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By Jaryd Cline
Sports editor 

Goldendale archery strong at state shoot, Tori Tallman and Quinn Perry head to nationals soon


Michelle Bolton Photography

From left to right: Braxton Seaver finished first, Wyatt Bolton second, Jackson Gamble third, and Snohomish County's Emily Wognild took fourth in the junior division at the state shoot in Eatonville.

Less than two weeks ago, the Goldendale Sharpshooters were on target at the Washington 4H Archery State Championships in Eatonville, placing in eight of the 12 spots among the junior, intermediate, and senior levels. The team also captured first and second place medals in the compound archery team events.

In addition to capturing eight of the top 12 places, and 21 of the top 34 overall spots, two more senior Goldendale Sharpshooters in Mason Conroy and Cameron Mains qualified for the 2019 National 4H shoot with their first and fourth place respective finishes in the senior division.

Senior archers who finish in the top four of the state shoot qualify for next year's nationals.

Last year at state, both Tori Tallman and Quinn Perry finished in the top four of the senior division to qualify for this year's national shoot, and will head to the Midwest in less than a month to compete among the best archers in the country.

Tallman and Perry will be in Grand Island, Nebraska, from June 24-29 competing in the compound archery section of nationals. Other competitors also will compete in recurve archery, air rifle, air pistol, .22 rifle, .22 pistol, shotgun, muzzleloading, and hunting skills competitions over the week.

After checking in on Sunday June 24 and a practice day on Monday, Tallman and Perry start Tuesday morning with the FITA competition. The round consists of the archers shooting 144 arrows, 36 shot at each of four distances. Wednesday is their field round, Thursday is the 3D shoot, and awards and closing ceremonies will take place Friday.

At last year's state shoot at Brooks Park, the first time the shoot was held in eastern Washington, Tallman finished first out of 23 seniors and Perry fifth, both qualifying for nationals.

At this year's state shoot, seven Goldendale senior shooters all finished in the top 11 out of the 24 person field.


• Conroy finished first among all senior shooters after compiling a score of 2.9265 over the FITA, 3D, and field rounds, including finishing third among seniors with 28 total bullseyes.

• Tallman was second overall in the division, finishing with an overall score of 2.8832 while shooting 19 bullseyes over the three rounds.

• Mains took fourth, qualifying for next year's nationals with a 2.8529 individual score while finishing second among all senior shooters with 29 bullseyes.

• Perry finished sixth with an individual score of 2.7709 while tying with Conroy for third with 28 bullseyes.

• Xander Perry was ninth among seniors with a 2.6020 score and nine overall bullseyes.

• Riley Seaver finished 10th at 2.5955 while compiling 10 bullseyes.

• Andrew Ihrig came in 11th at 2.5690 with five overall bullseyes.


• Natalie Johnson was the top Goldendale shooter in the intermediate level, finishing third overall out of the 20 person field with an individual score of 2.7174 and 29 bullseyes.

• Kali Watson finished right behind Johnson in fourth at 2.6811 and 18 total bullseyes.

• Ike O'Leary took fifth at 2.6118 and 14 bullseyes.

• Tyler Bowen came in sixth at 2.5744 and 22 bullseyes.

• Alissa Conroy was seventh with a score of 2.5129 and 15 bullseyes.

• Mathew Bowen finished eighth at 2.3663 and compiled nine bullseyes.

• Jedd Lawrence came in 10th among intermediate level shooters at 2.2073 and six bullseyes.


Michelle Bolton Photography

Kali Watson, left, took fourth in the intermediate division while Natalie Johnson finished third.

• Finishing at the top of the junior level was Braxton Seaver, who finished with a perfect score of 3.0. He was just one of two shooters over the junior, intermediate, and senior levels to compile a perfect score, doing so while leading all juniors with 39 bullseyes.

• Wyatt Bolton was the runner-up finisher among juniors with an overall score of 2.7653 and 16 total bullseyes.

• Jackson Gamble took third, compiling a score of 2.7511 to go along with his 27 bullseyes, second among all junior shooters.

• Lorenzo Lummio was the next Goldendale shooter at sixth overall and finished with a 2.4410 score and 12 bullseyes.

• Tyler Conroy finished 12th overall among juniors with a 2.1787 score and five bullseyes.

• Linzy Hanna was next in line at 13th with a 2.0931 score and two bullseyes.


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