This weekend, three young archers from The Li’l Abner Foundation represented us at the JOAD State Championship, organized by the Florida Archery Association, USA Archery, and the Easton Newberry Archery Center.
The Junior Olympic Archery Development Program, called JOAD, is a great place for youth to learn archery year-round, inside and outside, in a safe and fun environment while forming friendships that last a lifetime. Students can enjoy archery recreationally or progress to the excitement of competition. The JOAD Achievement Award Program provides archers a pathway to progress and learns, at their own pace, in a fun, challenging, and safe environment.
This tournament scheduled for Saturday, May 22, 2021, consisted of two rounds of 36 arrows divided into 6 turns of 6 arrows at distances ranging from 30 to 70 meters. The archers will not only have to overcome the obstacle of distance but also of the wind since the competition is outdoors.
The three archers that represented us are the sisters, Sofia and Victoria Rodriguez, who qualified for the National 4H Championship last week, Lukas Rios will also participate, for which this will be their first official competition.
Sofia Rodriguez won first place in the Junior Recurve Female category, Victoria Rodriguez won second place in the category of Cadet female Barebow and Lukas Rios, second place in Cub Male Barebow.
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Congratulations to our athletes and their families. We hope to see more results in the upcoming events, which will be the Sunshine State Games and the Target State Championship.