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Bowhunters Combine Skill and Athleticism at the Great American Outdoor Show


For nine days, bowhunters from across the country gathered daily at the Great American Outdoor Show to compete in the 3D Bowhunter Challenge.

The 3D Bowhunter Challenge course features 30-shots at an assortment of 3D targets at a distance up to 50 yards. Participants competed in a class based on age and ability level for a chance to earn a trophy, money, and the pure excitement of competition! The top qualifiers from each day, in each class, advanced to the finals which was held on Sunday, February 12th. Check out the results for the top three from each category.

2017 3D Bowhunter Challenge Results

Cub Class (12 yrs and under)
1. Brady Myers
2. Matthew Tibbals
3. Alexis Dehner

Longbow Class
1. Rick Riegel
2. Leroy Forsythe
3. Stephen Strayer

Youth Male Release (13-14)
1. Hunter Garrison
2. Donnie Wurst
3. Kyle Pry

Female Youth (13-17)
1. Kayla Hoffer
2. Jadynn Doty
3. Zena Ross

Recurve Class
1. Duane Shank
2. Ryan Clapper
3. Matt Strayer

Female Hunter Class
1. Jen Davis
2. Emily Beiler
3. Beckee Garthe

Male Hunter Class
1. Robert Bozek
3. Matt Steele
3. Ron Davis

Senior Hunter Class
1. Barry Sones
2. Tom Prody
3. Darryl Neiman

Hunter Money
1. Adam Baker
2. Reece Lauffer
3. Jeremiah Logan

Youth Male Release (15-17)
1. Austin Ayres
2. Ryan Martin
3. Jared Saylor

Crossbow Class
1. Darrell Ashenhart
2. Matt Miller
3. Walter Morgan

Male Senior Class
1. John Borlie
2. Jim Ferguson
3. Rob Collier

Masters Class
1. Joe Banditelli
2. George Hammer
3. Arnold Abrahamsen

Male Bowhunter Release
1. Bryce Ulrich
2. Justin Shank
3. Jim Fogle

Male Bowhunter Open
1. Timmy Myers
2. Erick Campbell
3. Seth Gebo

Female Bowhunter Open
1. Sara Kay
2. Jonell Frantz
3. Kathryn Kay

Money Class First Place - Caleb Eby

Money Class Second Place - Greg Bodenschatz

Money Class Third Place - Ken Lantz

Money Class Fourth Place - Brendon Low

Money Class Fifth Place - Gavin Schmidt

Click here for the complete list of results.

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