2016 ITAA Outdoor State Championship




August 27th & 28th, 2016


The results from the weekend’s tournament are here:

Final Results ITAA 2016 Outdoor State Championship

(updated 8/29 11:20am)

Kathy’s Gallery of photos from the event is here!:



Kathy also found a number of lost items.  Take a look at the Lost and Found page, to see if you recognize any of it.

Kathy’s photos will eventually end up posted over here, and also her photos from the 2016 Olympics in Rio.


This weekend we had 132 archers shooting 16 new state record scores.  Despite anticipating two days of lightning, the rain stopped Saturday before any arrows were shot, and the weather was great for the whole weekend.

Even with several local archers who were at the Buckeye Classic USAT tournament this weekend, the Mooseheart venue was filled up to the brim.  This event continues to grow, and was 19% larger this year than last year.

We had several very competitive categories, with the Female Bowman Compound being decided by two Xs!  It was a good year for ladies overall, with several Female categories having the high score over the boys.  Nicole Stockton’s 798 is a new high senior recurve record score, squashing all men’s scores.  Grace Frickenstein set a new state record despite being this year’s bee sting victim.

Jason Wesbrock put in a record-breaking barebow score that was only 1 point away from beating the winning recurve score.


Sorting through the database of scores, it looks like we have a pile of new state records from this weekend.  I count 16 new state records.

Look for yourself using the new State Record data explorer tool:

2016 Records:
Female Bowman Recurve – Zoe Woods – 785 (+32pts – 2015 O.S.)
Male Bowman Recurve – Nazhruddin Macalandong – 729 (+51pts – 2015 Himself)
Female Bowman Compound – Dana Janiec – 869,23x (+7pts – 2014 K.I. — although -this- year Ava Lenell shot 869,21x)
Male Bowman Compound – Nathan Zimmerman – 891 (+35pts – 2015 J.C.)
Female Bowman Barebow – Valentina Pazos – 699 (+31pts – 2015 A.M.)
Male Bowman Barebow – Landon Thurston – 494 (+45pts – 2012 J.G.)
Female Cadet Recurve – Lauren Iodice – 826 (+20pts – 2015 V.P.)
Female Cadet Compound – Grace Frickenstein – 832 (+45pts – R.W.)  And Grace overcame an early-round wildlife encounter in the process, as well.
(new) Male Cadet Barebow – Colin Curtis – 544
Male Cub Recurve – Patrick Carmichael – 815 (+7pts – 2014 A.V.)
Female Cub Compound – Kate Iodice – 873 (+22pts – 201 H.W.)
Male Cub Compound – George Harker – 872 (+6pts – 2011 T.A.)
Female Cub Barebow – Olivia Artz – 578 (+21pts – 2015 Herself)
Female Senior Recurve – Nicole Stockton – 798 (+42pts – 2015 C.W.)
Male Senior Barebow – Jason Wesbrock – 790 (+14pts – 2013 Himself)
Male Master 50+ – Ken Winkelhake – 592 (+201pts – 2014 R.H.)




In order to maximize the number of Saturday shooting slots, we may run the shortest distance as 3-arrow ends so that more shooters can be on a single target without risking as much arrow damage.


The Illinois Target Archery Association will hold its Outdoor State Championship on August 27th and 28th.  The tournament will be held on the grounds of Mooseheart Child City and School in Mooseheart, Illinois (near Batavia).  We are indebted to Chicagoland JOAD for hosting this year’s tournament.  It will be a 900 Metric Round.  Please take note of the shooting days and times below.  The USA Archery dress code for tournaments will be enforced.  Equipment inspection will take place ahead of time.  USA Archery age/gender/bow style categories will be in place for awards.  Membership in USA Archery or NFAA is required.

900 Round Format:

The 900 Round format is 90 arrows at a standard 4-color World Archery target.  As with all outdoor World Archery tournaments, compounds use the big ten ring.

For all Masters, all Seniors, all Juniors, and Cadet Compound, the shoot will consist of a total of 90 arrows (6 arrows per end):  30 at 60M, 30 at 50M, and 30 at 40M.

For all Cubs and Cadet Recurve, the shoot will consist of a total 90 arrows (6 arrows per end):  30 at 40M, 30 at 30M, and 30 at 20M.

