Varsity Archery - Bridging the Gap to Advanced Archery

Oklahoma and Varsity Archery Working Together to Bridge the Gap in Introductory Archery Programs.

The mission of Archers USA is to provide a means of bridging the gap in introductory archery programs. We want introductory archers to be able to learn new skills and with this knowledge, and to be able to go out in the archery world and take part in bowhunting and all the types of target archery disciplines. 

We are excited to announce that the State of Oklahoma will be implementing the Varsity Archery program in their 2019-2020 school year.  

To find out more about Varsity Archery, just click here.  

View the State of Oklahoma's Press Release Below

News: Commissioners Praise Student Archers for National Showings

The Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission recognized a half-dozen Oklahoma students for being among America’s elite young archers Monday during its regular July meeting in Oklahoma City.

The state youths all placed in the top five in various divisions at national competitions conducted by the National Archery in the Schools program in recent weeks. Each of them received citations from Jay Rouk, coordinator of the Oklahoma National Archery in the Schools program for the Wildlife Department.

“Rising to the point that they did is really a testament to their skills and success,” Rouk told Commissioners.

These archers are the cream of the crop not only in Oklahoma but also the nation. The students honored are:

  • Cayden Eyestone of Chandler (Park Road), first place out of 2,229 competing, elementary boys division, Eastern national shoot.
  • Madison Spoonemore of Locust Grove, fourth place out of 2,610, high school girls division, Eastern national shoot.
  • Jarod Aycox of Zaneis, first place out of 296, middle boys division, Western national shoot.
  • Trenton Gardner of Salina, first place out of 225, high school boys division, Western national shoot.
  • Karson Warrington of Healdton, second place out of 225, high school boys division, Western national shoot.
  • Reece Marble of Salina, third place out of 142, elementary division, Western national shoot.

Nationally, more than 2 million youths participate in the NASP program each year. In Oklahoma, more than 60,000 students in about 650 schools are active in OKNASP. About 290 Oklahoma students participated in one of the national NASP shoots.

Commissioner Bill Brewster commended the students and the outstanding success of the OKNASP program, saying, “I don’t know of any other program of any kind that can show that much involvement of the youth in Oklahoma.”

Colin Berg, Education Division supervisor, announced that the Department’s suite of educational programs will continue to evolve this coming year with the introduction of the ArchersUSA here to read the full article.