SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - Cementing her status as one of the best high school archers in the entire country, Anamosa superstar sophomore Lilly Machart claimed a National Championship Saturday, April 27, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

      Machart topped a field of 589 girls archers winning the NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program) Western Nationals bullseye tournament title with an amazing score of 296.

      Machart recorded perfect 10s on her first 19 targets before tallying a nine on her 20th shot in the bullseye.

      Machart completed her tournament firing perfect 10s on seven of her last 10 shots.

      While Machart’s score claimed the girls’ National Championship, the overall top score was turned in by Trenton Gardner, from Salina Schools (Oklahoma), who was just one-point better firing a 297.

      Against a field of 1,252 archers in the Western Nationals bullseye event, Machart was second overall.

      Machart also took part in the West Nationals 3D tournament and was third out of 373 girls competing and tied for fifth against a field of 752 total archers tallying a score of 291.

      “Lilly won a $1,000 scholarship for 3D and is guaranteed a spot in the bullseye scholarship shoot-off at the NASP championship in Nashville at the end of July,” said Anamosa Schools archery coach, and Lilly’s dad Chad Machart. “She also won a Mattews bow, gold national championship genesis bow, arrows and two targets along with another gold cup.”

      Machart wasn’t the only archer representing the Anamosa Schools program at the Western Nationals event, as fifth-grader Archer Boffeli also made the trip and fired a 257 score in the 3D challenge.

      “Archer also did exceptionally well,” said Machart, as Boffeli placed eighth in his class.

      “These two have put countless hours in to compete at this level. This is what going above and beyond can get you. They both advance to the championship tournament in Nashville. Anamosa archery is very proud of their accomplishments.”

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