Tiger Archers qualify for nationals after hot state shoot

The Princeton team members who shot in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) State meet March 28-29.  Photo submitted

The Princeton team members who shot in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) State meet March 28-29.  Photo submitted

The Princeton Tigers Archery Elementary and Middle School Teams shot extremely well at the NCB-SCI MN NASP State Tournament which was held in Champlin Park High School with 1230 archers attending. The two-day event took place March 28-29.

The Tigers Elementary-aged team placed second put of seven teams. The Middle School squad placed sixth out of 21 teams and qualified for Nationals lin Louisville, Ken. which will be held May 8-10.

Individuals who also placed in the top 10 of their age division were: Geoffery Skeim- 3rd place Elementary male; Jake Whitcomb- 4th place Elementary male; Charlie Ellingson- 9th place Elementary male; and Anna Whitcomb- 5th place Middle School female.

Coach Gail Whitcomb noted. “The Princeton Elementary shooters also received the ‘Team Spirit Award.’ They showed kindness, support and helpfulness during the entire season and especially during the State tournament.”

Tiger participants in the 2014 tournament were Elementary School: Hayden Barnes, Liv Beaudoin, Caleb Ehman, Charlie Ellingson, Olivia Helget, Abby Johnson, Paige Johnson, Caleb Laurich, Jenna Mandler, Geoffrey Skeim, Liam Torborg, Lincoln Torborg, Jake Whitcomb, Merissa Whitcomb, Kayla Wilkinson, Kenzie Wilkinson, Grace Williams, Hope Williams, Nathan Wright;

Middle School: Cody Anderson, Christian Donais, Eli Erickson, Robbie Jendro, Hunter Johnson, Jonah Laurich, Sara Laxon, Tyler Mandler, Veronica Marx, Anna Paydon, Jonathon Paydon, Allie Skuza, Kenzie Skuza, Anna Whitcomb, Jaron Williams, Liberty Williams;

High School: Megan Anderson, Bailey Borich, Shelbie Hahn, Amanda Rhoades, Audry Snaza, Nathan Snell, JC Westling. *Also, archers who qualified for lettering: JC Westling, Christian Donais, Anna Whitcomb, Allie Skuza.

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