine

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Kate McDonald (left) Cub Female Bowhunter Freestyle National Indoor Kinzie Thomas (right) Youth Female Freestyle National Outdoor Target

Kitty Stewart (left) Adult Female Bowhunter Freestyle Limited National Indoor Kolby Crooks (middle) Male Cub Freestyle National Indoor Luke Anderson (right) Cub Male Freestyle Limited Recurve National Outdoor Field Madison Perry (left) & Dog Millie Cub Female Bowhunter Freestyle National Outdoor Target Melanie White (middle) Senior Female Freestyle National Outdoor Field Michael Carlton (right) Cub Male Bowhunter Freestyle National Outdoor Target Noah Miller & Maya Miller Dog (Mia) Youth Male Freestyle Limited Recurve Cub Female Freestyle Limited Recurve National Outdoor Target

Owen Chaffin (left) Cub Male Freestyle Limited National Outdoor Target Ryan Luckie Youth Male Bowhunter Freestyle National Indoor

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Sophia Strachan Young Adult Female Freestyle National Outdoor Field

Sara Brooke Couch (right) Young Adult Female Barebow National Indoor

William Anderson Cub Male Barebow National Indoor

Bill Lewis Senior Male Bowhunter Freestyle National Outdoor Target

Sandy Pettitt Adult Female Bowhunter Freestyle Limited National Outdoor Field

William Watson Youth Male Freestyle Limited National Outdoor Field

Wilson Watson Young Adult Male Barebow National Outdoor Field

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2016 FIRSTA

DAKOT ARCHERY

CLASSIC

The First Dakota Classic features the NFAA Classic round and is a money shoot, guaranteeing 70% payback in all Flight and Championship categories. 2016 offers payout guarantees in all Championship and Flight divisions.

♌ June 10-12, 2016 ♌

yankton, south dakota

The First Dakota Classic will feature a qualification round, followed by head-to head eliminations. The qualification round will be the NFAA Classic 600. Participants can choose to shoot their qualification round on either Friday or Saturday (based on availability).

One of the highlights of the First Dakota Classic is the $10,000 Shoot Off. Any archer that competes in all 3 Star events qualifies for the Classic Shoot Off. New! for 2016, all amateur participants will be competing in the Classic Shoot Off for a $5,000 guarantee. If the amateur winner continues on to win the entire Shoot Off, they will win a total cash prize of $10,000. Please see rules for details on amateur status.

The round will consist of 4 ends of 5 arrows shot at 3 distances, beginning with the closest distance. Four minutes allowed for each end. The target will be the 6-ring center spot of the 92 cm WAF target face with gold-red-blue, etc. (10 through 6) scoring areas. The X ring will be used as a tiebreaker. Cub distances will be 10-20-30 yards, Youth distances will be 30-40-50, and Young Adult/Adult/Senior distances will be 40-50-60 yards. Distances and target face used in head-tohead competition will be the same as the qualification round.

Participants may enter one division and category. You will remain in the same division the entire tournament. The number of entries in that division will determine the number participants in each Flight or Head-to-Head bracket.

Please note, a Second Chance Tournament will be held outside for Flight and Junior Divisions. Please make sure you bring any additional equipment required for your outdoor setup. Distances and target face used in the Second Chance Tournament will be the same as the qualification round. V40 Archery Magazine

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2016 FIRST

FIRST DAKOTA CLASSIC

DAKOTA ARCHERY

OFFICIAL REGISTRATION FORM

CLASSIC

NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex June 10-12, 2016 Yankton, SD

First Name

Last Name

Address

Phone

City

State

Zip Code

Email

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Please # in order of preference. Archers will shoot ONE qualification round June 10 or 11. June 10 ___ 12:00pm

___ 3:00pm

June 11 ___ 7:00am

___ 10:00am

___ 1:00pm

___4:00pm

Based on attendance, additional shooting times may be added on June 10.

CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISIONS $200 Championship Barebow (BB)* Championship Female Freestyle (CUF) Championship Male Freestyle (CUM) Championship Female Freestyle Limited Recurve (RLF) Championship Male Freestyle Limited Recurve (RLM) Championship Senior Freestyle (50+ years) (SCU)*

CHAMPIONSHIP YOUNG ADULT DIVISIONS $200 Archers must be between 15-17 years at time of tournament. Championship Young Adult Freestyle (CUYA)* Championship Young Adult Freestyle Ltd Recurve (RLYA)*

FLIGHT DIVISIONS $100 Bowhunter Freestyle Flights (BUX)*

JUNIOR DIVISIONS $60 Divisions Based on the Following: Female Male Cub (Under 12 years) Youth (12-14 years) Young Adult (15-17 years) Freestyle Freestyle Limited Recurve Check for Wheelchair Accommodations

A Late Fee of $50 will be added to registrations received on or after 5/24/2016. For online payment, please visit www.nfaausa.com.

Freestyle Flights (CUX)* Crossbow Flights (CXB)* Freestyle Limited Compound Flights (FLX)* Freestyle Limited Recurve Flights (RLX)* *Denotes Male and Female Combined

FOR REGISTRATION BY MAIL OR FAX, PLEASE SEND COMPLETED FORM TO: NFAA Foundation, 800 Archery Lane Yankton, SD 57078 Fax: (605) 260-9280

Credit Card #

Exp. Date

Security Code

Check#

All registrations are subject to a $25 cancellation fee. All cancellation requests must be received in writing on or before 5/23/2016. No refunds will be considered on or after 5/24/2016. Payments made to the NFAAF that are insufficient or invalid will incur a fee up to $50. For registration confirmation, visit the Registered Archers link at www.nfaausa.com.

Leave your room 45 minutes to an hour before your shoot time. The elevators get really packed with shooters trying to make it down to shoot and archers coming off the line to go back to their rooms. —kevin depriest, elbert co

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classic schedule of events Friday, June 9, 2016 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm...........................................Late Registration and Check In 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm...........................................Paid Practice as Space is Available Friday, June 10, 2016 9:00 am - 6:00 pm .......................................... Late Registration and Check In 9:00 am - 12:00 pm......................................... Paid Practice as Space is Available 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm......................................... Archery Trade Show 12:00 pm........................................................... Qualification Round 3:00 pm............................................................. Qualification Round 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm........................................... Paid Practice as Space is Available Saturday, June 11, 2016 7:00am/10:00 am/1:00 pm/4:00 pm ............ Qualification Round 9:00 am - 6:00 pm........................................... Archery Trade Show 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm........................................... Eliminations 8:30 pm ............................................................ $10,000 Shoot Off Sunday, June 12, 2016 9:00 am - 3:00 pm............................................ Archery Trade Show T.B.D. ................................................................ Eliminations T.B.D. ................................................................ Second Chance Eliminations

★ The NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Range (800 Archery Lane, Yankton, SD) will be available for

unofficial practice prior to the First Dakota Classic. Week Day Hours 9 am – 9 pm. Cost: $5 per day for NFAA members/$10 for Non NFAA Members.

★ The NFAA Classic 600 Round will be shot each day. Each round on Saturday and Sunday will consist of 4

ends of 5 arrows shot at 3 distances. 4 minutes allowed for each end. The target will be the 6-ring center spot of the 92 cm WAF target face with gold-red-blue, etc. (10 through 6) scoring areas. The X ring will be used as a tiebreaker in the Flight Divisions and for 4th place and below in the Championship Divisions. Cub distances will be 10-20-30 yards, Youth distances will be 30-40-50, and Young Adult/Adult/Senior distances will be 40-50-60 yards.

