The largest archery tournament in the world returns to Louisville Kentucky’s Exposition Center. Beginning May 9that 5:15pm the first of nearly 10,000 archers will take the range to begin the 10thannual NASP national tournament. In 2012 this event was certified by Guinness®World Records as the largest archery tournament in the world with 7,804 archers officially participating. This year 9,839 archers are registered. The doors will officially open at 4:00pm on Thursday May 9th for the first of two scheduled flights (5:15pm and 6:30pm). Friday; competitive flights will take place all day from 8:00am through 8:15pm. Saturday; flights will be from 8:00am through 4:30pm, followed by the scholarship shoot-off and then the awards ceremony will take place from 6:10pm – 7:30pm.
The participating 4th-12th grade student archers will travel to Louisville from 37 states including Alaska.
Thanks to the generosity of many NASP Sponsors, we will again be awarding scholarships to 4 boys and 4 girls totaling $50,000.00.
Scholarship Award Sponsors
- Mathews Inc. $10,000.00
- Gordon Composites $10,000.00
- Plano $7,500.00
- Morrell Targets $7,500.00
- National Wild TurkeyFederation $5,000.00
- Saunder’s Archery $5,000.00
- United Bowhunters Of Kentucky $2,500.00
- New Archery Products $2,500.00
Several dozen exhibitors will display their archery, outdoor, and ‘kid’s stuff’ throughout the event. Several interactive shooting exhibits will also be provided.
Many of these national archers will meet again at the 2013 NASP World Championship in St. Louis Missouri at the America Center and Edward Jones Dome on June 28 – 30, 2013. Joining them will be their NASP peers from Canada, Africa, and New Zealand.
Logo courtesy National Archery in the Schools Program