SIC Archery Team Wins Big at Bethel University Invitational

April 18, 2013

In a sweep of the gold, silver, and bronze medals in the 3D bow hunter division, Southeastern Illinois College’s men’s archery team continued its winning ways in competitive collegiate archery at the Bethel University Invitational  held April 13-14. 

Only last year, four of the team’s top shooters finished in the top ten at the Intercollegiate 3D Archery National Championships at the University of Missouri, earning the men’s team the distinction of winning the two-day aggregate national scoring title.  Archie Blair, archery coach for SIC, is thrilled by his team’s performance at Bethel.

“Brenda Valentine, head archery coach for Bethel, has put together a great team of shooters, and we feel fortunate to have walked away with the top three honors,” said Blair.

“The Bethel U. Bow Cats and DCS Archery put on an excellent event, and their 3D course was one of the best we’ve seen – and one of the toughest!  My hat’s off to Brenda and her crew for a first-rate competition,” Blair added.

Taking first place and the gold medal for SIC was Aaron Head of Harrisburg, followed by Jordan Walker from Carrier Mills in second with the silver medal and Trevor Nelson from Carmi in third with the bronze.

SIC will continue to compete in the Illinois Archery Shooters Association (IASA) triple crown 3D competition this spring and the national ASA/McKenzie Pro-Am Series tournament scheduled later this year in Metropolis, Ill.