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National 3D Archery Championships at Sahara Woods Oct 7-8

The 2017 US Intercollegiate 3D Archery National Championships will take place Oct. 7-8 at  Sahara Woods State Fish and Wildlife Area just west of Harrisburg and north of Carrier Mills. Some 200 of the nation’s top collegiate archers will compete.

Formerly held at the University of Missouri in Columbia, the two-day tournament was moved to Illinois in 2015 when the California-based US Collegiate Archery Association (USCAA) inked a ten-year agreement with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to hold the event at the Sahara Woods site. USCAA is the governing body of collegiate archery.

Varsity squads from major Division I colleges and universities across the nation will be on hand during the weekend, with competition beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday and again at 9 a.m. on Sunday. The public is invited to participate in the tournament as guest shooters ( to register) or as spectators.

In its first five years of competition, SIC’s archery team has collected 11 divisional national championships and two HOA (high overall average) national championships, while crowning 20 All-Americans and four Academic All-Americans.

For additional information about the tournament, registration or sponsorships, please contact Alli Armstrong at (618) 252-5400, ext. 2104 or