The Will Rogers Junior High archery team walked away with the first place trophy last Wednesday following the Oklahoma National Archery in the Schools Program regional tournament at the Tulsa Expo Square.
Sixteen members from the 32-member team competed in the tournament.
WRJH seventh grade students John Williams and Ariel Egleston were the two high scorers. Williams placed second in the male division with a score of 282 while Egleston placed first in the female division with a score of 281.
Coach Tammy Miller said in regionals, the top five shooters from each division automatically go to state as well as the first place team.
The archery program, now in its ninth year, competes in the Tulsa Public School district.
“These students had to practice almost everyday to get to this point and we are very proud of them,” said Miller. “A lot of them are pretty avid hunters and then there are some that have their bows just for practicing outside of school. We offer practice everyday after school for members.”
She said the great thing about archery is that anybody can do it. Tryouts are presented in October before the start of the season for junior high and high school students.
The state tournament will be on March 26 at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds.