2022 ITAA Indoor State Championships – Updated With Results

Northern: Wheaton – FEB 11 – 13, 2022

Southern: Springfield – FEB 11 & 12, 2022


2022 ITAA JOAD Indoor State Championship Results2 new JOAD state records

2022 ITAA Indoor State Championship24 new state records – 14 national records



Results are also available online on Rcherz.com with the same links used for registration:

2022 ITAA JOAD Indoor State Championships

2022 ITAA All-Ages Indoor State Championships (18 meter event)

2022 ITAA All-Ages Indoor State Championships (25 meter event)


The ITAA is proud to hold this 2022 ITAA State Championships.  This is one of the best changes to compete against archers from Illinois and traveling from other states!  Choose a venue and a date to show off your stuff! Registration is now open.  The registration links are posted at the bottom.


All USA Archery sanctioned events adhere to the USAA Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies.  As with past tournaments, all coaches and event volunteers must demonstrate current SafeSport status before the event.

Reporting any concerning or unsafe conduct to the Center for SafeSport can be done at the USA Archery SafeSport resources web site.

Event Overview:

Our Indoor State Championships are back to being a combination of events. This year we have four events:

  • JOAD state championships: Friday evening and Saturday morning
  • All-Ages 18 Meter State Championships: Saturday morning and afternoon
  • JOAD Top 32 Shoot Down Round: Saturday evening (Northern / Wheaton only)
  • All-Ages 25 Meter State Championships: Sunday (Northern / Wheaton only)

The early-bird fee for each event is $40 before Jan 29th, and $50 after that.  There is no additional fee for the JOAD Shoot Down Round event.

JOAD archers are always welcome to compete in the All-Ages tournament.  We recommend that all youth archers get advice from their instructors about readiness and volume of competition arrows.

Because of space and schedule constraints (and likely continuing medical accommodations) some of the time slots are arranged differently than they normally are.

To compete in the JOAD Indoor State Championships, you should complete a JOAD 600 Round in one of the available time slots.

To compete in the All-Ages Indoor State Championships, you should complete an All-Ages 600 Round.

If you’re available to help set up or tear down, we can use extra hands.  Below is a schedule of when we can use volunteers.


  • Friday
    • 6:00 PM – JOAD 600 Round
  • Saturday
    • 8:00 AM – JOAD 600 Round AND All-Ages 600 Round
      • Specify JOAD or All-Age when you register to compete.
    • 12:00 PM – All-Ages 600 Round
    • JOAD & All-Ages Awards will be given after the 12:00 session.
    • JOAD Top 32 Shoot-Down (Northern Venue Only)
      • 4:30 PM Compound Open Practice
      • 5:00 PM Compound Shoot Down (Female and Male)
      • 6:00 PM Recurve Open Practice
      • 6:30 PM Recurve Shoot Down (Female and Male)
      • 7:30 PM Barebow Open Practice
      • 8:00 PM Barebow Shoot Down
  • Sunday  (Northern Venue Only)
    • 9:00 AM – All-Ages 25 Meter 600 Round (9am is correct, there was an error in the newsletter schedule -TK)
    • 1:00 PM – All-Ages 25 Meter 600 Round
    • Awards will be given after the 1:00PM line completes



The northern venue is at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton.  We have used this for several years in a row now.  Rigney’s School of Archery is just outside of Springfield.  Gary and Kim have run that club for many years.  Kim is active in promoting para archery.

DuPage County Fairgrounds
2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton, IL 60187

Rigney’s School of Archery
10041 Palm Rd, Glenarm, IL 62536


The format for the JOAD event is a JOAD 600 Round.  The JOAD Round allows for the larger 60cm target for younger non-compound archers.

In the JOAD tournament only, all Bowman and Cub Recurve and Barebow/Basic Bow competitors shoot on a 60cm target face.  In all other circumstances, the 40cm-size will be used (regardless of single or 3-spot).

The format for the All-Ages event is 60 arrows at a standard 4-color World Archery target (40cm for the 18m round, 60cm for the 25m round).  Shooters can choose to shoot either or both of these days.  Awards are given for each event separately and for a combined aggregate champion in each category (1st place only).

We’re planning to have awards on-site at both venues, awarded from the combined scoring results from both venues together.

You can choose to shoot any event separately, or in combination.

The 25m round will only be held at the Northern/Wheaton venue this year.

JOAD Top 32 Shoot Down


Due to circumstances beyond our control, the ITAA board has made the decision to cancel the JOAD Shootdown on Saturday evening (Feb 12th) attached to the ITAA Indoor State Championship. While we were excited to hold this free, fun event it is not possible for us to host for this year.

We will revisit holding special rounds like this for the state outdoor events and next year’s indoor events. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

At this time, the remaining plans for the ITAA Indoor State Championship are proceeding as scheduled.


A bonus event Saturday evening at the Northern/Wheaton venue is a JOAD Top 32 Shoot Down.  This is an elimination bracket for the top 32 JOAD scorers in five categories:

  • Female Compound
  • Male Compound
  • Female Recurve
  • Male Recurve
  • All Barebow

JOAD archers should indicate at the venue whether they intend to compete in the shootdown, should they qualify for it.  Once all JOAD 600 Round scoring is completed (around noon on Saturday).  The top 32 archers in each category who have indicated they intend to compete will be announced.  (The Top-32 format is likely provide a slot for every archer interested in participating.)

