Archery champions will be crowned at 2021 GFP-NASP tournaments


PIERRE – Young people from across South Dakota will show off their archery skills at the 12th annual National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) State Tournaments. This year’s tournaments included both a Bull’s Eye Target Tournament as well as a 3D Target Tournament.

The 2021 tournament will be a virtual event. Participants will shoot at their individual schools instead of gathering for a large, one-day tournament. Schools will have from March 2-16 to complete their shooting and will then turn in results for tabulation to declare state champions. 

The tournaments are sponsored by South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks and will include hundreds of young archers from across the state. 

Students will compete for individual and team honors in three age divisions. The top three individuals from both genders, as well as team winners, will receive trophies. The overall individual winners from the Bull’s Eye Target Tournament will receive a custom-made bow courtesy of GFP. All students receive a free tournament T-shirt.

Students who participate in NASP within their schools or home school program are eligible for the competition.

“It is an honor for GFP to work in cooperation with local school districts on these tournaments,” said Taniya Bethke, GFP education specialist. “Studies have shown that students who participate in NASP like school better and attend school more often. NASP is a positive partnership between GFP and local school districts.”

For more information concerning the tournaments, email [email protected] or call 605-220-2130.

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