Keenan Brown named as Athlete Representative

June 27, 2018 – The Archers & Bowhunters Association of Manitoba is happy to announce the naming of long time Provincial and National Team Member, Keenan Brown as the 2018/2019 Manitoba Provincial Target Team Athlete Representative. Keenan will be acting in the role for the second consecutive year, sitting as a member of the ABAM Athlete Development Committee.

25 year old Brown has been nominated by his peers to represent the team based on his leadership qualities, insight and experience as a National Champion, World Archery Medalist and Canada Winter Games Champion. The Athlete Development Committee is proud to have a long serving member of the team take this role and it looks forward to continuing to work with Keenan on the further development of our athletes.



TARGET TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: 2018/2019 Provincial Team Named

2018/2019 Team Members shown in photo above starting second from the left, top row – Simon Potrebka, Keenan Brown, Austin Taylor, Kyle Cherniak / Front Row from left to right: Robbie Comberbach, Nattasha Shpak, Brady Klassen, Bryanne Lameg, and Ryan Cherniak.)


July 23, 2018 – The Archers & Bowhunters Association of Manitoba is pleased to announce the 2018/2019 Provincial Target Team that will represent Manitoba at major events over the coming year, including the 2018 Canadian Archery Championships in Truro, Nova Scotia (August 9 – 12, 2018).

This years team will be made up of four (4) females and nine (9) males in varying age divisions from Cub (14 & Under) to Senior (21 & up).

Listed below are the 2018/2019 Target Team Athletes that will represent Manitoba:

Austin Taylor Male Junior Compound
Brady Klassen Male Cadet Compound
Brandon Petersen Male Senior Compound
Bryanne Lameg Female Junior Compound
Chyler Sanders Female Cub Compound
Hailee MacDonald Female Cub Recurve
Keenan Brown Male Senior Compound
Kyle Cherniak Male Cadet Compound
Nattasha Shpak Female Cub Compound
Robbie Comberbach Male Cadet Compound
Ryan Cherniak Male Cadet Compound
Simon Potrebka Male Junior Compound
Sloane Scrivener Male Cub Compound

Of the athletes named to the team, Austin Taylor, Brady Klassen, Bryanne Lameg, Chyler Sanders, Keenan Brown, Kyle Cherniak, Nattasha Shpak, Robbie Comberbach, Ryan Cherniak, Simon Potrebka and Sloane Scrivener will be travelling to Truro, NS. later this summer to compete at the 2018 Canadian Archery Championships.

The organization would like to highlight the addition of new team members Brandon Peterson, Chyler Sanders, Hailee MacDonald and Sloane Scrivener (shown below from left to right). Sanders, MacDonald, Scrivener, along with 2017/2018 Provincial Team Development Squad archer Nattasha Shpak took part in the 2018 Manitoba Winter Games Program, later competing and medalling in the individual and team events. We are extremely proud to see the development of these Manitoba Games Athletes qualifying for the Team Program for the first time and making the jump to the Elite Squad.


(Shown above from left to right – Brandon Petersen. Chyler Sanders, Hailee MacDonald & Sloane Scrivener)


2018 Manitoba Provincial Target Championships

On Saturday July 15th the Selkirk Archers & Bowhunters Club hosted the 2018 Manitoba Provincial Target Championships and Manitoba Open in East Selkirk, MB. The event hosted on a hot, windy day, included a 720 Round Event to determine the Provincial Champions, followed by the combined match play elimination event, the Manitoba Open.  Despite the heat and challenging wind conditions, the event drew 37 of the best target shooters in the Province to compete for the title of top Manitoban. The Archers & Bowhunters Association of Manitoba would like to thank Mike Fox, Darlene Cherniak and the rest of the Selkirk Archers & Bowhunters for hosting a top quality event. The organization would also like to thank the archers and supporting parents for their participation in the event, it was a pleasure to see such a diverse field made up of a variety of all ages, genders and disciplines. It is a true indication of all the hard work that clubs in Manitoba are doing to grow the sport of archery.

Thank you to all the volunteers and judges for their support of the event! We would like to specifically recognize our Treasurer Robert Tataryn for running the Manitoba Open and presenting the plaques, our President Vickie Oneschuk for leading the awards ceremony, our VP Coaches & Officials Mike Oneschuk for acting as head judge and member Kelly Scrivener for providing the event photography. Kelly’s photos of the day can be found at the link below:


Congratulations to all the Championship medalists and to the following winners of the Manitoba Open! (As seen below, with the exception of David Dunwoody)

  • Youth Recurve Division – Cleo Wermann-Thorn
  • Recurve Division – David Dunwoody
  • Youth Compound Division – Nattasha Shpak
  • Compound Division – Brady Klassen




South East Archers Double 720 & Elimination Match Play

EVENT REMINDER: The South East Archers Club will be hosting its first ever Outdoor Target Event this coming weekend in Giroux, MB, near Steinbach, MB at D & G Family Archery Range Ltd. The event will include two 720 Rounds Saturday, followed by a single 720 Round and Match Play on Sunday. Match play ranking will be based off the archers best 720 round score from all three rounds during the weekend.

