Scholastic archery tournament comes to Indy this Saturday

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP®) State Tournament will be held this Saturday, March 13, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

This marks the 15th annual tournament held by the program since its inception in January of 2005. The Elements Blue Ribbon and Champions pavilions at the fairgrounds will host the NASP® Bullseye and NASP®/IBO 3D tournaments.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, attendance is limited to participating students and coaches — there is no general admission. All CDC, state, and local guidelines will be followed.

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. 7. Nearly 1,500 students qualified and were invited to compete in the NASP® Bullseye Tournament. The NASP®/IBO 3D Tournament will host more than 400 students.

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.