Archery News

2017 Indoor Nationals (USA Archery) March 28 2017, 1 Comment

Our very own, Coach Kelsey Lard, placed 4th this year at the Indoor National Championships. We are incredibly proud of Kelsey for all of her hard work, perseverance and dedication to her craft. Congratulations Coach Kelsey on your huge success at the 2017 Indoor National Championships! 

2017 AZ State Indoor Championships January 09 2017, 0 Comments

Congratulations to ALL of our American Archery Academy Archers that competed in the 2017 AZ State Indoor Championships over the weekend. The competition was fierce, yet the team walked away with several victories including new state records, podium finishes and personal bests being broken. You guys did a fantastic job shooting and representing AAA. We couldn't be more pleased! 

Recurve Women
Kelsey Lard – 1st Place (2 NEW STATE RECORDS!!)

Recurve Men
Kevin Hubbard - 2nd Place

Recurve Cadet Women
Zoey Wapniarski – 2nd Place
Katie Stains - 6th Place

Recurve Cadet Men
Christopher Mussman – 4th Place

Barebow Cadet Men
Cullen Bing - 1st Place

Recurve Cub Men
Waylon Hjerpe – 1st Place

Complete results are available here.


2016 Summer Sizzle Results August 07 2016, 0 Comments

Podium finishes for all of our archers this weekend at the 2016 Summer Sizzle tournament hosted by Desert Sky Archers. Nice shooting everyone & congratulations on your accomplishments!

Recurve Cadet Women
Zoey Wapniarski - 1st place 
Katie Stains - 3rd Place 

Recurve Cadet Men
Chris Mussman - 3rd Place 

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

Way to go EVA & AAA archers - 2016 AZ JOAD Indoor Championships! February 08 2016, 0 Comments

East Valley Archery JOAD members and American Archery Academy team archers went to the shooting line this weekend with determination, focus and to have a good time! To watch the youth compete in JOAD tournaments, is to watch the future of archery. It was a pleasure to have all of you representing EVA & AAA and we want to commend you on your success and accomplishments below. 

East Valley Archery - JOAD 
Recurve Bow - Cadet Men
Christopher Mussman - 3rd Place
Kyle Williams - 8th Place (1st Tournament - Way to go!)

Recurve Bow - Cub Women
Grace Jacques - 5th Place (1st Tournament - Way to go!)

American Academy Archery - Team Archers
Recurve Bow - Cadet Women

Zoey Wapniarski - 3rd Place

Recurve Bow - Bowman Men
Waylon Hjerpe - 1st Place (NEW STATE RECORD!)

Thank you Corner Archery for hosting this tournament and giving the kids a place to show off their skills, hang out with their peers and create memories to last a lifetime.

'Shoot Your Heart Out' Tournament January 10 2016, 0 Comments

Papago Archery Association is hosting a fundraising tournament on March 12th, 2016 at the Papago Range in Phoenix, AZ. The proceeds from this tournament will help support the 2016 Range Improvement Project.

This tournament is perfect for all ages and experience levels. The event information and online registration can be found on the website.


Summer Sizzle 2015 Results August 10 2015, 0 Comments

American Archery Academy archers Joyce Chan, Kelsey Lard & Zoey Wapniarski all had podium finishes at the 2015 Summer Sizzle Tournament that took place over the weekend (August 8th & 9th, 2015). Congratulations ladies on a job well done.

Recurve Women
2nd place - Kelsey Lard
3rd Place - Joyce Chan
Recurve Cub Women
1st Place - Zoey Wapniarski