Quantcast

Benton Elementary Archery Team wins world title - KTBS.com - Shreveport, LA News, Weather and Sports

Benton Elementary Archery Team wins world title

Posted: Updated:
Benton, La. - Just call Benton Elementary School's archery team champions of the world.


This weekend at the 2014 NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program) World Tournament, Benton's team of fourth and fifth graders have been competing against the best archers from across the globe. They faced off against teams from Africa, Canada, England and Mexico to name a few. 


When the scores were tallied, Benton Elementary placed first out of the 30 teams, clinching the title of Elementary World Champions.


Under the direction of Benton Elementary Archery Coach Perry Norcross, the team was named elementary state champions for 2013-14 and placed eighth in the nation in May at the NASP tournament in Louisville, Kentucky. To put their win in perspective, NASP is the largest youth archery program in the world. At the 2014 National Tournament, nearly 10,450 student archers competed, setting a new Guinness World Record. The 4th-12th graders represented 665 schools in 39 states. Benton's win at Nationals earned them the right to compete at the world level.

  • National SportsMore>>

  • Hoyer gets starting spot over rookie Manziel

    Hoyer gets starting spot over rookie Manziel

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:06:58 GMT
    Browns coach Mike Pettine has picked Brian Hoyer as starter over hotshot rookie Johnny Manziel.
    Brian Hoyer will open the season as Cleveland's starting quarterback, barely hanging on to his job by holding off hotshot rookie Johnny Manziel.
  • Youth coach: Inspiring speech was spontaneous

    Youth coach: Inspiring speech was spontaneous

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:35 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:35:43 GMT
    A youth baseball coach from Rhode Island who has become an Internet sensation for the inspiring speech he made after his team was eliminated from the Little League World Series says the talk was spontaneous and...
    A youth baseball coach from Rhode Island who has become an Internet sensation for the inspiring speech he made after his team was eliminated from the Little League World Series says the talk was spontaneous and from the...
  • Reality check for Phelps at Pan Pacific Champs

    Reality check for Phelps at Pan Pacific Champs

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:14 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:14:55 GMT
    Michael Phelps received an abrupt reminder of how challenging his return to international competition may be when he was asked whether he was good enough to even reach a final at the Pan Pacific Championships...
    Michael Phelps got a reminder of just how challenging his return to international competition may be when he was asked whether he was good enough to even reach a final at the Pan Pacific Championships this week.
Section is sponsored by:
Share Your Images
Powered by WorldNow
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTBS. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
    Advertising | EEO Public File | KTBS 3 Public File | KPXJ 21 Public File