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Father-son duo take home titles as Greenough Archery Club enjoy successful State championship

Jake Santa MariaMidwest Times
Back row: James Berry, Daniel Berry, Lochlan Innes and  Gavin Clarke. Front: Jenny Fox and Dave Hancock.
Camera IconBack row: James Berry, Daniel Berry, Lochlan Innes and Gavin Clarke. Front: Jenny Fox and Dave Hancock. Credit: Supplied

The Greenough Archery Club enjoyed a successful State championship in Peel over the weekend, taking home three titles.

Fifty-eight competitors from clubs around the State took part in the 2022 Australian Bowhunters Association State Titles at the Peel Archery Club.

An eight-strong team from the Greenough Archery Club travelled down with high hopes with three defending champions among their squad.

It was a successful weekend with all but one shooter coming away with at least a placing.

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Father-son combo Daniel and James Berry took out their divisions, Daniel backing up his title from last year while James took home is maiden ABA trophy.

Dave Hancock was the other winner also backing up his title from the previous championships.

Lochlan Innes took home second with Gavin Clarke right behind him getting third in their division.

Tammy treasure took out fourth in her first State title. Jenny Fox came home with second.

Daniel Berry said it was a fantastic competition.

“It was a very challenging course with some technical target that made you second guess some of the distances but we all had a great weekend,” he said.

“The conditions were perfect with rain scheduled for Sunday it was looking dicey but it didn’t fall until just after we completed the comp we couldn’t have asked for better weather.”

Berry said it was also a privilege to shoot alongside his son and see him win his first title.

“It was great as he and I got to shoot together over the course,” he said.

“He beat me by just two points though he does shoot from slightly closer,” he said jokingly. “But he is a damn good archer with him hitting scores comparable to men’s A-grade competitors. It was a great experience.

“We probably had the smallest group at the competitions, but we continue to take home results and was great to catch up with friends from the other clubs that we only get to see at competitions.”

It brings an end to the major competitions for this year with inter-club rounds to start again in February next year.

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