Participants may enter either a Championship Division or a Flight Division. You will remain in the same division both days. The number of entries in that division will determine the number of places offered in each Championship Division. The tournament guarantees 70% payback for each division based on attendance. Make sure you pay attention to where you are on the bale, people get confused when we switch top and bottom. I always would find my name in my sight before aiming. V42 Archery Magazine

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classic payouts Championship Young Adult Freestyle Limited Recurve..... $1,000

Championship Senior Freestyle........................................... $3,000

Freestyle Flights................................................................. $12,000

Championship Female Freestyle......................................... $7,000

Bowhunter Flights................................................................ $2,500

Championship Male Freestyle Limited Recurve................. $1,500

Recurve Flights.................................................................... $1,000

Championship Female Freestyle Limited Recurve.............. $1,000

Freestyle Ltd. Flights........................................................... $1,000

Championship Young Adult Freestyle................................. $2,000

TOTAL.......................................................................... $43,000

Championship Male Freestyle ............

Championship Female Recurve

$11,000 in Total Prize Money. NFAA Freestyle Rules Apply.

$1,000 in Total Prize Money. NFAA Recurve Rules Apply.

1............. $5,000 2............. $2,000 3............. $1,000 4................ $700 5................ $650 6................ $600 7................ $550 8................ $500

Championship Female Freestyle.$3,000 in Total Prize

Money. NFAA Freestyle Rules Apply.

1............. $1,500 2................ $700 3................ $500 4................ $300

Championship Senior Freestyle

$7,000 in Total Prize Money. NFAA Freestyle Rules Apply.

1............. $2,500 2............. $1,000 3................ $800 4................ $700 5................ $600 6................ $550 7................ $450 8................ $400

Championship Male Recurve ..............

$1,500 in Total Prize Money. NFAA Recurve Rules Apply.

1............. $1,000 2................ $500

*All guarantees are based on 2015 attendance numbers. 70% payout is guaranteed in all Championship and Flight divisions.

1................ $750 2................ $250

Championship Young Adult Freestyle

$2,000 in Total Prize Money. NFAA Freestyle Rules Apply.

1............. $1,000 2................ $500 3................ $300 4................ $200

Championship Young Adult Recurve

$1,000 in Total Prize Money. NFAA Recurve Rules Apply.

1................ $750 2................ $250

Freestyle Flights

$12,000 in Total Prize Money. NFAA Freestyle Rules Apply.

CUX Flight 1 1..............$1,500 2.................$800 3.................$600 4.................$450 5.................$350 6.................$315 7.................$260 8.................$225 Ttl............$4,500 CUX Flight 2 1.................$750 2.................$400 3.................$350 4.................$300 5.................$250 6.................$200 7.................$150 8.................$100 Ttl............$2,500

CUX Flight 3 1.................$500 2.................$300 3.................$175 4.................$125 5.................$115 6.................$105 7...................$95 8...................$85 Ttl............$1,500 CUX Flight 4 1.................$330 2.................$180 3.................$135 4...................$95 5...................$80 6...................$70 7...................$60 8...................$50 Ttl............$1,000 CUX Flight 5 1.................$265 2.................$145 3.................$105 4...................$75 5...................$65 6...................$55 7...................$50 8...................$40 Ttl...............$800 CUX Flight 6 1.................$220 2.................$125 3.................$100 4...................$65 5...................$55 6...................$50 7...................$45 8...................$40 Ttl...............$700 CUX 2nd Chance 1.................$500 2.................$250 3.................$150

4.................$100 Ttl............$1,000

Bowhunter Freestyle Flights $2,500 in Total Prize Money. NFAA

Bowhunter Freestyle Rules Apply.

BUX Flight 1 1.................$700 2.................$400 3.................$250 4.................$150 Ttl............$1,500 BUX Flight 2 1.................$320 2.................$180 3.................$120 4...................$80 Ttl...............$700 BUX 2nd Chance 1.................$200 2.................$100 Ttl...............$300

total awards championship payouts

Championship Male Freestyle........................................... $11,000

Freestyle Ltd Flights

$1,000 in Total Prize Money. NFAA Freestyle Limited Rules Apply.

FLX Flight 1 1.................$500 2.................$200 3.................$100 4.................$100 Ttl.............. $900 FLX 2nd Chance 1.................$100 Recurve Flights

$1,000 in Total Prize Money. NFAA Recurve Rules Apply.

