Moffat archers travel to national tournaments

The Moffat Archery Team at the National Archery in the Schools Program 2024 National Western Tournament, April 27, Sandy, Utah: top row, left to right, Coach Jack Sciacca, and Coach Megan Shellabarger, and bottom row, left to right, Shelby Morley, Alexandra Cuellar Alvarez, Romeo Eisenhauer, Chase Shellabarger, Tanner Shellabarger, Caiden Cross, and Kandra Pollard.

MOFFAT - Moffat Pk-12 Schools recently competed in the National Archery in the Schools Program 2024 National Western Tournaments in Sandy, Utah, representing Moffat and Colorado.

Archers from across the country and several provinces turned in a total of 5,831 individual scores across three separate shooting venues. The tournaments began on April 25 and continued through April 28.

Moffat traveled with seven competitors, all securing positions in the tournament by finishing in the top 10 in their respective divisions in the 2024 NASP Colorado State Tournament. Moffat archers participated in a Bullseye round on the morning of April 27 and a 3-D (animal targets) the same afternoon. Most archers submitted scores above their averages with a few notable standouts.

Kandra Pollard, eighth grade, and Tanner Shellabarger, seventh grade, both qualified in the Bullseye competition to compete in the NASP National Open Tournament in Daytona Beach, Fla., in June. Kandra placed 22nd out of 374 middle school girls and Tanner placed 35th out of 417 middle school boys.

“Coach Shellabarger and I are very proud of Moffat archery and the cumulative performances of the team. It is an honor to represent our state in a tournament of this caliber,” said Jack Sciacca, Moffat archery coach.

Moffat coaches, Sciacca and Megan Shellabarger plan to take Tanner Shellabarger and Pollard to the 2024 NASP National Open Tournament in Daytona Beach, Fla., in June. Donations to offset travel expenses are appreciated and can be made by emailing [email protected].