JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The tenth annual Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program (MoNASP) state tournament held March 23-24 in Branson drew 3,132 student archers in grades 4-12 from a record setting 140 schools across the state. Winning teams and individuals, along with other teams and individuals who had qualifying scores, will go on to compete in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) tournament in Louisville, Ky., on May 10-12.

MDC’s Education Outreach Coordinator Eric Edwards, who coordinates MoNASP, said this year’s tournament was the largest one ever.

“To put the size of the state tournament in perspective if you laid every arrow end-to-end that was shot at the tournament, they would stretch 111 miles,” Edwards said.

MoNASP is coordinated through the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Conservation Federation of Missouri in partnership with 670 participating schools and numerous supporting organizations throughout the state. More than 185,000 Missouri students in grades 4-12 participate in MoNASP.

“The growth of the Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program has been tremendous over the past couple years and this surge has led students outdoors with their families to participate in this lifetime sport,” said Edwards. “Many local conservation groups and civic organizations are also volunteering to help support MoNASP in their communities. Students are connecting with family members, coaches, and teachers through archery. This connection and confidence gained through archery will spread into other parts of their lives.”

Edwards noted this year’s MoNASP state archery tournament, hosted by MDC and the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation, drew more than 10,000 spectators.

2018 MoNASP State Tournament
Tenth annual Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament sends hundreds to nationals. Learn more about MoNASP at mdc.mo.gov/monasp

Top Tournament Scores

“It seems like I say this every year, but I’m so impressed with the scores this year,” he said. “Each year the scores just get better and better. Missouri students have a very strong chance at making the podium at nationals in May.”

The top overall archers this year include Norwood R-1 sophomore Savannah Sadler, who shot an impressive score of 295 out of 300. Top overall male archer was Helias High School’s sophomore Jacob Wankum, who shot an impressive score of 292 out of 300.

George Guffey Elementary once again continued its dominance by winning the team division again this year.

“Congratulations to George Guffey Elementary for winning their team division in elementary for the tenth straight year,” Edwards said. “We have had ten state tournaments and they’ve won every one of them, which is a tremendous achievement.”

Other team and individual winners from this year’s MoNASP state bullseye archery tournament include:

High School Division

1st: Hillsboro High School, Hillsboro

2nd: Carl Junction High School, Carl Junction

3rd: Sarcoxie High School, Sarcoxie

Middle School Division

1st: Carl Junction Middle School, Carl Junction

2nd: Sarcoxie Middle School, Sarcoxie

3rd: Hillsboro Junior High School, Hillsboro

Elementary School Division

1st: George Guffey Elementary School, Fenton

2nd: Lamar Elementary, Lamar

3rd: Sarcoxie Elementary, Sarcoxie

Individual High School Males

1st: Jacob Wankum, Helias High School

2nd: Donald Holupka Hillsboro High School

3rd: Logan Ems, St. Clair High School

4th: Blake Stark, Clinton High School

5th: Andrew Hasenbeck, Helias High School

Individual High School Females

1st: Savanna Sadler, Norwood R-1 High School

2nd: Frankie Goforth, Carl Junction High School

3rd: Brooklynn Weis, Jefferson City High School

4th: Kamryn Twehus, Blair Oaks High School

5th: Madison Genge, Hillsboro High School

Individual Middle School Males

1st: Peyton Willeford, Hillsboro Junior High

2nd: Jackson Miller, Summit Lakes Middle

3rd: Elijah Buntin, Carl Junction Middle

4th: Stetson Wiss, Lamar Middle

5th: Caden Clough, St. George Catholic

Individual Middle School Females

1st: Liberty Lyon, Our Lady of the Presentation

2nd: Ally Nordell, Sarcoxie R-2

3rd: Mariana Nelson, Carl Junction Middle

4th: Jocelyn Scheppers, Trinity Lutheran

5th: Olivia Hohler, Carl Junction Middle

Individual Elementary School Males

1st: Chris Lara, Sarcoxie

2nd: Ethan Mazzola, George Guffey Elementary

3rd: Mac Klouzek, St. George

4th: Bridger Markway, St. Stanislaus

5th: Koen Littlejohn, Lamar

Individual Elementary School Females

1st: Paige Kelley, George Guffey Elementary

2nd: Lilly Sargent, Carl Junction

3rd: Kynlee McCulloch, Lamar

4th: Renee Berkey, Immaculate Conception Jefferson City

5th: Jessie Jiang, George Guffey Elementary

For complete MoNASP state bullseye tournament scores go to: https://nasptournaments.org/TournamentDetail.aspx?tid=3361.

MoNASP 3D state tournament team and individual winners include:

High School Division

1st: Carl Junction High School, Carl Junction

2nd: Sarcoxie High School, Sarcoxie

3rd: Lee’s Summit West High School, Lee’s Summit

Middle School Division

1st: St. Stanislaus, Wardsville

2nd: Carl Junction Middle School, Carl Junction

3rd: Sarcoxie Middle School, Sarcoxie

Elementary School Division

1st: Compass Elementary, Platte City

2nd: Lamar Elementary, Lamar

3rd: Sarcoxie Elementary, Sarcoxie

Individual High School Males

1st: Donald Holupka, Hillsboro High School

2nd: James Filbeck, Carthage High School

3rd: Jacob Winslow, Lee’s Summit West High School

4th: Garret Wright, Fox High School

5th: Cayden Kinter, Helias High School

Individual High School Females

1st: Micah Edwards, Sarcoxie High School

2nd: Frankie Goforth, Carl Junction High School

3rd: Sophia Holupka, Hillsboro High School

4th: Coral Corbin, Carl Junction High School

5th: Kamryn Twehus, Blair Oaks High School

Individual Middle School Males

1st: Jackson Sargent, Carl Junction Middle School

2nd: William Herrbold, St. Stanislaus

3rd: Michael Kloeppel, St. Joseph Catholic Westphalia

4th: Ethan Lubbering, St. Thomas the Apostle

5th: Elijah Bruemmer, St. Stanislaus

Individual Middle School Females

1st: Olivia Hohler, Carl Junction Middle School

2nd: Alyssa Willis, Sarcoxie Middle School

3rd: Ally Nordell, Sarcoxie Middle School

4th: Mariana Nelson, Carl Junction Middle School

5th: Haili Barton, Spokane Middle School

Individual Elementary School Males

1st: Porter Campbell, Compass Elementary

2nd: Bridger Markway, St. Stanislaus

3rd: Koen Littlejohn, Lamar Elementary

4th: Chris Lara, Sarcoxie Elementary School

5th: Gfiffon Talken, Saint Francis Xavier

Individual Elementary School Females

1st: Kynlee McCulloch, Lamar Elementary

2nd: Donna Rodebush, Lamar Elementary

3rd: Lilly Sargent, Carl Junction Elementary School

4th: Lauren Brooks, Sarcoxie Elementary School

5th: Alexis Medina, Carl Junction Elementary School

For complete MoNASP 3d state tournament results go to: https://nasptournaments.org/TournamentDetail.aspx?tid=3360.

MoNASP is an affiliate of NASP and promotes education, self-esteem, and physical activity. Since NASP’S beginnings in 2002, more than 10 million students have participated in the program through 10,000 schools in 47 states and 10 countries.