Rising to the challenge

FOUR of Phoenix Field Archers of Sale’s bowhunters were recently crowned as state champions.

West Gippsland Field Archers at Drouin hosted the Australian Bowhunters Association state championships over two days, with more than 100 archers participating.

Sale’s Steve Barratt, Rachel Joy, Michael Dent and Jay Podubinski won their respective categories.

Barratt, with a total score of 1298, took out the adult men’s A grade freestyle limited compound.

On 1170, Joy won the adult women’s B grade bowhunter compound.

Dent won the adult men’s B grade bowhunter unlimited, with a total score of 1536.

With a total score of 1374, Podubinski won the adult men’s B grade bowhunter compound.

Phoenix Field Archers welcomes new members, and have members starting from as young as five years of age.

The club shoot indoors on a Thursday night and on the field on Sunday.

For more information, phone Steve Barratt on 0417 344 605 or Garry Watson on 0402 784 275.