Archery Provincials feature world class participants (video)Monday, September 10, 2012 by: Brad Coccimiglio
The Algoma Rod and Gun Club was the place to be over the weekend as 85 of the top archers from around the province competed in the Ontario Provincial Target Archery Championships.
The event featured a number of local competitors as well as some nationally known athletes as well, including Canadian Olympian Crispin Duenas (pictured in Canada shirt) as well as Christopher Perkins. Perkins won the World Archery Championships in Italy in 2011.
Both Duenas and Perkins placed first in their respective divisions in the event, which featured five age divisions:
- Pre-cubs (ages 12 and under)
- Cubs (ages 14 and under)
- Cadets (ages 17 and under)
- Juniors (ages 20 and under)
- Seniors (ages 21 to 49)
- Masters (ages 50 and up)
Among the local competitors, a pair won their respective divisions. Jack Duplin took top spot in Male Cubs Compound while Brett Duplin was tops in Male Cadet Compound. Other local competitors with top three finishes included Hunter Berry placing third in Male Pre-Cubs Compound, Brittany Fenn in Ladies Cubs Compound (third), Felix Berry in Male Cubs Compound (second), and Jesse Lethbridge in Male Junior Compound (third).
Other winners on the weekend included:
- Ryan Luckovich (Male Pre-Cubs Compound)
- Andrew Mun-Shimoda (Male Pre-Cubs Recurve)
- Jessica Watson (Ladies Cubs Compound)
- Patrick Peters (Male Cubs Recurve)
- Brandon Xuereb (Male Cadet Recurve)
- Tessa Lehman (Ladies Junior Recurve)
- Christopher Perkins (Male Junior Compound)
- Taylor Simmons (Ladies Cadet Compound)
- Odelia Wong (Ladies Cadet Recurve)
- Sergei Volzhanin (Male Masters Compound)
- Ted Ledelpha (Male Masters Traditional)
- Gary Taylor (Male Masters Recurve)
- Morgan McLean (Male Seniors Compound)
- Vanessa Lee (Ladies Seniors Recurve)
- Crispin Duenas (Male Seniors Recurve)
- Fiona McLean (Ladies Seniors Compound)
- Sheila Madahbee (Ladies Seniors Bowhunter)
- Dietmar Trillus (Male Seniors Open)
- Peter Garrett (Male Seniors Traditional)
The tournament host, the Algoma Rod and Gun Club also hosts an open night for the public to learn the sport. Equipment is provided. The public nights are generally held most Monday nights.