Tournaments brought thousands of archers to Louisville
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – More than 5,500 archers were in downtown Louisville for two archery competitions over the weekend.
The National Field Archery Association Indoor Nationals ran from March 14 to 16 hosting competitors aging from 7 to 70 years old in the Kentucky International Convention Center. The organization celebrated its 75th anniversary and 35th annual Indoor Nationals event this year.
Youth archers were able to shoot with NFAA professional archers during practice. Some of the archers included Paralympians, World Team members and past World Cup team members.
The Indoor Nationals is the second leg of the annual 3 Star Tour which offers more than $250,000 in prize money as well as the chance to win a million dollar prize for consecutive perfect scores at each event.
Visitors could view bows, arrows, scopes, archery accessories, apparel and more at the archery trade show held March 15 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The National Archery in the Schools Program Kentucky State Tournament will be held Monday, March 17 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesday, March 18 from 8 a.m. to 7p.m. in Exhibit Hall 2CD.
This event is the state's largest tournament to date with more than 4,200 student archers.