Thousands of student-archers to compete at Indiana NASP® State Tournament

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP®) State Tournament will be held this Saturday, March 12, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.

This marks the 16th annual tournament held by the program since its inception in January 2005. The Elements Blue Ribbon and Champions pavilions at the fairgrounds will host the NASP® Bullseye and NASP®/IBO 3D tournaments.

Schools across the state that have NASP® as a part of their curriculum were eligible to compete in qualifiers that were held from Jan. 1 through Feb. 6. Nearly 2,300 students qualified and were invited to compete in the NASP® Bullseye Tournament. The NASP®/IBO 3D Tournament will host more than 645 students.

At this year’s Indiana NASP® State Tournament, more than $40,000 in continuing education and military scholarships to more than 80 competing graduating high school archers will be awarded. These scholarship funds were raised from the tournament sponsors and a matching grant from National NASP®. 

Indiana NASP® is provided for schools across the state through the DNR Division of Law Enforcement. The program started in the state in 2002 with 10 pilot schools and now has more than 600 schools trained to deliver the program to Indiana students. More than 70,000 Indiana students have benefitted.

The national organization’s slogan is NASP® “Changes Lives … One Arrow at A Time”.