Busco archery represents at state championship

Contributed The Churubusco archery team poses for the Indiana NASP State Tournement. Pictured from back row left to right: Kaitlynn Shull, Ben Geise, Klayton Alvord, Dalton Walker and Grace Denison. Middle row left to right: Brock Love, Kya Hammon, Riley Buroff, Voe Royer, Bear Geise and Cassidy Geise. Front row left to right: Patrick Osborne, Kameron Rinker, Bailee Osborne, Lindsey Standridge, Ben Teague and Nick Teague.

Contributed Ben Geise stands on the podium as high school male traditional champion.

Contributed Cole Knox stands on the podium due to him being crowned high school male open champion.

Contributed Wyatt Rucker places third in elementrary boys open.

Staff reports

DANVILLE – The Churubusco archery team competed at the NASP archery state finals at the Pinehill Archery Club in March. Churubusco qualified an elementary team, a first in its program’s history.

Cole Knox, a sophomore at Central Noble High School, was crowned state champion in the high school male open. Knox was awarded $11,500 in scholarship money.

Ben Geise, a junior at Churubusco High School, was also a state champion in the high school category of male traditional.

Wyatt Rucker, from Avilla Elementary School, came in third place in the elementary boys open. Churubusco Elementary School’s Weston Rinker led the elementary team with a score of 254. Elizabeth Dreibelbis led the girls team with 244. Seventh grader Brock Love led the junior/senior team with 278. Freshman Kaitlynn Shull led the girls with 288.

Mikayla Baughman, a 10th grader, competed in female pins and shot a career best. Morgan Thrush, seventh grader, also shot her personal best in the middle school open.

The boys represented the club from Steve Pro’s Shop in LaOtto.

The junior/senior high Churubusco archery team qualified for its first national competition May 11 at Louisville, Ky. The team finished 240 out of 248 teams, but still accomplished something that has never been done at Churubusco. Love led the boys with 262, and Shull scored a 276 to led the girls.

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