NAA Nationals Day Four
These are the final pictures I can supply, as I left the venue for Texas at the end of the youth shooting on Day 4. (They finished the double FITA around 2PM).

Thanks to Bill Kellick and Catherine McCullough for allowing me access to take further pictures of the seniors. It is amazing how much fun it is to focus on these fine archers and see their form in motion. Unfortunately I wasn't shooting video clips, but next year I just might.
Overall I retain my opinion that the event was run in a very professional and well practiced manner. This is especially remarkable given that the judges as well as the many leader board runners were all volunteers. They did their job well enough that one would assume they did it all the time, for a living.
 

The temperature and humidity this last day were such that the tension hung in the air like we were inside of a drum, just waiting to be pounded. Fortunately the thunderstorms moving in from the west were nice enough to STOP before reaching the venue, although the few raindrops that were felt probably just coalesced out of the hot highly humid air.

It is more difficult than one can know, to stand the line and shoot arrows end after end for 4 days running as these athletes do. I really wish that the general public could be made aware of this event, and indeed of all archery tournaments.

Of course, I am a little biased about the calling of archery and it's benefits.

Congratulations to the many archers, some of whom have been attending it since the 1930s. No wonder it's called is a sport for a lifetime. Thanks to all involved on both sides of the line.

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