Churchville native wins archery competition

By on March 18, 2019
Jacob Patanella, an Alfred State mechanical engineering technology major from Churchville, center, won the championship in the fixed pins class last weekend at the ASA Winter Can Am Classic in Syracuse.

Jacob Pantanella

Jacob Patanella, of Churchville, had a dominant performance March 9 and 10 in Syracuse while competing as part of the Alfred State Archery Team in the ASA Winter Can Am Classic.

After two rounds of qualifying (20 arrows each round), an initial cut left the top 16 in each class competing on Sunday morning. The top five from each class then shot in the Pressure Point Shootdown, where each archer shoots a final sequence in front of the assembled crowd.

Patanella, a mechanical engineering technology major, won the championship in the fixed pins class and received a champions jersey, a new bow, and several other prizes.

Saturday evening, the top scoring leaders for each of the five classes from both the United States and Canada competed in a shootoff that pitted the top American versus Canadian shooters. Patanella represented the American team in the fixed pins class and was on the winning side. The American team’s names are permanently added to the trophy that is contested each year at the event.

The event was broadcast live by Competition Archery Media (CAM), and streaming coverage remains accessible on CAM’s sites.

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