Archers Get “Real” with the NASP IBO/3D Competition
by Brittany Jones
Nashville, TN -(AmmoLand.com)- As the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) conducted its World bulls-eye competition in Myrtle Beach, so too was the International Bowhunting Organization (IBO) conducting its World 3D Challenge.
The NASP/IBO 3D Challenge (3D Challenge) was originally designed for the sixty-five percent of NASP students who wanted to play the 3D archery game. These NASP student archers wanted a more “realistic” experience.
The 3D Challenge uses targets that are foam replicas of specific animals instead of multi-colored scoring rings. These foam targets simulate turkey, coyote, bear, antelope, deer, and bighorn Sheep made by Rinehart Targets. The archers use the same bows and arrows that they used in the bulls-eye competition, and they shoot from identical distances of ten to fifteen meters. The target’s nine and ten-point scoring rings are exactly the same size as on the bulls-eye targets.
Attending this years NASP World Tournament were 4,135 students, and 1,120 of those archers participated in the IBO/3D section of the event. The top five males, top five females, and top three teams in the elementary, middle, and high school …Read the Rest