(ISN) – The BC Archery Association is proud to announce the four athletes who will compete for Team BC in archery at the 2015 Canada Winter Games.
Tony Proctor – Male Compound (Prince George)
Emerie Watson – Female Compound (Quesnel)
Levi Kelbert – Male Recurve (Kelowna)
Mya Schouwenburg – Female Recurve (Prince George)
Ron Ostermeier, Head Coach (Oliver)
Lind Price, Assistant Coach (Mission)
The process for selecting the team started more than a year ago when all of the hopefuls had to declare their intentions to try out for the team. The athletes were tested by shooting scores on the targets that will be used during the Games under the guidance of judges. From the scores, it was evident how the athletes were progressing.
“For the athletes that tried out for the Canada Winter Games, it was a true test of their dedication to the sport,” said head coach Ron Ostermeier (Oliver).
The final test event was held at the beginning of November in Oliver where the top eight recurve shooters and the top eight compound shooters were invited to come and show their stuff under competitive pressure. They shot the first day for ranking then during match play on the second day a team was selected based on their final standing.
“It has been a personal goal for over a year to be part of the BC archery team at the Canada Winter Games,” said Levi Kelbert (Kelowna). “It is an honour to be able to represent BC, and I plan to give it my best shot.”
Three of the athletes are from Northern BC making it particularly special to compete in their hometown.
“I am ecstatic to have made Team BC and it is such and honour. I can’t wait to be shooting in my hometown of Prince George,” said Tony Proctor.
Emerie Watson (Quesnel) added, “I can’t stop thinking about it. I am so excited for the good things to come!”
At the 2015 Canada Winter Games the archery competition will take place at the Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre in the first week of the Games, February 13-20, 2015.