Michigan S3DA Hosts 3D State Championship

Michigan S3DA Hosts 3D State Championship

Williamsburg, KY – The Central Michigan Sportsman Club in Stanton, Michigan recently hosted the Michigan S3DA 3D State Championship. The weather was absolutely perfect, and the archers brought their best. Nearly one hundred archers from seven teams descended on the club setting a new record for the number of competitors in a Michigan S3DA 3D competition. Two ranges were used to accommodate the vast number of shooters. The archers had fun, laughter, and great sportsmanship all throughout the competition. Spectators, parents, and coaches all agreed that the camaraderie of youth archers is unparalleled. Young Adult podium finishers were provided archery scholarship opportunities courtesy of several collegiate archery programs.

Archers were in attendance for the tournament format but also for the experience and adventure. Some archers that were competing in their first ever state championship came off the range with the biggest smiles, saying it was a fun time and they enjoyed shooting with their new friends. Quite a few archers were returning to the state championship for another chance to spend time with their archery buddies from across the state. The Michigan archers are a true family, and that was on full display at the 3D State Championship. Whether new to the sport or a long-time competitor, whenever an archer needed help, someone would jump right in and help with whatever was needed.

Each archer received a Michigan S3DA gift bag that included stickers and various items. Some archers received items such as t-shirts, gift cards, releases, quivers, targets, etc. At the end of the day there were several big door prizes including a hunting blind, Mathews bow, Bowtech bow, Elevation gift set, Charter Fishing Trip from Silver Addiction out of Ludington, Michigan, and prizes from the Safari Club International. The Safari Club International had representatives on-site displaying several pelts among other things.

Michigan S3DA looks to strengthen over the off season and add more coaches, clubs and archers to the program. If you are interested in the Michigan S3DA program and would like to learn more, we encourage you to visit their Facebook page or reach out directly to the Michigan S3DA State Coordinator, Cara Waite (

About Scholastic 3-D Archery

Scholastic 3-D Archery (S3DA) is a unique, family-oriented youth archery program which has grown exponentially across the United States as a next-step initiative to follow introductory archery programs. The mission of the Scholastic

3-D Archery program is to foster, educate and guide youth in the areas of 3D, indoor target, and outdoor target archery as well as safe, ethical bowhunting practices. The goal of the S3DA program is to provide archery and bowhunting opportunities to youth in after-school settings, as well as with archery-affiliated clubs and businesses in the community. S3DA youth participate in 3-D and target archery using compound and traditional archery equipment. Youth members can participate at regional, state and national archery events and earn college scholarships from colleges and universities across the United States. S3DA addresses the need for a program to bridge beginning target archery experience and more advanced activities such as 3-D shooting and bowhunting. The program currently operates across the United States with hundreds of certified coaches serving thousands of youth archers.

Contact the Scholastic 3-D Archery National Office at: or 410 Sycamore Street, Williamsburg, KY 40769, Ph: 606.524.3685

Media contact Kayla Bolton at, Ph: 423.494.2204