For all Bowman, the shoot will consist of a total of 90 arrows (6 arrow s per end):  30 at 30M, 30 at 25M, and 30 at 20M.

For Shooters unfamiliar with the USA Archery style of target tournaments, here is a primer on What to Expect at one of our tournaments.


  • Standard for equipment inspection must be completed before you can shoot.  Plan to arrive at least 1 hour before your start time for equipment inspection.
  • Arrow size must be 23/64 inches or smaller in diameter.
  • Compound bows have a draw weight limit of 60lbs.
  • The USA Archery dress code will be enforced.
  • Other standard USA Archery tournament rules will apply.

Shooting Times:

Each day, check-in and equipment inspection will begin at 7:30 AM and must be completed by 8:45 AM.  Beginning at 9:00 AM, there will be two practice ends at the longest distance with scoring to follow immediately.  There will be no practice ends at the shorter distances.

On Saturday, August 27th, Cadet Recurve, all Cub, and all Bowman will shoot. (Note: Cadet Recurve is on Saturday)

On Sunday, August 28th, all Master, all Senior, All Junior, and Cadet Compound will shoot.  (Note, Cadet Compound is on Sunday)

Each shooting session is limited to the facility’s capacity of 64 shooters.

Additional shooting times will be added in the afternoon of each day in the event that the shooting line reaches capacity.


Awards will be presented to the top three places in each USA Archery category.  Out-of-state archers will be eligible for awards.  The ITAA maintains its tradition of awarding state champion awards while also recognizing excellent performances by out-of-state competitors.

Out-of-state competitors are awarded medals for finishing in the top three places among all competition in their class and division.  Additionally, Illinois competitors are awarded medals for the top three places among Illinois competitors in their class and division, duplicating medals where necessary.

There is a $35 shooting fee that will be collected on-site.


Pre-registration is required by filling out the form online below.


The entrance to Mooseheart Child City and School’s 1000 acre and campus and community is located on Route 31.  It is approximately a mile and a half north of Butterfield Road (Rt. 56) or a mile and a half south of downtown Batavia.

Chicagoland JOAD has more detailed directions here

Here is a PDF map of Mooseheart Child City and School, with the Field used for archery marked in the northeast corner. (Note: this map has North aimed to the right, not up)

Additional Notes:

In the past, this venue has had outhouses and plenty of grass parking. There are shady areas, but we recommend bringing the normal assortment of chairs and pop-up shades.

As with all outdoor youth tournaments, we always appreciate help hunting for missed arrows.  Anyone sporting enough to bring additional metal detectors or sharp eyeballs will probably be called into action at some point on Saturday.

Because the distances will be long, binoculars and spotting scopes will help spectators see the target results better.

Time Estimates:

Archery is a slow competition.  Although it can feel like time is racing by for the competitor, it is harder for the audience to feel engaged.  It is difficult to accurately predict how long events will take, but this event is estimated to take 4-6 hours.  (My general rule is to allow one minute per arrow shot, and then double or triple it depending on the ages of the shooters and the distances shot).  Delays are usually caused by a combination of lost arrows and enjoyable chatter among participants between competition ends.

Please schedule that much time in your plans for the competition weekend.

The State Outdoor Championship will be requiring one of the membership options for participation.  This means either having an full or temporary USA Archery membership, or a full NFAA membership.  Temporary memberships can be arranged on the USA Archery web site.  You will be asked for your USA Archery number during online registration.

All shooters will be eligible for awards regardless of registry method.  Shooters submitting claims for national record scores are required to carry USA Archery membership.

USA Archery Age Categories:

If you were born in 2004 or more recently, you are a Bowman
If you were born in 2002 or 2003, you are a Cub
If you were born in 1999, 2000 or 2001, you are a Cadet
If you were born in 1996, 1997, or 1998, you are a Junior
If you were born between 1967 and 1995, you are a Senior
If you were born between 1957 and 1966, you are a Master 50+
If you were born between 1947 and 1956, you are a Master 60+
If you were born between 1937 and 1946, you are a Master 70+


Registration will be done here on the ArcheryEvents.com web site.  The registration will open in early July and will be announced in the ITAA Newsletter.