The Pinnacle Classical Academy Thunderbirds participated in both individual and team classifications as part of the Archery Shooters Association (ASA) tournament that was held in London, Kentucky. The Pinnacle team won national championships at the tournament, coming in first place at the elementary level and second place at the middle school level.
The Pinnacale Classical Academy 3-D Archery Team competed in the S3DA Scholastic 3-D Archery National Tournament in London, Kentucky May 29-31.
Scholastic 3-D Archery has three coeducational competition levels. Elementary School for grades 3-5, Middle School for grades 6-8, and High School for grades 9-12. 3-D archery teams from eight states throughout the country competed in the tournament.
Ethan Floyd came in 9th place overall in his age division and won his ASA team shoot. Austin Allen came in second place and Olivia Poston came in third place in the ASA Pro/Am shoot. The Pro/Am is a team event where each student is paired with at least one professional shooter along with shooters from other classes to form a team.
The team was initially formed during the 2013-2014 school year with the ultimate goal of competing at the regional and national level. The team members began practicing for this tournament in February and have put in many hours of work to reach their goal.
“The hard work and dedication of the team members and the coaches has been nothing short of phenomenal.”, stated Headmaster, Robert Brown. He went on to state, “This team exemplifies the excellence for which we strive in all things at Pinnacle Classical Academy.”
The Pinnacle team has received coaching from certified Scholastic 3-D Archery Instructor, Mr. Todd Tongel. Coach Tongel is assisted by Mr. Josh White, and Mr. Clayton Wilkinson.