NASP State Tournament Moves to Minot

North Dakota’s National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament is moving to a new venue to accommodate a growing number of participants.

NASP state coordinator Jeff Long said he expects more than 500 students to participate in this year’s state tournament, scheduled for March 21-22 at the All Seasons Arena in Minot.

“This event continues to grow each year,” Long said. “The All Seasons Arena in Minot is an ideal location to host the tourney.”

Long said only schools offering NASP lessons during school hours as part of their standard curriculum are eligible to participate in the state tournament. Schools that don’t meet this requirement are encouraged to contact Long to get the program started.

Schools enter teams and individuals in the following grade level divisions: elementary (4-5), middle (6-8), and high school (9-12). Teams must have 12-24 members, with a minimum of four from each gender. If smaller schools wish to form a team, archers may participate up one grade division for team competition, but they would compete individually in their appropriate age category.

Recognition is given to the top placing team in each division, the top five males and females in each division, and the top scoring male and female regardless of division. Top scoring individuals are given early registration and receive priority in flights for the national tournament held in Louisville, Ky.

For more information regarding the tournament, schools should contact Long by email at ndgf@nd.gov, or call 701-328-6615. To learn more, visit the Game and Fish website at gf.nd.gov.