First outdoor tournament of the year for the older one. She is a “bowmen” class and that means she really can’t compete in the big national tournaments that have Cadet and Junior programs only. Technically, she can shoot in those older age divisions, but the shooting distance starts at 60 and you have to pull a pretty big bow to shoot that distance. Locally, one (or maybe two) of the JOAD clubs has set up an outdoor series. This includes shorter distances for the younger divisions, including 30 for bowmen.
Like all archery events we have attended outdoors, you have to deal with the sun and the wind. This was no different. Our car thermometer said it was 101. She had ramped down lessons over the last month, so this was her first event in at least a month. She shot outside at the park and she got reps in on the side yard. She used her new Easton outdoor arrows. She ended up in third place.