Archery teams hold mock tournament, open to all
Published: Friday, October 25, 2013
Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013 00:10
The UConn archery team and club is hosting the Halloween Fun Shoot at Hawley Armory this Saturday.
The mock tournament will at 9 a.m. and conclude by 12:45 p.m. UConn students who participate in the Halloween Fun Shoot will arrive in costume to shoot. The best costume will win an award, as will competitors who have the highest scores among the male and female classes.
UConn’s archery team is coached by UConn staff member David Avery, who boasts skilled archers using compound and recurve bows. Participants will be shooting at targets in the armory with these bows, although there is a bare bow section students may register for.
The Halloween Fun Shoot “will help in raising money for the club and getting our name out there,” said Greg May, a 5th-semester allied health science major and member of the archery team. “For the club members who are looking to shoot on the team, we see this as giving them a chance to experience what a tournament is like, the style of how everything is run.”
Team and club members generally practice together in the Hawley Armory three days a week and welcome new members at the beginning of each semester. New members learn how to shoot in a comfortable and safe environment, while more advanced members who practice together as a team and compete in different locations provide advice and support.
“We have competitions in the spring, so now we’re preparing ourselves, practicing, and getting as much experience as we can for next semester” May said.
For students who have ever watched “The Hunger Games,” “Lord of the Rings,” “Game of Thrones” or “The Walking Dead,” this is an opportunity to experience how it feels to shoot a bow and arrow like the characters in those films and television shows.
For those interested in registering for the Halloween Fun Shoot, previous experience is not necessary and registration documentation can be found online.