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133rd U.S. National Target & 2017 JOAD National Championships Recap August 14 2017, 0 Comments

The AAA team traveled to Westfield, IN on August 1st to compete in the 133rd U.S. National Target Championships, U.S. Open and 2017 JOAD National Championships. 

(photo by USA Archery)

Zoey Wapniarski (Recurve Cadet Women)
competed in the Clout Round on day 1 and took home the GOLD medal for her division. Zoey ranked 9th overall in qualifications. She earned her Bronze Olympian pin too!

Waylon Hjerpe (Recurve Cub Men)
earned a BRONZE during qualifications, SILVER in the elimination rounds and another BRONZE during team rounds.

Raley Morgan (Recurve Junior Women)
brought home a GOLD medal from team rounds and ranked 8th overall in qualifications. She earned her Bronze Olympian pin too!

Kelsey Lard (Recurve Senior Women)
ranked 20th in the qualification rounds.

Christopher Mussman (Recurve Cadet Men)
made it to the podium in team rounds earning him a GOLD medal.


The archers competed over 5 days and in various weather conditions, including heat, humidity, high winds, cold and rain. The competition included an optional Clout round, 2 days of Qualification rounds, 1 day of Elimination rounds and an optional day for Team rounds.


Congratulations team on all of your accomplishments and hard work!

~American Archery Academy~

Coach Kevin Ikegami with Mike Russell from Get Outdoors April 23 2016, 0 Comments

Coach Kevin Ikegami speaks with Mike Russell at Get Outdoors (KTAR News) about archery with youth in the Phoenix Metro area.  Find out more below in the segment beginning at 17:20.
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2016 AAE AZ Cup Tournament April 10 2016, 0 Comments

The American Archery Academy Elite Team competed in the 2016 AZ Cup this week at the Ben Avery Outdoor Range. This tournament is a World Ranking Event (WRE), a Para World Ranking Event (Para WRE) and a USA Archery USAT Series Tournament. It is sanctioned by World Archery, World Archery Americas, and USA Archery. 

Team archers, Kelsey Lard, Kevin Hubbard, Zoey Wapniarski and Waylon Hjerpe, all competed in the ranking rounds on Friday. Everyone had the opportunity to share the range & the shooting line with some of the top archers in the World and several of the US Olympic archers. 

Kelsey, Zoey & Waylon made the cut and all moved onto the elimination rounds on Saturday. Kelsey and Zoey didn't advance beyond the 1/32 round, however, they put up a good fight and enjoyed the experience they had during the tournament. Waylon, who is only a Bowman, made it to the 1/16 round of the Cadet Male Recurve division. Awesome shooting AAA Team Archers!

The entire team was supported by Coach Kevin Ikegami throughout the tournament. Everyone gained valuable experience from the tournament and are looking forward to continuing their outdoor training to prepare for the SoCal Showdown tournament at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center in June.

Tournament Results 


Photographer: Steve Rogers