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Tennessee NASP State Tournament Results

by John " Little John" Landrith

Two schools repeated as Tennessee State NASP Champions and one new champion was crowned at the 2014 Tennessee State NASP Tournament.


Nearly 1,600 students from over 80 Tennessee schools competed in the 2014 Tennessee National Archery In the Schools Program State Tournament. The tournament was held at Murfreesboro’s Tennessee Miller Coliseum.

White County High School shot a 3,300 score with their Genesis bows and won it’s first ever state championship. They were led by Isaiah Gardenhire who shot the top score of the tournament with a 294 out of a possible high score of 300. Gardenhire shot 26 shots of ten. CHET of Nashville and Siegel High of Murfreesboro took second and third respectively. Freshman Laurel Thompson of CHET was the top scoring female archer with a 287.

In the middle school division, it was Rutherford County’s Whitworth Buchanan Middle School taking top honors. Whitworth Buchanan takes home the team championship for the second straight year, this time with a score of 3,259. Last year they won with a 3,144. Alexandria Brothers led the way and was the top shooting female archer in the middle school division. She shot a 284. Rockvale Middle School was second and Christiana was third. Connor Smathers of Central Magnet was the top shooting boy in the middle school division with a 288.

Christiana Elementary won their division with a 3,045. They are also repeat champions. Last year Christiana won the championship with a 2,960. Christiana was led by top shooting girl, Meredith Anderson with a 269. Buchanan Elementary of Murfreesboro finished second with a 3,001. East Montgomery was third with a 2,904. Garrison Brothers of Buchanan was the top shooting elementary school boy with a 276.

The top team in each division and top 10 individuals receive automatic bids to the 2014 National NASP Tournament in Louisville, Kentucky. The National Tournament will be held on May 9th and 10th.

2014 is the 8th year of the state championship. Tennessee NASP is sponsored by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA). More than 280 schools now participate in the program. If you’re interested in starting a NASP program in Tennessee, contact Don Crawford at Don.Crawford@tn.gov


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