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Wyoming - National Archery in the Schools State Virtual Tournament

12/7/2012

CHEYENNE - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will host the Fifth Annual Wyoming –National Archery in Schools Program (NASP®) State Virtual Tournament Feb. 18 to March 1.

The tournament is open to 4th – 12th graders who compete in elementary, middle and high school divisions. The tournament allows the young archers to shoot in their home gym and record their scores on-line. Last year, 322 Cowboy State students from 12 schools participated in the tournament, shooting as individuals and on teams. Since March 2002, millions of students at more than 7,400 schools across the country have participated in NASP®. Archers with qualifying scores can advance to the national tournament in Louisville, Ky., May 10-11, 2013.

To shoot in the tournament, archers need to pay a $5 entry fee used to cover the cost of tournament shirts and awards and teachers must be NASP®-certified. Register at www.nasptournaments.org. NASP® instructors may register using their “Basic Archery Instructor” registration number.

The tournament begins Feb. 18 and all scores must be submitted by March 1 before 5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. For more information or to get your school involved in the tournament please contact Game and Fish Conservation Education Specialist Tasha Sorensen at (307) 777-4536 (tasha.sorensen@wyo.gov)or visit the http://wgfd.wyo.gov/ and click on “Education, Educator Information.”

Wyoming’s NASP® and Community Archery Programs are supported by Game and Fish. Game and Fish provides all instructor training, equipment grants and loaner equipment at little to no cost to schools and community programs.

(Contact: Tasha Sorensen (307) 777-4536)

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