Over 1,000 Illinois Youth Compete For State Title In Archery This Weekend

Over 1,000 youth from 38 Illinois schools will be going for a state title in archery this weekend.  The competition is called the National Archery in the Schools Program Illinois State Tournament. Students compete in three divisions—Elementary, Middle School and High School says Ed Cross with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

The state competition is this Friday and Saturday at the State Fairgrounds in Springfield. The winners move on to the national competition in Louisville in May. The archery state tournament was first offered in 2012 with 400 participants. The event now features 1,120 competitors this year.