Brady Ellison

U.S. National Target Championships
11:41 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

National archery competition draws hundreds, including Olympians

Olympic Silver Medalist Jacob Wukie takes aim at the U.S. National Target Championships in Hamilton, Ohio.
Holly Yurchison

They stand in a long line, a sea of pensive faces stretches across a wide green field. Every eye is trained down range at small yellow, red and blue targets.

The giant archery competition being held this weekend at Joyce Park in Hamilton is actually three competitions in one: The U.S. National Target Championships, The U.S. Open and the Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) Nationals. More than 700 people from across the country are competing.

If you want to be nationally ranked, or make it to world or Olympic competition, you must shoot here.

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