DEC Hosts 14th Annual NASP Archery Tournament

SYRACUSE, NY (NEWS10) – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recently hosted the 14th Annual State Archery Tournament for participating New York schools. in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP). Twenty-two schools from 16 counties across the state participated in the 2022 tournament held at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

A total of 407 students participated from their home schools, in three separate divisions: high school (grades 9-12); middle school (grades 6-8); and primary school (grades 4-5). Anthony Marino of St. Joseph by the Sea had the highest scoring in the state for male archers in the high school division, shooting 292 of a possible 300 points. Gabryelle DeZalia of Schroon Lake Central School was the top female archer overall, taking first place in the high school division with a score of 278.

Both champions received a Genesis Champion of New York trophy and bow with bow case. Awards were also given out in each division for the first through tenth place finishers.

St. Joseph by the Sea in Richmond County was the first team in the High School Division for the eighth consecutive year. The winner of the middle and elementary school division was Arkport Central School in Steuben County. A full list of tournament results is available online.

NASP is hosting its US national tournament this year in Louisville, Kentucky. The tournament is scheduled for May 12-14.

Earnest A. Martinez