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GFP News - April 8, 2014

Champions Crowned at 5th Annual GFP-NASP Tournament

Pierre, S.D. - The 2014 South Dakota National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) champions were crowned last weekend at the all-day tournament held at the NFAA Easton Archery Complex in Yankton.

"On behalf of the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks thank you to all of the sponsors, volunteers, spectators and participants in this year’s event," said Jason Kool, GFP NASP Coordinator. "The archers were of exceptional quality; with a high level of sportsmanship exhibited by all of the student athletes."

South Dakota NASP Tournament Results


Elementary School
1. Matthew Birkeland, Jones Co - 250
2. Torin Johnson, Cheyenne Eagle Butte - 227
3. Cameron Sybesma, Dakota Christian - 225

Middle School
1. Jacob Birkeland, Jones Co - 276
2. Austin Stromberg, McCook Central - 268
3. Hunter Spint, Rapid City East - 266

High School
1. Thomas Hagedorn, Lennox - 286
2. Kyle Walder, Lennox - 282
3. Sara Vos, Rapid City Central - 279

team results

Elementary School
1. Gettysburg Elementary - 1,587
2. Cheyenne Eagle Butte - 1,547
3. Porcupine - 1,347

Middle School
1. Rapid City East - 2,055
2. Avon - 2,006
3. Plankinton - 1,961

High School
1. Lennox - 2,187
2. Avon - 2,059
3. Dakota Christian - 1,938

Over 30 schools and 350 archers competed for top honors. The competition was held at the elementary, middle school and high school level; with both individual shooters as well as school teams competing to be recognized as top archers in the state. Trophies were awarded to the top three teams and individuals in each division. Customized bows were also awarded to the top individual in each division. Every participant received a certificate and a t-shirt commemorating the event.

About NASP: NASP is a cooperative effort between the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks, the South Dakota Department of Education and local school districts. For more information on the program, please contact Jason Kool at or visit

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