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121st NAA National Target Championships
Colorado Springs, Colorado
July 31st-August 6th, 2005
Photo by A.Ron Carmichael

For results please consult the USA Archery's website.

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Official Practice Day (241 photos: 8 minutes load time @56k, 1 min at typical broadband of 384 kbps)

Day 1:   JOAD  (102 photos: 3 minutes load time @56k, 28 secs at 384 kbps)

            Adults:    Page 1 (171 photos: 5 & 1/2 minutes load @ 54k, 45 secs. at 384 kbps)  
                           Page 2 (163 photos)

Day 2: AM Line  (81 photos)

Day 4:  The rains came (151 photos of JOAD and Seniors on the fourth day, temps 59 deg.F at 8am and 57 degrees at 8pm when the final arrows were shot)
            26 seconds at 384k, 3 1/2 minutes at 56k.

A few final photos, with a couple of hi-res photos for the Chinese Taipei Contingent.

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Krueger, Lorig, Gellenthien and Van Natta Claim U.S. Open Titles

by Mary Beth Vorwerk – USA Archery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 5, 2005

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The 9th Annual U.S. Open concluded the 121st National Target Championships today with Guy Krueger, Khatuna Lorig, Braden Gellenthien and Jamie Van Natta capturing titles in their respective categories.

For men’s recurve, 2005 World Target Championship team member Guy Krueger (Blessing, Texas) faced four-time Olympian Butch Johnson (Woodstock, Conn.) in the semifinals and took the match 109-105. Two-time Olympian Vic Wunderle (Mason City, Ill.) defeated Shawn Rice (Ft. Worth, Texas) in the semifinals 110-104. Wunderle advanced to the finals where he faced Krueger, who won the match by a score of 109-108 to claim the gold. Rice defeated Johnson 106-105 to take the bronze.

Khatuna Lorig (Bloomfield, N.J.), won her second consecutive U.S. Open title in the women’s recurve category after defeating Lindsey Pian (Scottsdale, Ariz.) 105-102 in the semifinals and then beating 2004 Olympian Jennifer Nichols (Cheyenne, Wyo.) by a match score of 109-103 in the finals. Nichols faced her sister Mandy (Cheyenne, Wyo.) in the semifinals where she took the match 108-96. Mandy Nichols went on to win the bronze after defeating Pian 101-100 in the finals.

In the men’s compound category, 2004 Junior World Champion and 2003 and 2005 World Target Championship team gold medalist Braden Gellenthien (Hudson, Mass.) faced Jeff Button (Cottage Grove, Wis.) in the semifinals and won the match 117-112. Dave Cousins, who won his seventh consecutive National Target Championship title yesterday, faced Denmark’s Martin Damsbo in the semifinal match. Damsbo defeated Cousins 116-110 and advanced to the gold medal match where he took on Gellenthien. Gellenthien claimed the gold after beating Damsbo 116-115. Cousins defeated Button 116-115 to take the bronze.

Jamie Van Natta (Toledo, Ohio), who won the national title for women’s compound yesterday also took the U.S. Open title today after she defeated Brittany Lorenti (Trumbull, Conn.) 113-110 in the semifinals, then went on to beat Denmark’s Louise Hauge 112-111 in a close gold medal match. Hauge took on Aya LaBrie (Great Falls, Mont.) in the semifinals and won the match 112-111. LaBrie went on to claim the bronze after defeating Lorenti 112-110 in the finals.

For complete U.S. Open results, please visit www.usarchery.org.
 


National Target Champions Determined; Field Down to 64 for U.S. Open

by Mary Beth Vorwerk – USA Archery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 4, 2005

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The field was cut to 64 in the men’s and women’s recurve and men’s compound categories and 32 in the women’s compound category today, bringing an end to the 121st National Target Championships and setting the stage for tomorrow’s 9th Annual U.S. Open. Vic Wunderle and Jennifer Nichols captured national titles for recurve, while Dave Cousins and Jamie Van Natta took the national titles on the compound side.

Two-time Olympian Vic Wunderle (Mason City, Ill.) took the national title in the men’s recurve category after finishing with a score of 2604. Four-time Olympian and last year’s national champion Butch Johnson (Woodstock, Conn.) finished second with 2547 while Shawn Rice (Albuquerque, N.M.) took third with 2507. University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) archer Nathan McCullough (Colorado Springs, Colo.) finished in 10th place with 2449.

