Last weekend was a record-setting one for the archery team members from Butch’s Sports World in Palmyra, who attended the Missouri Bow Hunters State Indoor Championship in Linn.
Competing in the tournament were 19 participants, 15 of which made the championship flights. New state records were set by two of the competitors. Two of the state champions broke the state records they set last year. Cassie Hancock, shooting in the Youth Female Freestyle, shot a 599 with 94 X’s to better her record of 597 and 77 X’s shot last year. Teammate Zach Burch shot a 600 with 108 X’s, beating his record set last year of 600 and 107 X’s.
The tournament results for local participants were as follows:
Cub Freestyle - Championship Flight: Mason Burch, Palmyra, 1st Place State Champion; Luke Mann, Palmyra, 3rd Place; Evan Dorsey, Palmyra, 5th Place; Bryton Plenge, Kahoka, 7th Place; Landon Hogan, Palmyra, 9th Place
Youth Female Freestyle - Championship Flight: Cassie Hancock, Palmyra, 1st Place State Champion (new state record); Brooke Miller, Lewistown, 2nd Place; Kourtni Baker, Durham, 4th Place
Youth Male Freestyle - Championship Flight: Zach Burch, Palmyra, 1st Place State Champion (new state record); Logan Wehner, Palmyra, 2nd Place; Mark Houser II, Hannibal, 6th Place; Justis Hogan, Palmyra, 8th Place; Blake Plenge, Kahoka, 12th Place
1st Flight: Brian Smith, Ewing, 4th Place; Uriah Youell, Palmyra, 5th Place;
Adult Male Freestyle - 2nd Flight: Jeremy Lane, Hannibal, 1st Place; Larry Snodgrass, Palmyra, 8th Place
Adult Male Freestyle - Championship Flight: Larry Hogan, Palmyra, 13th Place
Senior Male Bowhunter Freestyle - Championship Flight: Jack Wilper, Ewing, 1st Place State Champion
Members of Butch’s team also competed in the four-person team competition and took three firsts and a second.
Teams results were:
Cub Male freestyle 1st Place: Luke Mann, Evan Dorsey, Mason Burch, Bryton Plenge
Youth Female Freestyle 1st Place: Brooke Miller, Cassie Hancock, Kourtni Baker, Carey Rodas
Youth Male Freestyle - 1st Place: Logan Wehner, Justis Hogan, Zach Burch, Uriah Youell
2nd Place: Mark Houser, Andrew Boyer, Blake Plenge, Brian Smith
Many members of the local traveling archery team will be competing in the National Field Archery Indoor Championships in Louisville, Ky., on March 16 and 17.