OTTUMWA — Ottumwa High School archer Jeff Shauman and Evans Middle School archer Kiley Bankson participated at the State Games of America in Virginia this past weekend.
Shauman finished in first place among high school male archers, posting a score of 288. Bankson, competing in the middle school females, finished sixth with a score of 265.
The State Games of America is an Olympic-style event featuring competition between State Games medal winners (gold, silver, bronze) from across the nation. There are currently 30 states conducting or organizing statewide sports festivals known as State Games, including the Iowa Games where Bankson, Shauman, Michaela-Ann Schlecther and Ty Tucker all qualified. Tucker and Schlecther were unable to travel to Virginia due to prior commitments.