Area archers compete in championships

TODDVILLE – The Iowa Outdoors Archery Club’s Junior Olympic Archery Development program had six area archers attend the state outdoor championships at the Waltonian Archers facility recently.

Participants shot a 72-arrow round, with a possible total of 720 points. Distances were from 25 to 70 meters, depending on the age group. Compound bows and traditional recurve bows were used.

Two of the Iowa Outdoors Archery Club shooters placed in the competition. Mitch Powers of Pocahontas, age 17, placed second in the junior men’s division. Earlier in the year, Powers took first in the state indoor JOAD tournament in Dyersville.

Klaire Adams of Badger, age 12, also finished second in the cub women’s division in Toddville.

Keaton Hepperle, Ayeddan Miller, Connor Lawton and Adam Lacina also represented the Iowa Outdoors Archery Club.

The Junior Olympic Archery Development system, made possible by the USA Archery Association, is designed to ”groom Olympic archers.”

Competitors age 9-20 from Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Missouri participated in the event.

For more information about the archery programs at the Iowa Outdoors Archery Club, please contact Aaron McKinney at (515) 955-4868.