Philo’s April Bartenschlag will take on the world after winning the high school girls event at the 2013 National Archery in the School Program.
Several local teams competed after qualifying at the NASP Ohio Tournament, which broke the 2012 Guinness Book of World record with more than 1,000 shooters by having 9,420 archers at one event.
Philo’s high school team scored 3,357 points, ranking it 17th of 156 teams. April Bartenschlag led the way with a 296, Amelia Bartenschlag finished 14th with a 290, Allison Moore took 21st with a 289 and Montana Davis was 109th with a 280. The top Electric boys included Brodey Johnson taking 32nd with a 291, Clay Williams 120th with a 285 and Mark Clarke 235th with a 281.
Philo’s junior high team scored 3,306, ranking it ninth out of 158 teams. The top Electric middle school girl was Delanie Miles in 39th with a 281. The top middle school boys were Zack Gillogly in 15th with a 289, Cole Luburgh in 20th with a 288, Reese Williams in 22nd with a 288 and Thad Swingle in 26th with a 287.
Bartenschlag tied for first place overall and had and 26 10s. To break the tie, Bartenschlag shot five arrows at 15 meters and scored a perfect 50 to win the title. She also qualified to shoot in the World Tournament in St. Louis in June.
Bartenschlag also won a $5,000 scholarship sponsored by Saunders Archery and was named to the NASP All-American Archery first team, which will travel to South Africa to compete in the first All-Star NASP World Championship.