2017 GAA Scholarship Eligible Archers

The Georgia Archery Association awards scholarships every year. The archers below are eligible for 2017 based on their participation for the year. 

If you have any questions, please contact the GAA Officers at gaarchery1@gmail.com

2017 GAA JOAD Scholarship Awardees
Abhishek Swaminathan
Josef Scarboro
Abby Whittle
Ashley Kim
Chloe Garrison
Cody Lucas
David Chi
Lexi Martin
Rachel Carlisle
Alexia Graves
Luke Nelson
Tai Rutland
Whitney Kim
Alexander Kuntz
Anna Whittle
Ashley Pincus
Austin Allen
Curtis Broadnax
Gracie Ann Clendenin
Kai Rutland

2017 GAA Collegiate Scholarship Awardees
Todd Edgar
Cassandra Pelton
Matthew Luo

Rhonda Shaner
Results from the 2017 GAA State Target Outdoor Championships - September 16 & !&

Results are now posted.

It was another great weekend at Earl O'Neal Sports Complex for the Georgia Archery Association for the State Target Outdoor Championships. Thanks to everyone who attended and of course to our fantastic hosts, Every Arrow Counts!

Congrats to all archers. Special congrats to Eli Hughes (Guest from Haw River, North Carolina) who shot a World Record score of 357/360 at 60M (pending verification).

Thanks again! Watch for the 2018 calendar to be released this week!



Rhonda Shaner
Nomination request for GAA Judge Program

Dear USA Archery Club Leaders,

There will be a judge seminar at Georgia Southern University on October 7 & 8. This two-day Judge seminar and certification course is presented by USA Archery and led by Mike Cullumber, International Judge. They will focus on educating and developing judges and coaches at all levels. 

The Board of Directors of the Georgia Archery Association has approved a new program to increase the judge pool available in the state. GAA will sponsor up to 10 individuals to attend this seminar by paying for the $150 fee to attend. Selected candidates will be expected to work at least 2 GAA events in the coming year.  The GAA BOD intends for this program to benefit as many clubs as possible, so candidates will be selected to provide support to as many clubs as possible. (Only one candidate will be selected from each club unless under 10 clubs apply.)

Each club is invited to nominate up to 3 individuals. Please only nominate individuals are are able and interested in attending the seminar and willing to fulfill the requirements to judge 2 GAA events in the coming year. 

Nominations are due by Monday, September 24 at 5:00 pm.  

If you have any questions, please let us know.


Georgia Archery Association
George Ryals, President
Theresa Wiestruk, Vice President
Rhonda Shaner, Treasurer

Rhonda Shaner
Request for 2018 GAA Tournament Bids

Tournament Bids for the 2018 Season

Bids are due by Friday, September 8. Submit via email to gaarchery1@gmail.com.

Awarded clubs will be notified the week of September 18. Please be sure to complete all forms. 

All USA Archery clubs in Georgia are invited to bid to host any GAA hosted events for the 2018 tournament schedule.

The Georgia Archery Association has been established to carry out the programs of USA Archery to include the organization of indoor and outdoor state championship events.  

The GAA hosts 7 events annually: 

·    25 Meter State Championship (typically held in December 2017)
·    State JOAD Indoor Championships (held in conjunction with the State Indoor Championships, typically held in February)
·    State Indoor Championships (held in conjunction with the State JOAD Indoor, typically held in February) 

·    Georgia Cup (72-arrow qualification and elimination rounds, typically held in May)
·    State JOAD Outdoor Championships (72-arrow qualification, typically held in June)
·    State Field Championships (FITA Field round, currently Marked round only, typically held in August)
·    State Outdoor Target Championship (4-distance FITA round, typically held in September)

Rhonda Shaner
Results from the 2017 GAA State JOAD Outdoor Championships

It was a beautiful day in Conyers to shoot! We had over 120 youth archers shooting with us. Results are now available. 

Austin Allen, from ACE Apache Archers, shot a perfect "720" at 30 meters. It is certain to be a new state record and probably also a new National Record as no one on the field remembers a perfect score being shot.

Congrats Austin and all the other archers out there today!

Rhonda Shaner