Spring 2013 Archery: U.S. Intercollegiate Archery Championships - Cedar City, Utah
May 16, 2013
The women's bowhunter team took top prize at the end of the four-day tournament
CEDAR CITY, Utah - At the United States Collegiate Archery (USCA) Championships this past week, Pennsylvania College of Technology sophomore Kendel Baier (Jersey Shore) dominated women's bowhunter taking the national title in the individual competition. Her efforts helped the Wildcat archery team take third overall behind winner Texas A&M and second place James Madison University. Baier took home all three major titles in her discipline capturing first in the women's bowhunter team competition with sophomore Brianna Batykefer (Butler) and freshman Cayla Easley (Carlisle), as well as in the mixed bowhunter competition with senior Joseph Dowdrick (Lebanon). In addition, the women's compound team of junior Ashley Baker (Coudersport) and sophomores Rebecca Boyer (Macungie) and Nicole Lapinski (Bloomsburg) came in second for the team competition.
Also for the Wildcats individually, Boyer came in second in women's compound and Lapinski fourth while Dowdrick was third in men's bowhunter and junior Kelvin Delwat (Easton) fourth. Rounding out the top place finishers were sophomore compound Justus Leimbach (Westminster, Md.) and freshman recurve Greggory Foust (Murrysville) who both placed eigth in their respective disciplines.
During the four-day tournament, All-Americans were announced with Baier, Boyer, Dewalt, Dowdrick, Lapinski and Leimbach all earning the prestigious accolade.
This year, the USCA announced best new archer awards to those archers who have just learned the sport and started competing this year. Freshman Markus Weber (La Plata, Md.) was the men's compound best new archer while freshman Katie Reitbauer (Shillington) was second best new archer in women's recurve. In addition, Easley was third best new archer in women's bowhunter as were freshman recurve Samantha Lantz (Ulster) and freshman recurve Maxwell Trainor (Hawley).
Penn College was also outstanding off the field placing seven on the USCA All-Academic team. Earning spots were Baier, Boyer, Dewalt, Dowdrick, Lapinski, and sophomores Matthew Cummings (Mountville) and Jordan McGowan (Carlisle)