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PHOTOS: Maple Ridge athletes bullseye their way to medals at archery provincials

Maple Ridge Archery Club set records at BC Indoor Target Archery Championships

Targets were hit and records were smashed at the BC Indoor Target Archery Championships, which took place at the Maple Ridge Curling Rink on March 30 and 31.

Markus Zurberg, vice-president of the Maple Ridge Archery Club, called the event a complete success, and said that the number of competitors surpassed the previous record of 147 archers in the 2018 archery championships.

“We ended up with 170 competitors on the line, which is the biggest turnout ever in the history of the indoor championships,” said Zurberg.

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While the event included 12 local archery club members, it also involved archers from all over the province, as well as parts of the Yukon.

“We had archers from as far as Charlie Lake to the north, Fernie to the east, Courtenay to the west, and Delta to the south,” said Zurberg.

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After a weekend of shooting, which involved nearly 25,000 arrows, medals were given out across the various categories, with the local archers walking away quite decorated in medals thanks to their strong performances.

The following Maple Ridge Archery Club members won medals:

• Claire Campbell (U15 Women Barebow – third)

• Isaac Chu (U21 Men Barebow – second)

• Eleanor Brug (21+ Women Barebow – first, 21+ Women Recurve – first)

• Farzad Khandan (50+ Men Recurve – first)

• Rick Scammel (70+ Men Compound – first)

• Sonia Schina (50+ Women Compound – first)

• Teresa Zurberg (50+ Women Compound – third)

• Murray Peacock (50+ Men Compound – second)

• Markus Zurberg (50+ Men Compound – third)

Brandon Tucker

About the Author: Brandon Tucker

I have been a journalist since 2013, with much of my career spent covering sports and entertainment stories in Alberta.
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