Plato man wins national outdoor archery crown

Plato resident Doug Kyle earned senior national champion honors in the amateur division at the 2022 National Field Archery Association (NFAA) Outdoor National Championships, August 27-28 in Yankton, SD

On the first day of competition, participants shot a round of 600, which consists of 4 rounds of 4 arrows from each of three distances: 40, 50 and 60 metres. Kyle scored 585 of 600, setting a new amateur record in the process.

Doug Kyle pulls arrows off a target en route to winning a senior national championship at a recent meet in South Dakota.

Then on the second day, the competitors shot a round of 900, consisting of 5 series of 5 arrows at 60, 50 and 40 meters. Kyle posted a score of 1,466 out of a possible 1,500 to win the title.

Kyle’s gear consists of an Elite Remedy Bow, Axcel Sight, Clever Scope Housing, X-Focus Lens, Stan PerfeX Release, GoldTip Arrows and Smith Brother Precision Points. All of this equipment and more is available at Kyle’s Custom Arrows and Archery Supply.

“I sell Elite bows and Bow Tech bows,” Kyle said, “and can custom order anything a customer needs for hunting or archery.”

Southpaw Doug Kyle prepares to shoot an arrow in an indoor facility.

Also an accomplished shotgun shooter, Kyle won first place at the National Skeet Shooting Association (NSSA) sanctioned 2017 World Skeet Championships.

Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed legislation July 1 making archery the official sport of the state.

Kyle can be reached by email at [email protected]

Earnest A. Martinez