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Members of the Thunder Creek Archery Club recently went to provincials in Prince Albert and won medals. Jason Cleave won the bronze medal, Meaghan Cleave won a silver medal, Hailey Cleave won a gold medal and Karlie Cleave won the bronze medal in their respective divisions.
So much for first time jitters. Some of the younger members of the Moose Jaw Thunder Creek Archery club competed in their first provincial competition over the weekend.
“It was a really good weekend,” said Tyler Moore, President of the club. “The kids did really good and they all had fun.”
With over 192 athletes competing in the Junior Olympic Program on Saturday in Prince Albert, the local club did particularly well as three members won trophies for their achievements.
Meaghan Cleave won second place in the 10 m distance, Grace Geradts finished in fourth place in the 15 m distance and Chris Geradts won third place in the 15 m distance.
“They didn’t know how to compare themselves to because it was their first time and you are competed with others from all over the province in your level,” stated Moore. “With the Junior Olympic Program, it is based on a score, not based on age.”
With 142 athletes on Sunday, some of the club members participated in the provincial target competition and five medals were brought home. Tyler Moore won the gold medal in the male unlimited class and Jason Cleave won bronze in the male unlimited class. In the female unlimited class, Karlie Cleave brought home the bronze medal, Hailey Cleave won the gold medal in pre-cub and Meaghan Cleave won a silver medal in the pee-wee category.
“Sunday was based on your age and not on score,” said Moore. “It is based on age and that puts you at what distance you shoot at.”
This marks the end of indoor paper target shooting and outdoor 3D animal form shooting will begin this weekend in Regina for the club.
The Junior Olympic Program will start back up in November are hoping for around 25 athletes, much like they did this year.