KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Yankton A Perfect Fit For IFAA Championships



Bookmark and Share

YANKTON, S.D. -- Half a globe and 42 hours separate Yankton, South Dakota from Johannesburg, South Africa.

"I've heard of South Dakota.  I read a lot of cowboy stories growing up!"  South Africa's Jeannine Howse says.

And those aren't the only differences.

"(Have you ever seen snow before?)  No!  No!  No!" South African natives Kelly Vallun, William and Tameryn Shaw say.

But for South Africa and 11 other countries at this weekends I-F-A-A World Indoor Archery Championships, it's the place to be.

"I think that you get the sense that it is small town compared to big city America.  But I'm sure I'll learn more as I go along."  Howse says.

True, Yankton's not the first place they imagined coming, but with one of the world's finest archery facilities, it's the perfect place for it.

"The top level coaches train here.  We've got athlete training, we've got junior olympic archery development programs.  Everything happens here."  NFAA President & Yankton Resident Bruce Cull says.

And whether they're 85 years to five years old....

"This is my chicken.  If you mess up you get him."  Vallun says.

...Fun....

"(So this is the prize for being the worst?) Yeah if you mess up like shoot an arrow in to the wall or something."  Vallun says.

...and making new friends...

"Meeting new people from anywhere.  It's amazing!"  Yankton's Gabby Keiser says.

"I like it because you get more people to know and learn more stuff from them!"  Shaw says.

...always hit the mark.


< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

Jacks have bats working against DSU  story with video

BROOKINGS, S. D. – Eleven different South Dakota State players ...

Lincoln stays unbeaten in boys tennis  story with video

Kaleb Dobbs won his #1 singles match 6-0, 6-2 and the Lincoln Patriots ...

Viger gets national honors

DALLAS – Augustana senior third baseman Tony Viger has been named the National ...

Decker won't be a Coyote  Apr. 23

Augie women heavy favorites in NSIC tennis  story with video  Apr. 23

Scheels Plays of Week from April 14th-20th  story with video  Apr. 23

Starr says Combine was tough  story with video  Apr. 23

SMSU swept by Concordia SP  story with video  Apr. 22

Skyforce Plays of the Year  story with video  Apr. 22

KDLT Sports Stories
     

FBI Investigates Suspected Child Molester

The FBI is asking for help to identify at least 90 victims ...

Family Safe After House Fire Near Harrisburg

A family is safe after their home near Harrisburg ...

Part Of Interstate Shut Down For Accident

Multiple rollover accidents Wednesday in the Sioux ...

3 Teens Rob SF Gas Station At Gunpoint  Apr. 22

Three Young Teens Rob SF Convenience Store  story with video  Apr. 22

SF Boy Raises Money To Reunite Troops, Dogs  story with video  Apr. 22

Sheriff Shows The Truth Of Distracted Driving  story with video  Apr. 23

IA Man Sentenced In Spirit Lake Murder Case  Apr. 22

KDLT News Archive
     
Back To Top