WVDNR to Host 17th Annual State Schools Archery Tournament at Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center

For release: March 22, 2022
Contact: Andy Malinoski, 304-553-9305, [email protected]

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W. VA — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) will host the 17th Annual West Virginia State Schools Archery Tournament on March 26 at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. with the first archers at 9:00 a.m. and the event will end at 5:00 p.m. An awards ceremony will follow the competition at 5:30 p.m.

“After the pandemic put many events on hold and students not only had to change the way they learn, but missed so many programs, we are thrilled to be hosting this in-person event again,” said Chris Scraggs, Archery in School Program Coordinator. “More than 1,300 students from 76 schools across the state participated in the State Qualifier this year. Of these, the top seven teams and the top 15 boys and girls from elementary, middle and high school are ready to shoot. their bowstring and aim for victory.

Everyone is encouraged to attend and watch some of the best student archers in the state as they compete for top honors. Admission fees to attend the tournament are $5 for adults (18+) and $3 for children (6-17). Children under six enter for free.

Students from the following schools have qualified to participate in this year’s tournament:

  • Bridge/Primary Clendenin
  • Buckhannon Upshur High
  • Buckhannon-Upshur Middle
  • Cameron Midfielder
  • Cedar Grove Community School
  • Chapmanville Center
  • Chapmanville Regional High School
  • Chesapeake Elementary
  • Conner Street Primary School
  • Crum PK8
  • East Rim Center
  • Edison Middle
  • Elk Elemental Center
  • Elkview Middle
  • george washington elementary
  • George Washington Midfielder
  • Grace Christian School
  • HEAT
  • Herbert Hoover Raised
  • Hinton Area Primary
  • Hurricane High
  • Middle Hurricane
  • Hurricane Town Elementary School
  • Independence Middle
  • James Monroe raised
  • John Marshall High School
  • Lake Elementary School
  • Martin Elementary School
  • Maysville – Union Tigers
  • Moundsville Center
  • Mountain View Elementary School
  • Top of St. Petersburg
  • Mid St. Petersburg
  • Peterstown Elementary School
  • Peterstown Center
  • Pickens School
  • Pipestem Christian Academy
  • Top of Poca
  • Mid Poca
  • Raised of Ravenswood
  • Ripley Top
  • Mid Ripley
  • Raised by the river
  • Shady Spring High
  • Shady spring environment
  • Summers Co. High
  • Upshur Co. Homeschool
  • Upshur County Home Archery Association
  • wahama
  • West Teays Primary School
  • Wheeling Central Catholic
  • Wheeling Park High
  • Winfield High
  • Winfield Midfielder
  • Upper County Wirt

Tournament competition is open only to schools that have received National School Archery Training and follow NASP rules. For more information about the West Virginia Schools Archery Program or to attend the next training, visit the WVDNR website at wvdnr.gov/west-virginia-archery-in-the- schools-program.

“We want to thank everyone who participated in this program,” Scraggs said. “Without all of the coaches, volunteers, conservation and education organizations in our great state, this fantastic student program would not be possible.”

Earnest A. Martinez