2014 Los Angeles Conference Championship Results
The weather forecast predicted morning rain for the 4th annual Los Angeles OAS Conference Championships at Woodley Park in Van Nuys, but we were blessed with sunny skies by 7am for the event which was hosted by the staff of the Easton Foundations. Attendance was almost doubled from last year with 96 archers registered. We welcomed new schools Da Vinci Design, Fontana District, Highland Hall and Northridge Academy in the High School division and Highland Academy, Holy Trinity and Frank D. Parent in the Middle School Division.
We started with a 36 arrow Ranking Round and saw a lot of high scores as archers jostled for the top ranking positions. On the Middle School side, Miguel Banchon (Sequoia MS) took 1st place with a score of 333/360 for the boys. Melissa Mares (Sequoia MS) took 1st place for the girls with a score of 323/360. For the high schools, Jonathan Fong took the gold for Glendale HS with a 335/360 and Dalar Karimian, (Glendale) got a three-peat and maintained her place on the top of the podium with a score of 311/360 bettering her score from 2013 of 275.
After lunch we ran the Team Matches. For the Team Round each school submitted one or two teams comprised of 3 archers per team (mixed gender). For Middle School, Almeria took first place with a score of 202/240 against rivals Sequoia from the Fontana Division. For the High Schools, the Gold Medal match was between the two teams from Glendale, with Matthew Rayco, Chris Bernal and Asad Landery taking first place with a score of 204/240.
As the team matches were taking place we had the Olympic Round matches. From the rankings in the morning, each archer was put into a single elimination bracket for head to head matches. New to the competition this year was Adam Whitlatch from Highland Academy Middle School, who took the gold medal with a score of 106/120. Melissa Mares from Sequoia won the gold for the Middle School Girls division with a score of 105/120.
For High School OR’s we saw Dabin Lee from Glendale take the gold with a score of 107/120. Dalar Karimian again defended her Championship Title with a score of 103/120 to capture the gold medal for the girls High School Division.
Thanks again to all of the schools for coming out for the competition and a big congratulations to all of the archers! Great shooting everyone!
“Pics from our LA Champs. Thanks Sequoia MS for sharing! If others would like to share pics, please email Keaton (firstname.lastname@example.org).”