After leading the women’s recurve division all week, 2004 Olympian Jennifer Nichols (Cheyenne, Wyo.) won her second national title in a row finishing with a score of 2612. Republic of Georgia native Khatuna Lorig (Bloomfield, N.J.), a 2005 World Target Championship team member took second place with a score of 2604 while Stephanie Miller (Naperville, Ill.) finished third with 2527. Lindsey Carmichael (Lago Vista, Texas), a 2004 Paralympian, finished in seventh place with 2439 and local archer Joy Fahrenkrog (Castle Rock, Colo.) finished the tournament in eighth place with 2435. Three-time Olympian Janet Dykman (El Monte, Calif.) finished right behind Fahrenkrog in ninth place with a score of 2433. In the junior female recurve category, another local archer Danielle McCullough (Colorado Springs, Colo.) took fourth place with a 2387.

Dave Cousins (Standish, Maine) jumped into first place today to win his seventh consecutive National Target Championships with a score of 2758 in men’s compound. Braden Gellenthien (Hudson, Mass.) finished in second place with total score of 2751. Chris Deston (Unionville, Conn.) took third with a score of 2732.

Jamie Van Natta (Toledo, Ohio) won her second consecutive National Target Championship title in the women’s compound category finishing with a score of 2726. Aya LaBrie (Great Falls, Mont.) took second with 2686 and Jessica Grant (Waddell, Ariz.) finished in third place with 2670.

Jeff Fabry (Tulare, Calif.), a 2004 Paralympic double bronze medalist, took the national title in the AR-1 male compound category after finishing the tournament with a score of 2705. Kevin Stone (Adrian, Mich.), Fabry’s 2004 Paralympic team bronze medal teammate won the national title in the AR-2 male recurve category with a score of 2238.

Over 400 archers from around the country including Olympians, Paralympians, World Champions, United States Archery Team (USAT) members, world record holders, top junior archers and international archers from Australia, Canada, Denmark, Japan, Great Britain, Mexico, Norway and Taiwan competed for the national title in Colorado Springs this week.

Tomorrow will conclude the tournament with the 9th Annual U.S. Open, a head-to-head elimination round or Olympic Round (OR) that will feature the top 64 qualifiers in the men’s and women’s recurve and men’s compound categories and 32 in the women’s compound category shooting from a distance of 70 meters. This OR competition is the same format used during the Olympic Games. The U.S. Open features both U.S. and foreign competitors.

Youth archers finished the National Target Championships today after competing all week with top U.S. and international athletes for the national title. The following youth archers were awarded the top three placements in their respective categories:

Bowman Female Compound: Coral McMinn - 2810
Bowman Female Recurve: Kiley Larrick – 2622, Anna Noble – 1955, Rachel Hernandez - 1216
Bowman Male Compound: Wayne Reader – 2850, Keegan DePriest – 2818, Kyle Marvin - 2577
Bowman Male Recurve: Andrew Noble – 2722, Sean Lemberg – 2364, Codey Borges - 2306
Bowman Male Recurve Guest: Sebastian Drake – 2415
Cadet Male Recurve: Dan Schuller – 2550, Timothy Noble – 2437, Glen Thomas – 2411
Cadet Male Recurve Guest: Diego Roman Arroyo – 2225
Cadet Female Recurve: Trelaina Borges – 2471, Melissa Ash – 2412, Annette Gorelik –
2401
Cadet Female Recurve Guest: Janeth Garcia Monje – 2527, Karina Oviedo Soto - 2507
Cadet Female Compound: Robyn Repp – 2697, Elissa Falconer – 2697, Allison Lorenti – 2665
Cadet Female Compound Guest: Maria Jesus Gutierrez - 2571
Cadet Male Compound: Ryan Day – 2721, Matthew Mamo – 2693, Shaun Larsen – 2680
Cadet Male Compound Guest: Antonio Sanchez – 2505
Cub Male Recurve: Daniel Goshorn – 2607, Richard McCullough Jr. – 2556, Barrett Sinclair – 2498
Cub Male Recurve Guest: Rolando Nichols Verdiales – 2369
Cub Female Recurve: Emily Blake – 2238, Whay Cheng – 2137
Cub Male Compound: Eric Plourde – 2677, Austin Lawrence – 2668, Joey Hunt III – 2602
Cub Female Compound: Kendal Nicely – 2744, Ashley Baker – 2613

For complete National Championship results in all categories, please visit www.usarchery.org
 


Day three of National Target Championships prepare archers for national titles, elimination on Thursday

by Mary Beth Vorwerk – USA Archery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 3, 2005

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Vic Wunderle and Jennifer Nichols are holding steady in first place for the recurve category today, while Braden Gellenthien and Jamie Van Natta remain on top for compound following the completion of the FITA long distances at the third day of the 121st National Target Championships.

Tomorrow, the national champions will be determined and elimination will take place following the final round of shooting the FITA short distances. At that time, the field will be cut to the top 64 men and top 64 women in each division for the U.S. Open on Friday.

