OTTAWA, May 5, 2017 – Archery Canada is pleased to announce its 2017 National Youth Team that will represent Canada at this year’s 2017 World Archery Youth Championship (WAYC) in Rosario, Argentina October 2 - 8, 2017. The World Youth Championship is held every two years.
Six cadet and six junior compound archers will represent Canada in three events at this championship: individual, team and mixed team.
The 2017 WAYC Canadian Team will benefit from the experience of three archers who were part of the 2015 Team in Yankton, South Dakota: Kaitlyn Horlock and Fiona Maude from Ontario as well as Tristan Moran from Saskatchewan. Nine newcomers will complete the group of high scoring archers with 10 out of the 12 archers having shot qualifying scores that would have placed them in the top 10 in their category at the last WAYC.
Archery Canada’s Youth Development Coordinator, Marc Gagnon, described the selection of the team; “The minimum performance requirements that were put into place allowed our archers to push themselves in the months leading up to selection. They responded very well and we are presenting a Compound Team that will make heads turn next fall in Rosario.”
Archery Canada also completed phase one of the selection process for its Recurve Team by selecting Eric Peters from Ontario to the 2017 WAYC Canadian Team. Eric previously represented Canada in the last Youth Olympics Games bringing home a bronze medal in the mixed team event. The remainder of the Recurve Team will be selected August 1, 2017 as part of the second phase of the process.
Listed below are the athletes that have been selected through phase one of the selection process to represent Canada at the 2017 World Youth Archery Championship. For additional information on phase one, please consult our finalized Selection List (updated 2017/6/14).
COMPOUND BOW CATEGORY
Junior Female - Compound Bow Category:
- Bryanne LAMEG, Winnipeg, MB
- Kaitlyn HORLOCK, Ajax, ON
- Fiona MAUDE, North Bay, ON
Junior Male - Compound Bow Category:
- Tristan MORAN, Prince Albert, SK
- Cole BERES, Calgary, AB
- Jordan ADACHI, Cranbrook, BC
Cadet Female - Compound Bow Category:
- Alexandra PAQUETTE, Aylmer, QC
- Kristen ARSENAULT, Abrams Village, PE
- Emerie WATSON, Quesnel, BC
Cadet Male - Compound Bow Category:
- Brady KLASSEN, Winnipeg, MB
- Austin TAYLOR, Winnipeg, MB
- Robbie COMBERBACH, Winnipeg, MB
RECURVE BOW CATEGORY
Junior Male - Recurve Bow Category:
- Eric PETERS, Ottawa, ON
For additional information on the Canadian Team at the 2017 WAYC, contact Mary MacDonald or visit www.archerycanada.ca.
About Archery Canada
Archery Canada is the National Sport Organization responsible for the promotion and development of the timeless sport of archery in a safe and ethical manner. Archery Canada supports the achievement of high performance excellence in archery in all categories and the development of a national archery infrastructure to promote archery participation across Canada in cooperation with the Provincial/Territorial Archery Associations.