Team Manitoba Wins 2018 Fred Usher Cup

(Team Manitoba Fred Usher Cup Winners being presented the cup by Archery Canada Board Member Aaron Bull from left to right – Robbie Comberbach, Austin Taylor & Brady Klassen)

August 9, 2018 – Truro, Nova Scotia

Team Manitoba Archers Austin Taylor, Brady Klassen and Robbie Comberbach made up the 2018 Fred Usher Cup team for Manitoba that finished 1st in the event earlier today at the 2018 Canadian Archery Championships. After a first round bye, the team went on to eliminate Alberta and Newfoundland before meeting Saskatchewan in the finals. Team Manitoba took top prize, the Fred Usher Cup for the third time in four years as they defeated Team Saskatchewan 220 – 179. Congratulations and thank you to all the Team Manitoba members and parents for supporting our archers as they brought home the cup again.





Team Manitoba hits podium at 2018 Canadian 3D Championship


(Shown above: Team Manitoba Shooter Curtis Braun after placing 3rd in the Compound Fixed Pin Senior Male Category)


August 9, 2018 – Truro, Nova Scotia

Manitoba had a strong contingent of 3D shooters attend the 2018 Canadian 3D Championships in Truro, Nova Scotia this past weekend. Team Members Cornelia Squirra, Curtis Braun, Francois Squirra, Miles Towle, Robert Foster, Stella Braun, & Taylor Laffin competed and medalled in a variety of categories. Joining Team Manitoba were Shooters, Leon Laffin, Alex & Patrick Perron, and Petra & Robin Squirra, as well Manitoba 3D Representative Russ Danielson and Archery Canada Board Member and Vice President 3D Programs Aaron Bull were in attendance. Following a fantastic event and great performances by our archers, the Manitoba specific results are as follows:

Alex Perron Compound Cadet Male 4th
Cornelia Squirra Longbow Senior Female 3rd
Curtis Braun Compound Fixed Pins Senior Male 3rd
Francois Squirra Longbow Senior Male 9th
Leon Laffin Compound Unlimited Male 26th
Miles Towle Longbow Senior Male 11th
Partick Perron Compound Unlimited Male 30th
Petra Squirra Longbow Senior Female 6th
Robin Squirra Traditonal Pre Cub Female 1st
Robert Foster Compound Unlimited Male 28th
Russ Danielson Compound Unlimited Male 18th
Stella Braun Compound Fixed Pins Senior Female 2nd
Taylor Laffin Compound Cadet Female 4th





For a full listing of the results, please visit: http://www.fca.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/tourneyresults/files/3d_championships_-_final_scores_aug_3-6_2018.pdf


32 crowned at 2018 Canadian Outdoor 3D Championships

Article from Archery Canada’s Website: 

OTTAWA (Archery Canada) – Thirty-two national titlists were crowned at the 2018 Canadian Outdoor 3D Archery Championships held from August 3-6 at Victoria Park in Truro, Nova Scotia.

Archery Canada Website: www.archerycanada.ca/en

Championship Website: Truro 2018

Complete Results: Results

“The event was very well attended by archers from coast to coast,” said Aaron Bull, Vice President 3D Programs at Archery Canada. The weather was a big factor during the first two rounds with significant storms drenching the competitors. The third day, the weather cooperated with the sun shining for the final round and Grand Prix shoot off.”

Of the 32 archers who reached the top of the podium in Truro, five successfully defended their national outdoor titles from 2017, including Monica Higgins(Compound Unlimited), Jessica Beaumont (Junior Compound), Joelle Thurow (Pre-Cub Compound) and Robin Squirra (Pre-Cub Traditional) on the women’s side, as well as Fred Streleoff (Instinctive) in men’s competition.

In men’s action, Christian Frenette (Master 50 Traditional) and Ty Thurow (Cadet Compound) also claimed gold for the second straight year, with their latest triumphs coming in different categories than in 2017. They had prevailed in Barebow and Cub Compound, respectively, last summer in Amos, Que.

For his part, Streleoff was one of four archers to capture a second 3D national title in 2018, adding to his win at the Canadian Indoor Championships held in late April in Sundre, Alta. The other athletes to accomplish the feat were Monty Vander Westhuizen (Men’s Longbow) and Heather Leduc (Women’s Barebow), as well as Angela Hay, who prevailed in the Women’s Compound Fixed Pin category after winning the Hunter competition at the indoor event.

