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Crabrook Archery Club trio goes big at Vegas Shoot

Junior archers participate in world’s largest indoor shoot in Las Vegas, Nevada, aim for 2017 World Youth Archery Championships.
Three junior members of the Cranbrook Archery Club practice at their indoor training facility. ABOVE: Jordan and Kyra Adachi. BELOW: Luc Volard.

They say what happens in Vegas stays there, but for three members of the Cranbrook Archery Club, they’re quite happy to tell you all about it.

Luc Volard, Kyra Adachi and Jordan Adachi were participants in the 2017 Vegas Shoot, the largest and most prestigious indoor archery tournament in the world.

From February 10 to 12, the three teen archers took in the incredible event, which attracts over 3,000 novice to Olympic archers from around the globe, and came through with some amazing results.

Volard came in 18th place out of 1,300 in his category (the all-ages Compound Flight category) and earned a perfect 300 score on his final day of shooting.

The manner in which final scores are calculated is that the archers scores from Friday and Saturday are averaged and then they are grouped into a flight with those who shot similar to them.

Volard made Flight 1 and Jordan Adachi was in Flight 3 and finished 26th (97th overall). Kyra Adachi finished fourth in Flight 23.

For the young archers, it was an incredible experience all-around.

“It was awesome,” Volard said. “It was crazy being around that many good shooters.

“We got to watch all the pros that you would see on TV, which was pretty cool.”

With approximately 45 countries represented, it was also a great opportunity to connect with their peers around the world.

“We talked to a few people from Hawaii and a bunch from Texas [...] it was a lot of fun.”

Volard and the Adachis next big tournament is in April when they head to Phoenix, Arizona for the Arizona Cup, an outdoor competition.

All three archers are working towards hopefully qualifying for the 2017 World Youth Archery Championships which will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from October 15 to 22.