ORANGE archers have shone at the New South Wales 3D championships in Gunnedah.
Staged on August 17 and 18, 15 archers from Orange competed against over 160 from across the state in a three arrow round and then a one arrow round before backing up on the Sunday for the two arrow round.
Competitors took to a ‘heartbreak hill’ course as well as taking aim at targets off a floating pontoon shooting off a springboard.
A consistent high scorer earning a place up a division, the higher class in competition didn’t phase cub Matt Kearney, earning first place in the boys bowhunter unlimited flight one division.
It was Kearney’s first division one shoot.
Leading from the get-go, Zac Braid took out division two of the boys bowhunter unlimited flight while Ryan Schick finished third in a tough competition that also included Nick Wells.
In the girls’ cubs, Maddie Schick earned first in the bowhunter unlimited flight two division.
The juniors was an extremely tough class.
Bryce Cummings came third in the boys bowhunter unlimited flight two division, while in the boys freestyle unlimited flight two division Michael Colless (first) and Jesse Ramsay (third) claimed podium finishes.
On the back of a strong performance from daughter Maddie, Donna Schick was on fire in the ladies class, taking second in the bowhunter unlimited flight two division race.
Out of a possible score of 1600 for the weekend, Orange’s archers scored well.
Matt Kearney (1538), Zac Braid (1538), Ryan Schick (1460), Maddie Schick (962), Bryce Cummings (1110), Michael Colless (1448), Jesse Ramsey (1400) and Donna Schick (1228) all proved extremely accurate over the course of the two-day championship.