For details and to register online, please check out the link below:



2018 Manitoba Provincial 3D Championships

2018 Provincial 3D Championships

ABAM would like to thank the Yellowhead Bowhunters, shooters, volunteers and officials on a great 3D Provincial Championship & Triple Crown Championship event last weekend! Despite the hot, windy weather, over 55 shooters came out to Yellowhead’s beautiful course near Neepawa, MB to enjoy the event. Check out the great photos and results posted in the album below by clicking the link below:

Congratulations to the following shooters on winning their respective Triple Crown Category and taking home over $1,300 in cash prizes! (shown below)

  • Male Red Stake – Miles Towle
  • Male White Stake – David Bryce
  • Male Green Stake – Garry Glenn
  • Known 50 – Brandon Petersen
  • Female Green Stake – Taylor Laffin
  • Female Red Stake – Stella Braun
  • Female White Stake – Cornelia Squirra
  • Youth – Georgia Rehill

Finally, a big thank you to all the event sponsors: Mazergroup – Neepawa NAPA Auto Parts Canada The Farmery Neepawa Home Hardware Brandon Home Hardware Vivian Motor Hotel Giant Tiger Neepawa Neepawa – Gladstone CO-OP Jo-Brook Outdoors Heights Archery & Hunting Supply Diamond Waterworks Hylife Foods


(Shown from left to right: Miles Towle, David Bryce, Brendon Petersen, Taylor Laffin, Stella Braun, Georgia Rehill, and Cornelia Squirra)
(Not Shown, Garry Glenn – Winner of Male Green Stake)

Team Manitoba Competes at 2018 Alberta Summer Classic



Team Manitoba Archers Austin Taylor, Brady Klassen, Kyle Cherniak & Ryan Cherniak traveled to Sherwood Park, Alberta on the July Long weekend to compete at the 2nd annual Alberta Summer Classic. Joining the team was Team Manager Darlene Cherniak and Manitoba National Judge, Mike Oneschuk. The two day qualification comprised of a two 720 rounds in very windy, cold conditions. Our archers adjusted and shot well with Taylor finishing qualification ranked 1st in Compound Men with a score of 1341. Meanwhile, in the Compound Men Cadet event, Brady Klassen ranked 1st with a score of 1329, followed by Kyle Cherniak in 7th and Ryan Cherniak in 8th with scores of 1169 and 1125 respectively.  In the match play event, Taylor received a bye to the quarter finals before winning three straight matches to take 1st place overall. In the Compound Men Cadet event, Ryan Cherniak had a decisive win in his 1/8 match and moved on to the quarters before losing 108 – 120 to teammate Brady Klassen in the quarterfinal. Meanwhile Kyle Cherniak eliminated shooters from Alberta and British Columbia before meeting Clay Laronde  in the semi-final. Cherniak and Laronde shot a very close match ending with a shoot off, where both archers shot a 9, with clay slightly closer to center. Cherniak moved on to the bronze medal match against Cameron Palichuk, where he fell just short of a win with a close match scored 131 – 132. as the matches closed out, Klassen won in the semi’s with a big score of 135 – 115, taking him to the gold medal final. In the final Klassen shot his best score of the day, taking out Clay Laronde with a match score of 142 – 133 to take 1st place overall.

Congratulations to all the members of the team on their performance in Alberta, you make us proud. Thank you to volunteer manager Darlene Cherniak on a job well done and to Judge Mike Oneschuk for officiating his 3rd National Event in the past year.



(Team Manitoba Archer – Austin Taylor)


(Team Manitoba Archer – Brady Klassen)


Volunteer Position: 2018/2019 ABAM Provincial 3D Team Leader

2018/2019 ABAM Provincial 3D Team Leader

The ABAM 3D Committee is seeking a candidate to serve in the volunteer role of Provincial 3D Team Leader in 2018/2019. The application process will close end of day, Friday July 20, 2018. The selection of the position will be made by the ABAM 3D Committee on Monday July 23, 2018.

To apply please download the application form, fill out and submit by mail or email to the ABAM Office.

