Friday, October 18, 2013

USCAA 2013 3D USIAC National Championship

The 2013 3D USIACs were concluded October 13th, 2013, with record attendance in all eight divisions. Seventeen schools were represented and a record turnout of over 110 archers this year. Several matches were closely fought, with champions decided by a few points. The 3D U.S. Intercollegiate Championships began in 2009 and membership participation has increased dramatically in the last few years.

In the Bowhunter women’s division, Lakin Crum from University of the Cumberlands finished with a final score of 341, closely followed by both Kristen Swords and Madeline Brown from the University of Cumberlands with a final score of 340. Swords and Brown were in a shoot off for 2nd and 3rd place where Swords took 2nd and Brown took 3rd. Katie Fladzinski of Bethel University won the compound women’s division shooting an outstanding score of 399. Kelsey Brandkamp of the University of Missouri won the recurve women’s division handily, defeating her competitors from the University of the Cumberlands and Midway College. The Basic Bow class was also represented this year at 3D USIAC. Michelle Lebeau from Oglala Lakota College won the Basic Bow women’s class with a final score of 208.

The Bowhunter men’s division was the largest division represented in the tournament. Southeastern Illinois College’s Aaron Head led the highly competitive field, finishing at 402 followed by Trevor Nelson of Southeastern Illinois College with a 393. In the men’s compound division, Ian Rigney from Liberty University won the top spot by shooting a score of 405. The men’s recurve class was also very competive with Filiberto Vecenti from Navajo Technical University topping the competition with a final score of 354 followed closely by Levi Bachmann from University of Missouri who had a final score of 349. The Basic Bow class was also represented in the men’s division. Ray Hernandez from Oglala Lakota College was victorious shooting a final score of 215.

In the team rounds, the mix team rounds were hotly contested, with Southeastern Illinois College victorious in the Bowhunter division, followed by University of the Cumberlands and Northeast Community College. The compound division was led by Bethel University, with University of the Cumberlands and Michigan State University taking second and third respectively. University of Missouri was victorious in both the recurve and Basic Bow mixed team rounds.

A major round of applause and thanks from USCAA goes to Mizzou Archery, the host club from University of Missouri, who graciously volunteered to host this year’s 3D USIAC and ran it in a very professional manner that archers have come to expect at USCAA events. Prairie Grove Shotgun Sports provided much welcomed assistance with the event, include hot food for sale, and a huge thank you to the USCAA volunteers who assisted with registration and the event results. The U.S. Collegiate Archery Association's mission is to develop archery across the U.S. as an open and inclusive organization providing competition opportunities for all college archers. USCAA hopes that all athletes are preparing for next year's events, including the Collegiate Indoor Nationals, Regional Championships, and 2014 Target USIACs.

You can view the full results (here).