This past week the WMS Archery Team set a new team scoring record of 3144 points. By doing this, the team was able to capture first place and qualify for the state championship tournament on March 4th. This team was led by Ryan Polk, the top shot with a score of 284. This was good enough to have him tie for 4th overall in the middle school boys division (grades 6-8) with a familiar name, Tate Meadows, and 1st overall for 6th-grade boys in the state. Leading Girl Scorer was Marleigh Murphy, placing 2nd overall for 6th-grade girls and 4th overall for 6th - 8th grade with a score of 271!
"I love seeing them reach their goals and reap the rewards (even if that means they get to shave my head). This year they had the highest scoring goal set in place that I've ever put on a team. 3100 isn't just a hard score to get to but when you add on this year their first year to shoot, it really compounds the difficulty. It did take a lot of hard work and some rough days, but overall I can't put into words how proud I am of these kids. Just overwhelming proud.
Lastly, I can't thank the parents and everyone at the WMS for all of their help, support, and encouragement so far!"