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)