In men’s recurve, two-time Olympian Vic Wunderle (Mason City, Ill.) is leading the men’s recurve category by 52 points with a score of 1932. Four-time Olympian Butch Johnson (Woodstock, Conn.) is in second with 1880. Scott McKechnie (Orange County, Calif.) jumped up into third place with 1858. University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) archer Nathan McCullough (Colorado Springs, Colo.) is in 5th place today with a score of 1843.

For the recurve women, 2004 Olympian Jennifer Nichols (Cheyenne, Wyo.) remains is the lead once again today with a score of 1953, while Khatuna Lorig (Bloomfield, N.J.) continues to hold second place with a score of 1927. Stephanie Miller (Naperville, Ill.) jumped up to the third spot with 1897 and three-time Olympian Janet Dykman (El Monte, Calif.) is in seventh place with 1806. Lindsey Carmichael (Lago Vista, Texas), a 2004 Paralympian, is right behind Dykman in eighth place with 1804. Local archer Joy Fahrenkrog (Castle Rock, Colo.) is in ninth with 1788. Another local female archer, Danielle McCullough (Colorado Springs, Colo.) remains in 5th place with a 1759 in the junior female recurve category.

Braden Gellenthien (Hudson, Mass.) and his 2003 and 2005 World Target Championship gold medalist teammate Dave Cousins (Standish, Maine) are now holding first and second place respectively with 2046 and 2042 in the male compound category. Chris Deston (Unionville, Conn.) is in third with 2027.

For the compound women, 2004 World Championship and World Games silver medalist Jamie Van Natta (Toledo, Ohio) continues to hold the top spot with a score of 2052. Aya LaBrie (Great Falls, Mont.) jumped into second with a score of 2006, while Jessica Grant (Waddell, Ariz.) is right behind LaBrie in third with 2002.

Jeff Fabry (Tulare, Calif.), a 2004 Paralympic double bronze medalist, remains in first place today for the AR-1 male compound category with a score of 662. Kevin Stone (Adrian, Mich.), Fabry’s 2004 Paralympic team bronze medal teammate is still in first place in the AR-2 male recurve category today with a score of 1637.

National Championship competition continues tomorrow for all categories including men’s and women’s recurve, compound, barebow and crossbow along with youth recurve and compound. The Championships consist of two full FITA rounds to determine the U.S. National Champions on Thursday. The 9th Annual U.S. Open a head-to-head elimination round or Olympic Round (OR) on Friday, August 5 will feature the top 64 qualifiers from each division shooting the adult distances. This OR competition is the same format used during the Olympic Games. The U.S. Open features both U.S. and foreign competitors.

Archers shoot distances that range from 30 to 90 meters, the equivalent of one football field.

For complete results throughout the tournament, please visit www.usarchery.org.


Wunderle, Nichols, Gellenthien and Van Natta hold top spots after second day of National Target Championships

by Mary Beth Vorwerk – USA Archery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 2, 2005

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Archers battled high winds today as the FITA short distances were completed at the second full day of competition at the 121st National Target Championships.

Two-time Olympian Vic Wunderle (Mason City, Ill.) is still in the lead for men’s recurve after finishing the day with a score of 1315. Four-time Olympian Butch Johnson (Woodstock, Conn.) is in second again with a total score of 1294. Shawn Rice jumped into third place with 1279.

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) archer Nathan McCullough (Colorado Springs, Colo.) is in 22nd place with 1199.

For the female recurve category, 2004 Olympian Jennifer Nichols (Cheyenne, Wyo.) remains is the lead for the second day in a row with a total score of 1303. Republic of Georgia native and 2005 U.S. World Championship team member Khatuna Lorig (Bloomfield, N.J.) is in second with 1294. Mandy Nichols (Cheyenne, Wyo.) is in third with 1272 and three-time Olympian Janet Dykman (El Monte, Calif.) jumped up from ninth place into sixth place today with a score of 1216.

Also in the senior women’s recurve category, local archer Joy Fahrenkrog (Castle Rock, Colo.), a 2005 United States Archery Team (USAT) member came up from 14th into the 10th spot with 1201. Another local female archer, Danielle McCullough (Colorado Springs, Colo.), a 2005 Jr. USAT member and 2005 Junior U.S. Open bronze medalist is still holding 5th place after finishing the day with 1183 in the junior female recurve category.

Braden Gellenthien (Hudson, Mass.), a 2005 World Target Championship gold medalist and Chris Deston (Unionville, Conn.) remain in first and second place today in the men’s compound category with scores of 1363 and 1359 respectively. Last year’s National Champion and 2005 World Target Championship gold medalist Dave Cousins (Standish, Maine) jumped up into third place with 1358.

For the compound women, 2004 World Championship and World Games silver medalist Jamie Van Natta (Toledo, Ohio) is holding the top spot once again today with a score of 1389. Jessica Grant (Waddell, Ariz.) in second with 1343, while Aya LaBrie (Great Falls, Mont.) is in third with 1341.

