CARRIER MILLS, Ill. (WTVA/Blue Mountain College Athletics) – Blue Mountain College Archery’s Tanner Huffman won the gold medal here Sunday in the Basic Bow category at the Sixth United States Intercollegiate 3D Archery Championships, giving him a national title.
Huffman’s 316 total was good enough to beat out 13 other competitors, while his teammate Carson Hall just fell short of the medal podium, coming in 4th.
“For me this win means everything,” Huffman said. “I’ve practiced for years with the goal of succeeding at the next level, and with the mentoring of my uncle Balford Patterson and the support of my team and family, I have finally achieved this goal. I thank God for the talent He has given me.”
BMC head coach Trey Humphreys stated, “Tanner is showing a lot of potential, but I saw that when we recruited him and he’s really impressing me. I’m very happy for him and expect more big things in the future.”
On the women’s side, BMC’s Jessie Davis finished 3rd respectively for the Toppers in the Basic Bow.
BMC’s Katie Wright, Liane Riles and Kelsey Pearce won bronze in the Women’s Bowhunter Team, Alexis Platt, Lacala Renfrow and Jessie Davis won silver in the Women’s Basic Bow and Huffman and Davis nabbed bronze in the Basic Bow Mixed.
Humphreys commented, “As far as our team goes, we’re off to a good start. We were really excited to interact with other teams and the competition was fierce. We see room where we can improve and will be stronger when we get back. Overall, this was a great experience.”