Archery Competition

by Brittany Harris on September 19, 2010 at 9:30 am

Archery is taking center stage at the Muskingum Valley Outdoor Show.

An invitational tournament was held by the National Archery in the Schools Program. Students from various local high schools traveled to the Longaberger Homestead to compete in the day long event.

"In the in school program in the National Archery Schools Program, we had over 30,000 kids experience archery as a part of their gym class last year," said State Shooting Coordinator Kevin Dixon of the Ohio Division of Wildlife.

Dixon says over 425 schools participate in the Archery Program here in Ohio.

"Nationally there are over 7,000 schools, 47 of the states are in the program and four foreign countries Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa are also participating in NASP."

While most sports have a referee or judge, the archers are asked to score each others targets. One parent says it helps teach the kids about honesty.