On the Paralympic side, 2004 Paralympic double bronze medalist Jeff Fabry (Tulare, Calif.) is in first place again today for the AR-1 male compound category with a score of 1350. Kevin Stone (Adrian, Mich.), Fabry’s 2004 Paralympic team bronze medal teammate remains in first place in the AR-2 male recurve category today with a score of 1148.

Lindsey Carmichael (Lago Vista, Texas), a 2004 Paralympian, remains in first place in the AR-standing female recurve category with a score of 1225.

National Championship competition continues tomorrow for all categories including men’s and women’s recurve, compound, barebow and crossbow along with youth recurve and compound. The Championships consist of two full FITA rounds to determine the U.S. National Champions on Thursday. The 9th Annual U.S. Open a head-to-head elimination round or Olympic Round (OR) on Friday, August 5 will feature the top 64 qualifiers from each division shooting the adult distances. This OR competition is the same format used during the Olympic Games. The U.S. Open features both U.S. and foreign competitors.

Archers shoot distances that range from 30 to 90 meters, the equivalent of one football field.

For complete results throughout the tournament, please visit www.usarchery.org.
 


Wunderle, Nichols Lead Recurve; Gellenthien,Van Natta are in the Top Spot for Compound after first day of National Target Championships

by Mary Beth Vorwerk – USA Archery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug 1, 2005

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Over 400 athletes gathered at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colo. today to kick off the 121st National Target Championships.

Among those competing for the National title include Olympians, Paralympians, World Champions, United States Archery Team (USAT) members, world record holders, top junior archers and international archers from Australia, Canada, Denmark, Japan, Great Britain, Mexico, Norway and Taiwan.

For the recurve men, two-time Olympian Vic Wunderle (Mason City, Ill.) is in the lead with a score of 636. Four-time Olympian Butch Johnson (Woodstock, Conn.) is in second with a total score of 630. Joe McGlyn (Floral Park, N.Y.), a 2005 World Championship and World Games team member is holding third with 617.

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) archer and 2005 U.S. Intercollegiate Archery Champion (USIAC) Nathan McCullough (Colorado Springs, Colo.) is holding ninth place in the male recurve category with a score of 596.

In the women’s recurve competition, 2004 Olympian and top-ranked Jennifer Nichols (Cheyenne, Wyo.) is on top with a score of 624, while her sister Mandy (Cheyenne, Wyo.) is right behind her in second place with a score of 618. Khatuna Lorig (Bloomfield, N.J.), a 2004 World Championship team member is holding third with 617. Three-time Olympian Janet Dykman (El Monte, Calif.) is in ninth place with a score of 587.

Local archer Joy Fahrenkrog (Castle Rock, Colo.), a 2005 United States Archery Team (USAT) member is in 14th place in the female recurve category with a score of 565. Danielle McCullough (Colorado Springs, Colo.) a 2005 Jr. USAT member and 2005 Junior U.S. Open bronze medalist is holding 5th place with 558 in the junior female recurve category.

Braden Gellenthien (Hudson, Mass.), a 2005 World Target Championship gold medalist is in first place for the compound men with a score of 659. Chris Deston (Unionville, Conn.) is right behind Gellenthien in second with 658 and Ron Hardesty (Romulus, Mich.) is in third with 654.

For the compound women, 2004 World Championship and World Games silver medalist Jamie Van Natta (Toledo, Ohio) is holding the top spot with a score of 696, while Diane Gallagher Westville, N.J. is in second with 682. Maxine Bots (Marthasville, Mo.) is in third place with a score of 673.

On the Paralympic side, 2004 Paralympic bronze medalist Jeff Fabry (Tulare, Calif.) leads the way for the AR-1 male compound category with a score of 662. Kevin Stone (Adrian, Mich.), Fabry’s 2004 Paralympic team bronze medal teammate is in first place in the AR-2 male recurve category with 563.

Lindsey Carmichael (Lago Vista, Texas), a 2004 Paralympian, is in seventh place in the Senior women’s recurve category with a score of 593 and is also in first place in the AR-standing female recurve category.

National Championship competition continues tomorrow for all categories including men’s and women’s recurve, compound, barebow and crossbow along with youth recurve and compound. The Championships consist of two full FITA rounds to determine the U.S. National Champions on Thursday. The 9th Annual U.S. Open a head-to-head elimination round or Olympic Round (OR) on Friday, August 5 will feature the top 64 qualifiers from each division shooting the adult distances. This OR competition is the same format used during the Olympic Games. The U.S. Open features both U.S. and foreign competitors.

Archers shoot distances that range from 30 to 90 meters, the equivalent of one football field.

For complete results throughout the tournament, please visit www.usarchery.org.

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