Below is a complete list of 2018 outdoor 3D national champions.


Master 60 Compound: Sandie Plashka – Brazeau Bowbenders Archery Club (707 points)

Master 50 Compound: Ann Neumeyer – Lethbridge Bowbenders Archery Club (662)

Compound Unlimited: Monica Higgins – Taber Archers & Bowhunters (740)

Pre-Cub Traditional: Robin Squirra – Asessippi Archery Club (250)

Compound Fixed Pin: Angela Hay – Burnaby Archers (601)

Junior Compound: Jessica Beaumont – Fédération de tir à l’arc du Québec (678)

Cadet Compound: Taylor Dutka – British Columbia (708)

Cub Compound: Hanna Kubas – St. Mary’s Archers of Truro (539)

Pre-Cub Compound: Joelle Thurow – Cariboo Archers Association (763)

Barebow: Heather Leduc – Thunder Creek Archery Club (680)

Longbow: Jessie Mobbs – British Columbia (519)

Instinctive: Trudy Dryden – Glades Traditional Archery Club (619)

Junior Instinctive: Lauren Quann – Archery Nova Scotia (411)

Hunter: Johanne Paradis – Fédération de tir à l’arc du Québec (704)

Known 50: Christa Harpell – St. Mary’s Archers of Truro (672)


Master 50 Traditional: Christian Frenette – Fédération de tir à l’arc du Québec (704 points)

Master 60 Compound: Daniel Archambault – Fédération de tir à l’arc du Québec (784)

Master 50 Compound: Joe Sarrazin – Salmon Arm Archery Club (768)

Cub Traditional: Hunter Richards – Antigonish Archery Association (172)

Pre-Cub Traditional: Elijah van de Kieft – Archery Nova Scotia (201)

Compound Unlimited: Yves Couture – Fédération de tir à l’arc du Québec (765)

Compound Fixed Pin: Glen Shaw – Burnaby Archers (705)

Junior Compound: Clay Laronde – Alberta Target Archers Association (695)

Cadet Compound: Ty Thurow – Cariboo Archers Association (778)

Cub Compound: Ryan Chamberlain – Bathurst Archery Club (780)

Pre-Cub Compound: Garrett Manning – Archery Nova Scotia (694)

Barebow: Tyler Moore – Thunder Creek Archery Club (675)

Longbow: Monty Vander Westhuizen – Medicine Hat SAAMIS Archers (607)

Instinctive: Fred Streleoff – Cariboo Archers Association (743)

Hunter: Karl Dubois – Fédération de tir à l’arc du Québec (759)

Known 50: Rick Marchand – Ontario Association of Archers (785)


Pee Wee: Riley Spicer – Archery Nova Scotia (751 points)



Men’s Compound – Tom Carr

Women’s Compound – Ann Neumeyer

Men’s Traditional – Fred Streleoff

Women’s Traditional – Caroline Laue

Men’s Green Stake – Ty Thurow

Women’s Green Stake – Denise Gauthier


3D Team Announcement: 2018/2019 Provincial Team Named

July 31, 2018 – The Archers & Bowhunters Association of Manitoba is pleased to announce the 2018/2019 Provincial 3D Team that will represent Manitoba at major events over the coming year, including the 2018 Canadian 3D Archery Championships in Truro, Nova Scotia (August 3 – 6)

This years team will be made up of Three (3) females and Five (5) males in varying age divisions from Cub (14 & Under) to Senior (21 & up).

Listed below are the 2018/2019 3D Team Athletes that will represent Manitoba:

Name Category Gender Division
Chay Satdnyk Cub Male Compound
Cornelia Squirra Senior Female Longbow
Curtis Braun Senior Male Compound Fixed Pin
Francois Squirra Senior Male Longbow
Miles Towle Senior Male Compound Unlimited
Robert Foster Senior Male Compound Unlimited
Stella Braun Senior Female Compound Fixed Pin
Taylor Laffin Cadet Female Compound


Of the athletes named to the team,  Cornelia Squirra, Curtis Braun, Francois Squirra, Miles Towle, Robert Foster, Stella Braun & Taylor Laffin will be travelling to Truro, NS. later this week to compete at the 2018 Canadian 3D Archery Championships.

Congratulations to all 2018/2019 members on making Team Manitoba and we wish you the best of luck competing at Nationals this coming weekend!


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