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Penn College Archers Have Great Weekend


Four first-place finishes, four seconds, three thirds and six All-East Team selections. It was a very good weekend (April 22-23) for the Pennsylvania College of Technology archery squad as it hosted the Eastern Regional Outdoor Collegiate Championships.

“The weekend could not have turned out better for our only home match of the season,” coach Chad Karstetter said. “There was a little rain and it was cool on Saturday, but very little wind. And we had a perfect day on Sunday for archery.”

In all, 111 archers from 17 colleges and universities competed. Sunday’s great weather also gave local spectators a good opportunity to witness the action, said the coach, in his 15th season.

One of six Wildcat archers earning All-East Team honors,Chelsea Douglass was also among the multiple medalists in weekend competition.
One of six Wildcat archers earning All-East Team honors,Chelsea Douglass was also among the multiple medalists in weekend competition.

Claiming firsts for Penn College were:

  • Andrew Rupp, of Dayton, in male bowhunter
  • Markus Weber, of LaPlata, Maryland, and Chelsea Douglass, of East Greenville, in mixed compound
  • Weber; Tyler Schoonover, of Bradford; and Tim Lamont, of Eldred, in male compound team
  • Rupp; John Kleinfelter, of Lebanon; and Adam Thomas, of Shade Gap, in male bowhunter team

Finishing second were:

  • Weber in male compound
  • Tanner Huff, of Altoona, and Kaylee Burk, of Hermitage, in mixed recurve
  • Erica Gause, of Bloomsburg; Stephanie Plummer, of Port Matilda; and Sarah Decker, of Williamsport, in female bowhunter team
  • Douglass; Sabrina Toplovich, of Spring Creek; and Rylee Butler, of Bellefonte, in female compound team

Placing third were:

  • Douglass in female compound
  • Rupp and Gause in mixed compound
  • Huff; Nicholas Daniels, of Levittown; and Josh Maring, of Brookville, in male recurve team.

Earning All-East honors as a combination of their indoor regional and outdoor qualifying scores were: Douglass, Weber, Gause, Rupp, Kleinfelter and Thomas.

Wildcat archers check out the competition during Sunday's final rounds.
Wildcat archers check out the competition during Sunday’s final rounds.

“Overall, I am very pleased with the entire team and it looks like we will do well in California,” Karstetter said.
“We had a few personal bests from Toplovich, Butler and Huff and their hard work is starting to show. Some of this credit needs to go to my assistant coach, Dustin Bartron, who spends countless hours at the range working with our athletes. I am very thankful to have him on the staff,” Karstetter added.

Next up for the Wildcats will be the season-ending outdoor nationals, May 19-21, in Chula Vista, California.

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