Dalton Styve and Cheyenne Bradley of Robin Hood Archery Club earn their first state title

Dalton Styve, 13, resident of Cathedral City, and Cheyenne Bradley, 13, resident of Palm Desert, won first place at the California State Outdoor Archery Championships held at El Dorado Park in Long Beach, California June 14 and 15 in the Cub Compound Men and Cub Compound Women division, respectively. Connor Wilhelm, 13, resident of Desert Hot Springs, earned a third place medal in the Cub Compound Men division. All three archers are members of the Robin Hood Archery Club based in Indio, CA.

Dalton stayed ahead of all the archers in his division throughout the entire two-day tournament. Earning a total FITA, 4-distance score, of 1275 out of 1440 possible; outscoring his second place opponent by 39 points. Connor, attending his very first tournament, held on to his third placing the entire tournament ending with a total score of 1204. Cheyenne participated in her first long distance event finished with a strong 1132 solidifying her first place ending in the cub women division.  This is the first time a local youth archery team has brought home three state placements. Six young archers from the Coachella Valley attended along with 260 archers from all over California in this annual event to test their archery skills in the compound bow and Olympic recurve bow division. Two-hundred of these participants were archers between the ages of 6 to 18; an example of the explosion of interest in the sport of archery in recent years.

Coachella Valley residents interested in exploring this sport are welcome visit Robin Hood Archery for beginner’s group lessons on Saturdays, attend the bi-weekly youth archery classes or request a one-on-one session with an instructor at their indoor facilities in Indio.

For more information, contact Josahan Jaime, head coach at Robin Hood Archery at 760-347-8828 or email at robinhoodarchery@aol.com