On February 28 and March 1 the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife hosted its first live National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) State Tournament.  The tournament had 179 archers from 10 schools compete; four schools attended the live shoot at Oxford Central School while six schools held a virtual tournament at their own school.

The first place schools in the Elementary, Middle, and High School divisions qualified to attend the NASP National Tournament in Kentucky in May. In addition, the top ten male and female individual archers in each division also qualify for nationals if they do not attend with their school team.

NASP brings the sport of archery to millions of students in schools across the country. Designed to teach international-style target archery in grades 4-12, the core content (aligned to National Physical Education Standards) covers archery history, safety, technique, equipment, mental concentration, and self-improvement.

For complete tournament results, including the top schools and individual archers, visit http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/nasp.htm#tournament on the Division’s website; for more information about New Jersey’s National Archery in the Schools Program, visit http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/nasp.htm .

Logo courtesy New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife

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