Heartland 3D Throwdown and Indoor 3D Provincials

The Heartland 3D Throwdown and 2023 Archery Manitoba Indoor 3D Provincial Championships took place on April 15 and 16 in Landmark, Manitoba, and were a resounding success. Archers from across Manitoba came together to showcase their skills and compete for cash prizes, while also raising funds for a worthy cause.

The Heartland 3D Throwdown, held on Saturday, April 15, was a new event that featured a best arrow two-archer team competition. With over 20 teams participating in categories such as U18, traditional, and compound, the event was highly competitive. The event boasted almost $2500 in cash prizes, which were awarded to the winning teams. However, it wasn’t just about the competition – the event also had a charitable aspect. Over $2000 was raised for the First Flight Introduction to 3D Archery Program, a worthy cause that promotes 3D archery among new archers. The event was made possible by the generous sponsorship of Shawn O’Donovan at Poplar Smoke BBQ and the silent auction sponsored by Lake of the Woods Sports Headquarters, Mathews, Bowtech, G5/Prime, X-Shot, Black Eagel, Brava Creations, and Firewire. Jeff Rozmus, who initiated and managed the event, deserves a special mention. The event was well attended by spectators, adding to its success, and Archery Manitoba would like to thank all the volunteers from the Heartland Archery Club and Smokin X’s Archery Club for their assistance. A special thank you goes to Kari Lafrance for playing a huge role in setup and the lunch fundraiser, Shannon Greer and Noel MacKinnon for running the welcome desk, and to Kevin Plett and Landmark Recreation for welcoming our event at the Landmark Arena on short notice. The Heartland Archery Club is already looking forward to hosting the event again next year, building on the success of this year’s inaugural event. To view the results of the event visit: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1oW6J3IRn0M9O06jo8IrnTw05R5traa-7/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=108866644028742847213&rtpof=true&sd=true

On Sunday, April 16, the 2023 Archery Manitoba Indoor 3D Provincial Championships took place, attracting some of Manitoba’s best shooters. The event saw a good balance of shooters across different age categories and equipment divisions, with a particular focus on known distance categories. One notable addition to this year’s event was the introduction of the Modern Bowhunter category, intended to serve as a stepping stone between Hunter and K50 categories. This addition provided an exciting new dimension to the championships, showcasing the diversity and inclusivity of the sport of archery in Manitoba.

Archery Manitoba would like to extend its gratitude to the officials and lead volunteers who worked tirelessly to organize and manage the event. Their dedication and hard work were instrumental in making the championships a success. Special thanks also go to Jeff Rozmus and the Heartland Archery Club for partnering to host event, and contributing to its success.

In conclusion, the Heartland 3D Throwdown and 2023 Archery Manitoba Indoor 3D Provincial Championships were a celebration of the sport of archery in Manitoba. With fierce competition, generous fundraising, and a welcoming atmosphere, the event brought together archers from different backgrounds and skill levels, showcasing the camaraderie and passion within the archery community. Archery Manitoba extends its appreciation to all the participants, volunteers, sponsors, and organizers who made the event a resounding success. Thank you to Reil Munro for taking the fantastic photographs all weekend! And finally, a special thank you to Sean Murray, the Mathers family, Joel Brugger, Tom Comberbach, Mike Oneschuk, and Chad Sanders for assisting with the takedown at the end of the event. Here’s to another year of thrilling archery competitions in Manitoba!

To view the results of the event visit: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1U2tMZLUb-m83_IDMGIUYa5Uxjc9LUTKn/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=108866644028742847213&rtpof=true&sd=true

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