Two local youth heading to Archery 3D Nationals

BARRY’S BAY – Local archer Ryan Luckovitch is heading to Archery 3D Nationals in Manitoba later this month, looking to secure another gold medal in the competition. This time, however, he is bringing with him a skilful rising star, Regan Yaraskavitch of Palmer Rapids.

Luckovitch, who is heading into Grade 10 at Madawaska Valley District High School, already has two gold medals from Nationals in 3D shooting. This upcoming tournament will be vitally important to him, as he wants to match his brother Brandon’s record, who secured three goal medals from Nationals in the past.  

This will be Yaraskavitch’s first time, however. She is likely the very first female from the area to compete on a national level.

Yaraskavitch, 13, is heading to high school this year. She is the daughter of Lori and Martin of Palmer Rapids.

“My brother had a bow, but he didn’t use it,” she explained. “So I picked up and enjoyed it.”

Although she has the Quadeville Fish and Game Club for target practices, there aren’t too many female archers her age that she can compete against. That’s why she is looking forward to heading to nationals, where she will take competition in the Cub category.

“I am trying to take each competition at a time,” she said. “Wherever it takes me, it takes me; I’m really just doing it for fun.”

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