Missouri student shoots perfect score at archery competition

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Carthage High School sophomore Trenton Meyer thought he was hallucinating after he set down his bow and arrow on Saturday. 

Meyer made history by becoming the first student archer to shoot a perfect score in an archery competition under the Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program (MoNASP). 

Meyer had a perfect 300/300 score at the Academy Outdoors bullseye shoot in Joplin, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) said. 

“There’s not very many people in the whole world that’s ever done it,” Meyers said in an MDC news release. “It’s the first in the state of Missouri. Everybody was yelling. Everybody was super, super happy. I didn’t believe it.” 

According to the National Archery in the Schools Program, Meyer joins a handful of students who have ever shot a perfect score in such a tournament. Meyers has been participating in archery for the past three years. 

The news release said the archery tournament was a qualifying match for students to attend the 10th annual MoNASP state tournament March 23-24 in Branson. More than 12,000 student archers from the state have competed so far this winter in local tournaments in hopes to qualify for one of the 2,500 spots at the state tournament. Student archers who shoot qualifying scores at the state tournament will earn spots at the National Archery in the Schools Program national tournament this spring. 

To find out more about MoNASP, including participating schools and communities, visit https://nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/teacher-portal/monasp 

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