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Two state records set at state NASP tournament

Two state records fell at the 18th annual National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament March 15-16 at the Sandhills Global Events Center in Lincoln.

Sydney Havlat of Milford scored 292 points out of a possible 300 shooting bull’s-eye targets for a record score for females. Also, Omaha Mater Dei Academy totaled 2,709 points for the state record elementary division team score.

NASP is an in-school curriculum covering target archery for students in grades 4-12. The state tournament is the largest archery event in Nebraska. The state tournament saw 700 student-archers shoot bull’s-eye targets and 300 shoot 3D targets.

The results:

Individual Results

Female – 1. Christine Ng, Omaha Mater Dei Academy, 262; 2. Morgan Meysenburg, Lincoln Blessed Sacrament, 256; 3. Amabelle Shumate, Mater Dei Academy, 248; 4. Ruth Merrimen, Mater Dei Academy, 243; 5. Lily Miller, Mater Dei Academy, 243.

Male – 1. Hunter Therkildsen, Bellevue Cornerstone Christian, 280; 2. Evan King, Cornerstone Christian, 259; 3. Asis Diaz, Mater Dei Academy, 255; 4. Caleb Lehman, Yorkshire Homeschool, 254; 5. Corey Goodwin, Lincoln St. John, 249.

Middle School

Female – 1. Maddie Hoyle, Lincoln Pound MS, 283; 2. Melanie Elsasser, Pound MS, 280; 3. Anna Diessner, Tri-City Homeschool, 273; 4. Brooklyn Devall, Tri-City Homeschool, 270; 5. Avery Ostdiek, Lawrence-Nelson, 268.

Male – 1. Camdon Roker, Lincoln Pounds MS, 289; 2. Danny Fuller, Superior, 283; 3. Eli Collins, Cornerstone Christian, 279; 4. Peter Pulliam, Mater Dei Academy, 278; 5. Chris Wissenburg, Milford, 276.

High School

Female – 1. Sydney Havlat, Milford, 292; 2. Kamryn Wanser, Lincoln Standing Bear, 283; 3. Ayla Salistean, Milford, 280; 4. Olivia Burns, Standing Bear, 279; 5. Addison Wolfe, Lincoln Southeast, 278.

Male – 1. James Wissenburg, Milford, 282; 2. Will Muff, Lincoln Pius X, 281; 3. Aaron Wohleb, Lincoln Southwest, 280; 4. Brody Schnieders, Lincoln Pius X, 278. 5. Diego Vila, Mater Dei Academy, 275.

Overall High Score

Female – Sydney Havlat, Milford, 292

Male – Camdon Roker, Lincoln Pound MS, 289

Nebraska Bowhunters Association Sportsmanship Trophy – Milford

Team Results

Elementary – 1. Omaha Mater Dei, 2,709; 2. Lawrence-Nelson, 2,423; 3. Lincoln Blessed Sacrament, 2,285.

Middle School – 1. Lincoln Pound MS, 3,164; 2. Bellevue Cornerstone Christian, 3,132; 3. Omaha Mater Dei, 3,078.

High School – 1. Milford, 3,238; 2. Omaha Mater Dei, 3,194; 2. Lincoln Pius X, 3,054.

SACO Duels – 1. Lincoln Standing Bear; 2. Lincoln Pound MS; 3. Superior; 4. Lincoln St. John

Nebraska Endowment Scholarship – Females: Sydney Havlat, Milford, $2,500; Kamryn Wanser, Standing Bear, $1,500; Ayla Salistean, Milford, $1,000; Males: Camdon Roker, Lincoln Pound MS, $2,500; James Wissenburg, Milford, $1,500; Aaron Wohleb, Lincoln Southwest, $1,000

NASP All-Nebraska Academic Archer Team
  • Will Muff, Lincoln Pius X
  • Chason Bell, Lincoln Scott MS
  • Sydney Bisson, Cornerstone Christian
  • Morgan Bridges, Cornerstone Christian
  • Damien Brown, Lincoln North Star
  • Olivia Burns, Standing Bear
  • Eli Collins, Cornerstone Christian
  • Anna Diessner, Tri-City Homeschool
  • Connor Evridge, Cornerstone Christian
  • Danny Fuller, Superior
  • Hailey Green, Lincoln Southeast
  • Maddie Hoyle, Lincoln Pound MS
  • Aidan Jedlecki, Cornerstone Christian
  • London Lambrecht, Lincoln Southeast
  • Kenley Lovitt, Milford
  • Aidan Mach, Lincoln Southwest
  • Camdon Roker, Lincoln Pound MS
  • Ayla Salistean, Milford
  • Brody Schnieders, Lincoln Pius X
  • Hunter Therkildsen, Cornerstone Christian
  • Kamryn Wanser, Standing Bear
  • Christopher Wissenburg, Milford
  • James Wissenburg, Milford
  • Aaron Wohleb, Lincoln Southwest

Editor’s note: This story was updated March 21, 2024, to correct the high school male winners from the state tournament.

About Shawna Richter-Ryerson

Shawna Richter-Ryerson is an assistant division administrator for communications at the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. She can be contacted at or 402-471-5565.

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