Lancaster JOAD Scores Big at 2017 Outdoor Nationals
Lancaster Junior Olympic Archery Development had a grand showing at the JOAD National Championships in Westfield, Ind., last weekend.
The team sent 24 archers, who came home with a total of 20 medals, including one national championship. The medal count consists of eight golds, five silvers and seven bronzes.
Lancaster JOAD is a team of young recurve and compound archers who train at Lancaster Archery Academy, under the direction of head coach Heather Pfeil.
JOAD is a national program of USA Archery that teaches archery to young people and provides them the opportunity to compete.
This year’s contingent of archers from Lancaster at Outdoor Nationals was the largest ever sent by the team, and it was the team’s best performance, “by far,” Pfeil said. Four of the archers who won medals were competing at Outdoor Nationals for the first time.
Following is a list of the Lancaster JOAD archers who won medals:
Casey Kaufhold, gold in U.S. Nationals – meaning she is the national champion - and gold in the U.S. Open in Female Cadet Recurve.
Danielle Woodie, gold in team competition, silver in Clout, bronze in U.S. Nationals in Female Cadet Compound.
Tyler Heritage, gold in Clout, silver in team competition in Male Cadet Compound.
Conner Kaufhold, gold in Clout in Male Cadet Recurve.
Ethan Martin, gold in team competition in Male Bowmen Recurve.
Zena Ross, gold in Clout in Female Junior Compound.
Colby Weaver, gold in team competition in Male Bowmen Compound.
Katie Collier, silver in team competition in Female Cub Compound.
Henry Dremann, silver in U.S. Nationals, bronze in team competition in Male Bowmen Compound.
Sara Sherman, silver in team competition, bronze in Clout in Female Junior Compound.
Clay Weaver, bronze in team competition in Male Cadet Compound.
Rubie Chambers, bronze in team competition in Female Bowmen Compound.
Kevin Clayton, bronze in U.S. Nationals in Male Junior Compound.
Amanda Newland, bronze in Clout in Female Cadet Compound.