NFAA State Championship

Posted: February 23, 2015 in Competitions

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In February I completed in the National Field Archery Association state championship. Thankfully we didn’t have to travel for this tournament. It was held right here in Raleigh at NC Hunter’s Supply where I take archery lessons. Shooting the Cub Freestyle class, I skillfully shot a total of 150 arrows over three days. Determined to have fun and do my best, the first two days I shot a five-spot target (in picture on right) and on the last day shot a Vegas 3-spot. The Vegas 3-spot is a target that has three rainbow faced circles. Working hard and staying focused helps me compete against other archers that are a few years older me. Sometimes when I get discouraged when my arrow flies off track, but the other competitors always encourage and support me.

Mentally preparing my goal going into the last day was to break the North Carolina State record for the Cub freestyle class. Standing since 2006 by a guy who is now a professional I knew it would be a long shot. I did not beat the state record, but I felt qualified knowing I missed breaking the record by only 5 points.

With  many supportive friends there it was a fun day and a great competition. I’m looking forward to going to Virginia in March for the USA and JOAD nationals. Competing and seeing all my new friends there will be fun.

  1. Congratulations on your great work at State Championships, Culli! We’re very proud of you, and we are truly impressed with all the skills you’ve learned. We are also eager to hear how things go for you at Nationals next month. Keep us posted!


  2. John Winker says:

    Great shooting and a great write up! Its nice to know that there are young people out there that can focus on and accomplish goals in an intelligent and respectful way, thank you Culli.


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