Archers will be allowed 30 minutes of open practice before their shoot down begins.  Each category of shoot-down will require around 90 minutes to complete.

How do I register?

The registration links are at the bottom of this page.


To help with set up and take down of the event we are looking for volunteers at the Northern Venue. We have put together the following schedule. Please email Randy Rutledge at zonearrow@gmail.com if you are available to help at Wheaton for any of the following activities.  (Rigney’s, if you’d like extra help, just let me know and I’ll post it here -TK)

  • Friday
    • 9:00 AM — Tape Floor Lines
      • Need 2 volunteers
    • 11:00 AM — Pick up Targets and stands from storage
      • Need 4 volunteers
    • 11:00 AM — Set up Target stands and netting
      • Need 4 volunteers
  • Saturday
    • 3:30 PM — Reconfigure range for the JOAD Shoot Down
      • Need 8 volunteers
    • 9:00 PM — Reconfigure range for 25 meter round
      • Need 6 volunteers
  • Sunday
    • 4:30 PM — Tear Down, Return targets to storage
      • Need 8 volunteers
All event volunteers must demonstrate current SafeSport status before the event.

Standard Tournament Info

  • All age, gender, and bow style  categories will comply with USA Archery guidelines.
  • All Compound competitors shoot on a 40cm target face.
  • All Compound competitors use the inner 10-Ring for scoring.
  • In the JOAD event only, all Bowman and Cub Recurve and Barebow/Basic Bow competitors shoot on a 60cm target face.  All Cadet and Junior Recurve or Barebow/Basic Bow competitors will shoot on a 40cm FITA target face.
  • All 3-spot target faces are vertical 3-spots (for both 18m 40cm and 25m 60cm events)
  • Trophies or Medal awards will be presented to the first three places in each category.
  • The USA Archery dress code will be enforced. (Summary here)
  • Out of state shooters are welcome and eligible for medals.
  • Arrive 1 hour before your start time for setup and equipment inspection.
  • Arrow size must be 23/64 inches or smaller in diameter.  (Note: 2317s are too large, and cannot be used.)
  • The USA Archery dress code will be enforced. (Summary here)
  • For more information about what to expect at an ITAA event, read this helpful tournament primer. The USA Archery Event Reference Guide is a great intro and refresher for how to prepare for an event.
  • For 25m indoor shooting at a single 60cm target face, two archers may use the same target face.  So you may be sharing a face with an archer on the other A/B line.
  • The shooting line for each time slot has a maximum of number of spaces.  After that, registration for that line will be closed.
  • A double-line 600 round takes around 2.5 hours shooting time to complete.  With early arrival for check-in, shooting, and tear-down, plan on a 600 to require around 4 hours of time in your day.
  • You may register multiple times to participate in multiple equipment categories, but not multiple age categories.  You may choose an age category that is ostensibly more competitive than your natural one, (i.e. shooters younger than senior can choose a higher category up to senior, shooters older than senior can choose a younger category down to senior), but you may only compete in a total of one age category.
  • Priority for registration will be given to an archer’s first category sign-up.  If space runs short, multi-category sign-ups will be removed to make space.  We usually fill the northern venue sessions.  Archers are encouraged to register for an additional category in the southern venue sessions.

The JOAD State Indoor Championship will be requiring membership in a JOAD club for participation. 

All shooters will be eligible for medals regardless of registry method.

USA Archery Age Categories for 2022:

If you were born in 2010 or more recently, you are a Bowman
If you were born in 2008 or 2009, you are a Cub
If you were born in 2005, 2006 or 2007, you are a Cadet
If you were born in 2002, 2003, or 2004, you are a Junior

EDIT (I had some of these years written incorrectly -TK)

If you were born in 2001-1973, you are a Senior
If you were born in 1972-1963, you are a Master 50+
If you were born in 1962-1953, you are a Master 60+
If you were born in 1952-1943, you are a Master 70+

The ages for the categories are determined on Dec 31st of the competition year.  (So use your older age for the year, not the age you’ll be on the competition date.)Bowman – 12
Cub – 13,14
Cadet – 15,16,17
Junior – 18,19,20
Senior – 21-49
Master – 50-59
Master 60+ – 60-69
Master 70+ – 70-79


If you have questions about events in general, your club leaders can steer you in a good direction.  Otherwise reach out to us at info@illinoistargetarchery.org


Skilled photography is difficult and time-consuming.  We highly appreciate volunteers lending their skills to our events.  Photos help spread the fun of archery beyond our community.  If you’re willing to be an event photographer, please reach out to info@illinoistargetarchery.org so that we can get credentials and protocols in place.

Event Photography (eventually) gets posted on the ITAA Shutterfly page.


The Saturday morning time slot will have a mix of folks shooting the JOAD-only tournament and the all-ages tournament.  We chose this compromise for JOAD archers who are unable to schedule Friday evening for the JOAD-only tournament.  As usual, JOAD archers can shoot in any or all parts of the event.  Other archers may register for the all-ages events.

JOAD (18 meters)

Use the JOAD link to register for all time slots for the JOAD tournament:

Click here to register for the 2022 ITAA JOAD Indoor State Championships

All-Ages 18 meters:

Use the All-Ages 18m link to register for the All-ages 18m tournament

Click here to register for the 2022 ITAA All-Ages Indoor State Championships (18 meter event)

All-Ages 25 meters:

Use the All-Ages 25m link to register for the All-ages 25m tournament

Click here to register for the 2022 ITAA All-Ages Indoor State Championships (25 meter event)