JOAD and Adult Archers Shine at Record Setting National Indoor Championships
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – With strongest-ever participation
of 2388 archers, the 44th U.S. National Indoor Championships and
JOAD National Indoor Championships have kicked off a 2013 USA Archery event
season that promises to keep fans excited about the rapidly-growing sport of
In the four senior divisions, two of the world’s best
compound archers and two Olympians clinched the titles of National Indoor
Champion, automatically earning spots on the 2014 United States Archery Team. Click
here to view complete and final results for all categories.
Erika Jones (Grand Island, Neb.), Braden Gellenthien
(College Station, Texas), Miranda Leek (College Station, Texas) and Brady
Ellison (Chula Vista, Calif.) took wins in the Female Senior Compound, Male
Senior Compound, Female Senior Recurve and Male Senior Recurve categories,
JOAD archers – that is, members of Junior Olympic Archery
Development clubs – posted strong scores in the JOAD National and U.S. National
Indoor events, offering fans of the sport a preview of serious talent developing
in compound and recurve youth competitors.
With the beginning of USA Archery’s outdoor season rapidly
approaching – the Arizona Cup USAT Qualifier Series Event begins in less than a
week – event organizers are seeing strong event participation across the board,
in youth and adult divisions, portending a continued surge in archery
2013 U.S. National Indoor Championships and JOAD National
Indoor Championships event registrations surpassed the 2012 event by a whopping
559 archers, suggesting that with “Hunger Games” mania scheduled to continue
through 2015, Katniss Everdeen’s favorite sport should continue to see strong
The 44th U.S. National Indoor and JOAD National
Indoor Championships were hosted at eleven locations across the United States,
including archery clubs, pro shops and school facilities in Georgia,
Massachusetts, Texas, Minnesota, Michigan, Kansas, Washington, California,
Virgina, Ohio and New Mexico.
USA Archery extends its congratulations to the winners, and
to all archers who participated. Awards will be distributed according to event
rules and mailed from the National Office in the near future.