The 2020 Missouri National Archery in Schools Program (MoNASP) State Tournament will be held March 19-21 at the Branson Convention Center.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation (MCHF) invite the public to support thousands of Missouri student archers.

Up to 4,000 student archers will compete in the state tournament Thursday through Saturday. According to MCHF, the tournament has seen tremendous growth over the past decade and is now the second largest state archery tournament in the nation after Kentucky. In 2019, the tournament drew more than 3,300 competitors from more than 200 schools across the state, with 14,500 spectators cheering them on.

Student archers who shoot qualifying scores at the state tournament will earn spots at the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) national tournament May 7-9 in Louisville, Kentucky.

For more information on MoNASP and the state tournament, contact MDC Education Outreach Coordinator Eric Edwards at Eric.Edwards@mdc.mo.gov, or 573-522-4115, ext. 3295.

For more information on state tournament activities, contact Tricia Burkhardt of MCHF at 573-634-2080 or Tricia.Burkhardt@mdc.mo.gov.