First Ever CASS Archery Team

First Ever CASS Archery Team
Seven Grade 9-12 students are members of the first ever CASS archery team who attended their first competition April 30th, which was a regional qualifier for the OFSAA sanctioned provincial competition.

Caius Frolick shooting a compound bow.
Caius Frolick shooting a compound bow.
The students are coached by CASS teacher, Ray Gowlett and community coaches, Judy and Wayne Ingram. Wayne and Judy are active members of the St. Joseph Island Hunters and Anglers and run the clubs indoor archery range, where the team practices each week.  

Judy was instrumental in getting 3 CASS teachers certified as archery coaches and getting things rolling, so they could participate in the high school competition. She is very proud of the students and what they’ve accomplished so far this season. Judy hopes to see the team and archery program grow next year with the success these students are having.

Team members: Mackenzie Gowlett, Roy Barber and Adam Robinson are advancing from the regional round and will be heading to Richmond Hill May 17th to shoot against the best in the province.

Cole Stevens shooting a recurve bow.
Cole Stevens shooting a recurve bow.

There are 4 different divisions for competition which are based on the equipment used: standard (beginner with school bows), recurve, compound limited (beginner with school bows) and compound unlimited. 

CASS was able to purchase a set of bows and arrows for use at school in Phy-Ed and Outdoor-Ed programs, and for team members to use in competition, through money from the North Channel Healthy Kids Community Challenge.  

Pictured above: Ray Gowlett, Frazer Willet, Bobby Pigeon, Adam Robinson,  Roy Barber, Cole Stevens, Judy Ingram, Wayne Ingram. Front row- Caius Frolick and Mackenzie Gowlett.