NASP®/IBO 3D Outdoor World Press Release

On August 11th and 12th, 2017 IBO held its annual IBO Outdoor World Championship at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania.  During the championship the NASP®/IBO 3D Outdoor World was also conducted with 236 archers from 12 states competing.

Teams and individual archers were all competing for the IBO Outdoor World title as well as the 2017 3 Star Challenge awards.  Each year NASP® and IBO conduct a 3 Star Challenge which awards archers that compete in all three major events; NASP® IBO 3D Nationals, NASP® IBO 3D World, and NASP® IBO 3D Outdoor World.

The 2017 NASP® IBO 3D Outdoor World Champions in the team divisions were: Holly Grove Elementary, MD., Ronald Wilson Reagan Middle, VA., and Carolina Warriors High, SC.  Individual winners were 8th grader Lilly Machart from Anamosa High, IA and 8th grader Henry Thompson from Anderson County Middle in Kentucky.

The 2017 3 Star Challenge team winners were; Carolina Warriors High from South Carolina and Ronald Wilson Reagan Middle from Virginia.  Taking the top individual honors were Anamosa High’s Lilly Machart and Henry Thompson from Anderson County Middle, Kentucky.  Both Lilly and Henry were awarded a $1,000.00 scholarship to apply toward their college education.  The runners up in the 3 Star Challenge were Tabitha Way from South Carolina and Cole Luburgh from Ohio.  Tabitha and Cole each were awarded a $500.00 scholarship.  IBO then gave away two more $500.00 scholarships by random draw and those were given to T. Sanchez from Hopkins County Central High in Kentucky and Chandler Purdue from Ronal Wilson Reagan Middle in Virginia.

IBO would like to thank all the archers, parents, and schools represented at this year’s tournament.  They would also like to thank scholarship sponsors Rinehart Targets, Academy Sports, Sportsmen’s Alliance and Whitetails Unlimited.
In May 2014, The International Bowhunting Organization (IBO) and the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP®) joined forces to implement an exciting additional shooting activity for student archers. The NASP®/IBO 3D Challenge format will be familiar and inviting to current NASP® students in grades 4-12. NASP® kids compete on multiple ranges each containing 6 North American game animal targets.  The targets will be placed in front of a diagonal backstop curtain 10-15 meters from the shooting line. These are the same distances students shoot in NASP® tournaments.  Instead of normal 3D scoring zones these special targets will feature custom scoring rings equal to the size and shape of the 9 and 10 rings on NASP® bullseye targets. So the kids will know they are shooting the same size targets at the same distances as they have grown accustomed to in NASP®.  Archers use the same NASP® bows, arrows and accessories they use in target archery.

For more information about NASP® visit www.naspschools.org and for more information about IBO visit www.ibo.net or contact Ryan Bass at ryanb@ibo.net

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