State Archery In The Schools Tournament Scores Announced

State Archery In The Schools Tournament Scores Announced

PRATT – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism hosted the 9th Annual State Archery in the Schools Tournament on Saturday, April 7, at Blythe Family Fitness Center in Pratt where 336 students aimed to prove their archery skills.

Archers shot for individual and team honors, as well as the opportunity to compete at the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) competition in Louisville, Ken. this June. Each Kansas state competitor shot 30 arrows – fifteen arrows from 10 meters and fifteen arrows from 15 meters. A bullseye scores 10 points, so a perfect score would be 300.

Following the last flight, a five-arrow “Senior Shoot-off” named two $1,000 scholarship winners – Tatum vonWinklepleck of Pittsburg High School and Jason Goff, shooting for Erie Arrows. The scholarship donations were made possible by the Kansas Bowhunters Association (KBA), The Peoples Bank in Pratt, and NASP.

Participating schools included: Chapman School District, Clay Center School District, Clearwater School District, Dodge City Central Elementary, Dodge City High School, Douglass High School, Erie Arrows, Greeley County Schools, Heritage Academy, Jackson Heights High School, Neosho Heights Elementary, Pittsburg High School, Riverton High School, Service Valley Charter Academy, Southeast Junior High School, and Chaparral High School.

Scores were as follows:

Top Team Scores (top 12 scores per team)

High School

Chapman: 3,264

Dodge City: 3,156  (98 tens)

Pittsburg: 3,156  (94 tens)

Riverton: 2,888


Middle School

Chapman: 3,229

Clearwater (Team #1): 3,179

Service Valley: 3,083

Chapman (Team #2): 2,925

Southeast: 2,792

Clearwater (Team #2): 2,645

Chapman (Team #3): 2,527



Clearwater: 2,867

Neosho Heights: 2,440

Dodge City: 1,535


Top Individual Scores

High School – Boys

Zachery Ferris, Chapman: 291

Jason Goff, Erie Arrows: 283

Trent Vulgamore, Clearwater: 281


High School – Girls

Jaydan Rogers, Clearwater: 285

Tatum vonWinklepleck, Pittsburg: 279

Lauren Hill, Chapman: 278


Middle School – Boys

Aidan Brockman, Clearwater: 290

Jesse Blumer, Service Valley: 282

Torin Cavanaugh, Chapman: 276


Middle School – Girls

Gretchen Hill, Chapman: 279

Iliana Bond, Chapman: 273

Noel Preston, Clearwater: 268


Elementary – Boys

Cooper Lewis, Chapman: 276

Brogan Ede, Clearwater: 271

Jonay Frey, Chapman: 253


Elementary – Girls

Taya Rowley, Chapman: 255

Chesney Brackett, Chapman: 252

Hope Guinn, Clearwater: 249


In between watching competitors, onlookers also had the opportunity to visit with several conservation-based groups on-site, including the KBA and Pheasants Forever, as well as Kansas Hunter Education instructors.

Pratt Rotary Club members played a vital role in bringing the tournament to the Pratt community by providing a $3,000 district grant, which covered the cost of the event’s 200-foot safety curtain. Club members also volunteered to assist.

To view all tournament statistics, visit