Download Word Version of Application: Click Here

Download PDF Version of Application: Click Here

ABAM – Provincial 3D Team Leader


Role & Selection

The Provincial 3D Team Leader will be required to support the ABAM 3D Committee, and Executive Director with planning and athlete management duties associated to team competitions & training events.

The role will be appointed annually by the 3D Committee under an application, review and recommendation procedure. In addition to the program team event planning duties, the 3D Team Leader will assume the role of athlete manager at events identified by the 3D Committee.

In the absence of the 3D Team Leader, Alternate Team Leader Applications per event will be evaluated and selected by the 3D Committee.

Position Term will be July 23, 2018 – Friday April 19, 2019



  • Proven ability and experience in athlete, youth and volunteer management
  • Demonstrated understanding of 3D Archery competition formats
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Valid First Aid & CPR certification
  • Valid Sport Manitoba “Respect in Sport” Online Education
  • Valid Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry Checks (Every 2 years)
  • Valid ABAM Staff Agreement


Program Operations & Support

  • Work with Executive Director and 3D Committee on Event Administration & Logistics.
  • Assist with planning and execution of team training events.
  • Assist with communication to athlete and parents regarding program tasks.
  • Assist with planning of Provincial Team promotion and recruiting


Program Tasks

  • Work with athletes during competitions & training events
  • Create and execute a program task list annually
  • Scout talent at local competitions and programs
  • Assist with promotion of Provincial Team Program Events
  • Sit as a full member of the ABAM 3D Committee


Power of Decision

The Team Leader shall participate in meetings specific to the job requirements and will be responsible to make recommendations where necessary. The individual is required to communicate with the Executive Director to have decisions approved by the ABAM 3D Committee.


Reimbursement of Expenses Incurred

The 3D Team Leader will be reimbursed for costs incurred as it relates to travel specific to Team Training & Competition. All Team training & competition events must be approved by the ABAM 3D Committee prior to the date the expenses are incurred.  Locally, mileage will be provided at a rate of $0.35/KM for any travel outside the Perimeter of Winnipeg. Costs incurred as it relates to out of province travel will be reimbursed as determined by the 3D Committee & approved by the Executive Committee.

Funding for travel to national events to be recommended by the 3D ABAM Committee, followed be final approval from the ABAM Executive Committee


Team Manitoba Archers Compete at Archery World Cup

The Archers and Bowhunters Association of Manitoba is proud to have had two Provincial Team Archers compete at the 2018 Salt Lake City 2018 Hyundai Archery World Cup in Salt Lake City, Utah, June 18 – 24 . Team Member Austin Taylor competed in the Junior Compound Male Division, while Team Member Bryanne Lameg  competed in the Junior Compound Female Division.


(Shown above from left to right: Austin Taylor & Bryanne Lameg)

The qualification rounds proved challenging for the entire field with windy conditions. Following qualification Lameg was ranked 35th with a score of 622 and Taylor ranked 20th with a score of 680. In the elimination match play, Lameg was matched against former World Champion Albina Loginova of Russia, who ranked 30th. The close match started with Loginova leading slightly, before Lameg would tie it and fall again in the next end. In the final two ends Lameg pushed hard to close the gap and regained several points but, ultimately fell short with a final score of 141 – 142. On the men’s side, Taylor faced off against Gerardo Rivas (45) of El Salvador and took a decisive win with a score of 147 – 139. In the second round, Taylor matched up against the 13th ranked Romeo Alejandro Trevino Garza of Mexico. The archers went shot for shot staying tied through three ends, until in the fourth end Taylor took a one point lead and held out for the win with a score of 147 – 146. In the third round, Taylor faced off against the 4th ranked archer, Abhishek Verma of India. The first three ends were back and forth as each archer took a slight lead, before a tie led them into the final two ends. As the match closed out, Taylor fell short in the 4th end with a one point deficit, before ultimately losing to the eventual 2nd place archer with a score of 144 – 147. The three impressive rounds of shooting by first time World Cup shooter Austin Taylor ranked him tied for 9th overall, alongside world class shooters Sergio Pagni, Martin Damsbo and Sebastian Peineau. In addition to the individual event, Taylor competed in the Men’s Team and Compound Mixed Team Events for Canada. In the Mens’s Team event, Taylor, alongside teammates Brendan Von Richter and Robert Nott faced off against team Philippines, losing in the first round with a score of 215 – 219. In the Mixed Team Event, Taylor paired up with Saskatchewan Archer, Madison Hart to compete against Team Mexico. After a tight match, Team Mexico edged Taylor and Hart with a score of 152 – 150.

To access the official event page, please use the following link: Official Event Page