On July 7-8 archers from the Pearland Archery Club competed in the Texas State Archery Association’s State Championship in Conroe, Texas. The event was hosted by the Woodlands JOAD Club and sanctioned by USA Archery. Archers from Pearland participate in the Pearland Archery Club’s JOAD (Junior Olympic Archery Development) program and competed against other JOAD archers from around the state at this event. The event was held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds.
Pearland’s Brailynn Carpenter (9) won 1st place in the Female Yeoman Barebow division and Madeline Barnett (12) won 1st place in the Female Bowman Barebow division. Both received State Champion medals and a custom State Champion arrow quiver. Pearland Archery Club archers won other medals at this event. Jessica Tunstall (9) won 2nd Place in Female Yeoman Barebow, Makenzie Spears (12) won 2nd Place in Female Bowman Barebow, Diana Tunstall (13) won 3rd in Female Cub Compound and Rachel Hollis (14) won 3rd in Female Cub Barebow.
“I am very proud of the Pearland Archery Club kids that competed in the State Tournament this weekend,” Coach Tunstall said. “Our seven lady archers represented Pearland well, showing pride and sportsmanship on and off the field. They are a very dedicated group to the sport of archery.”
Pearland Archery Club began in 2011 as part of Pearland Parks and Recreation. In 2016 Pearland Archery Club was organized into a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Youth/Adult Sports Organization. If you are interested in participating or volunteering with the club please contact them through their website, www.pearlandarcheryclub.com.