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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