Congratulations to Team Manitoba Target Archery on a strong performance this past week at the 2017 Canadian Field & Target Archery Championships in Brossard, QC! The team started the week off with several archers making the podium at the Canadian Field Championships. Ryan Cherniak took first place in the Cub Male Compound Division, followed by Manitoba taking the top four spots in the Cadet Male Compound Division with Austin Taylor in 1st, Robbie Comberbach in 2nd, Brady Klassen in 3rd and Kyle Cherniak in 4th. In addition to the great placements, Austin Taylor tied a Canadian Championship Record with his score of 405. For full results listing of the field event, please visit:


(Shown Above from Left to Right: Brady Klassen, Bryanne Lameg, and Nigel Jaikaran)

Following the Field Archery Championships and prior to the Canadian Target Championships, Team members Austin Taylor, Brady Klassen & Bryanne Lameg represented Manitoba in the Fred Usher Cup. Team Manitoba eliminated New Brunswick, Ontario, and Saskatchewan to take first place. This is the third year in a row Team Manitoba has made the Finals and our second Fred Usher Cup win in that time.


(Shown Above from Left to Right: Bryanne Lameg, Brady Klassen,and Austin Taylor)

The Target Championships consisted of two 720 rounds spanning August 11 & 12. The two days of competition saw recurve and compound archers alternate shooting times each day and a range of weather conditions that included high heat, humidity, and variable winds. Despite the range of weather, Team Manitoba Archers hard work and preparation shone through as several athletes hit the podium and set new Canadian Championship Records. Placing in the top three of their respective divisions were:

Cub Compound Male

Ryan Cherniak – 1st Place

Cadet Compound Male
Austin Taylor – 1st Place
Brady Klassen – 2nd Place
Robbie Comberbach – 3rd Place



(Shown in left photo above in 1st place – Ryan Cherniak) (Shown in right photo above from left to right: Brady Klassen, Austin Taylor, and Robbie Comberbach)

In addition to the podium placements listed above, Junior Female Compound Team Archer Bryanne Lameg set a new Canadian Championship record with a score of 672. Austin Taylor also set a new Canadian Championship Record in the Cadet Male Compound Division with his score of 691.

More notable results from Team Manitoba Archers is as follows:

Bryanne Lameg     Compound Junior Female    7th Place
David Dunwoody  Recurve Male                           11th Place
Keenan Brown       Compound Male                      7th Place
Kyle Cherniak        Compound Cadet Male           7th Place
Simon Potrebka     Compound Junior Male         9th Place

We would also like to acknowledge Austin’s father, Kelly Taylor who placed  10th in the Compound Master Male Division! For full Target Championships results listing, please go to:

The final event of the weekend is the annual Canadian Open. The open is an elimination match play event based off the ranking from the Canadian Championships. Junior Compound Male, Simon Potrebka shot well in the open. Simon made it to the 1/4 finals before falling to his opponent in a shoot off. Cadet Compound Male Team Members Austin Taylor, Brady Klassen and Robbie Comberbach had an impressive performance, taking three of the top 4 spots. Austin second place after a close loss to the his competitor. Robbie Comberbach took 3rd place in a shoot off win as him and Brady Klassen tied at 140 points.

The ABAM would like to thank the Provincial Team Leadership, Head Coach Nigel Jaikaran and Team Manager Vickie Oneschuk. Their hard work and dedication to the team played an important role in our athletes success.