Sierra College to host state youth archery tournament

First land-based event is Feb. 4
By: Staff Report
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Placer Valley Tourism and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife will host the first land-based California State National Archer Schools Program (CalNASP) tournament at Sierra College Feb. 4.

About 150 students age 4-12 are expected to compete in what in the past has been a data-based event. Previously, schools involved held their own tournaments and entered the results in a data base compiled by CalNASP. This is the first time the participants will compete at the same location.

"Having the opportunity to take our archery program to the next level with the first-ever land based tournament in California is wonderful," stated Lesa Johnston, CalNASP State Coordinator and education specialist for the CDFW. "As the program has continued to grow, we realized that by having archers compete in a true competition format with judges and other archers would be advantageous to not only the program but the students as well." 

Johnston said archery involves mental concentration, focus and practice on an all-inclusive level playing field. She said students of all athletic and physical abilities can participate.

“Students really love this sport,” Johnston said.

The competition begins at 8:30 a.m. and runs to 5:30 p.m. Sierra College is located at 5000 Rocklin Road in Rocklin.

More information on CalNASP can be found at

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