Archers challenged at Capote

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Darrius Richards takes aim at the 3D target in the distance.
Congratulations go out to Gabe Pinnecoose who participated in the 10th annual archery camp at Lake Capote August 2-3. He placed 1st in his age group, as well as getting the highest score in all age groups for the 3D archery course. He also had the longest shot in the long shot challenge. Gabe is 11-years-old and has been doing archery for the past three years. He was excited to shoot here after spending many evenings practicing for the Tribe's Tri-Ute Archery Team earlier this summer. Gabe shoots traditional archery (recurve bow) and also enjoys bowling, shooting his air rifle and fishing. Congrats again to you Gabe!
Youth archers ages three and up participated in a two-day archery challenge sponsored by the Southern Ute Police Department at Lake Capote Aug. 1-2. Left to Right: Alejandrea France, Avory France, Gabe Pinnecoose, Don Folsom, Ocean Hunter, Logan France, Alonso Dominquez, John Oberly III, Namichen Oberly, Darrius Richards, Joe Howell, Tauri Raines, Zachary Raines, Ray Coriz and Malachi Coriz.
Long distance shoot Sunday, Aug. 2.
Saturday night consisted of a nighttime coon shoot.
The youngest archer competing this weekend, three-year-old Joe Howell, managed to hit the moving target, with help from mom, Shiri Howell.
Tribal member Namichen Oberly aims at her target as Community Resource Officer, Don Folsom looks on.
Namichen Oberly, Tauri Raines, Don Folsom, John Oberly III, and Darrius Richards pose in front of a 3D elk target.
Youth archers take aim for the long-distance shoot.
Joe Howell and John Oberly III smile for a photo after receiving their medals following Sunday’s shoot.
Second-place winner for the female Sr. Youth Category Namichen Oberly (Middle) and first-place winner Alejandrea France pose for photo with Don Folsom.
Gabe Pinnecoose (Right) took first place in the youth category with an overall score of 125 followed by Ocean Hunter with an 89 and Alonzo Dominguez 65.
Sacha Smith | The Southern Ute Drum
Courtesy April Toledo
Courtesy Nancy Folsom
Courtesy Nancy Folsom
Courtesy Nancy Folsom
Sacha Smith | The Southern Ute Drum
Sacha Smith | The Southern Ute Drum
Sacha Smith | The Southern Ute Drum
Sacha Smith | The Southern Ute Drum
Sacha Smith | The Southern Ute Drum
Sacha Smith | The Southern Ute Drum
Sacha Smith | The Southern Ute Drum
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