Congratulations to local Manitoba Barebow shooter Amy Platt on setting two new Canadian Open Records in her age category. The soon to be 12 year old Platt and her Bow named ‘Lavender’ recently set a new Canadian record in both indoor and outdoor Female Pre-Cub Barebow Divisions. The indoor record was made with a score of 433 on April 26 at the Interlake Archers Indoor 18M event in Winnipeg, the online record is posted here: http://www.archerycanada.ca/images/stories/FCA/Records/Indoor/FI20180514.htm. The second record, which is currently pending approval from Archery Canada was made shortly after the transition to the outdoor season on May 12, with a score of 454 at the Interlake Archers Range in Argyle, Manitoba. We contacted Amy upon the news that she had set two new national records in less than a month, to find out more about the young archer, her father James replied with the following.
Amy enjoys all types of archery, including indoor and outdoor target and 3D; as long as it is ‘Barebow’. Amy started taking lessons almost five years ago at Heights Archery Academy because it looked like a fun thing to try. Amy was encouraged to take up competitive archery in 2016 by the late coach Glen Lewer. Since her introduction to competition, Amy shoots 2 -3 times per week with her father, constantly working to improve upon her personal best. In the past two years, while competing in this category, Amy has won gold in the Canadian Indoor Regional Championships (2017 & 2018), as well as placed first in the 2018 Archery Canada Indoor Mail Match. Looking forward, Amy has hinted that she may consider shooting Olympic Recurve when she becomes a Cub next year, but she plans on shooting Barebow for at least the remainder of her Pre-Cub year (2018). Amy is looking forward to the outdoor target and 3D tournaments this summer and hopes to see more kids her age at competitions regardless of their shooting style or ability.
The Archers & Bowhunters Association of Manitoba would like to congratulate Amy again on this wonderful achievement, we look forward to her continued growth as a competitive archer and hope this is the first of many notable achievements!