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Youth archery champion coming to Pine Knob

Youth archery champion Brandie Roberts is making a special appearance at Pine Knob Park for National Hunting and Fishing Day, September 28.

The LaGrange County Junior Achievement is also hosting an archery shoot that Saturday at Pine Knob, starting at 8 a.m. Proceeds from the archery shoot will benefit over 1,320 students involved in Junior Achievement programs around LaGrange County.

Roberts, a junior at East Noble High School, Kendallville, started archery in eighth grade with EN Archery Club. She fell in love with the sport and showed great skill.

She soon went to National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) tournaments and placed second in the state tournament her freshman year.

In 2013 she won sixth place in the National NASP Tournament in Louisville, Kentucky. She went on to compete in the NASP World Championship in Saint Louis, Missouri, finishing 15th among high school girls, 4th among her grade, and 24th overall.

Brandie also competes in International Bow Hunters Organization (IBO). She won the Female Youth Champion in 2012 and 2nd place Female Youth in 2013 in the IBO World Championships. She also competes and consistently places in Regions Archery Bowhunters Pro/AM Tour, other local tournaments, and EN Archery Club events. Roberts is Staff Shooter for TriState Archery and Sportsman’s Center in Kendallville and is also a Staff Shooter for Prime G5.

When she is not at archery shoots, school, or archery practice, she is shooting at home in the back yard or basement. She enjoys using her skills for bow fishing, and hunting. Her tree stand is already placed and ready for hunting season.

National Hunting and Fishing Day is celebrated at Pine Knob Park, Saturday, September 28. Brandie Roberts is present for demonstrations at NHF Day 9:00-11:00.

The Junior Achievement Bow Shoot is 8:00-12:00. Registration is $10 youth, $15 adults. There are awards and door prizes for the archery shoot.

Afternoon activities include NWTF airgun range, turkey calling, fishing activities, and the 5 C’s of Wilderness Survival.

Pine Knob Park is at 2825E SR120, east of Howe.