The Tennessee National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) will hold its 11th state championships at the 2017event set for March 30-31 in Murfreesboro.
The NASP State Championships will be returning to the Tennessee Miller Coliseum for the eighth consecutive year. A record field of close to 1,900 students is expected to participate. The students will be representing more than 90 schools.
Sponsored by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA), many of the Volunteer State’s best student archers will again participate in this year’s event. The NASP program began in Tennessee in 2004 and has seen tremendous growth since its inception.
“We are pleased with the continued growth of the program,” said Don Crawford, the program’s coordinator for the TWRA. “We continue to welcome new schools and students to the program each year.”
There will be three divisions. Schools will compete in the elementary, middle school and high school divisions. Awards will be presented to the top teams and individual finishers in each division.
The record field has caused the increase of flights to be added. Competition will start at 9:45 a.m. each day with the first flight and four more flights to follow. The awards ceremony is expected to begin at 5 p.m. on the second day of the competition. The public is welcome and invited to attend. There is no admission charge.