Annual event to be held March 30 at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) announced today the schedule for the annual West Virginia Archery in the Schools State Tournament, which is scheduled to take place at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center on Saturday, March 30. This year’s tournament will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Archery in the Schools program.

The schedule of events is as follows: 

  • Doors open: 8:30 a.m.
  • Registration opens: 9 a.m.
  • First flight of the day: 10 a.m.
  • Event concludes: 3 p.m.
  • Awards ceremony: 3:30 p.m.

“We are excited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of West Virginia’s Archery in the Schools program this year and hope everyone comes out to the state tournament to cheer on these students,” said WVDNR Director Brett McMillion.

Almost 1,500 students from 87 West Virginia schools participated in the state qualifier earlier this year. Of those participants, the top eight teams, top 15 individual boys and top 15 individual girls from elementary, middle and high school are eligible to participate in the state tournament.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend and watch some of the state’s best student archers as they compete for top honors. The admission fee to watch the tournament is $5 for adults 18 and older, $3 for children 6–17. Children younger than 6 get in free. Tickets will be available at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center Box Office.

The WVDNR also announced that students from the following schools qualified to participate in this year’s tournament:

  • Alderson Elementary
  • Bridge Street Middle  
  • Buckhannon Upshur High
  • Buckhannon-Upshur Middle
  • Cameron Middle
  • Chapmanville Middle
  • Chapmanville Regional High
  • Chesapeake Elementary
  • Clendenin Elementary     
  • Conner Street Elementary
  • East Bank Middle
  • East Hardy High
  • Eastern Greenbrier Middle 
  • Edison Middle
  • Elk Elementary  
  • Elkview Middle
  • Elm Grove Elementary
  • Frankford Elementary
  • Geary Elementary/Middle
  • Grace Christian School
  • HEAT
  • Herbert Hoover High
  • Hollywood Elementary
  • Huff Consolidated
  • Hundred High
  • Hurricane High
  • Hurricane Middle 
  • Independence Middle
  • Independence High
  • James Monroe High
  • John Marshall High
  • Lakeside Elementary
  • Martin Elementary
  • Maysville Elementary 
  • Midland Trail High
  • Mountain View Elementary
  • Mountain View Middle
  • Oak Glen Middle
  • Our Lady of Peace
  • Parkersburg South High 
  • Petersburg Middle
  • Petersburg High
  • Peterstown Elementary 
  • Peterstown Middle
  • Pickens School
  • Poca Middle
  • Ravenswood High
  • Ravenswood Middle
  • Ripley High
  • Ripley Middle
  • Riverside High
  • Ronceverte Elementary
  • Shady Spring High
  • Shady Spring Middle
  • St. Michael’s Parish School
  • St. Vincent De Paul Parish School
  • Summers Co. High
  • Summers Middle
  • The Linsly School
  • Triadelphia Middle
  • Tyler Consolidated
  • UCHAA Upshur Co. Homeschool Archery Association
  • West Liberty Elementary
  • Westside High
  • West Teays Elementary 
  • Wheeling Central Catholic
  • Winfield High
  • Winfield Middle
  • Wirt County High

“We want to congratulate these schools and the students who worked hard to make it to the state tournament this year,” said Chris Scraggs, Archery in the Schools program coordinator for the WVDNR. “Twenty years is a milestone, so I’d also like to thank all of the coaches, volunteers, conservation and educational organizations around our great state for helping make this fantastic program possible year after year.”

Tournament competition is only open to schools that have received the National Archery in the Schools (NASP) training and follow NASP rules. For more information on the West Virginia Archery in the Schools Program or to attend the next training, visit