RLX Flight 1 1.................$500 2.................$200 3.................$100 4.................$100 TTl............. $900 FLX 2nd Chance 1.................$100

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classic LODGING

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1607 East South Dakota Highway 50 Yankton, South Dakota 57078

(605) 665-2906

Within walking distance of the Complex!

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NFAA RATE: $89/$127

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(605) 689-3400

Yankton Missouri River KOA

611 W. 23rd Street Yankton, South Dakota 57078

(Campground/ Cabins)

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Attend Pro Am tournaments that have the NFAA 5-spot target and the Vegas target. You get a chance to shoot the rounds in a real world tournament setting. Nothing, in my opinion, prepares you like actual line time. V44 Archery Magazine

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things to do while in yankton

Enjoy the beauty of your surroundings as you walk across the historic Meridian Bridge or visit one of our city parks.

Taste the delightful Marilyn Monroe pizza at Charlie’s Pizza House, the oldest (and recently voted Best) pizza place in South Dakota.

Planes, trains and automobiles? No, it’s boats, canoes, kayaks and more when you hit the water at Lewis and Clark Lake.

Visit one of the many museums or historic homes, like Cramer-Kenyon Home, G.A.R. Gallery or Dakota Territorial Museum.

With over 30 miles of multiple trails you can ride your bicycle or stroll along on the beautiful AuldBrokaw Trail or the Lewis and Clark Recreational Trail.

Do you have what it takes to star in Hunger Games? Test your skills at the NFAA Easton Archery complex— home of the 2015 World Archery Youth Championships.

Yankton has a National Park Service Area. That’s right, the Missouri National Recreational River runs from Fort Randall Dam to Ponca State park including Yankton’s historic waterfront.

A sportsman’s paradise—numerous spots to go hunting and fishing.

RiverWalk—download the RiverWalk map at yanktonriverwalk.org and take a self-guided tour while learning about each individual sculpture and artist. At the end—cast your vote for your favorite.

Take a swing at one of our golf courses: Fox Run or Hillcrest Golf Course.

Join the millions of others who have camped out at Lewis & Clark Recreation Area—a top ten destination in South Dakota by USA Today. Or stop at Lewis & Clark Visitor Center to discover how Gavin’s Point Dam was built.

CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

Don’t get too worked up about your scores! You are playing in a tournament that works with flights. You always have a chance to be on the top of your flight! —courtney, lodi ca

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Perfect Attendance Bob Jacobsen attended his first Vegas Shoot on January 21, 1966 at the age of 24. Today, Jacobsen is 74 and has not missed a single Vegas Shoot in 50 years. “I’ve met a lot of professional archers at Vegas, and now I’m not star-stuck when I see them, “ said Bob Jacobsen. “But when I was young I was a little star-struck when it came to shooting with the best of the sport.” Over the years Vegas has had many different names, locations and changes to the tournament. A big change includes the evolution of the target face and the shooting round. But the biggest change that happened to Vegas, in Jacobsen’s opinion, is the growth of the compound bow and the shooter’s skills. “The shooter’s skills get better with every year,” said Jacobsen. “In 1974 only one man shot a 300 on the first day and today over 100 people shoot a 300 on the first day.” Jacobsen remembers the man who shot a 300 in 1974 because he was competing against him in the Unlimited Men Championships. By the end of the 1974 tournament, Jacobsen came away as the winner of the Unlimited Men Championships. “This win was really unique because I was the last guy to win the Unlimited with a Recurve bow, and the first guy to win on the FITA face target,” said Jacobsen. “I believe I am the only one to have won using hand crested arrows.” 1974 was Jacobsen’s only win at Vegas. So what keeps him coming back year after year? “I just love competitive shooting and Vegas brings out the best shooters in the world,” said Jacobsen. “Really anyone who attends may have a chance to shoot with the top archers in the world and that is what makes this tournament unique.” Jacobsen still shoots competitively to this day and works in his archery shop, Jake’s High Country Archery, which he opened in 1962. Jacobsen’s grandson, Drew Hortman, will be attending the 50th Vegas Shoot with him. ■ V46 Archery Magazine

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